After purchasing a home in Atlantic Beach, my husband and I knew we needed professional help to completely renovate and update the large, all-original 1980’s build. The interior was boxy and dark, there were too many walls, unusual and outdated features, dull and uninteresting finishes and fixtures and missed opportunities to accentuate some natural features of the wooded, lake-front property. After days of searching websites, on-line magazines and blogs, I submitted requests for consultation appointments to several designers whose work caught my eye. The first response I received was from Kamila Malewska, designer and owner of Level Up Design. We had come across her work in several different publications and read lots of great reviews and testimonials from prior clients. Immediately upon meeting Kamila, we felt comfortable and at ease. Right away, she started working with us to learn our likes, taste and vision for our new home. She was down to earth and quickly set our minds at ease with confidence that she could navigate us through a process to a goal that we weren’t sure we could successfully achieve. Within weeks, we were well on our way to creating a home that my husband and I could never have managed on our own. Kamila has a close partnership with Rainier Construction, a general contractor with outstanding work ethics, honest and reliable employees and sub-contractors, and the ability to deliver under circumstances that were challenging, to say the least. Combined with Kamila’s expertise and state of the art graphics illustrating the vision of each room’s transformation, we always knew what to expect and that it is was exactly what we wanted. Our 8 month, whole-house remodel project is now complete and we can’t be more pleased with the results. We highly recommend Level Up Design and can honestly say, with all sincerity, that we are blessed to have found Kamila to guide us through every step of the process, from initial overall re-design down to the finishes, hardware, décor and final touches. We have a home that fits us perfectly in every way, better than we ever dreamed or knew was possible. Thank you, Kamila and Rainier Construction, for absolutely everything.
Susan and Greg Smith, Atlantic Beach, FL
The most amazing team! I cannot thank them enough for the amazing job they did on our home. From the moment we met I instantly felt at ease. They knew exactly what I wanted done and executed it above and beyond all my expectations. They were so hands on and always kept my husband and I updated on developments, as we had to be out of state while our project was being completed. I truly cannot recommend them enough and I look forward to working with them again soon!
Desire and Tyson Alualu, Jacksonville, FL
I interviewed 4 designers and chose Kamila at Level Up to help us with our home renovation. I am so happy that I made the decision to work with her.
She created the designs for a new floorplan for our master suite. It was a major renovation that included removing walls and adding new windows, doors, electrical, plumbing, etc. Her designs accurately communicated the current and future floorplan and design state to our general contractor, structural engineer, and other tradespeople. When a necessary design change came up due to structural issues (a ceiling soffit) she was able to advocate for the best plan b which involved creativity - tiling the ceiling of our walk in shower.
Furthermore she helped us narrow down what would have been an overwhelming amount of options to just a handful for us to choose from for things like vanities, mirrors, light fixtures, tile etc. We loved how easy the selection process was and are happy with all our choices. It was great to have everything figured out and purchased before our project began. She made purchasing easy too. That provided a lot of peace of mind and I love how Kamila updated our design rendering with our selections so we could visualize the final state.
Kamila also helped us with a redesign of our kitchen, our fireplace, and our stairs. Everything turned out amazing and beautiful. I had some bold ideas that I would have been nervous to move forward with on my own (like sage green painted kitchen cabinet lowers, and a green marcinate granite fireplace) but they turned out fantastic. I’m so glad she was able to turn these ideas into a cohesive space.
Kamila is a good communicator and easy to work with, communicating via email, text, and phone. She’s a very easy going but detail oriented person. She also has great relationships with a lot of vendors in the area from general contractors to cabinet makers to stone fabricators. Those relationships were crucial to us and were one of the reasons we felt like we needed a designer for this renovation- everyone is so busy nowadays in the trades and this helped tremendously in moving our project forward.
Kamila was a little busy in the beginning before we signed a contract with her. Her expertise and services were worth the wait. I would 100% work with her again.
Kamila and her team were fantastic to work with! I was looking for design help with my home and she helped me transform the space. In particular I appreciated that Kamila was very flexible, and helped me come up with creative solutions to work with our space and even some of our existing furniture pieces. She was a true partner & I’d definitely recommend her!
Kelley Blaklewood, Jacksonville, FL
We are so grateful to have worked with Kamila on our remodel project, and highly recommend Level Up Designs. We had never been through a remodel or worked with a designer before. Upon meeting Kamila for the first time, she instantly put us at ease, and took us through every phase of the design process so we knew what to expect. She was very creative with her designs, and really listened to our needs and wants when it came to functionality and overall look we were trying to achieve. She was also able to streamline the process of selecting materials for us, which we were very grateful for being busy working parents, all while sticking to our budget. We truly could not have done this without her and can not thank her enough for transforming our outdated home into the beautiful, functional home it is today.
