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Jennifer’s assets:
– Exceptional people skills
– Tons of experience!
– Trained eye for upscale formal or casual design
– Ability to present and close sales with flair
– Workaholic personality with endless energy
– Focused and Committed to Excellence
– Flexible, bright and creative
– Distinctive uncluttered style effectively unites indoor with outdoor

Via Kila
A full service interior design firm focused on bringing your home’s individual style to reality. Encompassing all design genres – modern, contemporary and traditional – or a combination of these styles, Via Kila creates original homes that enhance lifestyles.

Enjoy entertaining at home because your home is the one that everyone wants to spend time in. It’s easy to become the the talk of the town when you hire the talent that makes it happen. Engage the talent that LISTENS to how you want to live and how you want to be perceived. Utilize the talent that recognizes your personal tastes and showcases your treasures. What are you waiting for? Make the most of the life you’ve been given, make the call. Via Kila is the best investment you’ll ever make because it’s the one you’ll enjoy the most… for years to come.

Below is a quick summary of Jennifer’s experience in the design world, both as part of other organizations and in her own businesses.

Jennifer Kila Design LLC is a full interior design service – lighting, flooring, furnishing, paint color and fabric selections, move-ins, re-do’s, or start to finish design. Jennifer’s goals are to discover new design projects that demand focus, creativity, and visionary placement – with the goal of making people happier in their homes. She is interested in the development and cultivation of new and exciting client relationships and taking that mutual energy to a higher level.

Dream Chasers, Miami, FL
Principal Designer and Owner
Hurricane Andrew destroyed many of the homes in Miami in the summer of 1992. Jennifer created The Dream Chasers, a company dedicated to the enhancement of private homes: delivering the highest quality decorating and fancy painting services.
-Employing the individual talents of selected local artists to hand paint murals and custom finishes, Jennifer designed the interiors of over 180 private homes in the Miami area.
-All were original color schemes, exquisite faux finishes, hand painted murals and uniquely designed kid’s rooms. All were planned to accent the professional placement and display of furnishings, accessories and artwork.
-Every project was executed by my working directly with clients as liaison to artists, sub-contractors, providers, etc., generating a service worthy of distinction.

Coconut Grove Gallery & Interiors, Miami, FL
Designer and Senior Visual Coordinator
The Gallery is a unique business; an art gallery, a furniture store and a full-service design center. Clients enjoy the opportunity to buy treasures in an environment enhanced by the visual talents of the design staff. In room settings created to entice both imagination and desire, soft selling and inspiration build confident relationships between designer and client.
As a visual coordinator I worked directly with the client to design or redesign their homes. Projects can involve flooring, lighting, painting, window treatments, furnishing and accessorizing. References from past clients are available upon request. A list of clients is attached.

Trousseau, NYC, NY
Vice-President of Marketing and Design
A turn of the century monogram and embroidery house dedicated to painstaking custom detailing for the world’s most discerning customers. For twelve years Jennifer personally designed embroideries for fine linens and towels that were presented and purchased by buyers from the finest stores nationally and internationally. Customers included Neiman Marcus, I. Magnin, Tiffany, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord and Taylor, The Horchow Collection, Bullocks, Harrods, and Gallery LaFayette.
-Designed and marketed new product lines to grow company from a small turn of the century monogramming house, to a leader in the industry of custom Bedding, Decorative Towels, Shower Curtains and Bath Accessories.
-Personally hired, trained and managed our national sales force.
-Expanded our customer base to include high end department stores, catalog houses, better specialty stores and mass merchants.
-Successfully spearheaded our introduction into international markets including Europe, China and Japan.
-Organized the opening and merchandising of twelve showrooms across the country: designing and displaying each one to encourage additional specialty store trade and to promote new product introductions.

Sibyl Shepard, Inc., Paramount, CA
Designer/Vice President of Marketing and Design
-Designed and sold bedding and decorative towel lines to upscale department and specialty stores. I supervised their manufacture at the factory level for wholesale nationwide.
-Hired to create and promote new company image and appeal by re-designing quality levels in product offerings, packaging and advertising.
-Implemented training course and expanded sales force to speed results. –Analyzed and restructured costs to increase profitability.

Education:
1972-1976 BS, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec
1970-1971 Trafalgar School for Girls, Montreal, Quebec
1966-1970 St. Helen’s School for Girls, Dunham, Quebec

*References available upon request