Bluebell Kitchens has been the standard for quality and innovation in kitchen design
since 1985. Over time the company has expanded, skillfully designing beautiful
bathrooms as well as other interior spaces. Bluebell Kitchens creates classic designs
that span the spectrum from traditional to modern, and complement both period
and newly constructed homes. The success of our business can be attributed to
the friendly staff of talented designers as well as the attention that is paid to every
Many of our projects are done in collaboration with the area's leading residential
architects and builders. We cover the Main Line, Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery
Counties, as well as the Mid-Atlantic region. Bluebell Kitchens streamlines the
design process with a comprehensive understanding of various design programs,
which allows for a strong dialogue among design professionals and in turn provides
the client with the best possible product.
Peter Cardamone Owner and Principal Designer
Peter Cardamone is the creative engine that runs BBK. He meets with every client and designs each project with the support of his design team. Peter has a degree in fine art from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. While attending school, he served an apprenticeship with Philadelphia cabinetmaker Will Hamid, and it was there that he developed his love for woodworking. He further honed his craft with furniture designer Virgil Procaccino. Working with this firm, Peter fine-tuned his design skills on retail and restaurant projects in Philadelphia and New York. He later worked to develop Procaccino’s national line of contract office furniture.
Peter began his kitchen design career with the Kennebec Company of Bath, Maine. His ability to visualize space and his talent for design brought him to national attention. His awards include the Sub Zero Design Competition and Best Traditional Kitchen, Colonial Homes Magazine. His works have been featured in most of the major design magazines, from Architectural Digest to Traditional Home. Peter is also featured in Tauton Press’ “Kitchen Idea Book.” Currently Mr. Cardamone sits on the design advisory board of several National Cabinet manufacturers, developing new products and mapping new design trends. He resides in Ambler, Pa with his family.
Lynne Kaltman Interior Designer
With over 20 years of interior design experience, Lynne brings her passion for design, color, texture and fabrics to the Bluebell team. She takes pride in creating solutions and designs beyond every client’s expectations. Her work has been featured in Traditional Home, Montgomery County Living, Mainline Today, Signature Kitchens and Baths, the Bucks County Designer House, as well as the Vassar Designer House.
Richard Dunlevy Designer
A Pratt Institute architecture grad, Richard worked at boutique architectural design firms in NYC, designed & manufactured luxury home goods, created interiors for a Center City architecture firm and owned a Main Line design-build company before joining Bluebell Kitchens. He believes his varied design background gives him a heightened understanding of construction and its impact on design, a “furniture-furnishing sensibility” and the ability to source almost any material or product. Richard, who is responsible for sales, design, material selection and project management at Bluebell Kitchens, is drawn to the intimate experience of residential design, where the close client interaction yields superior results and enhances his clients’ experience as well.
Lori Kurnitsky, NCIDQ Designer
Lori is a 12-year industry veteran whose work has focused primarily on residential design—specifically kitchens, bathrooms, built-ins and custom millwork. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from Drexel University’s respected Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) program and was certified in 2007 by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ). Lori works with clients to develop designs, details and product selections, pricing estimates and contracts, and with manufacturers and other vendors and contractors throughout the building and finishing process. Using her well-honed skills, she helps her clients create a space that meets all their goals and uniquely represents their dreams.
Olga Pasternak Associate Designer
Working independently and in a supporting role with other members of Bluebell's design team, Olga's responsibilities include choosing finishes, creating client designs in Auto-Cad and Google Sketchup, preparing presentations for client meetings and reviewing and developing client projects. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Moore College of Art & Design, gained experience through positions at several Philadelphia-area design firms and, most recently, was a visual merchandising manager for a well-known clothing retailer. Her goal is to constantly grow and develop in the field, while continuing to create uniquiely designed spaces for her clients.
Jake Taylor Controller
Jake comes to Bluebell with 15 years of experience working in the home building and real estate development industries. His prior experience of managing homebuilding operations for the nation’s largest homebuilder led his San Francisco division to receive a number one ranking in customer satisfaction from J.D. Power and Associates. Jake’s professional training in project management, and his attention to every detail, guarantees a professional customer experience through every phase of the project. His passion for continual improvement makes him a great complement to the creative staff at Bluebell.
Latest Press Release
February 14, 2015
As the range of countertop materials continues to expand, creative ways to use those materials multiply
exponentially. Kitchen designers continue to push the boundaries when devising perimeter and especially island
designs, and topping these areas of with something average is no longer acceptable.