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Knowledge and experience differentiate our staff. Our commitment to staying up to date on trends takes us to industry shows across the country and keeps us involved in the Northern California chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association's (NKBA) meetings and training classes.

Julie Williams, CKD, CBD


Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer (CKD, CBD), Julie Williams has more than 30 years of experience in the design industry. In addition to her degree from CSU, Long Beach, Julie has completed an intense two-year architectural/interior space design program. After interning with an interior design firm, she was offered employment at The Laguna Niguel Design Center which serves the design trade. In 1987, while employed at the kitchen showroom of Design Works, she had the opportunity to be trained by Ellen Cheever, a Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer who has authored many of the industry's design principles and standard training manuals. After opening her own business, The Design Factor, in Southern California, Julie relocated to Northern California in 1991, where she established Julie Williams Design.
One of the most important aspects of her design style is her philosophy of form follows function. Develop a great layout first, then make it beautiful–incorporating the client's style and turning their wish list into reality.
What is a CKD/CBD?
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has special certifications for qualified members. To become a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD) and/or a Certified Bath Designer (CBD) requires extensive professional experience and education which only a select group of designers attain. 

Sonja Metcalfe

Operations Manager

Sonja Metcalfe is the Operations Manager at Julie Williams Design and a highly valued member of the dedicated staff at JWD. Sonja holds a BS in Business Administration from Dominican University and most recently completed her certification in Human Resources from Sonoma State University.
She brings with her over 18 years of business knowledge and experience in the remodeling industry. She previously partnered with her husband in their own residential remodeling business, Marin Construction Company. Prior to MCC, Sonja spent several years on the supply side of remodeling, providing materials and expertise to contractors and homeowners alike. She also worked for Autodesk, Inc. as a Project Manager in the Creative Services department. Sonja joined Julie Williams Design in 2016 as Operations Manager
Originally home grown on the shores of Cape Cod Massachusetts Sonja currently lives in Marin County with her husband and 2 teenage boys.
When inquiring about the comprehensive services Julie Williams Design provides, Sonja will likely be your first point of contact and the first smiling face to welcome you to our beautiful showroom. She has a strong attention to detail and oversees the product procurement for the stunning spaces Julie designs for our clients. Additionally, Sonja shares in the daily operations of our design firm ensuring that your project runs smoothly and your experience with JWD is of the highest caliber.

Featured Articles

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