CHRISTY M. BOWEN, CKBD, UDCP
Christy M. Bowen, CKBD, UDCP, received her design degree from the University of North Texas in 1998. Well versed in the upscale market, she began her career in the Dallas Design District designing for a high-end cabinetry dealership which offered turn-key kitchen and bath remodeling services. She then spent several years working as an editor and liaison for an exclusive custom cabinetry firm assisting designers all over the New England area with luxury kitchen, bathroom, and auxiliary space designs. Christy formed Twelve Stones Designs in the fall of 2009, using her technical skills, creative savvy, and design expertise to transform her business into partnerships with some of Austin's top design and build firms.
Her vision and attention to detail have won her both accolades and awards on local, regional, and national levels. Her work has been featured in several publications from Austin/San Antonio’s Urban Home Magazine to Professional Remodeler and MODERN Builder & Design.
Christy says the key to her success is her passion for the industry and the willingness to understand her clients' needs and visions. Her vibrant and openly friendly demeanor immediately puts people at ease. Christy carefully listens to the requirements and desires of every client to ensure a custom design that fits their unique lifestyle. “When it comes to their home, I believe every client knows what they want; they just don't always know how to articulate it. With my specialized expertise and technical knowledge, I am able to translate and conceptualize their vision in a way that accommodates their needs while delivering the desired aesthetic.”
Christy gives back to the industry and the community by being an active member of the Austin NARI Chapter and the Texas Hill Country NKBA Chapter. She currently sits on the NARI Board of Directors as the Vice President and serves as theTour of Remodeled Homes Committee Board Liaison, which is Austin NARI’s largest annual public event. As the Vice President of Programs for the Texas Hill Country NKBA Chapter, she was responsible for creating and coordinating chapter meetings, networking events, and public service programs. Additionally, she served on the NKBA board as the Vice President of Academic Relations, mentoring students at the Art Institute of Austin. She also donated her time through the Austin NARI Chapter on such projects as Habitat for Humanity building endeavors and presenting at the Austin Home and Garden Show on the celebrity stage as well as professional Q&A panels.