Inspiration abounds at Bentwood of Austin. Displays in styles ranging from traditional to modern invite you to explore the many design options for your remodeling or new custom project. Our team of expert professionals will be on hand to guide you from idea to installation.
OUR AUSTIN TEAM
Showroom Manager / Lead Designer
Shawna’s unusual blend of creative talent and technical expertise has earned her industry accolades and mentions in Texas Home and Living, Austin Business Journal, Edible Austin, and the Austin Chronicle. She is an award winning, Registered Interior Designer with a BFA in Interior Design, and has been in the design, building and remodeling industry for over 20 years.
“Kitchens happen to be my favorite room in the house. I love a beautiful and functional kitchen. Personally, I love to cook, and would probably be a chef if I had not forged a career specializing in kitchen design.”
Karmela Dizon / Designer
Karmela’s creative designs have earned her awards in NARI contests along with project features in Houzz, and in local magazines Oakland, Alameda, and Piedmont. She is an NKBA Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer and a Certified Interior Designer by the state of California.
We are excited to welcome Karmela to our Texas team as she continues to share her passion and 12-years of experience in residential design and construction management with Bentwood clients in the Austin market.
With her creativity and a solutionist mindset, each space is “approached artistically with function and longevity in mind”.
Nicole Herger / Designer
After several years in corporate finance, Nicole followed her passion for creativity pursuing a degree in Interior Design. The exactness required in the finance industry translates well to laying out a kitchen or a multitude of other spaces. Designing a space that will both stand the test of time visually and functionally is high on her priority list when working with clientele.
“Many of my great family memories revolve around being in the kitchen, preparing meals and breaking bread with those closest to me.” The change in industry has been a very fulfilling one to her, and she revels in helping clients achieve a beautiful space that will impact their lives for years to come – making many of their own happy memories.
Steve is an accomplished project manager with over 20 years of managing residential and commercial projects with a specialization in kitchen and bathrooms.
Steve’s focus is ensuring his clients projects run smoothly and on time. His design experience and management training help him recognize and resolve potential project issues.
His goal is to continuously meet and exceed Bentwood’s high standards and delight clients.
“Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best.”
Steve enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family. He also enjoys doing activities that bring out his creativity.
Laura is a creative Interior Designer with experience in interior decoration, home staging, space planning and computer-aided design. She loves creating harmonious residential spaces.
Laura has an Associate of Applied Science Major: Interior Design from Houston Community College.
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” —Confucius
The kitchen is the focal point of your home, it is where loved ones gather and spend memorable times. This is why having a beautiful and functional kitchen makes life better.
Laura loves to spend time with family and friends, cooking, staying current with design trends and creating mood boards.