May flowers are in bloom! This month NYC had big things in store for the design trade with NYCxDesign, ICFF and Opening Night at the A&D Building. We hope you turned out, had fun, and were inspired!

At ICFF, our Chapter's Communications VP, designer Toni Sabatino, debuted RETRO, her  signature line of bathroom vanities.

We congratulate Toni for having the foresight to partner with Baden Haus and bring something new and unique to the interior design arena. Brava!

Don't forget that the 45th Annual K...

May 30, 2017

Felicitas on the MTI vendor excursion 

NKBA Manhattan is pleased to announce Felicitas Oefelein has been named our Vendor Excursion Coordinator.

"Just a little over two years ago, I was invited to visit MONOGRAM as a part of a group of NKBA members. I had so much fun, that shortly afterwards I decided to join this great organization. Since then, I have had the opportunity to travel to MTI in Georgia, back to MONOGRAM in KY for their annual Designer Summit, and I just returned from Jenn-Air in Chi...

May 24, 2017

5th Annual Kips Bays Boys & Girls Club Decorator Show House Breakfast

ABOVE: Francoise Dion and Benoit Laroche of Richelieu

Our annual breakfast celebrating the Kips Bay Decorator Show House was well attended and absolutely wonderful. Graciously hosted by MIELE, the breakfast included coffee in the garden, passed brunch-style canapes in the luxurious kitchen designed by Bakes and Kropp, which featured some of Miele's latest appliances, and a tour of the house. A fabulous time was had by all!


May 20, 2017

To all students graduating this month: Congratulations on reaching your goals! We salute all of your hard work, your persisting in your studies, project submissions, and tests, and your vision to become designers. We want to welcome you to the challenging, rewarding, and exciting world of kitchen and bath design.  If you haven't already done so, do join our chapter!  You will find the monthly events we plan will further your knowledge-from the mysteries of plumbing to the esoteric delights of d...

May 18, 2017

FMM Talks at Wanted Design – Terminal Stores 269 11th Ave NYC

May 20 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM

Sponsored by the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)

Things they didn’t tell you in design school – tips and tricks for running a successful, creative business. A session for students and lifelong learners -- from marketing and managing your creative business effectively to selling your ideas to a client without losing sight of creativity OR the bottom line. 

Moderator Veronika Miller, Founder and EEO...

May 16, 2017

Toni Sabatino will be at ICFF NYC introducing her Retro collection of vanities for Baden Haus booth 277. Please drop by and say hello!

May 8, 2017

Free Student Membership

Remember to take advantage of this complimentary scholarship offer provided by FERGUSON ENTERPRISES, the largest distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies.

You can join online at 

NKBA Student Design Competition

Guidelines and information are available at 

The entry deadline of May 8, 2017, is rapidly approaching so do submit your entry!

You'll be designing for a real client and the winning kitchen will "come to lif...

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