I feel that kitchens can be luxurious and comfortable, aesthetically pleasing, cozy and practically efficient. Your kitchen should beautifully reflect your lifestyle and personality.
I love traditional, transitional and contemporary styles and sometimes a mixture of each. But what I really enjoy is adding the unexpected twist that brings out the character of your home. That is what makes a kitchen unique as each client. Kitchens that you’re proud to show to your friends and family and are a pleasure to live and work in.
A successful design project begins with listening. The most important part of the project is the time I spend with my clients before I even begin to design. That’s when I get a better sense of dreams, tastes, and, of course, budgets.
Some homeowners know exactly what they want in a kitchen, but many don’t. I love the process of getting to know my clients and understanding how they live in their homes. Do you cook every night? Do you like to entertain on weekends? Is it just the two of you? Or do you have a large family or extended family?
Is the kitchen just for cooking? Or eating too. Is it the hub of your house, where children might do homework, perhaps an extension of your home office? Many times, by understanding how homeowners use their entire living space, I find the kitchen design extends into other rooms.
I think it’s more important to understand and respect your tastes and desires than to push the latest trends and what’s in fashion.
Once we determine the scope of the project and your vision, I’m able to provide a full-service design experience. Depending on how you prefer to work, I can manage the whole project, including engaging contractors, plumbers, and electricians, or I can simply provide design consultation services. I supply construction documents, floor plans, elevations, electrical and lighting plans.
I work with a variety of cabinet manufacturers that provide a broad selection of textures, patterns and colors. I’ll work with you to select the best fabrics, furnishings, accessories and lighting to bring your kitchen to life. And we’ll have fun doing it.