Kimberly Juliano Redesign
By KATELYN KELLEHER
ROCKY HILL - Nothing stays the same for very long in Kimberly Juliano’s house. The Rocky Hill resident is constantly drawing new inspiration from affordable finds. But eventually she had to run out of rooms in her own home, so she decided to share her creative eye with others through Kimberly Juliano Redesign.
“I just redid my den because of a lamp,” Juliano said with a laugh, adding her husband often jokes that if a person stands still long enough, she will rearrange them.
Juliano, who is certified in redesign and staging, started her company last year in order to do what she loves professionally.
“Sometimes you just need a fresh eye to come in,” said Juliano, explaining that redesign involves finding new ways to work with what a client already has, which saves on time and, most importantly, money. “You’re protective of the things you own.”
One of her recent projects was redesigning a room at a local country club, which previously contained a mishmash of designs that didn’t work well together in the space. Juliano was able to rearrange pieces found in other areas of the country club to make the space cohesive and look right.
With her room redesign service, Juliano will transform a room in a day by “shopping” a home for additional items, with a client’s permission. If they’d prefer, Juliano can shop, with or without a client, for accessories, rugs, lighting, paint and furniture to complete the look. Juliano works closely with some clients to make their vision a reality, while others prefer to give the designer free rein. In both cases, she aims to create the perfect space for them while spending as little as possible.
“If you have all the money in the world, that’s not a challenge,” said Juliano, a savvy shopper who finds that the biggest thrill is stumbling upon a bargain. “You just need to know where to shop.”
In fact, when she happens upon a great piece for a great price but doesn’t have a specific use for it yet, she’ll pick it up for later.
“My entire basement is filled with that,” she said.
Juliano offers a moving day consultation service, either prior to or post-moving day, where she will help clients make furniture and accessory placement decisions in their new home.
“So many people think that all furniture needs to be against the walls, but that’s not always the best flow,” she said.
She also has a service aimed specifically at bachelors called “The Male Persuasion.”
“Just because a guy has his own place, it doesn’t have to look like a college dorm room,” Juliano said about this service in which she helps achieve a sophisticated design on a budget.
For do-it-yourselfers, Juliano offers consultations, approximately an hour long, where she will sit down and develop a plan with a client to complete their project.
Kimberly Juliano Redesign tackles projects large and small, from refreshing a single room to redesigning an entire home. Testimonials, photos and detailed information about services can be found at www.kimberlyjulianoredesign.com.