Julie Giampaoli in Danville, CA on Houzz
Julie Giampaoli in Danville, CA on Houzz
Julie Giampaoli in Danville, CA on Houzz
Julie Giampaoli in Danville, CA on Houzz
Julie Giampaoli in Danville, CA on Houzz

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Julie is the best: very detailed oriented and knowledgeable. She has a great work ethic and is extremely resourceful. We could have never accomplished our entire house renovation without her help. She helped identifying resources, provided recommendations for color & patterns and managed our project successfully. Julie's extensive product knowledge and attention to detail is an asset to any homeowner or company who is looking for a rewarding transformation to their interior realities. Julie understands the needs of her clients, and even the smallest detail receives her undivided attention. We would recommend Julie to anyone. She is versatile and can work with different styles too.

Blackhawk, CA



Julie has helped me through a kitchen remodel, principal bathroom and two other bathroom remodels. She has been fantastic to work with during all of our projects. She is a pleasure to work with and is willing to listen to our ideas and gives great advice that is helpful to achieve a design that works for our lifestyle. We are thrilled with our new spaces!!

Sara and Steve
Walnut Creek, CA



Julie was introduced to me by a well known contractor. Julie is professional and takes the appropriate time to thoroughly understand my needs and requirements. As you would expect, Julie listens well and does a fine job developing designs that create a lovely living space. Definitely she is a great helper when it comes to remodeling your home.

Blackhawk, CA



Julie was always on time, quick to respond, easily understood what I wanted and provided great recommendations and suggestions. I am a busy executive who doesn’t have much time. She was always flexible, understood quickly my vision and narrowed down my choices. We did a full kitchen renovation and just finished the week of Christmas. Very pleased and will continue to work with Julie on helpful design ideas. Top notch!

Danville, CA



Julie was fantastic! She responded promptly to all my questions. At our first meeting, she listened to what I wanted in the kitchen remodel and had valuable design suggestions to enhance the kitchen remodel-refresh. Julie knew just where to find the items needed to make my kitchen look fantastic. She also works with a terrific crew for construction and cabinet refinishing. She was an excellent project manager and kept my stress at a very low level!

Danville, CA



I actually found Julie right here on Houzz. One of her reviews mentioned how she was able to guide them through the process. She was exactly what I needed! I live in Southern California, but my son lives in my home in the Lafayette area. I bought the property in "as is" condition and it needed a complete overhaul. My son is not the type to go out and search through rug samples, paint samples, tile samples ... you get the picture.

Julie was the ultimate professional. She balanced out the remodel journey between my son and I. From a "fixer upper" to a "showplace", Julie coordinated wood floors, new windows, window treatments, paint colors, lighting, doors. The bathroom remodels were nothing short of spectacular from new floors, shower tile and surrounds, countertops, and all the accessories (toilet, sinks, hardware). She also coordinated the exterior paint colors and siding.

Her connections with vendors saved us SO much money. We also used her for referrals for a new contractor, and landscape person. I can not recommend her highly enough. She really will "Showcase Your Place."

Lafayette, CA



Julie is simply the best! If I could give her 1,000 stars I would. We hired Julie to help us with our project in Walnut Creek. I found Julie on Houzz and after interviewing her over the phone, I decided to hire Julie because she seemed like a great designer and project manager. We remodeled all of the hardwood floors in our home, our kitchen, bathroom, and living room area. During the beginning stages, Julie helped us pick out all of our materials. My husband is very price conscious and Julie always respected our choices. She would show us options at different price points and was there every step of the way as we picked out everything. I loved all of the materials Julie helped us pick out. Everyone who has come over to see our new home always compliments on on how well our house flows together really beautifully. I really credit Julie and her great sense of design as to why our home looks so great. All of the vendors Julie recommended were great to deal with. Julie has lots of contacts and gets discounts at many places, which is so helpful.

During the second phase of our project where we were executing everything, Julie was invaluable. We have a three year old so we didn't live in our house for 8 weeks. Julie helped manage our project. She was our eyes and ears on the ground when we couldn't be in our home. She worked with our contractor and foreman to ensure everything was being installed correctly. Our contractor was not easy to deal with at all and Julie worked extra hard to have a good working relationship with him. She was always professional while advocating for what the best thing would be for the kitchen to look great. She communicated with us all the time via WhatsApp, texts, and phone calls. She went above and beyond to order supplies for us and pick up things when necessary. Without Julie our project would have not ran as smoothly as it did and we certainly would have not finished on time. Julie has great expertise with knowing what is happening next on a project and what steps need to happen to make sure the project finishes on time. We had completely small remodel projects before but nothing to this scale. With Julie's experience and knowledge, I never once questioned that our project would turn out beautiful. One of the things I respect most about Julie's work style is that she is always willing to respect your opinion but will also give you her honest opinion. This is a delicate balance and Julie is the master of hearing her clients' voices while giving a great design opinion.

Julie also helped with finishing details like picking out artwork and furniture Everything looks great! We are so happy with the final outcome and can't wait to welcome more of our friends and family into our beautiful new home. On top of it all, my three old loves Julie! She was commenting how nice Ms. Julie is. For me, Julie being great with my three year old was just the cherry on top of everything. We will certainly use Julie for future projects!

Christy and Vinay
Walnut Creek, CA



Julie is simply amazing. I am the kind of person who does not have a vision for interior design for what I want or how to get there. But I do know what I like and don’t like, kind of like “I know it when I see it” approach. Well Julie is so insightful and knowledgeable that she was my vision, knew how to turn the vision into reality producing a master bathroom that far exceeded my expectations with an outcome that I simply loved. She’s like a mind reader! On top of having a very deep body of knowledge, she has a very deep toolbox of ideas and the instant resources and contacts to make the design come to fruition very efficiently and at a reasonable cost. It is clear she stays on top of the latest trends and technical advances while incorporating your preferences at the same time. She also is very hands on and works very well with the contractors to ensure the intended outcome is produced and done well. I would highly recommend Julie for any design project in any kind of home. She will take it from blah to brilliant!!

Danville, CA



Julie is GREAT! She recently helped me remodel my home and transformed it from dated to FABULOUS. She has great design ideas and knows how to implement them, is easy to work with and is respectful of the budget.

I highly recommend Julie for any of your remodeling and interior design projects.


Diane and Rossmoor
Oakland, CA



Remodeling can be very overwhelming and stressful. Julie helped relieve all that for me. I didn't know where start and there were so many choices. Julie was great in helping me come up with a vision for the bathrooms. Picking out tile, counters and paint. I like that she suggested a tile that I would of never come up with on my own and I love it. She was great on final touches to complete the look. I appreciated Julie with her help in other areas of the house as well. Making suggestions to help update: like my beautiful new kitchen countertop.


Danville, CA



Julie was extremely helpful and directed our whole house remodel project until completion. She assisted with the decision making down to every fine detail.
I would highly recommend her.


Walnut Creek, CA



We have used Julie's services on two different occasions, and she has been wonderful to work with. She helped us redesign our TV and family rooms and 3 bathrooms and did a fantastic job of helping us pick out all of the elements while respecting our budget. I highly recommend Showcase Your Place!


Pleasanton, CA



I can't say enough good things about my experience working with Julie on my remodel. She was invaluable in the decision -making process. She always listened to our ideas and then helped us to implement our vision in the materials we ultimately chose and made sure all materials ordered would be available when needed. The time we saved by taking advantage of the sites and stores she suggested was incalculable as was her help deciding on paint colors. I would highly recommend Julie to anyone needing design help for any reason.


Pat and Bill
Walnut Creek, CA



We couldn’t have done it without Julie! Julie’s guidance and suggestions were crucial in the outcome of our kitchen and dining room remodel! We recommend Julie to all our friends!

