Kitchen & Bath Design News

OCT 2018

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Jonas Carnemark Sweden-born remodeler in step with Scandinavian design trend Jonas Carnemark spent much of his childhood in Sweden. Scandinavian design is literally his heritage. For the past 30 years, the principles of this newly popular style have infused his award-winning design and build work. According to Carnemark, who also owns the KONST SieMatic showroom near his Bethesda, MD firm, the Scandinavian style is not just "whitewashed walls, wood floors and blue accents," rather it's about beautiful spaces that are highly functional. It is about minimalism, expert craftsmanship, a respect for the environment, affordability and the use of natural materials, he says. Today the Scandinavian look and style is found in the concept of "hygge" or "lagom" as they say in Sweden, which have recently re-entered the design lexicon. "These are the design principles I grew up around," says Carnemark. "My parents, my grandparents, my family summers in Sweden…I don't adhere to everyday function and minimalism intentional- ly. These concepts are in my blood." Carnemark's reputation for award-winning design goes back many years. Today he is a frequent speaker on the topic of balancing luxury and budget in kitchen and bathroom design, green design and aging in place. Marie Cairns Designer creates spaces for people of all ages, abilities Marie Cairns of the San Diego, CA-based CairnsCraft Design & Remodel has spent nearly 30 years creating functional and beautiful living spaces for her California clientele. Her award-winning design build firm specializes in kitchens, baths, home additions and full home remodels, offering design services, project devel- opment, management and construc- tion, along with a specialized knowledge of all things Universal Design. Indeed, as a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist, she sees it as her mis- sion to remodel homes to be functional and usable by anyone, regardless of age or ability. A creative talent with a strong head for business, Cairns designed and built a one-of-a-kind kitchen and bath mobile showroom that allows her to display cabinetry, lighting, countertops, backsplashes, appliances, fixtures and built-ins to bring to her clients to provide a vast selection of choices for their remodel. She established CairnsCraft Design & Remodel in 1990 in conjunction with Charles Cairns, and has been creating highly personalized designs ever since. She believes trust is essential to her success, and she places high value on customer service and attention to detail, which is evident in her Better Business Bureau A+ rating. Her work has been published in Coastal Magazine and Home & Garden Magazine, and she has also served as v.p. of Academic Relations for the NKBA San Diego Chapter. Denise Butchko Marketing savvy storage pro and educator shares expertise Denise Butchko is a born marketer, one of the first to embrace online marketing, enewsletters, webinars and social media – areas in which she continues to excel. But while her expertise is impres- sive, her desire to share that knowledge is what has made the certified closet designer and author a well-known presence in the kitchen and bath field. One of the first 10 people to be invited to participate in NKBA's Chapter Education Program, Butchko is a regular presenter on storage-related topics, and will again be speaking at KBIS 2019. A member of the inaugural class of Registered Storage Designers in 2010, the owner of the Chicago-based Butchko and Company has now achieved Master Level certification and is one of only three people to achieve this level. An active member of the NKBA, she works with chap- ters across the country teaching closet design and sales, and also teaches an on-demand class for industry pros looking to get more involved in designing closets. Her work has been featured in The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun- Times and Fortune Small Business, among others, and she is a respected blogger, as well as a judge and former winner of the closet industry's "Top Shelf Design Awards" competition. Julia Buckingham Mix of vintage and modern styles has carved a multi-faceted design path "Modernique" is a design term coined by Julia Buckingham to describe her de- sign style – a distinctive blend of modern and antique. Her mix of signature vintage and modern style is reflected in her designs, licensed products, her new book and a new boutique. The principal of Buckingham Interiors + Design Ltd., a Chicago-based design studio she opened in 2007, Buckingham is a fixture in the design industry, enjoying leading roles in major projects and collaborations. She is a Trendspotter for Silestone by Cosentino and an inaugural member of the Authentic Luxury Guild with ROHL. She also partnered with Kohler, Cosentino and Benjamin Moore to create a designer kitchen and a vi- gnette in New York for DIFFA Dining by Design. Buckingham contributes to Traditional Home magazine's Color Master Classes, and is a founding contributor to the design blog Material Girls. Her designs have appeared on the pages of Elle Décor, Interior Design, Traditional Home, House Beautiful and Luxe, to name a few. Her design style is also captured in her new book, Modernique, Inspiring Interiors – Mixing Modern and Vintage Style, and will be on display in her new Modernique boutique in Upper Phoenix. The boutique will feature a col lec- tion of her designed furniture and accessories, alongside lighting, textiles, antiques and artifacts. The space will showcase Buckingham's distinctive style – mixing and matching different genres and eras for a warm, classic look. October 2018 • 43

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