Prudence Homes

Prudence C. Bailey, Founder, Principal Designer


Hi there! I'm Prudence and designing homes is my passion.

I launched Prudence Home + Design as a full-service interior design firm to provide clean and fresh interiors that blend modern and traditional styles for my clients.



My career has spanned over two decades, including my role as a merchandise manager with Banana Republic, where I oversaw all non-apparel product placement for the flagship concept stores.

Using my corporate expertise, I transferred my merchandising expertise into home interiors. Prudence Home + Design was founded on creating inviting and comfortable spaces that are based on the client’s lifestyle.

I work closely with each client to channel their vision so that the home reflects their personality while staying within budget. The results are functional yet inspirational spaces!



I offer a large range of services from full room makeovers to full scale renovations. My team and I deliver custom furniture design, space planning, window treatment selection, color consultation, art selection, accessorizing, home organization and staging as needed.

Our signature style is clean, fresh and comfortable spaces with a blend of modern and classic styles. Glamorous or coastal chic twists are often seen in the homes depending on the client.



I believe a room should always be approachable, have something unexpected to start conversations and feel a little gold can work magic. I love color and how it adds a smile to every room but I can make friends with any color palette that my client’s love.

Whitney McNell, Sr. Designer, Assistant


Hi, I am Whitney McNell. I joined Prudence Home + Design in September 2018. My love of interior design is in my genes: my mom had a thriving interior design practice on Nantucket, where I grew up and I loved watching her work.



I took my love for color and textiles to the fashion world where I spent six years working for Leggiadro. After graduating from Suffolk University in Boston with a degree in Business, I moved from Nantucket to Fairfield County, CT where I worked at Ring’s End Color and Design Studio for 3 years.



Besides my focus on client service, I bring a strong understanding in color theory and how the right paint color and finishes can bring the interior plan to life.



I believe a home should be comfortable and embody the people that live there.


K. Habay

“From the moment Prudence walked into our house for our initial consultation, I knew it was a match made in heaven! Prudence shared my love of all things blue and white and even had the same C. Wonder ginger jars! She was perfectly and thoughtfully accessorized; a trend she carried through in our design.

As I gave Prudence a tour of our house, she shared several thoughts and visions she had. All were on point and inspired! However, having recently moved into the house, we had to pace ourselves with our design projects and expenses. Prudence worked with us, within our budget, and we got started on the most used room, our family room.

The process was collaborative. Prudence took the time to understand our style before proposing several options. She selected many pieces we wouldn’t have chosen on our own, but absolutely loved! She truly understood our aesthetic, but gave it a more modern twist, which we never could have done on our own. The end result was a family-friendly space, in our updated style that could be found in a design magazine!

We feel so lucky to have found Prudence Home + Design and to be able to work with her! Prudence is helping us turn our house into our dream home - one room at a time!"

M. Gehrke

“I don't know where to start when talking about Prudence. She is so much more than a fabulously talented designer. We had never worked with an interior designer before Prudence and I was hesitant because our budget was not huge but I knew we needed help completely updating our 1939 colonial. Prudence has made our vision come to life while working within our budget, never once did we feel pressured to spend more than we needed. Beyond her impeccable eye, Prudence is just a great human who is a pleasure to spend time with. She has made the entire process enjoyable and I couldn't recommend her more!”

A. Gaffney

“Prudence has a great eye for design! She listened carefully and has fantastic ideas that reflect her clients personality. Prudence makes sure everything is done impeccably and within any budget. I highly recommend."

R. Kolazar

My small bathroom was a real challenge with its dormer walls and small square footage. My experience with Prudence Bailey was amazing. From the initial connect, planning and design including photos, she created a "cottage" bathroom I was looking for. Prudence has a natural ability for design, she is easy to work with and incorporated all of the requested design elements I was looking for. She goes above and beyond what is asked of her."

L. Jones

"Prudence struck the perfect balance of giving us the design expertise and suggestions our home needed while valuing our personal taste. I loved that she used several of our existing pieces in new configurations to help with our budget. We love the result of her work!"

M. McGlade

"Prudence has an innate sense of style. She does not miss a detail and has the ability to pull together large rooms and small spaces to make them look fresh, warm and inviting. Her organizational, design and implementation skills are outstanding. She is modern and professional which enables her to highlight the beauty, function and appeal of your home. We hired her to stage our house before we put it on the market, and her work was fabulous! Highly recommend using Prudence Home + Design."

S. Orser

"I highly recommend Prudence Home + Design!! She transformed my home incorporating existing pieces and bringing in new and fresh accessories and furniture. Prudence is full of positive energy and has an amazing eye for detail. She has ideas for everything from paint colors to flower arrangements!! She is so much more than just a interior designer. She is one of the most organized and hard working people I have ever met. I trust her with the keys to my house and no job is too small for her. She truly wants her clients to be happy!! I love walking into my house now thanks to Prudence's vision!!!"

Prudence's work has been featured in Rooms magazine print edition 2015.