Who We Are


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Inspire Kitchen Design Studio (Inspire KDS) was founded by Steve and Angela Otten; coming together with over 55 years of combined design and construction experience. Angela heads up the design team and showroom while Steve is in charge of the installation crew. Together their work encompasses all phases of the project planning and execution, ensuring a flawless kitchen.

At Inspire KDS we focus on creating the ideal kitchen for their individual client's needs and wishes. Our experienced and knowledgeable designers will guide you through the multitude of options that an amazing kitchen requires. We strive to make each space unique to its owner by listening to what is important to them and finding innovative solutions to their specific needs.


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Angela Otten

Owner and Lead Design

Angela is an award winning designer and has been in the design industry for over 21 years. A space planner at heart she understands how to masterfully combine form and function. Her kitchens are creative and as unique as each individual she designs for. Her work has been featured over 30 times in multiple leading publications and national magazines. She enjoys horseback riding, camping, snowboarding and entertaining guests.

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Steve Otten

Owner and Install Manager

Steve has been in the construction industry since 1983 as a general contractor, tile setter, countertop fabricator and cabinetry installer. He is a perfectionist when it comes to the details of any project he embarks on. Known as a jack of all trades and master of all. He spends his personal time horseback riding, camping, skeet shooting and is a masterful chef.

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Sarah King

Kitchen Designer

Sarah began her career in psychology in DC, and moved to Colorado 6 years ago to follow her passion as a designer. She is inspired by finding balance of beauty, function, and distinct character for each client and design. Sarah spends her free time exploring art, nature, and literature.


Brett La Hay

Kitchen designer

Brett is an award-winning designer* who has been featured in numerous leading publications. From 2005 she acquired her interior design degree, from the Art Institute and has since discovered her love of kitchen design. Brett’s design aesthetic highlights her understanding of high functioning modern elegance. Away from work she loves cooking and entertaining for friends and family. Spending time and traveling with her husband and little daughter is the highlight of her days.

* Colorado Homes & Lifestyles: 5 under 40, NKBA first place large kitchen 2018, NKBA Most dramatic makeover kitchen 2018, and CARE first place luxury kitchen.

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Lauren Murry Tyrrell

Kitchen Designer

Lauren has been surrounded by interior design and construction her entire life. Her passion began as a young child where her favorite activity was to walk through a job site with her dad and imagine how a space would transform. She has worked in the interior design industry with a concentrated focus on kitchen and bath since 2006. Lauren loves helping each client define their personal style while making practical suggestions to suit their needs for years to come.

Outside of work you'll usually find Lauren hiking, skiing, or biking with her husband and mountain chihuahua.

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Brian Cook

Quality Control and Expediter

Brian is here to make sure our projects go smoothly from start to finish. He works with purchasing and project management to secure the quality and timely delivery of each piece of your kitchen. His hobbies include racing RC cars, skiing and hiking with his two dogs Cyrus & Molly. He is also a mad mixologist.

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Nina Silver

Design Assistant/ Drafter

Nina has worked in every sector of design spanning the last 9 years - but her love of detail and practical mind lead her to pursue kitchen design.  In her free time Nina and her husband are avid DIYers and entertainers.  They can often be found updating their home or preparing for large gatherings of friends and family.  She loves to travel and try new adventures every chance she gets.

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Michele Forster

Design Assistant/ Drafter

Michele has worked with multiple design firms across Colorado since 2005, developing her skills and aesthetic as a drafter and design assistant. She found her calling in kitchen and bath, and works with Inspire KDS to create beautiful and well-functioning spaces. Michele excels at working on the fine details necessary to bring a kitchen to life. Michele loves to ski, go to concerts and she dabbles in photography.