Kim Salerno, principal and owner of Haven Designers, has practiced architecture and design throughout the country and has taught design at the college level for over twenty years. She earned a master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a painting certificate from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her residential design is shaped by rigorous architectural training at highly regarded firms in Boston and Philadelphia. Kim’s work is informed by architectural history. A passion for early American furnishings adds texture to her designs. Salerno’s work is elevated by a sense of color and composition honed from years of exhibiting fine art installation in museum contexts. Kim is involved in much design related civic activity and she now serves on the City of Newport Planning Board.