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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Schöne: How Do You Say Beautiful?

Monica Millard, Ashli Slawter & Brian Shackelford of Schone 


Your home is your castle, your nest and palace. You look forward to coming home and basking in its effortless ability to comfort and soothe. You delight in graciously accommodating friends and family at holidays, gatherings and on everyday visits. Perhaps no other space in the home serves as a constant backdrop to life than your kitchen.

The kitchen is where long weekend mornings are spent among the smell of pancakes, melted butter and coffee. Daily news is shared as dishes are cleaned and put away. Children grab after school snacks and work on homework at the kitchen island that doubles as a desk. Wine, stories and laughs are shared at dinner parties where friends have space to gather and mingle.

The team of designers and craftsmen at Schöne Kitchen Design + Cabinetry fully understand the importance of living spaces that both reflect the personality of the homeowners and address their everyday needs. Whether you are ready to transform your space completely, modify a historic home or upgrade elements while maintaining an original footprint, Schöne will work with your budget to make your vision a reality. 

"Eclectic Elegance" (photo: Schone Gallery)

"Eclectic Elegance" (photo: Schone Gallery)


Schöne Kitchen Design + Cabinetry delivers on the promise of its name through detail oriented client service, exquisite design and seamless craftsmanship. All cabinetry lines are made in the USA and handcrafted for a lifetime of use. Now through March 31 Schone is offering a 15% discount on all cabinetry. 

Schone recently added BaileyTown to their cabinetry line enabling them to offer top quality products at an affordable price point. The new line is based in the midwest, exceeds industry standards and is available in several beautiful finishes.

Beauty meets function at Schone


The word "schöne" is German for "the beautiful one." Schöne Kitchen Design + Cabinetry was founded in 2014 by architect Ashli Slawter and master craftsman Brian Shackelford. With over 40 years of combined experience in superb design and building, Schöne is the manifestation of a commitment to beauty, functional design and flawless craftsmanship. Lead Designer, Monica Millard joined Schöne after several years in real estate. Wanting to explore her creative side, she went back to school for interior design after raising her children. She brings professional quality design to every project.

Schöne's mission is to provide exceptional design, quality products and top notch client service. Schöne works with each client to fully realize their dream kitchen and baths.

Bathroom by Schone


The four guiding principles that inform each project are function, craftsmanship, quality and beauty. 


Create beautiful kitchens that function as central living spaces designed and crafted for a lifetime of use. Choose from extensive cabinetry with innovative and thoughtful features such as dividers, bin storage, corner base storage and full extension drawers. 


Schöne partners with only top quality American cabinet manufacturers ensuring the finest products that combine craftsmanship, function, style and affordability. All cabinets are assembled with care and masterful skill. Unique finishes add beauty and character while ensuring a long life from the wear and tear of everyday use.


Thoughtful design meets exceptional quality at Schöne. All cabinets are crafted using time-honored artisan techniques and grade A materials. All cabinetry is covered under warranty and Schöne offers ongoing servicing after projects are completed. Need a hinged fixed or a cabinet door tweaked? They will take care of it for you as part of their dedication to homeowner satisfaction and service. 


Handcrafted, original and artful, the team at Schöne works to bring your creative vision to life. Through thoughtful design, masterful construction and finishing techniques, custom trims, unique door styles, hand painting, staining, glazing and distressing techniques they can make your dream a reality. Whether you want to add drama, charm or glamour to your space Schöne will guide you through the entire process. You can be assured your choices are worry free and ultimately the best fit for your lifestyle and budget. 

Gorgeous showroom at Schone


NEW! Baileytown - You spoke and Schöne listened! They recently added a cost effective cabinetry line for the budget minded that still holds true to Schöne's core values of function, craftsmanship, quality and beauty. Available in several beautiful deep, rich wood finishes. 

Medallion - Mix and match door styles, panel options, wood species, stains and finishes to create the perfect cabinets for your lifestyle and aesthetic. Function truly meets beauty with custom islands, hoods, finishes and accessories. Finely crafted inset doors for a furniture-like, seamless appearance are the perfect choice for the many historic homes in our area.

Design-Craft - Built to exact specifications using a wide variety of wood species, veneers and finishes that are beautiful and seal against daily use. Add bold color or simple elegance, choose from artistic distressing features that will transform the look and feel of your space. Design-Craft also offers frameless cabinets ideal for small areas and provide 30% more space than frame cabinets.

Cutlery Drawer by Design-Craft (photo: Design-Craft)

Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry - A family-owned company based in Pennsylvania for over 45 years offers artisan-rendered hand finishing and custom color.  From classic to contemporary, French-country to casual, everything is tailored to your vision. Plain & Fancy follows environmentally responsible practices.

NatureKast -  Waterproof cabinetry for outdoor living. Kitchen cabinetry with distinctive finishes that can withstand the elements. Ceramic grills, TV cabinets and outdoor showers perfect for outdoor lifestyles.


 Schöne continually receives glowing reviews from clients:
"Working with Schone Design has been fantastic! From the early design phase with Monica, to the demolition and creation of my dream kitchen with Brian - everything is better than I could have ever imagined. All subcontractors were there when they said they would be, kept the work site clean, and were all master craftsmen. Any questions I had during the 2 month process were answered promptly. And lastly, all was kept within my budget. I will definitely be using Schone for my next remodel project!"

Stop in and explore the possibilities of your dream kitchen and bath. With the recent addition of the Baileytown line, Schöne now offers cabinetry for budget conscious clients who want the same level of craftsmanship and quality. 

Call or send an email to schedule an initial consultation. Schöne will work with you every step of the way to create the perfect kitchen or bath for your lifestyle and budget.

Schöne's showroom kitchen is not only for admiring. Cabinets are filled with spices, oils and dishes while drawers hold plenty of napkins and cutlery. Schöne occasionally invites guest chefs to prepare meals in their gorgeous kitchen!

Schone's Marquita Lonaker preparing lunch in the showroom kitchen

Now through March 31! Mention this article and receive a 15% discount on your cabinetry.

Schone is located at 33 N Fort Thomas Ave Studio 100 Fort Thomas, Kentucky 41075
Phone:  (859) 516-8420 
Showroom hours: Tue-Fri 10-2; Sat 10-1 or by appointment

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