Paula and Joe
Walnut Creek, CA



We have used Julie's services on two different occasions, and she has been wonderful to work with. She helped us redesign our TV and family rooms and 3 bathrooms and did a fantastic job of helping us pick out all of the elements while respecting our budget. I highly recommend Showcase Your Place!

Pleasanton, CA



I scheduled a near-total renovation of my condo, including the kitchen and two bathrooms, but was completely overwhelmed by the number of choices and decisions to be made on materials and aesthetics. My contractor introduced me to Julie, who very patiently and methodically worked with me to ascertain what styles I liked and advised me on specific choices for everything, from a new bathtub to cabinet handles.

We went together to select the new tile and countertops to go with my new cabinets. We also shopped for a new suite of kitchen appliances including a "counter-depth" refrigerator, which I didn't know was a "thing" to think about.

I couldn't have done the remodel without Julie. She pulled me out of decision paralysis and gave great advice on aesthetic and practical issues. I know the result is much better than anything I could have come up with on my own. I'm delighted by my beauthiful new bathrooms and kitchen on a daily basis.

Walnut Creek, CA



During our master bath remodel and closet conversion to a half-bath, Julie helped us with every aspect of design. First gathering our style through our Houzz favorites, then suggesting colors and material that were both appealing to us and fit our budget. Her suggestions were spot on and it made picking out items easy.

The result was an incredible transformation from the circa 1965 purple tiled bathroom to a curb-less walk-in shower with a tiled linear drain, water closet, huge medicine cabinets doubling as vanity mirrors, bountiful light, and the list goes on.

I honestly feel that we could not have done it without her. I ask lots of questions and she was there for us every step of the way. I'm absolutely going to use her design services again when it's time for the next project.

Jason and Stephanie
Concord, CA



We have done several remodels in the past and complete to stud teardowns. When we needed to remodel several bathrooms and update our home for sale, we found Julie. What a lucky find for us! She has an amazing eye and worked with us to the point where she basically knew what we liked and didn't like.

We had so much faith in her that eventually, we just let her make all the decisions within budget. She chose the tiles, patterns inlay, counter surfaces, mirrors, cabinets, tubs, fixtures just quickly reviewing with us before proceeding

She then worked on pricing with the contractor and kept all the time lines.

When she was done, It was jaw dropping what she did within our budget.

Thank you Julie, our home sold over asking and within a day after showing.

Wade and Marilyn
Danville, CA



We remodeled our house in Alamo after purchase and before moving in. What started as a remodel of a couple rooms slowly crept to a full house remodel. Julie came recommended by the contractor we were working with. I am so glad we decided to hire Julie... for so many reasons.

Julie was proactive and helped us get ahead of important decisions in a way that made our lives much easier and complimented the last-minute decision requests we got from our contractor. Every week, she outlined what decisions we needed to make and would send us her top 3-5 recommendations. That saved us hours of research and also, ensured that whatever we chose would look good in the house.

Julie also had a broad network or stores and contacts in the area that she would recommend to help us accomplish whatever we were looking to do... and her recos were always spot on. For example, I knew I wanted custom kitchen cabinets and the contact my contractor had was booked for months. Julie swept in and saved the day by providing a contact she knew... and we ended up with beautiful kitchen and bar cabinets that fit our timeline!

Julie was always willing to jump in and help whenever we needed her and made several recommendations that I never would have considered that really made our project run a lot more smoothly and resulted in a beautiful end product- I love my new space!

I would highly recommend working with a designer if you're considering a remodel (an absolute must) and would recommend hiring Julie. She's got an eye for beauty and sophistication, is flexible with changes, and will go above and beyond to make sure your house is beautiful.

Amy and Mauricio
Alamo, CA



Julie helped me pick the finishes for a ground up new house. This project with five bathrooms and a large kitchen was an overwhelming project for me. Julie made the process of picking finishes very enjoyable and organized. She really helped this project come together so the house was cohesive. Julie was always accessible to me for major finish decisions as well as furniture, window coverings and accessory choices. I appreciate that Julie understood what I wanted to achieve using my own style, color and aesthetic. Julie is friendly, organized, connected in her industry and most of all a calm presence!

Alamo, CA



Julie has been amazing resource helping us renovate every room in our house. She has helped us eliminate outdated designs and furnishings. Her assistance included choosing paint, paint colors, quartz counter tops, cabinets, appliances, bathroom fixtures, wood flooring, carpets, light fixtures, door hardware, window treatments, and closet doors, and more. Julie is extremely easy to work with, providing whatever level of support you need. She follows through on all commitments and is very responsive to all questions. Julie recommends several choices to pick from and when we were unsure helped guide through the decision process. Her forte is style and picking colors and knowing what goes with what while keeping to our decorating preferences and budget. She has leveraged her relationships to help provide us quotes and passing on all her discounts to us. She continues to remain available to us for questions or consultation. We are thrilled with our newly remodeled home and highly recommend Julie.

Karen and Rich
Danville, CA



Julie was very helpful in our master bathroom remodel. She went well beyond just style and color recommendations--she also gave us great insight into the process and the timing of the whole project. There are so many decisions you have to make when remodeling a bathroom, and Julie helped keep us focused and on schedule while also providing great guidance when we needed it so we never felt overwhelmed. She gave us plenty of resources for obtaining materials, accompanied us on visits to pick out big items like shower tiles and countertops, and was always available to answer questions as we tried to figure out exactly what we wanted. We absolutely love our new bathroom. Thank you, Julie, for helping us to make our vision a reality!

Kristi and Pete
Oakland, CA



I cannot speak highly enough of Julie! She was recommended by a friend - I wanted a design and color expert for a master bath remodel. She helped me pick the tile, the design layout of the shower, the floor tile, and the paint after carefully listening to me. I wanted something neutral, clean and classically simply. Not too dark and not too busy. She handled all of the details and stayed on top of the project and was really instrumental in getting the project done. I changed my mind halfway through the project and decided to get a new countertop instead of keeping the old - as well as deciding to paint the cabinets. This did not phase her and she immediately made an appointment for the countertop showroom and drove me there to be sure I chose the granite that was perfect! She also had a painter lined up within just a couple of days. Crazy good!

She will help as little or as much as you need - she is an excellent listener and you will not be disappointed with her service - and she has a great personality! ;) I would use her services again!!

Danville, CA



I would never have such a beautiful kitchen and living space without Julie! She helped us through the appliance selection and then helped us choose beautiful countertops while educating us along the way. Paint choices are always difficult, but her recommendations came out perfect. Julie has excellent installer resources and networks providing fantastic lighting and furniture recommendations, while being sensitive to our budget needs. She topped it off by using budget friendly, yet very beautiful decorative items to give it that “Wow, Wow” factor that has actually happened multiple times. I came to fully trust her decision-making and her very creative eye. She saved us so much time and money by eliminating costly mistakes, I highly recommend her for any size design project.

Walnut Creek, CA



My realtor recommended Julie and she was exactly what I needed for my kitchen remodel! Everyone seems to have the same kitchen these days and my house has warm tones so I didn't want the standard grey and white. She helped me pick a brand new quartz countertop and the prefect backsplash to match. It definitely looks updated but perfectly fits the style of my more traditional home. Julie helped me think of things I didn't and she also helped me with my cabinet refacing even though I signed a contract with the company before I hired Julie. She had great contractors that fabricated and installed the countertops, hung the lights, installed the new sinks, etc. She took ownership of timing and things I needed done - I would have fumbled through this remodel for months without her!

Alamo, CA



Julie was truly a lifesaver when it came time this year to sell our house, buy a new one, and we only had 3 weeks in between to do work at the new house before moving in. Both my husband and I work full time, and it would've been impossible for us to coordinate all the moving pieces required - whole house and kitchen painted, floors refinished, new moldings installed, comprehensive electrical work, fireplace demo and rebuild, new window treatments, and more. Julie helped immensely by coordinating with all of our contractors, asking the right questions and ensuring that we hadn't forgotten any important steps or details. It was a high stress time for us, and Julie helped us to focus on what was most important. I truly appreciate Julie's assistance with this transition phase in our lives - thank you Julie!

