KBC Design Studio is owned and operated by Christina Feldman, whom the Capital District knows best for "bringing art to kitchen design" for over thirty years. Christina fell in love with design at an early age while watching her father, a kitchen designer in the Saratoga County area, and soon worked hard to earn a degree in art and interior design. In 2000, Christina opened KBC Design Studio, where she has proven time and time again that her years of experience have given her the ability to design to her client's needs, wants, and taste. Her diverse portfolio includes an array of kitchen design styles, from old world aesthetics to modern loft designs. This illustrates her ability to realize her client's project, by meeting their individual needs while respecting and staying within their budget. Christina not only prides herself on her kitchen designs, but also with the unparalleled level of service that her design studio offers. Christina and her team strive to make the design experience as stress-free as possible, and work to make your dream kitchen a reality!
Andrew Hazelton joined the KBC Design Team in 2011, and serves as the Inside Sales Manager and Product Specialist for KBC. He also works as the liaison between our KBC designers and the product factories, to ensure the client gets exactly what they need to realize their design. Located in St. Petersburg, FL he oversees the day to day operations of KBC, implementing the designers' ideas with the design software , and serving as a point of contact for all clients and installers.
Emily Baker is the owner of Eye on Decor, and has been in the designing and decorating business for over twenty years. Her love of home decor, as well as design for commercial spaces such as restaurants, has allowed her to work in a wide variety of settings for clients with many different needs. Her professional flexibility is also evidenced by a broad, successful career path, through which she has become well acquainted with the wide world of business, marketing, and design. Having started in home decor retail sales, then gaining experience in marketing, advertising and business ownership, she now brings her full expertise to the design career about which she is so passionate today.
Emily enjoys managing projects, working closely with architects, contractors, and owners on a range of projects and renovations, because at heart, she is a people person who loves the challenge of a project, and seeing it come full circle to the final result. In 2018, she received the NKBA award for the best large master bath renovation project.
Susann Wheeler is the owner and lead designer of Wheel house Designs, LLC, and since 2001, has been designing beautifully organized functional closets and storage spaces. Her collaboration with KBC Design Studio has enabled her to expand her repertoire to include Kitchen and Bath design as well, to better serve her clientele. She believes that collaborating with clients throughout the entire design process is vital to the success of the project and the satisfaction of her clients. The resulting solutions created in ths way fit both the architecture of the space and the aesthetics of the client to a degree that simply could not be achieved otherwise.
Susann's creative partnership with her clients begins by developing an understanding of organizational challenges, space concerns, and other logistical difficulties. She is dedicated to helping her clients explore solutions to maximize storage, improve function and traffic flow, and make the most of the overlooked or underutilized areas. She enjoys working closely with clients throughout the entire process, and preserving the clients' control and direction over their own project. Most of all, she enjoys bringing an idea to completion, and seeing the happiness it brings to her clients.
Patty Miller is a member of the NKBA and the American Society of Interior Designer, with more than a decade of experience in all aspects of interior design. She is a specialist in the skills needed to meet the design challenges of kitchens in older and historic homes, and approaches projects wit an eye towards timelessness and historical integrity. She places particular emphasis on the value of salvaging and integrating historical details, as a means of not only honoring their importance and beauty, but also paying tribute to the memory of the past, all while instituting a functional layout that serves present-day needs.
Patty believes that the beauty and function must be in alignment to maintain balance in design, and that strong spatial planning is foundational for the actualization of a good design. In regards to these principles, her years as a professional chef have done much to inform her kitchen design attitudes, where the importance of having a system of functional zones within a kitchen simply cannot be denied.
In all her endeavors, she strives to create surroundings that enliven her client's spirits, facilitate their functional needs, and bring them joy and serenity as they go about their daily lives.
An Award-winning full service designer, and the owner of Impress 4 Less, Diane Staalesen has built her business to excel in interior design, installation, and decorating. She takes great joy in working with clients to choose every detail of their project, including everything from colors, fabrics, lighting, tile, trim, cabinetry, plumbing, fixtures, flooring, furniture, window treatments, and so much more. She guides her clients through these decisions, and creates beautifully designed spaces, with particular attention paid towards functionality, and budgetary efficiency.
Diane has developed a network of suppliers that welcome the opportunity to provide products at friendly price points. This focus on cordial business partnerships and finding the best prices for the client is what allows her to complete beautiful, detail-oriented projects that simply many not have been possible otherwise.
Kelly Melancon is a Design Assistant, joining the KBC team in 2020. Kelly is located in the Saratoga area working directly with Clients to help design the spaces of their dreams, combining function with style. Kelly also serves as an assist on design projects both with client meetings as well as working within the design software. Kelly is currently furthering her knowledge in Design while studying at the Interior Design Institute. Kelly enjoys working with a broad range of design styles, and creating a space completely fitting the clients style and needs. Kelly enjoys working closely with both the client and the contractors, to create a smooth process from beginning to end.