(415) 897-8504
By appointment only
1066 Machin Ave. Novato, CA 94945

NKB Design Collective

What sets us apart?

Novato Kitchens and Baths is a showroom only.  We do not have employees and we offer this showroom to a talented group of curated designers that handles project management and sells our products for us.  Over the years, we have formed long lasting relationships with some of the best designers in the Bay Area.  Most of these designers have backgrounds in Interior Design and Architecture.  These designers have cart-blanche control to create spaces that work for our clients and are not driven by sales figures.  

Because we don’t have employees, we have very low over-head and are able to pass the savings on to our clients.  Not only are our prices lower, but every project is dedicated to a designer.   So instead of a sales person, you’ll have the talent of an experienced Interior Designer or Architect designing and planning your space just for purchasing cabinets with us!  

Rosalind DeMello

My career began in the construction industry working for 18 years in design build. During this time, I honed my skills visiting both commercial and custom home jobsites, managing timelines, and drawing plans. In 2013 I realized that my heart was really in space planning and design so my husband Wes and I started DeMello Design and Construction and joined forces with my father Paul at Novato Kitchens and Baths.

The best part of my job is working with clients to create a functional design space while partnering that with an elegant aesthetic. I enjoy finding creative ways to develop a contemporary, yet timeless design that marries well with my clients taste and the style of their home.

  • 1993-1995 Interior Design Program Certification
  • 1997-1999 Business and Construction Management Certification

Novato Kitchens & Baths, LLC and DeMello Design and Construction

Services: Kitchen & Bath Design and Sales, Interior Design, Project Management

Phone: (415) 897-8504 Ext. 105
Cell 707-328-2928
Email: roz (at) novatokitchens.com

Wes DeMello

Wes previously worked in construction and remediation before joining us in 2020.  He brings his wealth of knowledge in the construction field and along with managing the showroom and building new displays, can help with all your fixtures needs.

Novato Kitchens & Baths, LLC and DeMello Design and Construction

Services: Fixture Sales, On-site Consultant, Carpentry, Landscape Design

Phone: (415) 897-8504 ext 102
Cell: (707) 328-9314
Email: wes@novatokitchens.com 

Robin Barnato

I have been designing professionally for over 16 years, during which time I have helped transform over 80 kitchen and baths, renovated numerous homes, and provided guidance on all aspects of home decoration. My approach to each project always begins with the same theme: listening to the client’s functional and aesthetic goals, understanding the budgetary considerations, and exploring together the possibilities. Moving from concept to reality is where the rubber meets the road, and I love to collaborate, plan and troubleshoot with clients, tradespeople and vendors to make each project a success.

I am a Marin County native, lucky to create for a living in this beautiful area. I owned my own Design Showroom in San Anselmo for 12 years; and had a 15 year career in banking and finance before pivoting into the home design field in 2002.

UC Berkeley Extension – Interior Architecture Certification Program 2002-2004
Santa Clara University, MBA 1987
University of California Berkeley,  B.A. Political Economy 1984

Barnato Designs
Services: Kitchen & Bath Design and Sales, Interior Design, Renderings, Permit Drawings

Cell: (415) 412-5013
Email: robin@novatokitchens.com 

David Kiljanowicz

I believe that each client’s style is unique. Timeless, Contemporary, Traditional, or Transitional… a successful design starts with discovering & listening to specific needs and creating a collaborative relationship. A member of the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), I’ve taught Adult Education covering Home Design & Remodeling, and have projects published in Connecticut Magazine, The New York Times, & the Greenwich Review. My career has included Residential Design-Build, General Contracting, Project Management, Decorative Interiors, Lighting Design, and my true passion since 2001,  ‘Kitchen & Bath Design’, this combination brings a unique perspective to each project. How Lucky am I? I get to help people improve the quality of their lives by improving their homes. Can’t wait to meet you.

Paier College of Fine Art 1980

Berner Studio Design
Services: Kitchen & Bath Design and Sales, Interior Design

Phone: (415) 897-8504 Ext 103

Rich DiCola

A New Jersey Yankee in California’s North Bay.

My career in Design and Remodeling started around 6 yrs old fashioning whole neighborhoods out of cardboard boxes, Tonka Trucks, and G.I. Joes. A lot has changed since then but I still enjoy creating aesthetically functional spaces for my clients. Growing up in a large Italian family, food and time in the kitchen took center stage (ask me about our 5 hour, multi-course, holiday feasts). I still love to cook a family meal most evenings and find the time relaxing and satisfying. Now I share my skills with others… design, food, recipes… it’s all there. Let’s have some fun and see what I can do for you.

Montclair University
Governor’s Mansion Holiday Decor Harrisburg, PA
Inns in New England Holiday Decor and Floral Work

Berner Studio Design
Services: Kitchen & Bath Design and Sales, Interior Design, Landscape Design

Cell: (203) 313-2858

Mary Baron Smith

Mary joined Novato Kitchens & Baths in 2000. She especially enjoys working on residential projects, where personal interaction and client communication are foremost. Mary listens to her clients’ wishes, and understands that each job is unique and must reflect the taste and needs of her client.

UC Berkeley, BA in Architecture

Baron Smith Design and Construction
Services: Kitchen & Bath Design and Sales, Permit drawings, General Contractor, Project Management

Cell: (415) 9904071

Kamber Mason

I believe in a holistic and educated approach to interior architecture and design from concept through completion. My goal is to bring both beauty and function to your design to enable you to live more fully and with greater appreciation for your surroundings. I am a designer, artist, and experienced business owner. I graduated with a BA in Art History from UC Santa Cruz in 1993. In 2019 I earned an MFA from the San Francisco Academy of Art in Interior Architecture and Design. As a designer, I have worked in art and design since 1993, beginning in the art gallery business, moving into graphic design, then managing all marketing and design for my jointly owned plumbing business, and finally evolving into a certified interior designer with an MFA education in Interior Architecture and Design. 

  • MFA – Interior Architecture & Design, San Francisco Academy of Art, 2019
  • BA – Art History, UC Santa Cruz, 1993
  • Certified Interior Designer #7189 – California Council for Interior Design

Kamber Mason Design and Mason Plumbing
Services: Kitchen & Bath Design and Sales, Interior Design, Wet Stamp Permit drawings, Renderings, Plumbing Contractor

Cell: (415) 328-3342

Paul Price

Novato Kitchens & Baths, LLC and Price Brothers Construction Company
Services: On-site Consultant

Cell: (415) 310-6334

Jack Price

Price Brothers Construction
Services: On-site Consultant, Permit plans, General Contractor

Cell: (415) 328-0903