Danville, CA



Julie was great to work with and offered a fresh perspective and concept for my master bath remodel in my mid-century modern that I would not have considered myself. She provided great options for decor and stayed on top of the contractor throughout the entire project (from evaluating bids and interviewing prospective contractors to the final punch list). I highly recommend Julie for any home improvement project and plan to hire her again for my upcoming work.

Walnut Creek, CA



Julie is an awesome designer. She is very responsive and is always accessible. She was able to understand what we wanted to achieve and proposed things to make it even better. Highly recommend her.

Smita and Neel
Pleasanton, CA



I cannot speak highly enough of Julie! My husband and I recently remodeled our house and we both agree we could not have done it without her. She is organized, responsive, fun, and insanely talented.

Julie is a great listener and took the time to understand our design preferences and lifestyle. She helped us find everything from paint colors to cabinets and countertops by bringing us a few different recommendations (which saved us a TON of time and stress), and she always led us to something we really loved. Julie has an incredible ability to picture the end result, and she always shepherded us to make decisions that would create consistency and flow throughout the entire house. She gave us great advice and prevented us from making a lot of mistakes.

Working with Julie made us feel confident in our decisions and we would recommend her to anyone. Now that our renovation is complete, we are even happier than we could have imagined and we accredit much of that to the amazing help we received from Julie.

Andrea and Brian
Walnut Creek, CA



Julie is an absolute life saver! We purchased a cosmetic fixer upper and Julie helped us make it our dream home. She listened to our needs and style preferences and knew exactly what we were seeking. We were rookies to the entire remodeling process and she was there every step of the way to guide us and work independently with our contractor to make sure the process runs as smooth as possible. We both work long hours and Julie made remodel stress free, seamless and helped us design and decorate our new home. Highly recommended!!

Shaun and Joan
Danville, CA



I knew that remodeling our kitchen would mean thousands of decisions and dozens of options to consider and I needed help. I'm so happy I found Julie. Her advice and guidance resulted in a gorgeous new kitchen. At our first meeting, Julie interviewed my husband and me and got a sense of our wish list, concerns, and style. She put together a work list which helped us interview contractors. Julie worked closely with the contractor we selected throughout the remodel process. Her deep experience and guidance were constantly reassuring. Sticking to a budget was a priority for us. Julie guidance helped us save money on cabinets without sacrificing quality or beauty. Our quartzite counters and tile choices were a little pricey but they are the "wow" factor in the finished kitchen. Throughout the remodel Julie helped us choose appliances, light fixtures, plumbing fixtures, tile, flooring, molding, window coverings, and hardware. Her advice and guidance were invaluable. The end result is an elegant, harmonious, beautiful kitchen. She helped us stay on schedule and keep to the budget. Our contractor gave Julie high praise for the end result. We love our new kitchen and look forward to working with Julie in the future. I highly recommend Julie and Showcase Your Place.

Patty and Bart
Moraga, CA



We arranged with a contractor to do a complete kitchen remodel, family room update, and downstairs replacement of rugs with wood-look luxury vinyl flooring. My wife's biggest concern was coordinating cabinet stain, flooring, counters, backsplash, and wall colors. Although we had never worked with an interior designer, I suggested we try one. Our contractor suggested Julie and we contacted her. She was fantastic to work with and not pushy. Julie brought a complete project prospective where we were just focused on the individual decisions. She would often say, "you know if your going to do that; you should consider doing this also." She would take us to a supplier and ask us to tell her what we liked, then would give us options to choose from around what we liked, often saying I like this but it's your house and your choice. Bottom line is everything came out gorgeous and fantastically coordinated. Our contractor was gone for a week while the backsplash, flooring, fireplace hearths, and paint were completed. When he walked in his first comment was, "Wow, this looks really great, everything goes together so well!" I think that says a lot when the general contractor is impressed. Our neighbor tells everyone they have to go see the Didlake's "Martha Stewart" house remodel. Contracting Julie to help us with our remodel was the best decision we made in the project.

John and Suzy
Livermore, CA



It was such a pleasure working with Julie! She took our vision and turned it into a beautiful reality all the while being mindful of our budget. Julie has a keen sense of the style that you are trying to achieve, asks the right questions, and guides your decision making to ensure that you are satisfied with your investment. Julie's expertise really shines through by her ability to anticipate the needs of the project, ensuring that a timeline is followed, that there are minimal interruptions during completion of the project, and that the project is completed seamlessly. Julie took care of all of the details that seemed overwhelming during a remodel such as finding a reliable contractor, choosing where to get all of our needed materials (and supporting small businesses), and checking in on the project to make sure everything was on track. We are so happy that we found Julie and appreciate the care and thought she put into our home.

Colleen and James
San Ramon, CA



My husband and I recently purchased a 3,000 sq ft+ home in Danville. Since we both are very busy and are not experts in design, we needed help in redecorating our new home. Julie listened to both of us and understood our likes and dislikes. She assisted with color coordination, and sourcing the proper furniture and accessories that made our house a home. Julie was able to use existing family heirloom furniture pieces as well as new pieces. In our absence she even managed the installation of our new garage cabinets and floor, a complete interior paint job and furniture delivery and set up. We could not have accomplished this on our own without her expertise and appreciate her service. Julie is highly recommended by us.

Joan and Paul
Danville, CA



Julie was wonderful to work with! She helped us choose window coverings for our new house then assisted us with paint colors, rugs and designing a custom bench cushion. She selected beautiful things for our home, gave us great advice and was very pleasant and friendly. We will definitely keep her in mind for future projects.

Deep and Keri
Dublin, CA



I've really enjoyed working with Julie. I purchased a 2,700 sq foot house and needed help to transform it into my dream home. Julie came to my house and we created a punch list of items to address. The first thing we tackled was window coverings (my house had none) and furnishings for the living room. Next was a complete remodel of one of my full bathrooms. She worked with me on the design, contractor selection, and finished materials. I couldn't be happier with the results and now we're collaborating on my master bath remodel!

Danville, CA


I hired Julie to assist me in the selection of furniture for our family room & living room. Julie intuitively knows our likes & styles and consistently provides furniture selections, design ideas, etc. that match our vision. She is a true professional with a critical eye for a balance and flow among rooms. I would highly recommend her!

Alamo, CA



I LOVED working with Julie! She is smart, quick and so professional. Our project was a "rush" job and Julie really delivered at every level. She works well with everyone from the homeowner to the GC to the tile layer to the installers. She listened carefully to what we wanted to accomplish and offered to do the legwork for me (short on time) and offered me visual choices on everything, making it very easy for ME. I can't recommend Showcase Your Place highly enough.

Danville, CA



We recently completed remodeling our 3 bathrooms and master bedroom in Danville. We asked Julie G. from Showcase Your Place to work with the remodeling contractor and develop the decorating design.

Julie was great help in:

  • Developing the style we liked in the bathrooms and master bedroom

  • Recommending and finding the bathroom fixtures and various tiles and connecting us with the best suppliers

  • Providing the furniture and accessories for the master bedroom plus the suppliers

  • Providing a wall fixture tradesman for the master

  • Working the tile contractor, flooring contractor, and general contractor on the details of installation of the materials.

  • Providing window covering recommendations

  • Developing and managing the color coordination of the design

  • Working within our budget needs

Julie was an outstanding partner to work with and we were extremely pleased with the results of Julie's work on our project. We are starting another project in our family room and fireplace area and have already starting working with Julie on this new project.

