TELLS A STORY.
Over the last several years, we have spent more time in our homes than ever before. It is clear how critical it is that our space reflects a sense of individualism. We realize that a well-designed space should not only be functional, but a reflection of one's identity. The Kitchen Design Group is here to ensure that our client's feel seen, tailoring each design to their specific needs.
Caren is no stranger to the kitchen. As an avid cook, she understands the elements of a well-designed kitchen. She recalls assisting her mother in the preparation of traditional Mexican dishes, specifically homemade tamales for Christmas. After her collegiate graduation, Caren knew she would pursue a career in kitchen design. Caren founded the Kitchen Design Group in the Pacific Palisades over 30 years ago, and she has been perfecting her design skills ever since. When she is not designing kitchens, she spends time in the Santa Ynez Valley, refining her and her partner's Tierra y Vino wine.
MEET the TEAM
Our team is here to ensure that each project is completed to our clients' satisfaction. Check out more information on the Kitchen Design Group team members.
Mike studied Architecture, Photography, and Fine Arts in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His preferred design style continues to develop over his 30-year career, encompassing a bit of everything. Mike enjoys brewing beer, as well as refining his photography skills. He hopes to visit Europe with his family and explore new countries.
Mariann hails from St. Louis, Missouri, and received a degree in Interior Design, with a minor in Architectural Design and Art from Southeast Missouri University. She prefers a modern, coastal interior with a bohemian twist. She enjoys countless outdoor activities: hiking, backpacking, and the occasional via ferrata.
Designer + Project Manager
Jenna resides in Newbury Park, California, and graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a degree in Interior Design. She is drawn to spaces that elude a sense of warmth, complete with a variety of textures. Jenna maintains an unwavering passion for travel, and she would love to explore Iceland.
Designer + Project Manager
A native Californian, and fluent in Spanish, Elvira graduated from California State University - Long Beach with a degree in Interior Design. Her preferred design style is a blend of Bali and Spanish influence. Elvira loves the outdoors, and her ideal destination is nestled within the Canadian Rockies, soaking in the view.
Kurt was born in the Republic of Benin in West Africa, where he studied architecture. He is drawn to contemporary design, as he is particularly attracted to the open layout and minimalism design elements. He enjoys watching a variety of sports, specifically soccer, and would like to travel to Santorini, Greece.
Tara hails from northern Colorado, and received a degree in Interior Architecture and Design at Colorado State University. She favors eclectic design, combining various elements, specifically mid-century modern pieces or French toile prints. Tara likes to play guitar, and plans to visit Egypt to explore the Valley of the Kings.