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 interest in conservation, combined with a love for flowers and butterflies, led me 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 wildflowers, native trees and shrubs, and fragrant plants. When you plant for the pollinators, they will come!

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.

In 2014, I created a short film for the Butterflies exhibit at the Berkshire Museum, A Flight of Monarchs.

For more information about my forthcoming documentary about the Monarch Butterfly, visit the film’s website at Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterfly. For more information on my documentary about the Black Swallowtail Butterfly, visit the film’s website at Life Story of the Black Swallowtail ButterflyFor more information about the The Feast of Saint Joseph Community Film Project, visit the film’s website here.

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.