Q & A
Regional Award Winner
Doyle Osborne founded Osborne Cabinets in 1983 in Beaumont, Texas, in response to a dearth of designer custom cabinetry in the area. Doyle wanted to provide homeowners with a high-quality product that was designed and built to their exact needs and specifications. In 1994, Doyle began working with custom homebuilders in Houston neighborhoods such as Bellaire, Tanglewood and River Oaks, and, after much positive feedback, Osborne Cabinets opened a Houston showroom in 2001. The showroom made it much easier to serve Houston-area clients.
In 2010, Osborne Cabinets relocated to the Houston Design Center, and we have continued providing our clients with superior design services and high-quality products from this location. Currently, the HDC showroom features more than a half-dozen full and vignettes kitchens, baths and closets in a wide range of styles. Please stop by to see excellence on display.
Where do you find design inspiration?
I find design inspiration through everything. Sometimes it’s an architectural detail that I’ve seen while traveling through Europe, or from an antique piece of furniture. I’m truly fascinated by the craftsmanship of antique furniture. Sometimes it’s the technology that inspires me. Sub-Zero’s 700 series refrigeration gives me endless design possibilities and allows me to create almost any design I can imagine.
How do you approach the design process?
I approach each design holistically. We begin by exploring each client’s expectations regarding design and functionality. Then, using my expertise, I integrate these expectations with the home’s size and architecture.
What makes your aesthetic stand out amongst other designers?
We are a truly custom operation; therefore every kitchen is a one-of-a-kind piece of art. Every kitchen is different from the last and there will never be another kitchen exactly like it.
What is the greatest value you provide to your clients?
That would be my expertise in the field. I’ve been in construction all my life, and have been designing and building kitchens for 30 years. Where most homeowners lack the ability to envision their kitchen before it’s installed, I can imagine what each kitchen will look like before it’s ever built. I know what works and what does not, and being a cook myself I know how important it is to have a well-designed kitchen.