Marie Lail Blackburn, the principal designer of MLBdesigngroup, is an award-winning Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer with more than 20 years’ experience in the kitchen and bath industry. She has created amazing and beautiful kitchen and bath designs throughout the Puget Sound, Hawaii and California.
I never design a building before I’ve seen the site and met the people who will be using it. — Frank Lloyd Wright
Marie’s clients appreciate her ability to really listen to their thoughts and ideas, no matter how vague at the beginning, and come to understand their vision and hope for the kitchen or bath space – or the entire home – they are planning to remodel. Translating those desires and feelings into a meaningful reality is the cornerstone of her practice. Her clients often talk about how emotionally connected they feel to their remodeled homes, and more than one has commented on the “rightness of the design.”
Kitchen and bath design is more than a career for Marie: it’s her passion. Her love of organic materials and natural style is reflected in her unique designs that often incorporate warm and interesting textures and thoughtfully-conceived planning solutions anchored by a solid foundation of technical expertise and design savvy. Her team of skilled craftspeople and preferred vendors are key resources her clients can tap into to bring their dreams to life.
Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere. — GK Chesterton, English writer, “Prince of Paradox”
When she’s not working on interior designs, Marie reads incessantly (especially historical fiction and design magazines), experiments with Italian cooking, practices yoga, and tries not to “mom all over everything” with her young adult son. She wants to sail the Turquoise Coast in a gulet, and hold a standing bow pose for a full 60 seconds.