Nicole Marino and Nicki Kana, Lead Designers of Cabinet Innovations


Nicki Kana – Owner and Showroom Designer 
Since purchasing Cabinet Innovations from founder Mary Calvin, Nicki has continued the Cabinet Innovations’ reputation in trust as owner since 2014. For almost two decades, Nicki’s innovative approach, enthusiasm, style, and skill enhances any design she helps bring to life. Her very detailed hand expertly executes even the smallest detail. Nicki has worked exclusively with Wood-Mode, Brookhaven and Bellmont lines of custom, factory-made cabinets for her entire career.

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Nicole Marino – Showroom Designer
For over two decades, Nicole has pulled from her extensive knowledge, creativity, and organizational skills to expertly guide the clients through the design, ordering and installation process. Nicole came to Cabinet Innovations from the prestigious Boston Design Center, where she worked with high-end custom factory-built cabinets. Nicole’s work has been featured in many lifestyle publications.

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Merary TorresDesign Assistant
Design Assistant to the Design Team, Merary is a fresh force to the CI Team.  She assists Nicole and Nicki in all aspects of the design and order processMerary, a Houston native, graduated from San Jacinto College in 2016 with an A.A.S. in Interior DesignAfter a decade in the retail, sales and customer service industry, Merary worked as a space planning specialist for Bassett and a color-expert for the Sherwin Williams In-Home Color Consultant Group.  

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Blanca Lazo – Administrative Representative
Blanca is an integral part of the Cabinet Innovation team by providing organization, budgeting and daily bookkeeping.  She assists the designers with each and every job whenever and however she is needed. Blanca enjoys event-planning and has previously served on the board of the Interior Design Society – Houston Chapter and the NKBA Gulf Coast Chapter board.

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Mary Calvin – Founder
Mary’s career began in the 1970’s when the cabinet industry was in it’s infancy. Since then custom cabinetry has developed into a sophisticated business that is as much a science as it is an art – when working with highly skilled design professionals, contractors and installers. She founded Cabinet Innovations in 2003 and in just over a decade, she had the great pleasure in seeing it grow into one of the premiere cabinetry companies in the United States.