Kitchen & Bath Design News

AUG 2019

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August 2019 • 29 relationship is all about trust. "We fully support each other in all decisions, so compromising for each of us on anything is an easy process." Barber and Glavin did not meet at the same stages in their lives. "The main difference between us that often comes up is our age difference," remarks Barber. "Even though there is almost 20 years between us, Aly is already an accomplished designer in her own right – she was selected as one of NKBA's Thirty Under 30 this year! – and she brings a perspective to design and our business overall that is invaluable. It is essential to stay current in all aspects of business and design and be sure we are offering services and products for clients of all age groups." TECHNOLOGICAL ACCESS This partnership has enabled Barber and Glavin to look to the future of design, and to re-imag- ine what the design process might look like in years to come. "We are now currently launching The Daraly, which is an online design service geared toward kitchen and bath projects," says Barber. "It allows us to reach a much larger audience and offer accessible design for those who feel it may have been out of reach due to location, time constraints or budget." For Barber and Glavin, the goal is to make kitchen and bath design approachable and less intimidating. "Whether it is not having time to meet with a designer, thinking that something is not affordable or not knowing how to find someone you connect with – we feel that these should not be obstacles to being able to access great design," declares Barber. "There is a gap between people who are comfortable making their own design selections and people who hire professional designers – we want to have the ability to work with clients who are looking for professional guidance and design who may not otherwise have that opportunity." The strong online presence that Barber and Glavin have cultivated since their busi- ness' inception has been a big help in getting their vision for The Daraly off the ground. "The feedback from prospects and clients who have found us through social media has helped guide us to develop and launch The Daraly. They are asking for a different type of design experience and we are thrilled to be able to offer a product that can meet their needs and help them create beautiful spaces," she concludes. ▪ Part of a larger beachfront condo renovation, this master bath balanc- es a mix of muted colors and natural touches with fun pops of color and unique shapes. Contact our Designer Concierge • 800-295-8498 Karr Bick Kitchen & Bath, St. Louis, MO Looking for originality? You've found it. Midcentury modern, retro or Victorian. With chrome, nickel or copper trim; each custom-built Elmira appliance is true to its era, while offering the performance and convenience of the most modern appliances. A splash of vintage inspiration, or a full vintage kitchen. Custom colors available. Be bold. Stand out. Circle No. 15 on Product Card

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