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Philosophy

Our success is measured by the desire to create not just exceptional interiors, but lasting relationships.


Great interiors always start with human experiences. How will the environments we design help you relax, create, and enjoy day to day living?
Do you need counter space for two cooks or a place for your kids to do homework while you make dinner?

Bringing living spaces to life requires more than creativity. It requires a dynamic cross-current of knowledge, ideas and insights with the right mix of talent. Selecting from the highest quality products available, we create a design concept using advanced imaging so that you have a clear idea of where we’re headed, and what your space and completed remodel will look like.

If you prefer environmentally conscious products, or need building permits, we’ll help solve every challenge, overseeing your project from concept through final installation and finishing.

For us, the deepest satisfaction comes from knowing we have played a part in creating memorable experiences in your life. In fact, when it’s all said and done, we look forward to preparing a gourmet meal for you in your new kitchen to help celebrate.


Guido Ausenda

Owner

Born and raised in Rome, Guido studied naval architecture and served in the Italian Navy before traveling to Los Angeles to work for his uncle’s granite and marble fabrication business. His talent for design grew out of the ten years he managed installations, working with clients to create dynamic, uniquely individual interiors. Drawn to the beautiful Monterey Peninsula, Guido went to work for a local interior remodel company where his skills and knowledge of design continued to evolve, and in 2010 he opened Monterey Kitchens. His secret of success? A fusion of great people who love what they do, quality products, modern technology and old world client-centered values. On a free day, you might find Guido out sailing on the Bay or in the kitchen re-creating his mother’s original Italian dishes using local ingredients. For Guido, work and play have always been two sides of the same coin.