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About Us

Design Mission


GKDG provides premium interior design and space changing services. We guarantee to create an interior that reflects our client's personality and style.

Our Experience


With more than 10 years of experience, we've completed numerous projects focusing on high-end residential and commercial spaces.​

Design Ideas


Looking for the latest style in home decor and design? Our team diligently stays in tune with the newest design elements and trends.

Our Team


Gretchen Kennelly - Owner and Head Designer

From an early age, Gretchen Kennelly has been interested in the world of art, design, and creativity. After her mother showed her the basics of a sewing machine, she taught herself how to sew at the age of 11. Since then has expanded and acquired design skills that have attributed to her success as a high-end interior designer in San Diego, CA. Gretchen earned a B.A. from Michigan State University in Interior Design. From Michigan she moved to San Diego where she was head designer at a firm based out of Mission Hills.

​Gretchen has over 10 years of experience specializing in high-end, prominent interior design.  Gretchen enjoys working with clients to create a space that suits their needs and reflects their personalities. Her love for design and professional experience allows her to upgrade and bring life to any room in a home. 

​Gretchen's words to live by: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.”  - Henry Ford


April Charboneau-Carl - Design Assistant

April Charboneau-Carl is a Design Assistant at GKDG. She spent the majority of her childhood in Colorado where she developed a strong interested in the arts and grew up with a love of ballet. When she graduated from high school her love of art and creation drew her to explore creative fields of work. The aspect of creating spaces became very enticing and she saw Interior Design as a new canvas for art and expression.

April attended the Design Institute of San Diego, where she specialized in Interior Design. She developed an eye for space creation and came to realize that when interiors are well thought out, they can foster creativity and inspiration. April graduated in May 2018 with a BFA and was hired as a Design Assistant at GKDG. Her favorite aspect about working at Gretchen Kennelly Design Group is her close-knit team and the opportunity to create polished spaces that are functional, friendly, and beautiful.

April’s words to live by: “You’re either part of the solution or you’re part of the problem.” – Eldridge Cleaver

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