Our Kitchens Inspired Team is driven by the opportunity to enhance your home with their technical expertise and industry knowledge.
Ideal client-designer relationships come from a client who has ideas of how they would like their space to function and feel but is unsure about how to execute the project. Proper product selection and design knowledge to combine various finishes and materials are essential to a successful project.
Clients who have challenging spaces or time constraints are ideal candidates to seek the expertise of a designer. Our Designers will help you navigate all possible avenues of your project, save you time, and efficiently guide you to the best possible solutions.
Susie and Jim have long dreamed of the opportunity to be entrepreneurs and Construction and Design are a passion and for both. Jim brings over 30 years of Construction knowledge and a Bachelors Degree in Construction Management. Susie watched her parents run their company and has pursued careers in Banking, Marketing and Philanthropy. Her love of Design and Marketing provides the opportunity as Showroom Manager to merge the two worlds.
Jim has over 33 years of experience in all aspects of the construction industry with a Bachelor's degree in Construction Management. As President of Hawk Construction he performs much of the estimating activity and provides oversight of projects throughout design and construction. Jim works closely with both the design and construction teams to insure smooth transitions from design to construction and ultimately project completion. A highlight of Jim’s career was the receipt of the Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award given by the Associated General Contractors of America. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children.
With over 25 years of experience designing kitchens and baths, Malory enjoys creating functional and stylish spaces for her clients. Her emphasis on educating her clients on product benefits, space planning options and being respectful of budgets, has gained the trust of many clients. Malory approaches every project as a unique challenge and caters her designs to the needs and visions of her clients.
Malory has a bachelors in Interior Design from the University of Arkansas and a masters in Environmental Design from the University of Missouri. After 17 years in the industry in Columbia, MO, she relocated to Colorado in 2011. When she is not designing, Malory enjoys hiking, camping and creative woodworking.
“My Passion in designing is to bring to life the vision a client has for their space. I strive to create the best possible design and layout for the space based on the clients preferences, lifestyle and budget.”
Carolyn relocated to Colorado from North Carolina with her husband and 2 children in 1995. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Foods and Nutrition from North Carolina Central University and was employed with several food companies in the area of Product and Menu development. She has been a Kitchen and Bath Designer for 15 years and a member of the Rocky Mountain Chapter National Kitchen and Bath Association where she has served as a Chapter Officer. Design is where form meets function. She specializes in designing spaces that you love and that fit your budget. Her expertise allows her the ability to bring together the knowledge of design principles, residential construction, kitchen and bath systems and products to help customers conceptualize and realize the spaces where they live and interact. Carolyn’s unique craft was honed during time spent testing and developing products and recipes in the world famous Betty Crocker Test Kitchens where she came to appreciate the importance of a beautiful functioning space. As a Certified Kitchen Designer, she consults with clients to understand their needs, determine the scope of their project, design, estimate their budget, order materials, create timelines for completion and supervises installation.
“Many thanks to Carolyn Spottsville who did a superb job of design. She was able to translate our fuzzy ideas into a design that was exactly what we were aiming for. She was great with offering suggestions that we never would have thought of, but now we wouldn't want to be without! She was also wonderful about letting us know when she felt we were making a mistake in any of our choices (kitchen backsplash!) and she was absolutely correct.”
As Senior Interior Designer specializing in Kitchen and Bath Design, Karen brings 13 years of design experience, advanced educational training, and detailed attention to each diverse project while focusing on creative solutions to design challenges. Her design training results in application of the Elements and Principles of design along with NKBA guidelines to transform spaces while referencing selections that are appropriate for individual needs, lifestyles, and budgets.
Karen begins each project by incorporating a thorough preliminary evaluation with detailed CAD drafting, and rendering skills to streamline the design process and enhance visual communication with clients. She utilizes her expertise in space planning, residential design, color theory, and product knowledge to create distinctive environments reflecting the unique personality and taste of each client. Once a design is finalized, Karen continues to consult with her clients to facilitate the selection process, specify materials, and provide guidance or supervision until the project is complete.
Karen has earned a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Science, plus a Rank I with certification and endorsements in Education and School Administration from Western Kentucky University. Following a successful career in education as a teacher, team lead, and Intern Mentor, Karen moved from Kentucky to Colorado with her husband, a Colorado Native, in 1999. Karen’s creative talents led her back to school again in a slightly different direction. She completed a Degree in Interior Design after completing an Internship in Kitchen and Bath Design and a final Capstone Project on Aging in Place. Karen studied to specialize in Kitchen and Bath Design and earned additional certification by the National Kitchen and Bath Association as an Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD).
Karen worked in the new home building industry for several years followed by roles as an Independent Designer and a consulting Designer for a kitchen and bath showroom. Karen maintains professional memberships in the National Kitchen and Bath Association and is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers. She participates in continuing education programs to enhance design knowledge and technological skills. Her belief in the importance of education inspires Karen’s continued involvement with design education. Karen serves as a member of the Arapahoe Community College Interior Design Advisory Committee. She enjoys working with future designers and volunteers as a Capstone Juror for Interior Design student final projects and presentations.
“Karen, my designer, really helped me choose materials and colors that really came together well.“
As part of the Kitchens Inspired design team, Julie helps clients realize visions through functional and innovative design. With over 30 years of design and home décor experience, Julie values integrity and respect for others, while adding a bit of humor to create a positive experience for her clients. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Colorado in 2007 as a non-traditional student. In her spare time, Julie paints abstract acrylics and loves traveling with her extended family.
Kari graduated from the University of Colorado Environmental Design Program with a major in Product Design in May of 2020. She is very passionate about design, specifically graphics and interiors making Kitchens Inspired a perfect fit. Kari hopes to have a long career in the design field. In her free time she enjoys all things outdoors and creating artwork.
After 20 years in the hair industry as an educator and colorist Lisa thought it was time to move onto another creative outlet. During the remodel of her home, Lisa decided to embark in the kitchen and bath program at Arapahoe Community College knowing how important it is to create a space that is welcoming, functional, beautiful and inviting for family and friends to gather. Working alongside builders and homeowners of all budgets and styles, Lisa believes each person is unique and strives to reach the vision they have. In her spare time, Lisa is an outdoor enthusiast, golfer, camper and enjoys the beach.
“I enjoy bringing a mix of creativity and fun, functionality and purpose, and a good sense of humor to help you create the perfect, most personalized space for you and those you share your home with.”
After spending 10+ years as a portrait photographer, Shari pursued her lifelong dream of diving into interior design, renovating her home from top to bottom. The project reignited her interest in a career in this industry and she subsequently earned a Certificate in Residential Kitchen and Bath Design from Arapahoe Community College. In addition to loving design Shari is a passionate cook, where she is constantly seeking to recreate her Grandma’s incredible Italian recipes. Between Shari’s love for both cooking and design, she is adamant about the functionality and purpose of workspaces in the kitchen.
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