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Light and Dwell

Oregon , US

Molly Kidd is inspired by the elevated ease and warm refinement of old-age European culture. Heavily influenced by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, the studio focuses on quality over quantity in design.

a dining room with a table and chairs and a potted plant
a large kitchen with a marble counter top
a bathroom with a marble sink and stool
a living room filled with furniture and windows
a kitchen with a marble counter top and island
a walk - in closet with wooden cabinets and shoes
a dining room with a table and chairs
a bedroom with a bed, chairs and a rug
a living room filled with furniture and a fire place
a bedroom with a bed and a wooden armoire
a kitchen with a marble island and wooden cabinets
a bathroom with a sink, mirror and a stool
a bedroom with a large bed and two stools
a dining room table with chairs and a vase of flowers
a kitchen with a wooden table and chairs
a bathroom with a checkered floor and a large mirror
a white bath tub sitting under a golden faucet
a large kitchen with a center island and bar stools
a living room filled with furniture and a large window
a bedroom with a large bed and two windows

About

Light and Dwell Co-Founder and Principal designer, Molly Kidd has a design ethos of old-age European culture and the signature L&D aesthetic is highly influenced by that same elevated ease and warm refinement. Molly uses six main styles that correlate with their clients’ personality and livability: Cottage Tudor, Mountain Ranch,European, Earthy Organic, Modern and Traditional. Light and Dwell’s projects are design-forward reaching a-list celebrity clients with the location driving the design from their homeland, Oregon to California, Texas, Utah, Washington, Tennessee and more throughout the nation.

Light and Dwell is an Oregon-based interior design firm co-founded by CEO Aymee Kuhlman and Principal Designer Molly Kidd serving clients nationwide. In 2023 Light and Dwell was named one of Architectural Digest’s "New American Voices."

Heavily influenced by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, Light and Dwell was built on the emphasis of quality over quantity and creating spaces that are both innovative and timeless while remaining whole-heartedly home.

Light and Dwell

can advise on
Furniture and home decor selection and placement
Floor plan layout
Stores and brands to consider
Styling (surfaces, sofas, beds, walls etc.)
Paint/wall treatments and drapery/window treatments
Cabinetry and built-ins
Fixtures, finishes and trims
Construction and remodel ideas
Exterior design
Career advice for aspiring designers
Guidance / second opinion for professional designers

Why a 1:1 Consultation?

Whether your project is a gut renovation or a room in need of a refresh, Light and Dwell can guide you in creating a fully-realized space that you'll love living in.

You can show your space over video, put together a presentation with photos and/or links to walk through over screen-share, or simply chat and take notes. The time is yours to use however is most helpful for you.

The countless decisions of home design tend to be time-consuming and costly. Booking an Expert consultation makes the process easier – and more fun!

