Ask the Home Experts PROFILES SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION
What are the latest trends in the kitchen
and bath industry?
The latest in current trends in the kitchen
industry is cool colors, with white, gray and
navy cabinetry finishes. Some of the latest
accent colors for tile, lighting and hardware are
metallics. French gold, brushed copper and
brass finishes are in vogue. Plumbing is going
towards metallics, as well as matt black and
matt white. Mirror is back with a twist. Unique
finishes and colors that are particularly modern
are beveled tile in matt and polished smoke,
brass and antique colors. The tiny house trend
has heavily influenced the residential market.
Small, high functioning kitchen spaces with
smaller appliances and dual-purpose areas are
all the rage. The McMansion has been replaced
with modest spaces that are rich in design.
What is your process with new clients?
My approach to design is that every project is an
opportunity to create a unique work of art. Coming
from an arts and crafts background, I see a space
as a blank canvas that allows me great freedom
to use innovative products, unique materials and
fabulous colors. I am very in tune with listening to
client ideas and deciphering their design aesthetic.
After discussing your project requirements,
lifestyle and family environment, I will show you
a kitchen, bathroom or built-in I have designed.
Clients usually instantly love what I show them.
My inspiration for the project always comes from
the client and that is why most are delighted with
the outcome. I am pleased to report that clients
are surprised to see how fun and effortless the
process can be.
OWNER, DAVIDA’S KITCHEN & TILES
435 A&B East Diamond Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
NKBA National Design Awards: 2017, first place,
Small Kitchen, third place, Large Kitchen (regional);
2016, third place, Small Kitchen (regional); 2015,
first place, Medium Kitchen (regional)