Award Winning Interior Design Firm Celebrates Opening of New Design Studio
Friday, November 2, 2012 • 11:46am
Aurora Kitchens & Interiors, an award winning interior design and remodeling firm (www.auroradesignsnj.com), celebrated the Grand Opening of its new Design Studio, located at 10 E. Cliff Street in Somerville, NJ, on Saturday, October 27, from 5:00 to 9:00PM. During the open house, live music was provided by saxophonist Robert Pispecky and guitarist Roger Spinella, while each room featured a variety of different hors d’oeuvres and beverages.
Over 150 people attended the event and all had good things to say. “This is a great building and a great location,” said Joseph Costello, a Financial Planner with Royal Alliance Associates, Inc. and an Ambassador Member of the Somerset County Business Partnership. “The décor is very attractive. We are proud to see another small business opening its doors in Somerville.”
Phillipe Brudi, a current client, was also impressed. “I think this is a very attractive showroom. Lots of great ideas here, with a nice mix of traditional and modern décor,” he said.
The design studio is divided into a series of connected rooms, each designed in its own distinctive style. In addition to the standard kitchen and bath vignettes, the studio has a full working kitchen complete with functional appliances and pot filler.
The front room of this converted Victorian has a beautiful brick fireplace, which Aurora opted to showcase with built-ins on both sides and a conversation area with two chairs and an area rug set up in front. Many of the guests stopped to take advantage of the comfortable chairs and admire the interesting accessories housed on the built-ins throughout the evening.
“I’ve been here a number of times over the past few months and have watched the evolution of the space from plain and ordinary to what you see today,” said Amara Willey, a Professional Organizer and Owner of Time To Get Organized. “Most people won’t realize just how much work went into it.”
Shirley Perlinsky, Owner of S&G Cleaning Services, was very enthusiastic about the new Design Studio. “The first time I saw this place, I knew that Aurora was destined to be a success,” she said.
Joan and Paul Alagna, who recently completed a project designed by Aurora, were very pleased with the result. “It started out to be just our kitchen and bath and wound up being the whole first floor,” said Paul. “Any change is difficult and ours was especially difficult because Joan and I have such different tastes, but Kelley and Kolbe were able to guide us through it and find common ground. A good example is the new island in the kitchen. I had my heart set on it while Joan was ambivalent, and even though they initially thought the kitchen was too small to accommodate an island, Kelley and Kolbe eventually found a way to include it and even Joan says it looks great!”
Laura and Steve Simroth spoke highly of Kelley and Kolbe’s design skills. “So far, we’ve redone our master bath, living room, dining room and foyer, and we’re trying to decide what to do next,” said Laura. “We know we don’t like what we have now but don’t know exactly what we want and are relying on Aurora for suggestions.”
In addition to selling cabinets and counter tops, Aurora also sells furniture, area rugs, and is a priority dealer of Blinds and Window Coverings from Hunter Douglas. “Located just a few minutes from the Somerville Circle, Aurora truly is your single destination for all your interior design and remodeling needs,” says Clark.
Kristi and Dave Hill concur. “They did a great job on our kitchen, family, dining, and living rooms,” they agreed. “It has been two months since Aurora finished and we still can’t believe that this is our house! We would highly recommend them to anyone considering a remodeling project.”
Aurora Kitchens & Interiors has won a number of prestigious awards from the Central Jersey Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (CJNARI) for remodeling projects for local homeowners. At the 2012 CJNARI Awards Ceremony, Aurora was the only company in New Jersey to win “Contractor of the Year” awards in five different categories. For more information, contact Kolbe Clark at kclark@AuroraDesignsNJ.com or Kelley Evens at kevens@AuroraDesignsNJ.com or call 908-566-8555.