CHRISTY M. BOWEN, CKD, CBD
Christy M. Bowen, a Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer, received her design degree from the University of North Texas. Well versed in the up-scale market she began her career in the Dallas Design District designing for a high-end cabinet dealership which offered turn-key kitchen and bath remodeling. She then spent several years working for an exclusive custom cabinetry rep firm assisting designers all over the New England area with custom cabinetry designs. Currently, she collaborates with some of Austin's top design-build firms offering her creative savvy and design expertise to enhance projects for their clients.
Her vision and attention to detail have won her both accolades and awards on local, regional and national levels. Christy carefully listens to the needs and desires of every client to ensure a custom design that fits their unique lifestyle. "I believe every client knows what they want; they just don't always know how to articulate it. It's my job to help them verbalize it and to then conceptualize it for them. I also have a responsibility, and the knowledge, to provide them with designs that allow for both function and beauty."
Christy says the key to her success is being able to relate to the client. Her effervescent and amiable demeanor immediately puts people at ease. "Designing beautiful spaces is what I feel God created me to do. It's what brings me joy, so I want to share that with as many people as I can. My passion is for the nucleus and hub of the home. The kitchen is where we not only cook and clean but where we create, socialize, relate, connect, work, study and commune. The bathroom is just as important in an opposite manner. It's where we begin and end our day. Where we go to relax and seek sanctuary. These spaces are where we spend the majority of our lifetime inside the home. They deserve specialized expertise and attention to detail."
Christy has also given back to the industry by volunteering on the board for the Texas Hill Country NKBA Chapter. As the Vice President of Programs she was responsible for creating and coordinating chapter meetings, networking events and public service programs. She also served as the Vice President of Academic Relations mentoring students at the Art Institute of Austin. “Having been mentored by many talented and influential people in the industry, it is my sincerest desire to be able to pass on the knowledge I've gained by mentoring other young professionals and the community at large."