Kent and Aly
Danville, CA



We can’t say enough about the great job Julie did designing our bathroom remodel. She is not a cookie-cutter style decorator who imposes her taste preferences on you. Rather, she takes your style and taste into consideration then guides you with appropriate suggestions. Julie is proactive. She anticipates the job needs and sends you a list of choices in a timely fashion. She has great contacts and a tremendous network of material suppliers. They know her and trust her and as a result they treat you, the client, accordingly.

Finally, she gives great attention to detail and she communicates clearly and effectively with your contractor to make sure he follows her plan. Our contractor loved working with her because she was so organized and provided clear documentation and explanations. Her attention to detail is second to none.

We love how our remodel turned out and we attribute it entirely to Julie’s great work. We have no hesitation giving her the highest recommendation possible.

Reg and Nancy Saunders



Julie is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. We first found her through Houzz in April 2018 when we were seeking quick help with a couple bathroom remodels before selling a home. She helped with the design and the purchase of materials (on a very tight timeframe) and did an excellent job. We are now working with her on decorating and partial remodeling our new home, and she's quickly become our go-to person for all things home improvement related.

Julie has an incredible eye for interior design, but what really sets her apart from the rest is her responsiveness and work ethic. We are consistently impressed with how quickly she gets things done and with her honestly and price-consciousness. She's done a great job of mixing and matching luxury items with affordable accessories to get our living room and family room looking amazing in short time; we get tons of compliments on both rooms now. She has also come up with cost-effective solutions to help us avoid some high-cost remodels. We can't recommend her highly enough.

Andree and Curtis



We selected Julie to provide us with all of the finishes for our new 4 home subdivision. She selected, among other things, all of the counter tops, tile splash, plumbing and light fixtures as well as paint schemes, flooring and cabinet hardware. What she chose was truly outstanding and has been met with rave reviews from both the general public and the brokerage community. She worked overtime to assure that all the materials were consistent with her expectations and was meticulous in determining combinations. I would not hesitate to use Julie again and would highly recommend her for her design skills.

David Bradley
Bradford Communities



This review for Showcase Your Place comes after an immaculate engagement we had with Julie Giampaoli. We recently moved from the South Bay area to the Contra Costa area and needed help to decide which colors to paint our kitchen cabinets. We searched high and low for a designer to help with this and fortunately found Julie through a referral at an interior design firm who staged the home prior to our purchase.

Julie, acquainted herself immediately with us and got us acclimated to the design process by asking the right questions while guiding us with her rich experience. After our first encounter, we knew Julie was going to be the one to help us through this.

We started with choosing colors for the kitchen but ended up doing a whole lot more. Julie guided us and helped with a full kitchen remodel, that consisted of the following:

New cabinets
New countertops
New sinks
Backsplash accents

After we finished our planning and design direction for the kitchen, we wanted to install new wood floors, paint the walls, redo the fireplace, redo our kid's bathrooms, as well select the right lighting and window treatments. Julie, supported us all the way through, providing us with sound design advice, selections, and colors to ensure everything would tie together and flow. Furthermore, she provided sourcing for materials, appliances, and contractors. We wouldn't have been able to get all this done if it wasn't for Julie from Showcase Your Place, Thank You, Julie!!!

Now that the project and the majority of the work is complete, we hope to continue working with Julie on interior design, as well as a few other projects later this year.

Jeff and Chau
San Ramon



It's been a great journey we have been on with Julie. We recently moved into our home at the end of December last year and reached out to Julie to help us with several projects. We did our dinning room, the guest bathroom, our second master bedroom. Removing wallpaper and demo the bar and bathroom. She also help to decorate our formal living room, the master bedroom, new dinning area and our family room. She also help selecting our motorized shades. She brought a new perspective that we would not have considered on our own but she was always respectful of our preferences and always made sure that her vision never supplanted them. She was also a problem solver. When we needed to redo the hardwood floors she found the right people to do it for us. She was always there and ever responsive to our questions and concerns.

Nghia and Noi,
Walnut Creek



Julie provided excellent interior design services for my remodeled condo. My goals were to use as many of my existing furnishings and wall art to retain items that I love, are memorable and sentimental as well as minimize my cost of purchasing additional items. Julie met my goals! Julie is an active listener, is easy to work with, friendly, professional and resourceful and knowledgeable. I implemented her ideas, including the purchase of some new furnishings that complement my existing furnishings. I am delighted with the results! Next step: showcase my place by throwing a party to share the look of my well-redesigned interior done by "Showcase Your Place"!

Walnut Creek



Julie combined very well what I wanted from my house and what I though I wanted in feel, and created a bold and beautiful space. She creates an environment where we can talk and brainstorm, she made me feel I was making the decisions. She is easy to work with from a business standpoint and always kept affordability in mind, telling me when a piece or job was expensive. I liked that she was mindful of using some of my current favorite pieces, and she is willing to work with my sometimes quirky art. Julie is very easy to communicate with and always responded or followed up in a timely manner.

Alamo, CA



The company hired Julie to professionally design investment properties. She is an absolute pleasure to work with. Her designs have individuality while maintaining elegance. She has an eye for design and creates that unique style we desired for our homes. During the process, Julie remained engaged with the project and was always available to answer questions or concerns. Incredibly, the homes sold within one week of being placed on the market. I credit this to Julie’s outstanding knowledge and professionalism. Julie truly delivers excellence and we highly recommend her service, because your home deserves the best.




Julie has been a wonderful help in designing our main living spaces. She is responsive, worked with our ideas, stayed in budget, and kept us updated. The look of the spaces is warm and inviting, while bringing in the details that transform them into beautiful, professionally decorated rooms that also reflecting our personality. We will be working with her again for our next project!

Murali and Katie
Oakland, CA



I recently worked with Julie on a 10 year old house, and it was great. I chose the painting colors for interior and exterior, along with the right light fixtures for the foyer, dining room, breakfast room, hallway and much more. She helped make my vision into reality. She is very knowledgeable, and knows what to do or what not to do. She is so comfortable to work with, easy to contact, hard working, warm, and has lots of resources. I highly recommend her!

Lafayette, CA



When I met Julie Giampaoli I had just decided to remodel and sell the 3 BR/2.5 bath house I had been living in for 19 years and was firmly stuck in the 1980s with brass fixtures, ugly oak cabinets, linoleum and laminate flooring. I’m a scientist and really have no talent for interior design, but Julie gently guided me through the early decisions on budget, what needed updating, and pulled together a color palate and look that embodied “designed to sell” – neutral, but stylish with a flair - for the competitive San Ramon market. In all instances, Julie presented multiple options, allowing “clueless” me to participate in the design plan without being overwhelmed with too many choices.

Julie generously shared her vendor relationships so I could purchase discounted fixtures directly, and continuously assisted me with the smallest details. She brought in Francis Attwood, a local licensed general contractor, who was more than capable to execute on her design. He brought the electrical and plumbing up to code, converted the MBR soaker tub to a gorgeous walk in shower with mosaic accents that is now a showstopper master retreat, installed new hardwood and tile flooring, tricked out a gorgeous new kitchen, and did dozens of smaller projects that pulled everything together. Julie stayed with me throughout, ensuring that everything stayed on track. This 4 month project is done and there have been rave reviews on the final look, but even better, both of my neighbors were so impressed they hired Julie and Francis to help them “remodel to live” in their 1988 houses.

Julie Giampaoli is a delight to work with and her passion for design comes through while staying warm, funny and supportive.

