David Kiljanowicz – San Rafael Designer
David Kiljanowicz believes that each client is unique. Working at the San Rafael location, whether a client’s personal style is timeless, contemporary, traditional, or transitional, David knows that truly successful design all starts with listening to specific needs, creating a collaborative relationship with each client, and frequently making great friends along the way.”In the end I want everyone to be exceedingly happy in a Kitchen that reflects their style and needs”.
David is a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association, has taught residential Design & Remodeling in Adult Education, has been published in Connecticut Magazine, The New York Times home section, and loves what he does.
He recently packed his Northeast roots, moved to the Bay area, and joined the Gilmans Family bringing along 35 years’ experience in Construction, Remodeling, Interiors, and Kitchen Design. His extensive knowledge and experience in the industry, including his skill set in designing with Wood Mode and Brookhaven cabinetry, among many other cabinets lines offered at Gilmans Kitchens and Baths make David a valuable asset in the design community.
David specialized in Kitchen Design as a Senior Designer for 15 years in Connecticut and also delved into decorative interiors and lighting design, which add to his skills as a well rounded and multi faceted designer. Today he brings his collective experience to each project he undertakes and frequently receives heartwarming compliments and feedback from his clients.
David graduated from Paier College of Fine Art in Connecticut in 1980, and has also coestablished Carpentry Design Inc., a successful DesignBuild Firm in the same area.
While Design is his passion, it’s not his only interest. A Floor Loom Weaver and Textile Artist for many years, his work has won awards and has been featured in Textile Shows across his home state of Connecticut. As an outdoorsman, some accomplishments include backpacking the Northeast Mountain Ranges in New York, Vermont and New Hampshire; long distance cycling (he’s completed the Seattle to Portland Classic covering 220 miles in 2days); a seakayak guide and instructor, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, rollerblading… you name it and he’s done it at one time or another.
Residing in Sonoma, he’s made a home with his LifePartner Richard, their Bernese Mountain Dog ‘Bodey’, “where we continually enjoy the assorted bounties of Northern California. Wine Tasting, Great Food, and Community… and let’s not forget the sunsets. WHOA”!
David thought of and pointed out things that nobody else did. He was very professional, had a sense of humor and very personable. I felt like I was working around his kitchen table at home more than at a ‘showroom’.
Unique blend of design and construction knowledge. Thank you for taking the extra time, nobody spent this kind of time with us. He was far more thorough than other places