we are designers + artists. we are thinkers + makers. our work tells your story.

we provide interior architecture + interior design services for those who crave authenticity + distinction


residential design

We work with you and your project team to protect and grow your story, always on your terms.

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commercial design

We enhance and promote your business so that you can continue to engage and support our community. We care about your brand, your customers, your staff, and your success. (photo credit: Zack Bowen)

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senior housing + healthcare design

We collaborate with William Brummett Architects to shape spaces where residents can embrace life and patients can heal. Our design decisions promote independence, meaningful activities and relationships, support of functional and cognitive needs, as well as provide opportunities to contribute.

our unique approach

We have an open, honest, and engaging design approach that is grounded in the principles of experiential design. This means that our focus is always placed upon the quality of the user experience, and our primary goals are to enhance the lives of the people who inhabit these environments. Our participatory process invites our clients to work along side of us to authentically shape spaces that meet their unique functional needs and aesthetic preferences. Our work is alway custom and always about you.

about + contact

Sarah Campernel Perry is the Owner and Principal Designer of Back East Design Studio. In addition, she works as an Assistant Professor of interior design in the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Endicott College. She is an NCIDQ licensed designer, LEED Accredited Professional, and a professional member of ASID. She has a BFA from Montserrat College of Art as well as a BS and MS in interior design from Colorado State University. She's a native of Massachusetts and currently lives in Newburyport.

backeastdesign@gmail.com | 603.828.5222

our services + design process


concept + scope

We start by developing the project scope and concept from your functional needs and aesthetic preferences. We then begin creating plans and gathering materials for your review.


envisioning + planning

We work with you and the project team to modify and develop the designs, based upon your feedback and budget. This process continues until we have a final design package.

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Once the design package and cost estimates are approved by you, we complete the neccessary construction drawings, specifications, and schedules to execute the project.


project management

We work with builders and sub-contractors to oversee all aspects of the construction process. We ensure that the project is executed as designed and communicate the progress openly with you.

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procurement + installation

We're connected to amazing vendors who can help us find the perfect design elements for your space, based upon your desired aesthetic. We source the products for you and ensure proper installation.



We offer styling services for interior spaces as well as private events. We design and gather unique elements for you and use them to create an authentic experience that complements your lifestyle.

we communicate intuitively. we innovate collaboratively.

(plus, we're pretty fun to work with)