San Ramon, CA



Julie G. of Showcase Your Place is absolutely outstanding! She was retained for all interior and exterior design decisions on new house construction. She has an amazing eye for color and incredible design talent. She has done a fabulous job with selecting all materials, such as counter-tops, tiles, plumbing fixtures, lighting, flooring, doors, windows/window coverings etc. as well as paint colors, furnishings, and interior decor. Julie is well-organized and detail-oriented. I have been so impressed with her expertise and efficiency. She really listens, and always responds quickly to any questions. And I was so happy with how she works collaboratively with the general contractor. She has such enthusiasm and positive energy --- it's been a real pleasure to work with her. I am so grateful for Julie's guidance and expertise. I could not have done this construction project without her!

Walnut Creek, CA



It was just good luck that I happen to meet Julie in her Shop, Showcase Your Place, just before my wife and I embarked on a family room & kitchen remodel. I instantly felt comfortable. Julie was invited to our home and immediately came up with many ideas we never would have considered without her expert advice. She helped us with every material choice, presenting us with a number of options and spear heading the entire project. Julie kept track of all the ordering and scheduling making sure our contractors team was on time in every phase. We highly recommend Julie for all your design needs, five stars from us!!

Stan and Marina
Castro Valley, CA



Julie is a true professional with an innate ability to take a customer's vision and transform it into reality. Julie has a great deal of contacts and resources to fulfill customer requirements and she somehow manages to stay on top of every project detail. She is extremely accessible (phone, email, texting) and is very dedicated to meeting customer deadlines and requirements.

Oakland, CA



Julie Giampaoli is fabulous to work with. My realtor introduced me to Julie when selling my home. She helped me organize and stage my home which sold immediately and received top dollar! I loved working with Julie, my Guru, so much that I asked her to come help me design and remodel my new home. She introduced me to local professionals and provided all of the design guidance for the complete remodel of my 1975 townhome.

This stunning transformation included a new kitchen, two new bathrooms, new built in media cabinet, new entryway, gorgeous fireplace, and new detailing throughout my home. She assisted in all phases of design from layout, color, texture of walls, lighting, fixtures, stone, tile, wood flooring, window coverings, furniture, rugs and art work. Her beautiful and functional design always included several options within my budget and Julie was able to guide me on which pieces may need special consideration in creating my gorgeous new home. She did so with an elegant mix of custom-made and retail pieces. I really appreciated her intuition, sense of humor, understanding of my tastes, vast professional knowledge, and efficiency. Now I am enjoying my stunning, stylish and functional home!

I highly recommend Julie for your next project! 

Alamo, CA



Julie was recommended to us by our realtor. She is amazing! We moved to a larger home and decided to start with a blank slate. She has helped find the perfect fit, scale and price for each item we needed. If I found something I liked that was horribly expensive, Julie would find a similar item within our budget to work out perfectly. I highly recommend her and would absolutely use her again for our next project!

Blackhawk, CA



Julie is an awesome designer!

Her gentle style helped guide us from a guest bathroom that went from ordinary to WOW! All of her choices and recommendations were thoughtful blending color and design features that created a elegant space that is both functional and relaxing.

Julie's design also brought in complementary colors and style from our recently remodeled kitchen and other living areas.

Julie's product knowledge helped us narrow choices confidently and resolve our confusion over how to proceed! Not only can she design, she perfectly negotiates resolution of concepts, color and style.

We highly recommend Julie. Her influence is gentle, positive yet brilliant! 

Murline and Allan



Julie's services were invaluable to renovating our home to ready it for sale. The entire house needed a facelift inside and out after being a rental property for 12 years. The transformational results enabled us to get a full price offer in about two weeks.

Julie has a keen eye for trendy yet tasteful design that embodies that WOW factor all homeowners desire. She was also very flexible to work with our budget expectations. She works diligently to find the right materials and contractors, managing the latter to complete the work in a timely manner. Clearly her aim is 100% customer satisfaction.

Above all, Julie has an energetic and pleasant personality and it was a pleasure to work with her. 




Julie is remarkable. She is quickly able to discern your needs and taste. Her color sense is right on target. I love coming home and opening the door to my warm and welcoming home. I was frustrated trying to use furniture from two different houses. Julie was patient and gently suggested starting over. I don't know how she remembers all she researches, but she pulls things together with ease. I have a good start, but she'll be busy working on my whole house as long as it takes. And she makes it FUN!!

Danville, CA



Julie is fantastic! Five stars is not enough! She really listened to us and helped guide us through the process. At every point along the way she made the most excellent suggestions. And we approved them all. We were on a limited budget and yet what she has been able to do was just perfect. The house is absolutely wonderful and we couldn't have done it without her! We really respect her design sense, professionalism, and patience. We would totally recommend her. We couldn't be happier!

Lafayette, CA



Julie managed our home renovation project flawlessly. Everything went smoothly on-time and on-budget. Julie quickly understood our needs and translated them into a great project plan. I will use her again and certainly recommend her without any hesitation.

San Ramon, CA



In my line of work I work with A LOT of designers but for my own home there is only one! Julie is amazing to work with, she did not tell me what I needed to do, instead she worked with me to make sure I was happy and my home felt like me when it was done. She took the time to listen and really hear what was important to me then she worked her magic to make my dreams a reality all the while keeping my budget in mind. In addition to all her design guidance she was hands on throughout the entire project. She coordinated the contractor, countertop fabricator, electrician and painter and she was there at a moment’s notice if any little thing came up. My project came out perfect and I owe it all to Julie, she is the best, two thumbs up, five stars!

Sheryl Doyle
General Manager - The Plumbery



Julie is a take charge professional who goes above and beyond in getting your home ready for sale. I was an absentee owner who had already moved out of our home and on to our new home. The home was still furnished as we had been leasing it out. Showcase Your Place made suggestions on what had to be done and executed them fully. Our home sold in 1 day at $25,000 over the asking price. Results say it all.

Blackhawk, CA



Julie is fantastic! She works within your taste profile and budget instead of bringing her own preconceived ideas of what should be done. She follows up on all the details and is easily reached and readily available for all questions, concerns, and moments of doubt. Julie provides an assortment of choices for each design option so that the result is unique to you and your home. The contractors and crews she works with are excellent and all of the relationships are relaxed and comfortable. Working with Julie has been a pleasure and has made me excited to continue my home redesign.

San Ramon, CA



Julie is a superb design consultant with an excellent taste level that she combines to fit in with our style and tastes and budget. She's really good at bringing ideas and listening to ideas and thoughts. Our place is pretty darn nice and Julie has made a huge contribution to the atmosphere/ambiance in our home. Thanks Julie.

Mark and Karen
Blackhawk, CA



Julie has been wonderful at guiding us in ways to improve and update our home to maximize resale value when we are ready to list it for sale in the next 1-2 years. She suggested improvements that we would not have thought of or embarked upon, which, now after completion, we are thrilled with the results and have received many compliments from friends and neighbors. Additionally, she is great with decor and color, as well as with management of contractors and subcontractors, helping to keep the project moving forward. She is responsive, conscientious, fun, and highly professional. We are happy to highly recommend her and will continue to rely on her expertise and guidance.

Dex and Steve
Blackhawk, CA



I would highly recommend Julie at Showcase Your Place for any of your interior decorating or remodeling projects!!

My wife and I recently decided to remodel our kitchen, family room and one bath but we really had no clue as to what designs to consider, what materials to choose, which colors to have or really even how to get started. Fortunately, through a friend, we heard about Julie’s services at Showcase Your Place and wow, we are really glad we did. Julie helped us from day one with bids from contractors, interior design and various concepts for our kitchen, family room and bath. She listened to our desires of the outcome and informed us of various options, brought samples, arranged meetings with different trades and sub-contractors and was truly wonderful through the entire process.

Julie is very easy to contact, virtually always available to hear your concerns and/or complaints. If any complaints occur (who doesn’t have a complaint or two during a major remodel project?), she is very helpful to rectify them. I truly don’t know how we would have conquered our projects without her. Thank you Julie!! I whole-heartedly recommend Julie from Showcase Your Place for any of your Interior Design or remodeling projects.