Karen and Nathan Green, Jacksonville, FL
We hired Level Up Design to help us with showroom renovation based on a fabulous recommendation from a friend. Kamila and Viviana were more than we could have hoped for. We had contractors lined up to do the work but we needed help with layouts, ideas and color scheme. We knew we couldn’t handle the project on our own and they were exactly the team we needed. Their ideas were incredible and their attention to detail was amazing. They were organized, detailed and very respectful of the budget. They found ways to give our staff, and our clients, the tools to better organize the showroom and sell our products. We are so grateful to have a well thought-out, functional and beautiful showroom! Their communication was outstanding and they saw the project through from the start with ideas and renderings to the very end making sure the final product was exactly what we wanted and needed.
Sabrina Ebel, Jacksonville, FL
I cannot say enough to compliment Level Up Design and Kamila. I had never worked with a designer before but with my huge renovation, I needed guidance to make it look cohesive. She did this and much more. She was always readily available from the beginning to completion. She would make renderings for me to visualize the designs we were discussing which was very helpful. When picking out material, she streamlined choices so decisions were able to be made quickly. Kamila made detailed drawings so the subs were clear on where everything needed to be. This saved valuable time. Also, she was very helpful in informing me where money could be saved on certain materials/areas but also where it was wise to spend a little more. After construction was done, she and Viv started the decorating process. They completely staged several rooms with beautiful yet inexpensive items that put the perfect finishing touches on my renovation. I would highly recommend Level Up Design. They saved us money, time and reduced our stress during a major renovation!
Suma and Vik Gopal, Jacksonville, FL
Our expectations were surpassed by Kamila and her design talents. She is extremely knowledgeable and knew exactly how to give my kitchen that WOW factor. We took part in the shopping assistance with Kamila and it was well worth it! After months of searching on my own and in only a couple of hours with Kamila, we were able to find the perfect backsplash.
Piotr, the other half of Level Up Design, is Awesome! He did a tremendous job in helping me understand the install. He, also, supervised and made sure everything went accordingly during the install of our under cabinet lights. I didn’t have to worry about anything. He was a huge help!
Kamila and Piotr complement each other perfectly. They are very hard working, cautious of a budget, detailed and professional. I can’t say enough great things about them. Our kitchen renovation was flawless and the end result is absolutely beautiful! I will be using them on all future projects!!
Sarah Baggott, St Johns, FL
My wife and I really enjoyed working with Kamila and Level Up Design. As others have said in their reviews, Kamila has a great combination of skills that you rarely find in the same person. She has a great eye, an engineer's appreciation for detail, and she is very organized. As an example, when we went to look for master bathroom counter tops together, Kamila thought to bring a sample of a cabinet door so we could see how the countertop would look like against a neutral white cabinet. This might not seem like a big deal, but it quickly helps you eliminate things that won't work and reinforces your instinct when you find something you really do like. Kamila is also naturally collaborative, presenting you with ideas and then suggesting alternatives or complementary design elements depending on what has resonated with you. As an example, when we went together to look at tile samples for the floor, she had already picked out examples she thought might work. We immediately liked two of her ideas and took a sample of one of them as we continued the search for the right countertop. When we found a stone that we really liked, Kamila met us there to help us pick a piece from the lot. She also later scheduled a time for the three of us to meet with the fabricator to make sure that we were maximizing the piece of stone based on the configuration of cabinets we had. This is only one of many examples. Simply put, when it comes to important details, it is hard to imagine anyone better. As someone else has already suggested, Kamila also has a very good way of letting you know when you might not be going down the right road. Ultimately, the client is always "right", but Kamila has such good instincts and such a helpful way of collaborating that you naturally want to make sure that you are both in agreement before making an important decision. If you are, you know your project will come out great. Ours did and we definitely encourage you to consider using Kamila and Level Up for yours...
Dorothy and Gil Kerr, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
My husband and I knew that we were going to eventually remodel our kitchen, so after 4 years of saving and doing some extensive research we knew we wanted to work with Kamila and Level Up Design. Jacksonville is so lucky to have Kamila; she is professional, organized, attentive, and her keen eye for design and style really made our project feel like we were on HGTV.
I was impressed with how Kamila and her assistant Viviana made me feel like they were personally invested in our project, as if they were working on their own home. Kamila very quickly sent her renderings of our new kitchen design and her vision was so clear and concise that I almost didn't mind living in a demolished "war zone" because I knew that the end product was going to be amazing. She is also very organized and was a stickler for making sure the project was managed and running on time.
