Focus: Shorebird Interiors

Cape Cod Home  /  Winter 2020 /

Writer: Christina Galt

A space designed by Shorebird Interiors does more than simply look beautiful; it evokes strong feelings. 

Shorebird Interiors founder and owner Wendy Kaiser Smith has been providing her clients meticulously composed designs for over 20 years. Trained as an architect and interior designer, Smith honed her eye for creativity at the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo in Canada and even studied art and architecture in Italy. She is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and founded her company, Shorebird Interiors, in 2014, bringing her knack for sophisticated design to the Cape. 

“It all begins with a feeling,” says Kaiser Smith, explaining that most of her clients reference an emotion they want a room to evoke, without necessarily knowing what they want the space to look like; aesthetically, this is where Kaiser Smith’s keen eye takes charge. Kaiser Smith is stylistically flexible when it comes to design. She works with clients to ensure all of her design sensibilities are responsive to their tastes and wants. She explains, “There’s always a checklist of what a client wants or needs to make a space their own, like durability for children or pets, for example.” 

Kaiser Smith’s design style cannot be categorized as typical, cookie-cutter Cape Cod. “I try to reference where my client lives without begin too literal. I often bring in an abstract reference to the Cape here and there,” she explains. For example, she will integrate the environment or lifestyle of the Cape into a design by using warm tones, bright colors or textures to accomplish the relaxed style of the region in a way that is unique to Shorebird Interiors. Kaiser Smith is able to tackle projects, large and small, with the help of her handpicked team, consisting of craftsmen, carpenters and installers, enabling her to transform any home with tranquil, sustainable style. 

Shorebird Interiors’ new studio will be at 580-1 RTE. 28 in Harwich Port. Opening this spring!  

For more information visit shorebirdinteriors.com or call 508-367-4485.

Christina Galt

Christina Galt is the Digital Editor at Cape Cod Life Publications. Born and raised on the Cape, Christina has always had a love for the ocean and everything "Cape Cod." She found herself the perfect home away from home at the University of Rhode Island and double majored in Sociology and Gender & Women’s Studies. After graduating, Christina came back to the Cape and started her journey at Cape Cod Life. She spends most of her free time with her family, especially her chocolate lab Sadie, and enjoys spending summers on her family’s boat.