Our Design Team
Our designers at The Kitchen Studio are inspired by listening to your kitchen’s story. That story sets the stage for a unique, customized kitchen. Members of the National Kitchen & Bath Association, our experienced design team provides consultative services that will ultimately uncover each client’s unique style and functional requirements to achieve his or her dream kitchen.
Leading our team of passionate, design professionals is Kitchen Studio founder and president, Gina Arledge. Click below to learn more about Gina and how she started The Kitchen Studio.
This year, 2015, marks twenty years of being a kitchen designer. My career dream became reality in January of 1995 when I began my first job at a small Greensboro cabinet company. I was a recent graduate of East Carolina University’s interior design program and had very little experience. I had never been so scared in my life! Fortunately, I had an experienced designer to show me the ropes and help me learn the business. I am proud to say that I am still friends with my first client to this day!
After a year, I moved to a large Winston-Salem based company where I was able to hone my skills as a designer and learn how effective working on a creative team can be. The senior designers there had an amazing impact on me that I still carry with me to this day.
In 2001, I was fortunate enough to be able to begin my own company, The Kitchen Studio. Having 3-year-old and 9-month-old sons, I questioned my sanity on a daily basis while also living the dream of my life! With my supportive husband’s great help I was able to balance home and work life (and actually appear normal on the outside!).
Now, the proud mom of two teenagers, things have settled a bit. My husband and I actually get to spend time together without constant interruption. I work with an amazing team of designers who make me better every day. I have a beautiful showroom that reflects the work The Kitchen Studio creates, and I’m still living the dream. I thank God every day that I can come to work and be creative, imaginative, and have an impact on people’s lives in their kitchens. I love hearing kitchen stories and am so grateful it’s my life’s calling.