Maria’s attention to detail is what is needed to design and execute a kitchen or bath of your dreams. After searching for the best custom cabinetry for her projects and not finding exactly what she needed – she developed her own line of cabinets handcrafted in Connecticut by skilled artisans much like her father. The cabinet line provides unparalleled options and choices for the ultimate custom kitchen or bath. Learn more by visiting mariamatluckcc.com and by following @maria_matluck_designs.

 

Q: WHAT AND WHO CURRENTLY INSPIRES YOU?

A: Nature, and the designer Becki Owens inspires me.

 

Q: WHERE IS THE MOST INSPIRING PLACE YOU’VE TRAVELED?

A: My favorite place I’ve traveled is Croatia because of its natural beauty, delicious food, gracious people, and the coastline is just beautiful, particularly this little island called Korula which was like going back in time.

 

Q: WHAT ARE THE CONSTANT INGREDIENTS IN YOUR RECIPE FOR DESIGN?

A: I have a clean and streamlined recipe and I always mix textures with colors and finishes.

 

Q: WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE AN ASPIRING DESIGNER?

A: The one piece of advice I’d give an aspiring designer is to not be afraid to take a chance, and you don’t have to do what others are doing.

 

Q: WHAT IS YOUR DREAM PROJECT?

A: My dream project would be designing something on the water in Croatia. I love the water and I’d love to bring it inside via large windows and doors that open out to the water view.

 

Q: WHAT IS YOUR MOST FAVORITE PROJECT?

A:  My favorite project right now is a total house renovation which incorporate three bathrooms and a kitchen. The homeowner wants everything from top to bottom. Some interesting facts are splurging on wallpaper; creating an office because she spends a lot of time there; we’re buying a timeless and classic rug; recreating their fireplace hearth and then tying it all together.

 

Q: WHAT IS ONE THING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT YOU?

A: One thing people don’t know about me is that I won an arm wrestling award in high school.

 

Q:  WHAT IS YOUR GO-TO COCKTAIL?

A: My go-to cocktail is vodka, elderberry liquor, prosecco, grapefruit, and a slice of orange peel.

 

Q: WHAT IS ONE ADJECTIVE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOU USING THE FIRST LETTER OF YOUR FIRST NAME?

A:  One adjective that best describes me is Magnanimous.

 

Q: WHAT IS YOUR BEST ENTERTAINING TIP?

A: My best entertaining tip is to always have plenty of good food and alcohol and have a great mix of people.

 

Q:  WHAT ARE TWO THINGS YOU HAVE IN YOUR PURSE?

A:  I have three:  I always have lip balm, an almond Kind Bar, and a face mask.