Kamila and Viviana were very easy to work with: they took the time to understand our vision and style. They were always mindful of our budget and even found some ways to save us money without sacrificing our design. Kamila would be so eager to show us samples and options for the kitchen and was always so upbeat and attentive; her enthusiasm and energy was infectious; we felt very confident in our investment to hire Level Up Design.
We had such a wonderful experience working with Kamila and her team from start to finish. We look forward to collaborating with her on our future projects.
Jillian Poland, Jacksonville, FL
We had never worked an interior designer before and my husband was very skeptical that we even needed one, much less pay for such services. To make a long story short, he is now her biggest fan! Kamila met with us and listened to our ideas and the look/feel we were trying to achieve keeping in mind the practicality of actually living there plus having a dog and cat. She was a pleasure to work with every step of the way and provided great ideas regarding some awkward spaces to make both them beautiful and functional. Kamila is not the least bit pretentious, is very considerate of your budget and actually saved us money! We are thrilled with the results and would love to work with her again. Don't waste your time looking for anyone else (like we did initially.) She is the bomb!!!!!
Laura Davis, Jacksonville, FL
Wow what can I say !!!! Kamila came over to my home and was professional and attentive. She explained the differences in the various options and the best way to stay within my budget. Actually, she allowed me to do more than I even hoped for and for less than planned.
The team diligently worked through the process like pros. Kamila is is great to talk to and is very receptive to taking positive criticism and giving feedback. I have a 2100 sq ft house and she transformed it into a model house... Truly exceptional and I have already referred her to several of my friends and family. I would highly recommend Kamila and Piotr (her husband) to anyone looking to hire a design team who really listens to their clients and delivers in exceptional and professional way!
Don Sawyer, Jacksonville, FL
Bill Etheredge, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Kamila did a fantastic job for us - far exceeded expectations. She was patient, creative, and diligent in meeting all our project needs and certainly provided far more support and services than our agreement specified. We will certainly call on her for all our future home improvement projects.
Kamila was a great choice for us in our bathroom projects. She is professional, knowledgeable, courteous and very accommodating. She works with a great contracting team and works very hard at making things go smoothly even when unforeseen things happen. I highly recommend her for any project you have.
Paul Waitrovich, Jacksonville, FL
You will not find anyone better than Kamila; she helped me with a whole house renovation and major kitchen renovation/redesign, and it is stunningly beautiful; everyone who has seen the work is also impressed.
She is honestly dedicated to her clients and thoroughly responsive. Kamila treated me as if I was her one and only most important client! I could not have done this project without all of her help. She absolutely saved me considerably more money than her fees alone not to mention the significant time savings. I look forward to hiring her again for the next phase of my project.
A. Paige Bowen, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Kamila was incredible. As good as it gets. She made a total gut kitchen pain free. She understood our taste and brought samples to us for everything. She has a great eye for detail and design. She worked w our contractor and made sure everything was handled. The transformation of the kitchen not only changed the kitchen unbelievably but transformed the entire living space. Kamila is a pro. Her work is beyond words.
Bonnie, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Kamila is the ABSOLUTE BEST. After hurricane Irma our house was completely wrecked and needed to be fully gutted. Knowing that this was going to be a massive project, one of the very first things I did was search for a designer. Kamila checked all of the boxes; responsive, organized, cost conscious, great track record. Throughout the 6+ month design, demo and remodel Kamila made us feel like a priority despite juggling many projects. Signing on Kamila was the best decision we could have made.
Trey Ferrano, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Kamila is amazing. I love working with her. Her vision is spot on and she can work a job at any level. The word "can't" is not in her vocabulary. If you have a vision, she can figure out how to get it done. She can work with you on just the design or she can take you all the way from concept through completion. Impeccable style. Professional. Fun! I highly recommend her.
Vanessa Harper, Atlantic Beach, FL
I can’t say enough wonderful things about Level Up Design and Kamila. From day one she completely understood the beachy-farmhouse design concept we hoped to create. She helped us turn a very dated 80’s house into our perfect, open concept beach home. One of the biggest assets to us was her management of the entire project. I slept so much better knowing she was making sure everything was properly handled. She held our hands through the crazy that renovations can be and helped calm our nerves. All of her design choices were exactly in line with our vision and she even helped to push us out of our comfort zone, and now those items are some of my favorite pieces in our house. I highly recommend using Level Up Design on your next project.
Katie Scales, Atlantic Beach, FL
Kamila is truly one of a kind! Her expertise in the industry combined with her ability to bring ideas to life on a budget is one of her biggest attributes. She has an innate eye for design. My husband and I wanted to transform our downstairs to a functional coastal farmhouse aesthetic and she was able to do just that. Kamila was patient with us and spent countless hours making our home everything we wanted it to be. You will not find a more professional and hardworking woman in this industry! We adore her and have made a life long friend in the process!
