Kirsten McCoy (Principal Partner)
Kirsten was born in Virginia and grew up in Morristown, New Jersey when her father transferred out of the Navy to work in New York City. Her earliest exposure to interior design came from her grandmother and mother (both avid antiques collectors), when, as a child, she would join them on grand house and museum tours throughout New York and New England. Her grandparents faithfully restored a Federal Style Revolutionary War period home in Essex, Connecticut, and it was that house that had a lifelong impact on her appreciation for classical architecture, fine construction practices, and thoughtful researching of interiors. While completing her undergraduate studies at Rutgers University, Kirsten spent time studying in England, and traveled extensively throughout Europe. It was during that time in her life that her passion for antiquities and design was truly ignited. She later attended Drexel University where she received her Master’s of Science in Interior Design and Interior Architecture.
A lifelong scholar, Kirsten furthers her studies of design, architecture and residential technology, through her involvement as a guest lecturer and critic at Drexel University and the Art Institute of Philadelphia. She continues to pursue historical and technical studies through the Winterthur Museum, the Newport Historical Society, the Royal Oak Foundation, the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and CEDIA. When not playing tennis, Kirsten enjoys designing furniture, wallpaper and textiles and is quietly obsessed with accessorizing rooms. She takes great pride in her art collection at her ca. 1860’s farmhouse in the Main Line area of Philadelphia, where she lives with her husband, Jim, daughter, Brooke, and dog, Gizmo.