September 30, 2014
It may have taken a little while, but the newest member of our kitchen design team has arrived. By way of Cali, Colombia; New York, NY; Miami, Florida, and a few stops in between, Ana Maria Bernal has arrived in Jupiter, Palm Beach County, and we are thrilled to have her!
Ana Maria’s Distinct Philosophy
“The kitchen is the epicenter of our homes,” is how Ana Maria sums up the kitchen’s importance in the hierarchy of residential rooms, adding, “We create designs and spaces where people live most of their lives. It’s where we gather for meals, conversation and homework!”
She has succinctly verbalized what the kitchen is to most, and she keeps this wise philosophy in mind when planning each client’s epicenter. Ana Maria is a listener – one of the most important factors when designing a room or entire house for a client. She is a collaborator, as well. Once she’s heard the client’s needs, wants, and wish list, she swings into action with well thought out ideas and concepts that best suit the individual. Implementing SketchUp and hand drawings, Ms. Bernal renders rooms that are as distinct as her philosophy.
When Ana Maria has a vision, there isn’t much that stands in her way. She has achieved:
- A degree in Broadcast Communications from FIU
- Her own Cable TV show, Vivir Con Estilo (Living in Style)
- Prestigious notoriety as winner of the Bi-annual Sub Zero Design Award and top honors for desk design from the Florida Association of Furniture Manufacturers
The less illustrious, yet more important achievements far outnumber the above. Her design career, which spans more than 17 years, has garnered her satisfied and loyal clients who wouldn’t have any other designer on their projects. For them, and us, Ana Maria is IT!
All we can say to Cali, New York and Miami is… “eat your heart out!”