Barbara Fiume Martorelli, ASID allied, NKBA
A MEMBER OF THE DESIGN COMMUNITY SINCE 1990
Beginning her career in design in the early 80s Barbara started out as a Graphic Designer for a major advertising company in NYC. Working on high profile jobs such as Motown Returns To The Apollo She was surrounded by creative artists and learned early the power of visual elements.
After some 7 years in graphic design and in the process of raising a family, Barbara returned to college to pursue a degree in Architecture and continued to sharpen her drafting/rendering skills, preparing comprehensive drawings for a well-established architectural firm. At the same time, she assisted in creating innovative and bold design solutions for a local design/build company directly responsible for the renovation and restoration of 3 major hotel chains in Manhattan, NYC. Barbara subsequently became a partner at this Custom Glass, Millwork & Upholstery boutique style firm.
With the opening of Turan Vesta Interiors, Ltd. some years later, Barbara developed a passion for custom millwork and furniture design leading her to invest in state of the art Thermwood CNC machinery. She was certified to design and operate the system and subsequently Turan Vesta Interiors began manufacturing all types of cabinetry & one of a kind pieces of furniture.
In 2007 Barbara shifted her focus to the luxury kitchen and bathroom industry practicing in the NY Metropolitan area. Her commitment to this discerning clientele produced many noteworthy projects... thus grounding her among the NYC Network of kitchen/bath designers.
In 2012 Vesta Kitchen & Bath Consulting Inc. opened located in Park Slope, Brooklyn with a primary goal of creating well designed kitchens and bathrooms, incorporating sustainable design and with a key focus on "multi-generational" needs. VESTAKB produces quality of life design plans for its clients following a Living In Place framework. At VestaKB kitchens and bathrooms are designed with a focus on safety and indoor air quality first .... design and excellence second.
As President of New York Cosmopolitan Cabinetry Corp. Barbara is able to design & provide for clients, KCMA/ESP certified custom cabinetry in all styles/species of wood and luxury acrylics.
In the beginning of 2019 Vestakb entered into a retail collaboration with Foro Marble Co. Inc. a 45 year old family owned business to further provide clients with every imaginable luxury stone surface, fabricated locally in Park Slope Brooklyn. This combination indulges our clients to know the full design and deliver experience .
With strong ties to the community Barbara is a member of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, the Brooklyn Heights Association, the US Green Building Council, the NY & NJ American Society of Interior Designers, and now a certified designer with the National Kitchen & Bath Association