About

Kim Smith Designs is my landscape and interior design firm. I work in collaboration with clientele to create highly individualized, livable spaces, combining the classic and the modern, the elegant and the playful, and utilize eastern and western cultural influences to further develop and refine design projects. My love of textiles, art, and furnishings drew me to interior design and passion for flowers and butterflies to garden design. I specialize in connecting the home to the home outside and in creating gardens for people and pollinators–butterflies, hummingbirds, songbirds, and bees–with a focus on native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and fragrant plants.

For all inquiries, feel free to email me at kimsmithdesigns@hotmail.com.

For resume please click here.

For information about current public projects visit the Design Projects page, for information about lectures and workshops that I teach and a schedule of upcoming events, visit the Programs and Events pages, and for information about current films visit the New Films page.

spring flowering tulipsButterfly Courtyard Garden at Willowdale Estate

Working in collaboration with architect Chris Muskopf from Cambridge Seven Associates, in 2012 I designed the butterfly gardens for the award-winning Gloucester HarborWalkIn conjunction with my design practice, I am currently creating and developing several film projects: life stories about both the Monarch and Black Swallowtail butterflies, and a third film made especially for my Cape Ann community, the Feast of St. Joseph.

For more information on my documentary about the Black Swallowtail Butterfly, visit the film’s website at Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly. Both butterfly documentaries were filmed in gardens and along the shores of Cape Ann. My first film, titled The Butterfly Garden at Willowdale Estate, is a thirty minute narrated film that features the Butterfly Gardens at Willowdale that I designed, and serves as the background for an illustrated guide in how to create a garden for people and pollinators. When you plant for the pollinators, they will come!

Male Black Swallowtail Butterfly at Fennel

Black Swallowtail Caterpillar Investigating Video Camera

Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! 

I am the mom of Liv and Alex Hauck, author, designer, illustrator, and photo/film/journalist. I am a daily contributor to the stellar community blog Good Morning Gloucester, where I share design and horticulture tips, photos, and videos. For information about my book Oh Garden of Fresh Possibilities! (David R. Godine, Publisher), which I both wrote and illustrated, visit The Oh Garden! pages.