Award season is nearly over; we’ve made it through the Grammys, the Golden Globes, the Oscars and, of course, the Annual Design National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). I’m thrilled to report that StoneWood Design was awarded 1st place for “Open Design Kitchen.”
Established in 1963 as a network of kitchen dealers, NKBA today boasts more than 40,000 professional members. And while I’ve been a member for years, and have won several awards from them along the way, I’m particularly proud of this year’s recognition. Winning this year’s “Open Design Kitchen” award after 25 years in the business is acknowledgement from my peers and other professionals that says, “Your design and work is noteworthy.” It means a great deal to me. Plus, it’s such a joy to be noticed for something that you love to do as much as I love interior design. As long as I continue to feel excited and confident in the work I do for my clients, and gain the recognition of my peers, I can’t see myself ever stopping, so here’s to another 25 years!
Also, beyond this most recent recognition from NKBA, I’m pleased to share that a laundry room designed by StoneWood Design is featured in this month’s edition of Sacramento Magazine. If you have a copy of the magazine, flip to pages 70 and 71 to see the functional, airy and delightful space I created for the Fobes family. I love seeing the pictures of my client, Cathy, enjoying the space with her three daughters, Kate, Allison, and Emily. It’s always a pleasure to see clients using the space you’ve designed for them. If you don’t have a copy of the magazine handy, you can check out the online edition at www.sagmag.com.
Finally, in addition to liking what I do, I’m blessed to work with many, many wonderful clients. For the “Open Design Kitchen” I’d like to thank my clients, the Plumlee/van den Akker family for the opportunity to work on this amazing and fun project. Not only are they the perfect clients, whom I have been privileged to work with on a number of projects, but we also make a good team. They know what they like and expect from their space, and it’s my job to execute that for them. I’m hopeful that we’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with each other again in the near future.