A few words from our clients…
Working with Christine Julian allowed for idea discussion, intelligent deliberation, modification, detailed construction drawings, and constant communication all the way through project completion.
Christine helped design and choose everything from cabinet style and finishes, to fixtures and appliances, to handles and door pulls for three bathrooms and a kitchen. She is smart, thoughtful, timely in her response, and effective working with the suppliers and tradesmen who repeatedly went out of their way to make certain she was pleased. Christine provided a finished project as promised and budgeted.
— Kris F., Kenilworth
As a field editor for national interior magazines, I’ve had a lot of experience with many kitchen designers. So when it came time for my own new kitchen, I knew exactly who would be the right fit: Christine Julian. The space we had to work with was small, and our house modest. By reconfiguring the existing space, Christine was able to take advantage of every square inch, giving us a surprising amount of storage and workspace. In spite of our limitations, she designed a kitchen with all the latest amenities, a kitchen that works hard and looks fabulous! It is clearly now the gathering spot in our home, while my husband has discovered the joy of cooking. Love that! We couldn’t be happier . . . thanks, Christine!
— Hilary R., Highland Park
Christine’s incredibly thoughtful and efficient use of space makes the kitchen so functional, but she doesn’t miss on the aesthetics, putting in clever details to make the space truly unique. The vendors with whom she chooses to work are truly artisans with exceptional attention to detail. Christine is so easy to work with, walking you through the process, helping you narrow down what you want from the vast array of choices, and more importantly what you don’t so you feel great about the materials you choose; how they will integrate and wear. It has been almost a decade since I have remodeled and I can’t help but still smile every time I walk into my kitchen as it still brings me such joy.
— Suzy L., Chicago
Christine Julian is an incredibly talented designer whose greatest strength is her ability to create gorgeous and functional spaces that incorporate specific client requests and style preferences… no small feat! We initially hired her to update the bathrooms in our home. She transformed three dated “60’s” bathrooms into breathtakingly beautiful spaces. We were so pleased with her work that we asked her to redesign the main living area of our home; an open-floor plan that was also in need of a major overhaul. The result was spectacular—can’t wait for her to tackle the kitchen!
— Linda & Dick M., Wilmette
“We had been shown a dozen kitchens, none of which impressed. Then we discovered deGiulio’s Merchandise Mart showroom and immediately knew there was hope for us. We soon after met Christine and learned that she had once designed for deGiulio. She got it. We discussed, explored, she sketched, we refined, she designed and now, eight years later, we are still in love with our Julian kitchen.“
— Clark W., Hinsdale
“We started out to remodel a kitchen, and finished with four bathrooms, two wet bars and an entertainment center. Christine did it all. She is an interior architect and an interior designer rolled up into one lovely package. We still can’t decide upon our favorite. It’s all fresh, clean, tasteful and elegant. That’s what you get from Christine.“
— Jeanne C., Hinsdale
Christine of Julian Kitchen Design by far exceeded my personal expectations. Our kitchen renovation project required a diligent approach in order to obtain an old world kitchen presence in our period home. In a professional manner, Christine kept us on task and continually revisited our original wish list in an effort to achieve an optimal end result. Christine’s natural talent of pulling together materials, products and fixtures made the process simple and stress free. I highly recommend Julian Kitchen Design for your next household project. Christine was a joy to work with.
— Mary J., Oak Park
Christine has done two kitchens for me, my Illinois home and my Michigan beach house. I love both kitchens! More interestingly, both are very different because of the style of the home. Christine skillfully designed functional, working kitchens, to work with the different style of each home, creating two beautiful, but different, rooms.
— Robin R., Kenilworth
We knew we wanted to upgrade and modernize our kitchen while making sure that it harmonized with the original part of our 1906 house. Christine Julian made this possible in the least painful way. She was an excellent listener and thoughtfully transformed our ideas into blueprints. She was patient, working with us until we were satisfied, even when it took reworking plans that we all thought were complete. She had great artisans and wood-workers to recommend and excellent knowledge of the materials we would use—from handsome wood cabinets to countertops and appliances. All of these details incorporated the feel, and the rich wood detail from the original part of the house. We wholeheartedly recommend Julian Kitchen Design for unique, knowledgeable and harmonious solutions.
— Linda & John H., Oak Park
We were referred to Julian Kitchen Design by a friend. We started the design process with lack of clarity on our side. Julian Kitchen Design listened to our wish list and ideas, and then brought our lack of clarity into crystal clear focus. The attention to detail was amazing and the ease which the project flowed – outstanding. Literally, they crossed every ‘t’ and dotted every ‘i’ and gave us incredible beauty, made just for us. The level of craftsmanship is unparalleled, simply flawless. If you are looking for a completely custom handmade kitchen with ease and confidence – then Julian Kitchen Design is perfect for you.
—Karen K., Western Springs