Donald and Mary Ruddell
Concord, CA



If you want someone who walks in with preconceived notions of how things should be done and who will dampen your own sensibilities, then Julie may not be the person for you (although I am sure she would do that if that's what you want). What Julie does is figure out what you like, add a little of what she has learned, then offer a range of options within those parameters. She is high energy and very excited for you. We have called on Julie twice in the last three years, once to makeover our living and dining spaces, and more recently to redesign master and guest bathrooms. It's like we just picked up where we left of a couple years ago - as though no time had passed. She remembered everything about our last job and incorporated those ideas into the present. We didn't make a move without consulting Julie. We would text her, send a photo of something we wanted to buy, and she would get back to us almost immediately. But even if Julie were only a so-so decorator (which she is not), her knowledge of vendors, contractor and other service providers is worth its weight in gold. We were never disappointed with anyone she recommended. Did I mention we love our new bathrooms - or should I say spas? While she is working with you, I promise you will think of her as a member of the family - she may even offer to let you stay in her vacation home! We love Julie and I know you will, too.

John and Judy
Alamo, CA



Julie was awesome to work with! She came highly recommended by my beloved RE agent. Julie helped us get our house ready to sale by listening to us on what we felt was important like budget and working with what items we had as much as possible. She used her expertise to guide us on where to spend our money and what would appeal to the crowd. Once she had all the contractors bids in she guided us on who to go with and kept them all scheduled and meeting all the deadlines. My favorite part was her flexibility in taking me on a shopping spree to buy new things to stage with that I liked so I could take them to my new home. That day was like a dream come true!!! I really enjoyed working with Julie she taught me so much. Another thing I loved is that she knows how to say things about your house/ belongings in a way that doesn't hurt your feelings. I also enjoyed the day I came home and saw that everything was done, it was like an elf came while I was at work and make my house soooo beautiful. I would definitely hire Julie again and recommend her to my friends. I'd love it if she'd come to my new house and help me pick out all my new furniture!! She was definitely worth the money spent!!!

Dublin, CA



Julie was very responsive, proactive and great at listening and understanding our goals and taste to help us accomplish a quick and rather extensive cosmetic remodel of our new home during the short window before we moved in. She helped short cut and focus our decision process with her vendor knowledge and contacts, and passed along contractor pricing or designer discounts which made her fees extremely reasonable.


Lisa and Steve
Walnut Creek, CA



Julie Giampaoli is a wonderful designer. She tailored her services to fit our needs. For example, we needed fabric for a project. She directed us to a particular brand and recommended a lovely fabric shop which gave us a discount! Julie helped us create a beautiful master bathroom and recommended a terrific cabinet maker. Julie makes herself available including answering questions at 7am! She has a fabulous eye for design. We have several more projects and I will be calling Julie again.

Alamo, CA


Working with Julie over the past 10 years to renovate our entire home has been a real joy! She is very organized, professional, and very knowledgeable. Julie provided valuable and straightforward guidance and insight during our many renovating projects. She also communicated regularly with us which we really appreciated. Most importantly, Julie was also always available to us whenever "we" called to answer questions and provide advice. In short, I highly recommend Julie as she really provided exemplary service in a personal manner which really went a long way with us. Thanks to Julie, our home looks fabulous now!

Blackhawk, CA



Julie's interior design and remodeling solutions are excellent, and adaptable to persons with different tastes, projects and budgets. She brings much value to any client: familiarity with the latest styles and trends; an ability to fashion elegant and tasteful upgrades; knowledge of vendors and contractors who can supply top-quality products and services; and, the flexibility to engage clients on diverse projects. And, maybe best of all - Julie is a fun person to work with.

Julie's interior design and remodeling solutions are excellent, and adaptable to persons with different tastes, projects and budgets. She brings much value to any client: familiarity with the latest styles and trends; an ability to fashion elegant and tasteful upgrades; knowledge of vendors and contractors who can supply top-quality products and services; and, the flexibility to engage clients on diverse projects. And, maybe best of all - Julie is a fun person to work with.

Mike and Ruth
Blackhawk, CA



Thank you Julie for being the best in the business! You have made so many of my sellers happy with your spot-on recommendations to make their homes bring the highest prices possible. As one seller told me 'Julie was worth her weight in gold'. Without a doubt, you have the vision, the discipline and the contacts to get things done on time and on budget! You're amazing and I love working with you!

Judy Lynn
Blackhawk, CA



Very happy with Julie's service. She chose all the right colors and materials and designed a show stopper master bath. She knew exactly what to do and worked in a very timely manner. Her fee was very reasonable as well.

San Ramon, CA



I cannot thank Julie enough for helping us quickly transform our house to what is now our home....She was great about walking through the house completely and listening to what meant a great deal to us and what we wanted to do - and then providing her recommendations for completing a number of projects as well as gaps we were not aware of (lights, painting, sizing of artwork, etc). She not only has great experience and talent for interior design and decorating, she knows what adds value to your home for equity purposes. She provided us great contractors and managed them - as we both work this was very helpful to us. She is so timely on her delivery - truly passionate about what she does and loves to see the results. We wouldn't be where we are today in our home without her.

Thank you, Julie. We love coming home everyday.

Melissa & Manjit



My husband and I feel incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with Julie Giampoli over the past few years in the updating and renovation of our home. Julie is an exceptionally talented and hard-working home design consultant. Throughout the whole process she took the time to ensure that every step was being executed according to our wishes and never became impatient at “my” constant worrying. To put it mildly, I am a very detailed person who has a tendency to over think. Julie used her expertise and knowledge to help us make decisions, keep us on track and more importantly, stay calm during significant home renovation where there is simply no place for error.

Julie is exceptionally well organized, very punctual, and professional in every way. She is someone who can be trusted and someone who truly cares about the happiness of her clients. She has become a good friend to us and we recommend her very highly to anyone looking for professional home design/décor.

With sincere gratitude for all her hard work and dedication,

David & Stephanie Tice
Blackhawk, CA



Julie is the best gift anyone could give for someone moving into a new home. She has been able to understand our style from the get go, and makes recommendations that we would have never thought of. Her vision is intuitive, and she can turn any space into a magazine photo. She is fun to work with, and has found beautiful, complimentary items to fit our home. Her experience shines through. She is direct and easy to communicate with. Her attention to detail is fabulous, and sees things that many people would not, turning any space or home into a spectacular one. She has been such a wonderful resource, I don’t make any house decisions without consulting her first!!! I can’t say enough about Julie, and I am sure you will feel the same!!!

Alamo, CA



We had the pleasure of working with Julie on the decoration and furnishing of our son’s new home in Danville. We were visiting from London, England and had about six weeks to do everything. Our son was too busy with his work to spend much time on the project. With our zero knowledge of where to buy things and how to get things done in the US we would have probably achieved very little without Julie’s expert guidance, deep knowledge of what was available and understanding of our likes and dislikes. She gave her views in a straightforward no nonsense fashion but was sensitive to our (European) tastes and budget and listened to what we wanted. What we managed to get done was amazing and we have no hesitation in recommending Julie for her professionalism, instant responses and practical design sense.

John and Farzie Thompson
Danville, CA



I worked with Julie on the preparation of a 27 year old home that was to be sold. We had one month to get it on the market to be in the prime selling time. The home needed all floors replaced, counters tops and mirrors replaced, all kitchen appliances, all lighting, painting of walls and all woodwork, some windows needed replacing as well as replacing a deck and landscaping was overhauled. There were many other small things that needed replacing or sprucing. Julie was well organized, had great ideas and was connected to all the trades that were needed. She monitored the process the entire time and was always available for an update and made scheduling changes as needed given that every project has its surprises. I could not have done this without her; it would have taken months and I would not have had the talent in decorating. I highly recommend her work and she is a pleasure to be around.

