About Sally Ross

Since 1991, Sally Ross Designs has built one-of-a-kind bespoke projects that consider the architectural style of the house as well as the needs of today’s family. Our goal is always to spare our clients the cost, both in space and expense, of “overdoing it.” In our own brand of home economics, we instead aim for “just right.”

Our transformations of spaces from metropolitan New York to Colorado, Maine to North Carolina, have been featured in regional and national magazines. 

How We Work

We invite you to work with us in any of these three ways:

  • We offer full-service design and construction management
  • We’re delighted to welcome you to our mercantile–to buy a cupboard, table, desk (new in 2013, in Montclair, New Jersey, and online)
  • We consult hourly on any and all things home

Rather than the kitchen of the year, we look to build the kitchen for a lifetime—and that philosophy extends to every room in the house that we help our clients bring to full potential. Classic materials and quality craftsmanship—including our fitted and unfitted cupboards and furnishings that make any room more functional and liveable—will serve you longer than the fashions and finishes of the moment. Likewise, details that honor a home’s original architecture will outlast any new trend. 

We encourage those we work with to look at how they really live, and how the space can better serve them. Do you need a formal dining room, or would that room serve better as library/tv den?

Sometimes a simple re-purposing of space is a better answer than an addition. Using the full available square footage to best advantage first is the best way to plan a design-renovation. Maybe that 1980’s family room addition is the best place for a real working kitchen, and the living room should be just that. A coatroom that also holds cellphone chargers and backpacks will free up space in the kitchen, and allow more room for what matters more: cooking and homework and catching up with one another at the end of the day. 

And isn’t that what home is all about?

Have a Closer Look

Browse our Portfolio of homes in styles spanning more than a century of great American design to see if we can help bring one to life for you. Or visit our workshop and store, in person or online. Already working on your house plans with an architect? Sally Ross Designs also provides consultation services to review such plans for practicality and functionality, to help you make the space easy and inviting. We welcome your inquiries

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  • Testimonials

    When we retired and decided to move south it was time to design an entire house. Sally (who had done two kitchens in former homes for us) worked with our builder and cabinetmaker in creating a unique space for our “low-country cottage.” The floor plan is just what we needed for our new life. Everything is perfect with attention given to every detail. Sally’s selection of moldings, window, doors, hardware and everything else sets us apart from others around us. An we have another perfect kitchen—the third Sally has made for us. Our builder was so impressed he wanted to hire her to work with him on special projects.
    Barry B.