Designer Amy Richardson of Brunswick Cabinets and Countertops

Designer Amy Richardson

Get to know more about Designer Amy Richardson. Her early influences that set the trajectory for her career and, discover the one thing (!) you will never see in her home.

Q&A with Amy Richardson – Designer

The person

On a houseboat, in the Caribbean, listening to someone’s life story (while stirring up some tasty food) in a perfectly designed kitchen is Amy’s dream but her reality – minus the Caribbean and houseboat – is pretty close!

Amy’s devoted 20+ years to building a successful design career by listening to customers describe how they live in an effort to design them a perfect kitchen. Her love for cooking brings practicality and thoughtfulness to her designs.

Choosing to work with Amy means you’ll benefit from great advice on where to make investments in your kitchen to make your day-to-day life easier. Yet, Amy will bring more than just practical advice to your project.

Past customers agree. Amy’s good-natured (some even say hilarious) spirit will keep your experience fun and memorable. And, it is for this reason we love Amy and know you’ll almost certainly love working with her!

The professional

Amy was surrounded by family in the construction business throughout childhood. It might have been this exposure that led to her early love for drafting in high school and her itch to draw. But, a separate passion for helping others ultimately led Amy to pursue a degree in Psychology at UNCW for a future in counseling.

It wasn’t until after college when an opportunity arose at a big-box retailer that she realized she might able to pursue both. She landed herself a job designing kitchens and realized to be a great designer you must be great at customer discovery and drawing. Fast-forward to today and we’ll say Amy has the secret sauce to success.

Amy’s ability to ask all the right questions when working with customers to help them make important decisions about what type of kitchen is best is what sets her apart. An initial one-on-one consultation with Amy is thorough so that she has the information needed to design kitchen visuals in the form of CAD renderings. It’s the process of discovering a customer’s wants and needs and bringing the vision to life that still gives Amy the greatest professional satisfaction.

Brunswick Cabinets and Countertops Designer Amy Richardson

Personal Interior Style


Favorite Paint Color

“Any shade of green.”

Favorite Cabinet Style for Kitchens

Transitional. Mix of rustic and modern or traditional.

Favorite Countertop for Kitchens

“It depends. I like the leather finish on granite.”

Every Kitchen Needs...

“A trash can pull out.”

The One Thing You'll Never Find In My Home

“Bradley Cooper, unfortunately 🤣.


A project in good hands

The Absolute Best for Your Budget

Experience is a great predictor of success and here at Brunswick Cabinets and Countertops, we believe a project in good hands is one managed with years of experience.

If you’re seeking a design partner that is able to say “been there and done that”, Amy’s your design partner. With Amy, you’ll be guided away from unnecessary challenges and towards practical and thoughtful solutions based on your wants and needs.

Amy’s design approach is to take a space and make it as functional as possible while designing to suit a client’s personal taste. This is why Amy is a good designer. But, it’s her sincerest desire to make sure the selections you make are the absolute best for your budget that make her a great designer.

The sophistication Amy has with CAD helps her quickly confirm if her interpretations of a customer’s wants and needs have been captured perfectly and are ready to be brought to life.

If she sees a familiar face of happiness when you see your rendering for the first time, she will know she is on the right track.

Kitchen Design Rendering

Describe a Favorite Project

“Small house, really small kitchen, and a really tight budget. We worked together and really made excellent use of the space. The client was in tears when she came to me after having family over for Thanksgiving. She thought that I had made her holiday possible.”

Favorite Thing About your Career

“My client’s face when they see the rendering for the first time. Then, of course, the final product.”

Most important question a Homeowner should ask themselves when replacing a kitchen

“What do I dislike about my current kitchen?”

Cabinet and Countertop Pairings

Curated by Amy

Brunswick Cabinets and Countertops offers designer pairing picks to help locals begin their cabinet and countertop search.

If you’d like to know more about this Designer Pairing Pick, contact us. We’d be happy to set up a call with Amy for you to discuss the pairing and any additional questions you may have. 


Designer Pairing Pick: October 2020

“Timeless “ – Amy has chosen the Fieldstone cabinetry line for her October 2020 pairing. 

She has paired Fieldstone’s Ridgeway Door Style in Rattan and opted to pair with a granite countertop in Sequoia Leathered. 

With off white, beige, and gray in the countertop, this timeless pairing strikes a beautiful contrast and creates a neutral foundation for your space. 

Amy Richardson Designer Pairing Pick October 2020

Are you ready to bring your wish list to life?

Designer Amy Richardson Is Ready to Help You Kickstart Your Project.