Kirsten Smith



We moved into our new home almost five years ago. Since it was so much larger than our last home we had to do a lot and do it quickly. The first decorator we hired came in with distinct ideas (of her own) that had nothing to do with what my husband and I felt comfortable living with. Nor did she take into account our budget. We were at the panic stage when a friend recommended Julie.

From the very beginning, Julie listened and fit her suggestions to the type of people we are. When we want to budget on some areas, she budgets accordingly. When we feel like spending freely for top quality, she will steer us there as well. In other words, she keeps an overall design plan in her mind for our entire house but works with us not only on style but also costs. She keeps our likes and dislikes in mind but doesn't let us go astray.

We've been working with Julie for about four years now. We call her frequently for tune-ups or just isolated questions. She is always available and treats every job with equal seriousness regardless of the amount of compensation for her.  

Kathy and George
Alamo, CA



We are very pleased with how the house turned out. We think it looks amazing and you were instrumental in key remodel steps to get there. Removing the bank of upper kitchen cabinets between the kitchen and family room was one of the best ideas you had, and you did a great job with the color coordination for paint, carpet, fixtures etc., thank you very much. We really appreciated this as it is not something either of us are good at.   

Julie and Kristin



My wife and I recently had the distinct pleasure of working with Julie as we prepared for upgrading our home in Danville to put it on the market for sale. Julie was recommended to us by our realtor who had experience working with her.

Julie’s efforts on our behalf were excellent. She not only had a keen sense of how to upgrade our home to make it more desirable for a potential buyer but also understood the importance of a budget. We upgraded floor coverings, painted walls, upgraded kitchen cabinets, bathrooms and light fixtures and took the 80’s look completely out of our house. In large part it was little things like light switches, floor vents, and cabinet hardware that made a significant difference. We certainly would not have thought about that level of detail. Julie communicated with us and our realtor on a regular basis and sought our approval each step of the way. She would give us options but we invariably went with her recommendations.

In the end we had a very attractive home inside and out completed for a very reasonable expenditure. More importantly, our home sold immediately within days of going on the market. We not only got a return on our investment in Julie and her recommended upgrades, but certainly made a sale much sooner than anticipated.

We would recommend Julie to anyone who might need her services for "showcasing your place."  

Blackhawk, CA



"Julie took the time to understand our tastes and concerns. She worked with our existing furniture and art work. She updated our home with new modern lighting fixtures, fresh updated paint colors and carpeting. She gave us a fresh new look (initially) outside our comfort zone giving us a warm and sophisticated new home! We truly love it and thank her for taking us in a direction we were not familiar with! We have had dozens of praises from our family and friends!"  

Danville, CA



"Julie combines the virtues of extra hard work, a pleasing personality and the rarest of gifts; excellent taste. I would highly recommend her to anyone."  

Alamo, CA



"Julie Giampaoli has helped get my listings prepared for the market for years. Every home she worked on sold quickly. My clients loved her and many have asked her to help them with design services in their new homes. I have used her for my own personal residence as well.

She is extremely professional, reliable and interacts well with people. She has a gift of explaining what needs to be done without offending the client. Her instincts are spot on and her eye for design is exceptional. I would recommend her to anyone needing an interior designer. You or your clients will not be disappointed."  

Marilee Goodykoontz
Bay Sotheby's International Realty



Julie eases your path through the thicket of design choices. We quickly formed a ‘partnership’ and had a lot of fun. Julie has great taste and a keen understanding of what is right for your house. She is highly talented and has a serious work ethic.

Julie is very professional, always on time and with the right materials and ready to listen to her clients concerns. She has seemingly unlimited contacts with persons/businesses to find the product/service that is right for your job. Julie also has a great sense of humor and is very congenial.

The job went smoothly and quickly, and I am delighted with the result. I recommend you choose Julie for your design needs. You will be happy you did.

Danville, CA



Just some background: I have never actually "hired" a designer for any of our past projects, which were many, My wife and I have flipped several homes in the 80’s and 90’s, redecorated our last two homes.

Hiring Julie was the best idea we have had, in the last 20 years!. I found Julie easy to work with, her ideas and advise was well thought out, and (I was afraid it would be very expensive!) she didn't "break the bank", as she has a lot of ideas for decorating by using our own items, some from lower priced places such as the Consignment Center, Tuesday Morning, & places like that, as well as giving us a very good price on drapes, & other furniture we couldn't find elsewhere.

I also enjoyed how well she worked with my wife, who, of course, has a few of her own ideas for decorating, as well as her own particular taste. Julie gave us ideas, helped choose the right colors for paint, helped choose cabinets, granite, lighting, and a plethora of other items for the house. My wife and I are very happy with the results, and the house looks beautiful!

David and Jodi
San Ramon, CA



Our realtor suggested a friend that had used Julie in the past and highly recommended her, so I decided to give her a call. I'm so glad I did! From the start, Julie took the time to learn my tastes, then used her extensive network of contacts and suppliers to put together a great look. She helped us select a contractor, as well as hardwood and tile flooring, coordinating paint, cabinets, lighting, fixtures, granite, plus furniture and window coverings. She is very personable, and a delight to work with.

Also, my job requires extensive travel, making it difficult to oversee the work being done. Julie worked well with the contractor, coordinating purchases and deliveries, making sure everything went smoothly and was completed the way we wanted.

We are very pleased with the look she created and highly recommend Julie for your next project!"

Kathi and Dave
Alamo, CA



We loved working with Julie on several projects. She was brilliant in helping us stage our old house so of course there was no question that she would be the consultant on our new home. She always has an eye on what is appropriate for the house, the neighborhood and the current real estate market. We ended up doing all three baths in our new home with Julie's design. She was invaluable both in assisting us with design decisions, making sure the materials were on the job site and managing the details with the contractor.

We're now talking about remodeling the kitchen and wouldn't even think about the project without having Julie involved. Having done MANY jobs both big and small, I know the value added that Julie brings to the job, she understands our taste, has excellent vision of what the finished product will be and knows when to step in and make suggestions. Her knowledge of the products available helped us to select what was appropriate for the job rather than having to sort through endless possibilities. "We'll work with Julie again" is perhaps the strongest testimonial we can give!  

Rob and Laurie
Alamo, CA



We have to say we are thrilled with the kitchen / breakfast / family room upgrade. Your tips, advice and critiques have been invaluable. The glazing and choice of wall paint turned out to be excellent. The results are fabulous and we've already received plenty of praise from others.   

Ruth and Mike
Blackhawk, CA



"After searching for a new home for over 12 months in the brutal California housing market we were exhausted at closing but knew we had the move ahead of us. We had some tough decisions to make and fortunately our realtor introduced us to Julie whose interior design skills and knowledge of the local contractors made everything come together. She was great to work with. We walked around the house tossing ideas back and forth and came up with a plan. Julie took that plan and ran with it and things happened fast. She scheduled the paint guys, carpenter, electrician and carpet guys immediately. She also ordered most of the material that we needed. Within a week after closing most of the projects were completed and we were able to move in. We love our new home and really appreciate everything Julie did for us. We highly recommend her!"

Jim & Kristine
Walnut Creek, CA



"I really appreciate working with Julie on so many levels. She's knowledgeable, professional, honest, responsive and diligent. More than anyone I’ve worked with. And, she's a lot of fun. I feel really taken care of with her. I'm looking to have a long term design relationship with her."

Alamo, CA



"A co worker of mine recommended Julie Giampaoli to me. The thing that stood out my mind was the trust that she had with Julie to make everything beautiful. I called Julie and met with her and felt full confidence. I love everything that she has done for us in our home. She is now my designer for life. I won't make a move without her."

