NKBA Upcoming  
Chapter Meetings,
Events & More 
NKBA Register for
2017 Design Competition 
Submissions open June 15 and close August 15

June 14

Michael Aram Collection by Artistic Tile
Launch Party

6:00-9:00 PM
Artistic Tile
38 W. 21st St., NYC
RSVP here

June 15
Summer Showcase

.2 CEU  
5:00-8:30 pm
Dinner served
Doubletree Tarrytown
RSVP here

 NKBA-Manhattan June 16
"Design Unleashed: Adapting Interiors for People and Their Pets"  .1 CEU 
 5:30-8:00 PM
Dinner served 
In House Kitchen Bath Home 
200 Lexington Ave.
Suite 1511, NYC
RSVP here 
July 11 

NKBA-Manhattan July 20
Summer Social
"Brazil Carnival" hosted by Thermador
5:30-8:00 PM
BSH Showroom
150 E. 58th St.,
Suite 700, NYC

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Annual Breakfast at the
Clockwise from upper left: Kent Brasloff, NKBA Manhattan Chapter and Jackie Sirianni,Clive Christian; Renee Riddick, NKBA Manhattan Chapter President; Kent Brasloff and Chris Prince, NKBA Manhattan Chapter, and Dan Martell, AKDO; Monique Robinson and Miele staff;
Dan Martell and Diane Hayden, AKDO

 For more pictures from the KIPS BAY DECORATOR SHOW HOUSE, see our Facebook page!
Thanks to our friends at Miele, the 4 th annual Kips Bay Breakfast brought out the best in our industry for bite-sized morning treats and coffee served from the house's kitchen.  Sold out days before, with more than 100 registrants, this much-anticipated event with NKBA Manhattan Chapter was still fielding calls the night before the event! 
    Guests wandered the rooms at their leisure and relaxed on several terraces in the morning sunshine.  Of all the parties in the house, and there's a cocktail party almost every night of the run, the Breakfast has become a stand-alone revelry at the top of a market day, very much looked forward to by the early-risers among us! A grateful thank you again to our hosts at Miele and to the Kips Bay Decorator Show House, now in its 44th year.

The 2017 NKBA Design Competition is Now Open!
The NKBA Design Competition recognizes outstanding talent in the world of kitchen and bath design, and our 2017 competition is officially open for entries!
Who can enter?
Only NKBA members are eligible.
What do you have to gain?
National media attention, special awards and cash prizes presented during a special ceremony during KBIS 2017 in Orlando, Florida, industry recognition, your design(s) featured in
NKBA Magazine, on, and in the NKBA Booth at KBIS 2017.
What's needed?
A project installed between January 1, 2015 and August 5, 2016, clear photos, a concise design statement, elevations and a floor plan to scale, along with a completed entry form. The 2017 NKBA Design Competition Entry Packet provides comprehensive information on the entry process as well as competition rules & requirements.
All entry packets must be
received at the NKBA Headquarters by
Friday, August 5, 2016.
Opportunity is knocking!
Our 30 Under 30 Program is designed to celebrate the future rock stars of kitchen and bath. As an industry professional, you can nominate a colleague or enter directly with a few easy steps.
If selected, you'll help identify significant trends, innovation and technology, sustainable business practices and emerging business models at KBIS 2017 in Orlando. You'll meet amazing peers, network with important industry leaders, and otherwise shake the trees inside the kitchen and bath trades. The association will also honor you and your contributions during next year's KBIS.
This annual program has left a lasting impact on the lives and careers of our 30 under 30 alumni (shot of directory)
30 Under 30 recipients will receive:
  • A Free Trip to KBIS 2017 (airfare and lodging)
  • KBIS Show floor pass, conference pass and access to a keynote session
  • Media exposure and awareness among top design and     trade professionals
  • Pre-event and post-event networking activities.
  • Forms are available June 15. Go to to apply.

  NKBA Manhattan Chapter t hanks its sponsors for their support 



As designers our impact on the comfort and well-being of human lives is largely due to making sure we solve issues and make interior spaces practical and convenient for our clients. This month we look at the design considerations for pets, who represent a special focus in many of our lives.

As beloved members of the family, our pets have certain considerations we need to address to make sure their daily lives with us are as comfortable as possible. For many of us, our pet is the child or children for whom we care just as much about their daily comfort and well-being as we do our own.
This month we're excited to present our chapter event devoted to designing for these special creatures. On June 16 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm we will hold our "designing for pets" program, "Design Unleashed: Adapting Interiors for People and Their Pets," at the InHouse Kitchen * Bath * Home showroom. Join us at 200 LEX for this event as we embark on a fun-filled journey about creature comforts. Partnering with Wood-Mode Cabinetry and Bide-A-Wee, InHouse Kitchen * Bath * Home will host a fun and interactive presentation sharing design concerns for pets.

Cabinet companies understand our pet food storage needs and they have designed creative ways of storing food and water bowls off the floor and hidden away into built-in cabinetry and have designed creative ways for easily dispensing food to our pets as well.

Bide-A-Wee will be bringing along a few four-legged friends to mix and mingle with attendees and we'll be giving away several pet-focused prizes.

Even if you do not have a pet as a precious member of your family, come on out, pick up your doggy bag and take home some pet design tips for your clients. It promises to be an informative and fun-filled event.