Regina Bilotta co-owner of Bilotta Kitchens with her sister and brother, Jim and Maria, manages the Mamaroneck and Architects & Designers Building showrooms alongside Jim. She holds a master’s degree in urban planning and design from the Pratt Institute. Under Mayor Ed Koch’s administration in New York City, Regina ran a renovation and management program for city owned residential buildings until 1987, when she located Bilotta’s first New York City showroom on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Since joining the company her designs have been published in Traditional Home, Elle Décor, New York Spaces and Distinctive Kitchen Solutions, and she has lectured at numerous industry events including “The History of the New York City Brownstone” alongside Deanna Kory of the Corcoran Group, and “Kitchen Design in the American Home: Then & Now”, a forum on trends, products and the art of entertaining at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, hosting by Hamptons Cottages & Gardens Magazine.
Like her siblings, Regina developed an early fascination with her father’s work as a residential homebuilder. “We grew up visiting my father’s job sites, meeting clients and seeing his custom creations,” she says. “We each have that passion for residential spaces.”
Her extensive design experience in kitchens ranges from New York City mansions to upstate farmhouses. A door she designed for her own kitchen in 1996 became a standard offering of Rutt Custom Cabinetry. She then consulted on the design and development of a new contemporary line of cabinetry, introduced to the high-end American market in 2006. In 2011 she designed the kitchen for the prestigious Kip’s Bay show house, her third involvement in Kips Bay.
Under her leadership with Jim and Maria, Bilotta Kitchens has become well known in the industry for its extensive product, trend-setting designs and unrivaled service. “The kitchen is such an important part of the home,” Regina says. “You gather there with your family for coffee and breakfast before a busy day; you sit around the kitchen table and do homework with your kids; you regroup for dinner and unwinding; and you visit around the island with friends to catch up over a glass of wine. It’s where life happens.”
Enjoy some of Regina's designs below.