Danville, CA



"Julie is GREAT! Julie helped me select shades, drapes, fabrics for our new house . Everything was such a pleasure because she listened to my ideas and came up with solutions that seemed to fit what I liked. She works very quickly and has excellent installers as well. She's fun to be with too!"

, CA



"We recently completely remodeled our home. Julie was very helpful along all of the steps. She provided references for contractors, she went on shopping trips with us to select the flooring, tiles and granite, and she followed up with the vendors on the delivery of the materials. Julie visited the site often to talk to the different contractors and make sure everything was installed as planned. Without her assistance and patience we would have had to spend much more time and frustration finding what made the finished product our new home. We love the results and have had many compliments."

Jeff and Joanne
Blackhawk, CA



"Julie helped dress all our windows in our new home. We selected Silhouettes and Roller Shades by Hunter Douglas. Julie is efficient, dependable and very talented. I recommend her and her services wholeheartedly."

Martinez, CA



Hi Julie,

I wanted to thank you so much for making our home look so beautiful! I can't even imagine what we would have done without you, we needed all the help we could get! In fact, without your incredible talent, I have no doubt that we'd STILL be trying to sell! The value of your service was returned many times over -- in terms of "speed of sale," as well as the sales price!

Best of all, you helped us achieve these great results with the least amount of time, money and stress!! You actually made it fun! I am forever grateful that you were recommended to us!! The only downside is that you made everything so pretty, that it's harder to leave!

But now that I see the "miracles" you can perform... I'm eager for you to help us make our new home look just as beautiful!

Danville, CA



If you have ever wondered how those home-improvement shows get things done so quickly yet come out looking so great it is because they use professionals. Working with Julie is like having your own personal HGTV episode without the hassle of the cameras and fake drama.

In fact, Julie removes the drama. Just try to remodel a bathroom or bedroom with your significant-other. Then reflect on all of the stress, outcome, and time expenditure that could have been avoided by having Julie orchestrate the process. Visiting all of those stores – tile, carpet, molding, paint, fixtures, and furniture – is a waste of time. The result is often incomplete and sometimes even amateurishly comical.

My wife and I have had the best experience using Julie’s services and the outcome speaks for itself. She has found ways to design spaces that not only accommodate our “sometimes different” tastes, but also impress our guests when we have visitors.

We will use Julie again and again. She might just be the least expensive marriage therapist in the East Bay.

Grant and Roxanne
Alamo, CA




I thought staging was too expensive and a waste of money. You proved me wrong.

My agent convinced me that it could make my house stand out in the crowd. I sold my house in May of 2008 for full price in 14 days. Nothing was selling in my neighborhood. Julie made my house look so good, I thought about staying. Julie's staging cost is a lot less than the cost of a delayed sale.

Michael Trame



"Julie never ceases to amaze us! We use her services to stage every home that we market and have considered her part of our team for 7 years. From the initial consultation to the date of staging Julie is always available for assistance. Her artistic and designer creativity work together to bring glamour and WOW to every home. Her abilities to walk into a home and immediately assess the clients needs and how best to present the home are incredible. We also consult Julie for advice in redecorating and remodeling our own personal homes and are always thrilled with the results. We say 'Call Julie' when it's time to make a designer decision!"

Leslie Mills and Debbie Smith, Realtors
President's Elite Team
Top 5% Northern California
Coldwell Banker
Walnut Creek, CA



"The service and value Julie has provided me over the past 5 years has been exemplary. Her staging abilities and superior aptitude for creating a warm home environment has really  made a difference for my clients. I have been very impressed by her knowledge of current  market trends and buyer’s hot points. Her staging accessories, furniture taste and talent in enhancing each home has become absolutely necessary to many of my successful closings."

Stephanie Tice, Realtor
Alain Pinel Realtors
Danville, CA



"I cannot say enough to applaud the staging advice my clients have received from Julie Giampaoli. Julie is a consummate professional from the client consultation through the execution of the staging itself. Julie has exceptional ability to see what need to be done to maximize a homes potential and the organizational skills to get it done on schedule.

I know Julie's staging has greatly helped my listings to sell faster and for more money. I highly recommend Julie. She is the best!"

Mary Ann Schultz, Broker Associate
J. Rockcliff Realtors/The Blackhawk Real Estate Company
Danville, CA



"Without a doubt, I am certain that Julie’s keen eye for design and staging has facilitated several sales of my listings. She is excellent with the clients, and offers them advice while respecting their budgetary concerns. I have no hesitation in recommending Julie at every opportunity!"

Diane Gilfether, Broker Associate
J. Rockcliff Realtors/The Blackhawk Real Estate Company
Danville, CA



"Julie's unique, soft touch wins over the most resistant clients! Her friendly style and people skills give her the ability to make recommendations and staging suggestions that are generally embraced by my clients! The transformations she accomplishes are remarkable and she is a joy to work with!"

Linda Cookson, Partner
Empire Realty
Danville, CA



"I have been using Julie Giampaoli’s company Showcase Your Place for the past six or seven years. She is my secret weapon when I meet with potential clients. I always call her in to suggest ways to increase the value of their homes. My clients have all commented on how much they like working with her and her vendors. Julie is tactful, prompt, and professional at all times, even with some very difficult clients. I believe so much in her abilities that I am willing to pay for a percentage of the cost to insure that my clients get the best price when they sell. I consider Julie to be an integral part of my marketing efforts."

Judith Brickman
Pacific Union GMAC
Alamo, CA



"Julie is the only stager I work with… her professional problem-solving manner is the perfect fit for my client’s needs. When I introduce Julie to my clients I am confident that my listings will be ‘market-ready’ inside and out in every way!"

Tom Hart
Empire Realty Associates
Danville, CA



!"Julie and I have been working together for over 7 years. In that 7 years I have listed over 105 properties and Julie is always the first person I call after signing the listing agreement (sometimes even before I have a signed agreement). Staging is something the client has heard about but is not always sure they need for their home. I explain to the sellers that I am going to have a professional come in give them a consultation about what items we will not be using in their home for staging and that after the consultation Julie will be returning to rearrange their things to make their home look like a “model home”. Julie is always very professional and sensitive when it comes to consulting with the client. Julie takes the time to listen to the client’s concerns about the process and makes them feel comfortable. Julie has exquisite taste and the items her crew brings in are always beautiful and enhance the client’s existing décor. I believe that the clients have always gotten a higher price because their home was staged by Julie, whether it was a small condo or a custom estate."

Karen T
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Pleasanton, CA



Dear Julie,

I wanted to thank you for all of your assistance with staging my properties over the past 7 years. I truly believe that staging a home when trying to sell, is a must to get the most money in the shortest amount of time. From my experience, I feel that you are top notch in your field. I really appreciate your professionalism and customer service.

From the consultation through the day of staging, I know that my clients are in good hands. You definitely have an expertise when it comes to interior design and the property owners are always pleased with the results.

Sheri Platter, Realtor
Hometown GMAC



"Having been privileged to be one of Julie's first clients, 7 years ago, I'm so very happy Julie is on my team of professionals who assist me with my successful real estate business! Usually, when I am getting a new listing, Julie is the first call I make, before I try to schedule anything else! Julie is always accommodating her Clients, making sure she gives us her best professional opinion, in a timely manner! I also like the way she interacts with the Homeowner, making them feel important, helping them adjust! She knows just how to get them to remove their many 'treasures', move or rent furniture, in order for Julie to work at her best, in transforming their home into a 'SHOWPLACE'! Julie even has Homeowners asking for her assistance in their NEW HOMES, to make their new homes a showplace, as well! Julie is also a wealth of information, providing a FULL SERVICE for us, with contractors, painters, gardeners, who she uses on a regular basis. When Julie stages a home, it is a transformation, and a faster sale for us!"

Helen Schmidt, CRS
Sotheby's International Realty, People & Properties
Danville office



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