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Viking Range LLC named Lauren Levant Bland, 32, of Lawrenceville as its Designer with Distinction for the month of February for a kitchen she designed in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Monthly winners are eligible to be named the 2015 Viking Kitchen Designer of the Year.

Noteworthy: Viking Range LLC named Levant Bland as its Designer with Distinction for the month of February for a kitchen she designed in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Monthly winners are eligible to be named the 2015 Viking Kitchen Designer of the Year.

Age: 32

Residence: Lawrenceville

Occupation: Owner/principal designer at Lauren Levant Interior

Education: Bachelor of Science in Design in interior design/architecture from Arizona State University, 2004

Background: Levant Bland moved to Pittsburgh in 2014 from Washington. Her designs have been featured in Houzz, HGTV Remodels, Home & Design Magazine and the Washington Post. HGTV named her one of the top designers under 35 in 2014. She is designing local chef Curtis Gamble’s restaurant, Station, opening this year in Bloomfield.

Quote: “As a designer, your role is to change the way people live and feel for the better, to excite them, comfort them, assist them whenever they’re in your space and to make a positive impact whether you’ve ever met or not. I’m grateful that my work has that meaning.”

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