About This Blog

Welcome to Design Living: The official blog of Snaidero USA, the exclusive North-American distributor of Snaidero kitchens and high-end baths and closet systems from Italy.

Home design is our passion and we created this forum so we can share it with you!

On these pages, you will find:

  • Practical, direct insights and tips from our designers on kitchen, bath and closet design with the purpose of de-mystifying the design process;
  • Discussions on new design trends, Italian design and made-in-Italy home furnishings;
  • Conversations about the art of designing the living space to fit the homeowners’ unique needs, tastes, and personality;
  • Conversations about how we experience design as an integral part of our home and daily life;
  • Exclusive interviews with world-class architects and designers.

Join us on a journey of discovery of how to design the living… and living design!


Snaidero USA kitchen designer Carlos BustinzaCarlos Bustinza - Snaidero USA Miami & Fort Lauderdale

Email: cbustinza@snaidero-usa.net

As the Sales Director of Snaidero USA’s Florida Retail operations, Carlos has 22 years of experience in the high-end kitchen design field. He has designed kitchens for some of the movers and shakers of South Florida as well as celebrities and other high-profile clients, while having the distinct pleasure to work alongside the most successful and talented interior designers in the country. Carlos is a well rounded expert in all aspects of kitchen design. He brings his own passion for cooking and entertaining into his design work. In his spare time, Carlos challenges himself by training for and participating to triathlon and Iron Man races.

Studio Snaidero Chicago's kitchen designer Shawna DillonShawna Dillon - Snaidero DC Metro

Email: shawna@snaiderodcmetro.com

Shawna Dillon is a Senior Interior Designer for Snaidero Chicago with over 11 years of experience with the Snaidero product. She is an NCIDQ Certificate holder and a Professional Member of ASID. She has a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Virginia Tech with a minor in Art History. Shawna began her career in residential interior design before turning her focus to luxury kitchen design. She first started working with Snaidero in DC before moving to Chicago. In her career, Shawna has enjoyed designing beautiful spaces throughout the East coast, the Midwest, and as far as Vietnam.

Snaidero USA Los Angeles' kitchen designer Lois O'MalleyLois O’Malley - Snaidero USA Los Angeles

Email: lomalley@snaidero-la.com

Lois O’Malley was born in Philadelphia, PA, but has lived in California for many years and considers Los Angeles home. She has an Associate of Arts degree in Interior Design and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management. She has been designing kitchens and managing the Snaidero USA Los Angeles flagship showroom for almost eleven years. She very much enjoys working in the design field, which offers the opportunity to work in a creative environment and create beautiful kitchens that add to the overall design of her clients’ home.

Snaidero USA New York's kitchen designer Lorena PolonLorena Polon - Snaidero USA New York

Email: lpolon@snaidero-nyc.com

Lorena Polon has a BFA in Interior Design. After graduating, she got some experience working in the architectural field before joining Kitchen & Bath Works. She was first introduced to the Snaidero designs during her 10-year tenure at Feincraft Design. She officially joined Snaidero USA 9 years ago and has been working with us since then, designing for clients in New Jersey and New York. She is a two-time regional winner of the Sub Zero Wolf design contest. Her works have been published in several national and regional magazines, including Luxe Interiors and Design and Great American Kitchens.


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