In July, the GE Monogram Experience Center in Louisville, Kentucky, hosted the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s 30 under 30 designers. These designers were nominated by their peers and have already shown impressive results in their careers. And they are a lot of fun!
We interviewed each designer to learn a little more about their background and design experiences so far. Today’s profile highlights Brittany Gardner from the Atlanta, Georgia area.
How did you become interested in design? I’ve been interested in design since I was a child. Back then it was more about being creative and I would spend hours playing with paint and making things from different materials. I’ve also been super organized since that time and it was always fun to rearrange my room and closet. I officially decided I wanted to be an interior designer in high school after taking a drafting class and I haven’t looked back since.
SRFD: Tell us about a recent project you really enjoyed:
Brittany: I work with new home builders and I recently designed the cabinetry for a model home with Ashton Woods Homes in Atlanta. This company is known for their forward thinking design and everything is over the top for their models. This home is still under construction but the kitchen is state of the art with professional appliances and gray cabinetry with a large island for entertaining. The secondary rooms were so much fun and its the first time I’ve seen a residential home equipped with a Speakeasy basement bar and fully custom wine room.
SRFD: A trend you’re over?
Brittany: I’m over tumbled marble backsplashes
SRFD: A trend you’re excited about?
Brittany: I’m excited about seeing more vibrant colors available on appliances and the mixing of different metal materials. Brass is back … but it’s the “real” brass color and not the polished gold we think of from the 80’s!
SRFD: What did you learn in Louisville?
Brittany: I learned so much in Louisville and found it very interesting to see some of the new products being developed. It’s apparent that GE is working hard to listen to consumers and professionals to make products that look good and work well across all residential markets. After comparing pro ranges from several luxury brands, I learned that GE Monogram gives you more bang for the buck.