Lori Carroll & Associates | Kitchen and Bath Design October 2107

Siobhan Daggett- Terenzi Hands-on designer helps shepherd in the next design generation Throughout her 25-year design career, Siobhan Daggett-Terenzi has found that giving clients a personalized experience is the key to success. After 12 years as the senior designer at a local kitchen dealer where there wasn’t enough time to be hands-on with clients, Daggett-Terenzi started Branford, CT-based Cucina Design in 2004. On her own, she has been able to work one-on-one with clients providing individual, specialized attention. This customized approach at her boutique design firm often extends past kitchen cabinet design into excursions to granite yards, tile companies and appliance stores. As she caters to individualized designs, she has made it a point to step outside of her comfort zones into such areas as MidcenturyModern, popular with the millennial population. Additionally, Daggett-Terenzi is also active in bringing the next gener- ation of designers into the industry. What began as a project with a local high school design teacher, interested in getting kids local apprentice- ships, has led Daggett-Terenzi into mentoring three interior and kitchen design students from nearby University of NewHaven. “We’re always trying to bring new blood into the industry,” she stresses, “to spark an interest in kitchen design.” Sean Clarke Family business leader spearheads debut of urban design center Family and business are closely linked for Sean Clarke, president of Clarke, a premier kitchen and bath showroom destination. His grandfather opened a Connecticut-based appliance store back in 1955 and, several decades later, his father TomClarke continued the family tradition when he became the country’s first Sub-Zero distributor and opened the first Clarke showroom in Hopkinton, MA. Operating the very first Sub-Zero showroom in the U.S., Clarke is now New England’s exclusive distributor of high-performance appliance brands including Sub-Zero, Wolf, ASKO, Best and Scotsman as well as Waterstone Faucets and Dawn Sinks. Top-tier cabinet and countertop lines are also featured in vignettes at Clarke, which now has three showrooms. Under Sean Clarke’s direction, the company took on its most am- bitious project, opening 7 Tide in the Boston Seaport a year ago, the company’s first urban-based showroom. The prestigious project led to an invitation from Sub-Zero andWolf for Sean Clarke to become the co-chair of their newDistributor Marketing Advisory Board. “At 7 Tide, we have built our most ambitious showroom and test kitch- en to date, and have already doubled its size within a year,” he remarks. And, since the building provides more space than the company needs, it has attracted synergistic companies includingMarvinWindows &Doors and Kohler to open inspiration centers at the address. Ellen Cheever, CMKBD, ASID, CAPS Educator and role model acts as mentor to the design community Ellen Cheever is the very embodi- ment of a CertifiedMaster Kitchen & Bath Designer, having forged a matchless legacy across four-plus decades as a designer, author, busi- ness leader, consultant, educator and mentor to literally thousands of homeowners and design professionals. Amember of the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s “Hall of Fame,” and former director of educational services for the NKBA, Cheever is the author of more than 20 books and manuals on kitchen and bath design, and has served as a contributor to Kitchen & Bath Design News, for which she created a highly regarded seminar series melding cutting-edge design techniques with profit-making business management strategies. In addition to heading her award-winningWilmington, DE-based residential design firm, Ellen Cheever &Associates, Cheever has also combined her talents, expertise and experience to design showrooms, help launch products, develop kitchen/bath dealer networks and create trade-show exhibits and editorial sets. She continues to write, consult, de- sign and present CEU programs on space planning, project management, product specification and related topics, including an annual series of live and online courses offered by Jenn-Air for maintaining AIA-, IDCEC- and NKBA-accredited design certifications. Lori Carroll, NCIDQ, ASID, IIDA, NKBAMember Multi-award-winning designer honored as ‘woman of influence’ With 40+ national design awards, Lori Carroll is well known for her creative talents. Her professional accolades be- gan early, winning countless ASID and IIDA awards over the years, including eight local Best of Show awards since 1998. Most recently, she brought home the Gold in KBDN’s 2017 Kitchen & Bath Design Awards, Master Bathrooms Over $50,000 category, and has also won the NKBA Pinnacle of Design, the 2016 NKBA Kitchen of the Year and 2017 NKBA Bathroom of the Year awards. Neither are her talents confined to the U.S.; in 2016, shewon theKitchen &BathroomDesigner Awards’ International Designer of the Yearaward. But for all her design expertise, Carroll is equally skilled as a savvy business woman, having been honored as Tucson’s 2015Women of Influ- ence – Female Business Owner of the Year. “Being a small town girl from Iowa, it’s hard to believe all that has happened inmy career over the past fewdecades.Althoughmy business is still based in a smaller market, with a diverse demographic, I have been fortunate to go fromwinning Best of Showat local ASIDDesign Excellence competitions to being recognized nationally and internationally for my de- signs.I still seemyself as a relatively simple person; embracing a profession that looks glamorous on the outside but takes an elevated level of drive and dedication to succeed.” October 2017 • KitchenBathDesign.com 41