Established in 2007, over 15 years of experience.
Originally from California and NYC, I have been an independent kitchen and bathroom designer in Fairfield, CT since 1996. My background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and jobs in Film, TV, and Theater. I began to design kitchens and bathrooms for friends and family in 1987 and went onto the NKBA training program in 1995. My training and experience encompass many disciplines, including color theory, space planning, lighting design, and ergonomics. I integrate classic design principles with up-to-the-minute trends in my kitchen & bath designs.
My approach to design is collaborative and specific to me and my process. I call it the "Puzzle." I begin by taking in the whole picture - my clients' wishlist, timeline, budget, and preferences, as well as, my observations of the existing space. I blend these disparate elements together with my experience and education to come up with the optimal design for my clients and their home. Each project challenges me on different levels: to identify my clients' needs, wishes, and style, to articulate the house's requirements, and -- within the parameters of space and budget - to come up with an inspired kitchen or bath. I work very hard to give these spaces the "magic" that makes them a true pleasure to live in and experience.
In 2007, the NKBA awarded me my Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) designation after I completed 7 years of coursework, an apprenticeship, and two examinations. I have gone on to design and execute dozens of timeless and functional spaces for my clients. My work has appeared in the Cuisinart catalog and several design magazines.
Best of Houzz 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. CKD - Certified Kitchen Designer from the NKBA. BFA from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Several Projects have appeared in design magazines.
Problem-solving for challenging spaces, Kitchen Remodeling, Custom Cabinets, Custom Countertops, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Pantries, Design Consultation, Floor Plans, Handicap-Accessible Design, Kitchen Design, Laundry Room Design, Mudroom Design, Outdoor Kitchen Design, Pantry Design, Universal Design, Bathroom Design, Custom Bathroom Vanities