Laura Mergens Sullivan
ASID Award Winning Designer.
Laura has been providing Interior Design service and space planning solutions to southern California clients for over 19 years, with total industry experience exceeding 30 years. She is formally educated, and is a Certified Interior Designer, a Certified Kitchen Designer, and a Certified Bath Designer, and has successfully achieved the prestigious NCIDQ Certification. Memberships include National Kitchen & Bath Association, American Society of Interior Designers, and California Council for Interior Design Certification. Additional accolades include an ASID 2015 Gold Award for excellence in Interior Design for Master-Bath Design.
She is a southern girl born and raised in Atlanta Georgia. She attended American Intercontinental University in Atlanta where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Interior Design.
Laura’s career has developed and expanded in the Kitchen and Bath Industry. She has worked with several cabinet manufactures from startup to high end companies. She has held various positions including; Interior Designer, Senior Kitchen Designer, Project Design Manager and Manufactures Representative. Her corporate positions include; Design Director, Kitchen Bath Design Director, Showroom Operations Manager, and Vice President of Operations. Laura has given back to the industry in the form of apprenticeships and a mentoring program for students from the Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) located in Walnut, California. She has also taught at Mt. SAC College in the Interior Design Program with the curriculum of the approved NKBA standards for the Kitchen and Bath Studio Design Classes.
A PERSONAL NOTE
I have fond memories growing up with my southern family in Georgia. The kitchen was a welcoming gathering place for me and my three siblings, mom, dad, and anyone else who wanted to pull up a chair and enjoy a glass of sweet tea, some good eats, and great fellowship. Often these gatherings led to extended conversations, various types of events, and entertainment in other areas of the home.
Then and now, the kitchen is an ever expanding major part of the home that encompasses and influences all areas of our lives. I enjoy cooking, eating, conversation, entertaining, collecting kitchen gadgets, exploration, architecture, and art.
MY DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
“Designing Kitchens and other spaces is an expression of the client’s heart and soul; enriching their personal environment, promoting wellness, harmony, peace and creating memories in a place called home.”
“It’s important in formulating kitchen design concepts to understand the aesthetics, functionality and practical working environment in the kitchen. Passion for the art of cooking enables you to understand the functioning, versatility, and the usage of the space requirements.”
It is a tremendous blessing and privilege to be a part of enriching a client’s home and promoting wealth of life and memories for years to come. Thank you.
Fine Designed Interiors
Laura Mergens Sullivan ASID, NCIDQ
CID, CKD, CBD
California Council for Interior Design Certification.org
National Kitchen & Bath Association.org
American Society of Interior Designers, ASID.org
2015 ASID Gold Award Bathroom