Briana Ryan, showroom manager of the Fisher & Paykel | DCS Experience Center, was selected to receive a Thirty Under 30 award at KBIS 2018. She has been a member of the kitchen and bath industry for the past six years, previously working in surfaces before joining the New Zealand-based appliance manufacturer. Ryan currently serves as Manhattan Chapter secretary, and will move into Communications Chair next year. "I am so excited to receive this award," said Ryan. "I am honored to represent New York City among my peers in this talented group of rising kitchen and bath professionals." Founded in 2013, the Thirty Under 30 award is designed to celebrate the future rock stars of the kitchen and b
...and friends of students! A note from the editor: If you are a local design student we encourage you to come to our meetings to network and learn free of charge. If you are a member reading this newsletter, I encourage you to invite a student to join you at one of our meetings. Our business has a major impact on how we live and our group has so much to share. Celebrate Kitchen & Bath Month by bringing a student!
We have been blessed with a comfortable summer and now the Fall fun begins! Manhattan Chapter kicked off the season with a bang this month at the Jenn-Air showroom, where we learned the art of creating the feng shui kitchen and home. Julie Schuster, certified feng shui master and principal of Julie Schuster Design Studio, gave us "food for thought" on how to direct energy and create positive flow that nourishes the soul in our designed spaces. A skill that goes beyond creating great design and décor and uses the elements of fire, earth, metal, water and wood to bring in the "zen." Thank you, Julie, for the masterful tips we can implement even in New York's tiny kitchens. Next month, October,
NKBA Manhattan was treated to a lively evening featuring wine, a lovely spread of hors d'oeuvres and a presentation by Julie Schuster on incorporating Feng Shui principles in your kitchen designs. Please see our NKBA Facebook page for more photos of this event!