On Wednesday, September 19, 2012, kitchen designer Rebecca Reynolds is hosting #kbtribechat on Luxury Kitchen Design. Join us on twitter from 2 to 3pm eastern time to be a part of this discussion.
Here are our discussion questions:
- 1.) A COUTURE OR LUXURY PROJECT – WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU ? HOW DOES YOUR COMPANY EMBODY YOUR DEFINITION OF LUXURY?
IS IT BEING ABLE TO HAVE COMPLETE DESIGN CONTROL AND INFLUENCE OVER ALL PRODUCTS?
IS IT A CERTAIN PRICE RANGE OR MARGIN TO BE MADE OR A TOTAL JOB COST?
IS IT THE VISIBILITY A PARTICULAR PROJECT MIGHT BRING OR CONNECTIONS POTENTIALLY ATTACHED TO IT.
IS IT A PARTICULAR NEIGHBORHOOD OR AREA?
CAN IT SIMPLY BE THAT YOU PROVIDE COUTURE TO YOUR CLIENTS WHICH IN TURN WILL GET YOUR WONDERFUL REFERRALS?
- 2.) CAN THERE BE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF COUTURE, MEANING CAN YOU FIND PRODUCTS THAT HAVE BOTH A LUXURY LOOK AND PERFORMANCE IN VARIOUS PRICE RANGES OR DOES LUXURY /COUTURE ALWAYS = MOST EXPENSIVE ?
- 3.) WHAT FASHION FORWARD COMPANIES IN KITCHEN AND BATH INDUSTRY ARE YOUR FAVORITES AND WHY?
IS IT VALUE? ACCOUNT PROTECTION AND LOYALTY? EXCLUSIVITY OF PRODUCT?
- 4.) HOW DO THESE COMPANIES BRING VALUE TO YOUR BUSINESS THAT TRANSLATES TO ACTUAL REVENUE?
- 5.) IN UNCERTAIN ECONOMIC TIMES LIKE WE’VE EXPERIENCED THE PAST 3 or 4 YEARS, DO YOU FEEL ITS BEEN IMPORTANT TO CREATE A NICHE FOR YOUR BUSINESS?
HOW ARE YOU UNIQUE? DO YOU INCORPORATE COLLECTIONS, ANTIQUES, VINTAGE & ART?
is the founder and principal of New Canaan Kitchens, a boutique luxury kitchen design firm located in Fairfield County, CT.
For 18 years, Rebecca has designed award-winning kitchens for discriminating luxury clients and her kitchen design portfolio contains hundreds of completed projects reaching from Cape Cod, Massachusetts to Rancho Santa Fe, California.
Rebecca’s design clients value her genuine approach to listening to their ideas while helping them to discover their own unique style that best suits the architectural integrity of their home and their families needs. She believes that the most comfortable, well-designed homes are the result of great communication, which enhances a common dialogue and a collaborative process between the client and the designer: a layering of shared ideas, beautiful materials and design expertise are essential elements for successful projects.
As the daughter of an artist, has a deeply rooted knowledge of art, fashion, kitchen and interior design as well as a passion and talent for cooking. While Rebecca’s clients entrust their kitchen, interiors projects and their home to her, she graciously credits her much of her success and continued referrals to her ”team” of craftsman and suppliers of luxury resources that support and share her vision for design, attention to detail, quality and service.
Rebecca’s work appears in several local and national magazines like At HOME -Fairfield County, East Coast Home and Design Magazine, Kitchen and Bath Design News and several kitchen design books, notably, Joan Kohn’s,
“It’s Your Kitchen” and John and Cassidy Olson’s ”Dream Kitchens: The Heart of the Home”
She currently graces the Sept/Oct cover of one the industry’s premier kitchen design magazines, Better Homes and Gardens, “Kitchen and Bath Ideas”. Early next year, a new kitchen project Rebecca designed will be featured on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens, *Beautiful Kitchens* magazine.
In addition to Rebecca’s luxury kitchen design work, she’s a speaker at major trade shows and educational industry events like High Point Market and *The Design Camp*.
She can be found online at http://fashiondecor.com as a fashion and kitchen contributor for *StylePair*, a site where the world of fashion and design collide and as a blogger at her own site, http://www.newcanaankitchens.com or http://www.rebeccareynoldsblog.com
Rebecca is a sought after social media participant at events sponsored by major kitchen and bath design brands.
She showcased her culinary talents this year for Capital Cooking, makers of luxury cooking appliances, where she headed the team that won the designer challenge cook-off at Dwell On Design 2012 trade show in LA.
She is an invited participant with 18 other designers from around the country to participate in Brizo’s Fashion Week with Jason Wu at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2012 in New York City.
Rebecca will be expanding her portfolio of services to embrace online design. She’s excited to be consulting for the next generation of young consumers who have an appetite to co-create their kitchens and interiors, are empowered to do so and yet understand and value the need for Rebecca’s sought after design style and project management expertise.
For more information and to contact Rebecca, see her site at: http://newcanaankitchens.com
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Here is the transcript for this kbtribechat on Luxury Kitchens.