Client Testimonials

"Can't say enough good things about my experience with Molly, her incredible eye, and all of the guidance she provided me with. After my first session with her I was blown away by how much clarity I got, how much I was able to check off my list, and surprisingly how much money I was able to save with all of her recommendations. I craved another session with her when I got to the finishes stage in my project, and again she exceeded ALL expectations. So very excited to implement all of her advice!!"
Jaclyn F.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"The value Molly and Aymee give over just a one hour call is immeasurable. They helped me finalize details for 4 spaces across two calls. They go above and beyond and send a recap after the call with purchase links. I don’t think they could make it easier for me. Molly is my design spirit animal; both in interior and fashion aesthetics. It’s easy to trust her suggestions: I’ve purchased almost every suggestion without thinking twice. 10/10 would recommend."
Ania T.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Molly and Aymee are awesome. Through my 1 on 1 video consultation they were able to provide so much input regarding our new build and our current floor plans from our architect. They were incredibly efficient with our time and were able to come up with a plan that made us feel hopeful and confident that we are going to end up with a house plan that we love. We are excited to continue working with Aymee and Molly!"
Tricia H.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Molly and Aymee were so amazing! Would HIGHLY recommend!!!! So many great and helpful ideas! Appreciate all their insight! "
Valerie D.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Aymee and Molly were incredible! Within minutes they came up for the perfect plan for an awkward room in mh home. They were also able to quickly source the most perfect pieces and also assist with paint color options. I feel like within 30 minutes I was able to figure out what to order for the whole room. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!"
Lital M.
1:1 Mini Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"I had a wonderful consultation with Molly and Aymee. They provided so much insight and were able to cover my topics in the session. I was specifically looking for paint and lighting suggestions and they covered those topics and so much more. I especially appreciated the detailed recap with links to areas we discussed. And....they are both so nice and easy to talk to. I look forward to booking another session when I start looking for furnishings and decor. Highly recommend!"
Anne S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Wonderful experience. I need direction on several exterior design choices. This was my first time using The Expert so I booked a mini to test the waters. 1000% glad I did. In addition to their kind and warm personalities, Molly & Aymee listened and were quick to connect with my vision offering the professional advice I needed to move forward confidently. Scheduling another consultation for interior lighting ASAP! "
Dawn B.
1:1 Mini Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Light and Dwell is fantastic! My wife and I have been stressing over design details for an upcoming renovation, and they were an amazing resource. Molly and Aymee took the time to understand our tastes and preferences, and gave us direction that was tailored for our project and our home. We came out of the consultation with more confidence in the choices we'd made, and great new suggestions for everything else. They're easy to work with, and we definitely will be connecting with them again soon!"
Jason K.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Molly was so helpful and really did a fantastic job following along as I jumped around asking my questions about the design of our home. She offered really wonderful advice. I felt so much better after talking with her and she was so nice!"
Helen D.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"So worth it!"
Pauline S.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Molly and Aymee were so great! They were super respectful of the time and gave me as much information as they possible could in a short time frame. They helped me think about spaces differently than I ever could and completely changed how I'm going to now furnish my rooms. Definitely worth it and I'd totally recommend talking to them! "
Kristin G.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Molly and Aymee were so wonderful and great to work with! We were able to select a paint color for my kitchen cabinets and put together furniture ideas for my dining room and nook as well as lighting options. All in less than an hour! "
Kristen K.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Wonderful experience. I enjoyed getting direction on bringing the space to higher design style. "
B. B.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Best money I have spent in a long time! Wonderful advice, super fast. We added all the needed art, pillows, lamps, etc, to our bedroom in an hour. Everything was organized and sourced for us. High quality items within our budget. Will definitely return! THANK YOU!"
Liz W.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"After one hour, I have a solid plan for the paint colors, light fixtures and fireplace remodel in my new home. I just saved so much time and money with this consultation! I have the big decisions knocked out and peace of mind. Also, I LOVE the choices Molly made, I am so excited to watch it come to life!!!! Time to book my next appointment for a furniture plan! "
Heather M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"What a great way to meet with an expert, Molly Kidd with Light and Dwell. She was right on time and was very patient as I navigated technology and focusing on design ideas together. So much to think about. She had wonderful suggestions. How she does it, I am so impressed. It was super fun..cannot wait for the next meeting. I love her style and NW flair. "
Susannah A.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Molly was so lovely, kind, transparent and extremely helpful. Appreciated her incredible insight and knowledge! Highly recommend! Looking forward to booking another chat with her. "
Sara K.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Amazing experience and just so fun. This is really the way to go as we needed help for design with our new build. Talking with Molly has been a huge help. My husband has been involved with the consult as well and that has been such a bonus. Molly is very gifted and puts it all at ease. She helped us stay focused and gave us ideas we loved. Thank you Molly!!!! Looking forward to our next consultation."
Susannah A.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"This was my 4th consultation with Molly. Whoo Hoo!!! It gets more and more fun and we have honed in on details and final decisions. I trust everything she recommends. Goodness, I always look so forward to our time together and what we accomplish. I walk away loving the "plan" and so excited for it all to come together. Honestly, so thankful for Molly with Light and Dwell. I could not have done it without her expertise!!!! Promise, you wont ever be disappointed, she is certainly the best."
Susannah A.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Very easy to speak with and she listened to everything I had to say! We were able to go through many things and the hour was very helpful."
Cynthia H.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"As a Designer, Molly was so helpful in helping me understand more about an efficient design process for remote projects and showed me some great resources. I will be booking another call very soon!"
Samuel T.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"I had the most incredible experience with Molly! We are renovating our home and I had a million questions about paint colors & finishes, stain options, window & door selections, hardware, tile choices - the list goes on. Up until this call, I have been incredibly stressed about making decisions. Molly understand my design aesthetic and immediately offered beautiful options and shared great resources for hardware and tile. I cannot wait to apply all of her amazing design advice to my home. 10/10!"
Kelsey M.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"I cannot say enough good things about working with Molly. In fact, I was so impressed with her vision and assistance that I booked a second session and I plan to continue working with her on multiple projects throughout the year. I have a hard time making decisions and Molly did a perfect job of sticking with my vision and taking me out of my comfort zone! I only wished that I would have found her sooner because I could have save myself a lot of time and money in revisions. "
Ladonna W.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert
"Molly was very helpful and provided some great information to help guide us as begin the early stages of our large scale renovation. I will definitely be booking future sessions with her!"
Jessica C.
1:1 Video Consultation- with Molly Kidd, Principal
Verified by The Expert

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