I’ve always been drawn to the process of creating beautiful kitchens. In the early 2000s, I was working in London, running a kitchen design company where I sold products from a range of brands. Across the pond, Paul Kropp was busy hand-crafting custom wood furniture out of his woodshop in Michigan. After moving to the U.S, where I spent a brief spell with a high end kitchen design company based in CT, in 2006 I followed my passion for designing luxury kitchens and founded Bakes & Company. In 2011, I started working with Paul, combining my designs with his construction, and very soon it became clear that there was a synergy to the relationship that needed to be developed more fully. In 2014, we decided to make our partnership official. Thus, Bakes & Kropp was born, out of a vision to build a legacy of fine design and craftsmanship and to create one-of-a-kind luxury kitchens for beautiful homes across the country.