mlb design group
P: (206) 235-7357
E: Marie@MLBDesignGroup.com

 

Nationally Recognized Kitchen and Bath Design Expert

Marie's kitchen and bath projects have been featured in local and national consumer and industry publications. Because of her insights into industry trends and processes, Marie is a sought-after media source. She has served as a judge for local and national design competitions, most recently traveling to the East Coast to judge the “Art of the Industry” national kitchen and bath design competition sponsored by NKBA. A former president of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) Puget Sound Chapter, Marie helped spearhead the launch of two highly successful annual Chapter events; the Great Kitchen + Bath Tour, and the Kitchen + Bath Design Competition.

 

Marie is one of a select few Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designers, a national designation received through examination, experience and peer review. She is immediate past Chair of the National Advisory Council of Designers for the NKBA. She has been recognized in NKBA Chapter Design competitions, garnering honors for her designs in large and small kitchen, large bathroom, and powder room categories.

 

 2013

 Achievements

  • Certified Interior Designer (CID) credential awarded
  • Exhibitor, Phinney Home Fair
  • Volunteer Tour Guide, Seattle Architectural Foundation Walking Tour Program


 2012

Recognition
  • NKBA Puget Sound Design Award - Small-to-Medium Kitchen
  • NKBA Puget Sound Design Award - Large Bathroom

 

 Achievements

  • Member, GE National Design Council

  • Board Member, WA-PPDF (Washington Professionals Protecting Design Freedom
  • Design project showcased on NKBA Puget Sound Great Kitchen + Bath Tour
  • Juror, NKBA San Diego Chapter Design Competition
  • Exhibitor, NW SolarFest, Washington State's premier renewable energy and sustainable living event
  • Volunteer Tour Guide, Seattle Architecture Foundation Walking Tour Program

   Articles

 2011

 Recognition
  • Honored as NKBA Puget Sound Chapter “2010 Volunteer of the Year”

 Articles
  • Kitchen & Bath Design News magazine, April issue, referenced in article, “Design Delights”
  • Kitchen & Bath Design Ideas, a BH+G special interest publication, August issue, “Bright Ideas” feature article on bath lighting.

 Achievements

  • Chair, NKBA National Advisory Council of Designers
  • Board Member, WA-PPDF (Washington Professionals Protecting Design Freedom)
  • Design project showcased on NKBA Puget Sound Great Kitchen + Bath Tour


 2010

 Recognition

  • NKBA Puget Sound Award - Open Plan Kitchen

 

 Articles

  • Kitchen and Bath Ideas, a BH+G special interest publication, October issue, “Pacific Peaceful” feature article on Bellevue master bath renovation
  • 425 Magazine, Sep/Oct issue, project featured in article, “18 Best Local Kitchen & Bath Designs”
  • Better Homes & Gardens magazine, interviewed for article, "Small Space Storage Solutions"
  • Kitchen + Bath Design News magazine, April issue, two projects featured in article, "BIG Small Kitchens"

 

 Achievements

  • Juror, NKBA National Design Competition, at Allentown, PA
  • Design project showcased on NKBA Puget Sound Great Kitchen + Bath Tour
  • Featured speaker, Kitchen + Bath Design Trends, Bellevue Home Show
  • Featured speaker, Luxury Bathroom Design, Chown Hardware Series
  • Board Member, 2011 Chair-elect, NKBA National Advisory Council of Designers
  • Co-Chair, NKBA Puget Sound Chapter Design Competition
  • Board Member, WA-PPDF (Washington Professionals Protecting Design Freedom)

 


 2009

 Recognition

  • NKBA Puget Sound Design Award - Small-Medium Kitchen
  • NKBA Puget Sound Design Award - Powder Room

 

 Articles

  • Seattle Homes + Lifestyles magazine June issue, interviewed for article, "Ingredients for a Great Outdoor Kitchen"

 

 Achievements

  • Board Member, NKBA National Advisory Council of Designers
  • Juror, Seattle Homes + Lifestyles magazine, "Kitchen of the Year" Design Competition
  • Board Member, WA-PPDF (Washington Professionals Protecting Design Freedom)
  • Design project showcased on NKBA Puget Sound Great Kitchen + Bath Tour

 


 2008

 Recognition

  • NKBA Puget Sound Design Award - Large Kitchen
  • NKBA Puget Sound Design Award - Large Bath

 

 Articles

  • Profiles magazine, Winter Issue, feature article, "Meditative Design: A Zen Inspired Kitchen"
  • Profiles magazine, Winter Issue, feature article, "Design Trends:  the top 8 in '08"
  • 425 magazine, May/June issue, feature article, "Thinking outside the Box"

 

 Achievements

  • Inducted into NKBA National "Ambassador’s Club"
  • Appointed to NKBA National Advisory Council of Designers
  • Board Member, WA-PPDF (Washington Professionals Protecting Design Freedom)
  • Design project showcased on NKBA Puget Sound Great Kitchen + Bath Tour

 


 2007

 Recognition

  • NKBA Puget Sound Design Award - Large Bath
  • REX Award won by York Enterprises of MBA Pierce County for kitchen designed by MLBdesigngroup

 

 Articles

  • Portrait of Puget Sound magazine, Volume 9, feature article, "A Different Slant"
  • Seattle Homes + Lifestyles magazine, interviewed for Design Report article, "Show us the Money"

 

 Achievements

  • Speaker, Seattle Design Center, Third Thursday Event
  • Design project showcased on NKBA Puget Sound Great Kitchen + Bath Tour

 


 2006

 Articles

  • Seattle Homes + Lifestyle magazine, interviewed for article, "Kitchens, Baths + Beyond"
  • Speaker, Build-Ex Trade Show, "Kitchen and Bath Design Trends"

 

 Achievements

  • Awarded CMKBD (Certified Master Kitchen + Bath Designer) credentials, "– the highest offered by NKBA – in recognition of your years of experience and your significant contribution to the Association and to the industry as a whole."
  • Design project showcased on NKBA Puget Sound Great Kitchen + Bath Tour

 


 2005

 Articles

  • Portrait of Puget Sound magazine, Volume 8, feature article, "Great Expectations"

 

 Achievements

  • President, NKBA Puget Sound Chapter (2004-2005)
  • Formed committee, served as Co-Chair, and launched the First Annual NKBA Puget Sound Design Competition (program received national recognition as "Best Chapter Program of the Year.")
  • Juror, NKBA National Design Competition, at Princeton, New Jersey

 

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including the neighborhoods of
Richmond Beach, Hunt's Point, Medina, Woodway, Magnolia, Queen Anne, Sand Point, Capitol Hill, Newport Shores, Seward Park