Cheston Kozlowski, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Kamila took care of everything. I can't recommend her enough. From design to finishing touches and beyond. She managed my project on time, on budget, and was on-site everyday making sure everything was done right. Her design talent is fantastic and her attention to detail and follow through separate her from the rest. And she doesn't drive the price up so she can get commissions off of everything she recommends. She actually price shops for you, making sure you don't overpay. She is just the best in North Florida. My house turned out better than I ever imagined it could and I love coming home to it!
Kelley Batten, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Level up design has been a true blessing for us. While wanting a total renovation of our kitchen we had more time than money and chose to do all the work ourselves. Level up design came in and asked what we were looking for and made it happen. Guiding us through every step of the way Kamilla and Piotr were always a quick call away and always three steps ahead. I knew they had other projects going on at the same time as my renovation but they still made me feel like I was their top priority, always making time to come over and help in EVERY way possible. We have found a GEM in them and already planning on taking on the master bathroom! (Of course with their supervision and expertise!) They deliver what you never even knew was a possibility and exceeded every expectation. Thanks again!!!!
Amber Vencill, Jacksonville, FL
What a great experience! Kamila and Piotr from Level Up Design are professional, prompt, courteous and very friendly. They transformed my house into a masterpiece I am proud to show to people. They were able to mix new pieces with what I already purchased to create beautiful, modern home I was dreaming about! Level Up Design team provided me with complete interior services: planning, selection of all materials, furniture, finishes and colors. They also helped me to find the best contractors to fit my needs and overviewed whole installation process. I couldn’t be more happy. They took care of every single small detail. If anyone is ever skeptical about hiring a “designer/decorator” – they will change your mind. They helped me so many times to avoid costly mistakes and guided me through every single stage of my project. Worth every penny!
Andrew Mazur, Jacksonville, FL
Level up did a beautiful job on my home. Kamila and Peter are wonderful. I highly recommend them if you are considering designing or making up grades to your home. They take the guess work and stress out of home decor. If you are someone like me that doesn't like to spend days and hours in the store shopping then Level up is for you.
Vinice Hutchins, Jacksonville, FL
Level Up Design team was a God sent. They have saved me a lot of time , frustration, confusion and most importantly money !!!!!!. I was faced with a challenge of renovating and opening a new ballroom dance studio within a month. Kamila and Peter made it not only possible but they far exceed my expectations. They work very hard, always on time and very clean and respectful to our space. They did everything from picking colors on the walls, shopping for us and planning decorations in the entire space.
Kamila made her magic to fit everything in my budget and even surprised me with a piece of furniture I was dreaming about, but was outside my planned budget. She also created and installed custom printed photo wallpapers, which are now true show stopper in my studio. They helped us make decisions when they seemed overwhelming. Piotr and Kamila are very easy to work with and extremely creative in every detail.
We will defiantly have them work on our new home in the near future.
Magdalena Ivanov, Palm Coast, FL
LEVEL UP DESIGN team was absolutely wonderful . Kamilia really made the whole process stress free. They were very professional and on budget . Kamilia really listen to what we wanted and she delivered over and beyond on our rustic theme. We are very much pleased with the work that was done. If you want a job done right the first time get in contact with the best LEVEL UP DESIGN .
Thadius and Angelia Singletary, Jacksonville, FL
We feel so lucky to have found Kamila and Level UP Design to remodel our entire home, from floor to ceiling, closets to furniture, down to every last detail. Her designs and project execution turned our dated little beach house into a mid-century modern dream home. And now, 2 years later, we can confirm that we were not the only ones who were impressed. We recently had to put our home on the market due to relocating. Thanks to the lasting beauty and timelessness of Kamila’s work, our home sold 24 hours after it went on the market at a price higher than any other home like it in our neighborhood.. What a return on our investment! Back when our house was being transformed, Kamila somehow made the process fun, which I did not think was possible. She listened to what we had in mind but what we really valued were her creative ideas and attention to detail. For a full home remodel, I expected some focus on appliances, floors, and layout. But Kamila was just as committed to finding the perfect shower curtain or light fixture as she was to finding the right solution on those bigger things. Her enthusiasm and energy were infectious. Because the best want to work with the best, she has attracted an amazing team of contractors and other professionals who help make her ideas a reality. This is someone who truly enjoys putting a smile on her client’s face and will do whatever it takes to make that happen, again and again. Now, over two years later, we are still smiling—all the way to the bank. Hire her. You will not regret it.
Heidi Anderson, Jacksonville Beach, FL
Kamila and her team are phenomenal. They are extremely talented and were able to transform my home in a way I would have never imagined. Highly recommend, especially if any changes in the layout are required. They are great at maximizing the space and very good at coming up with ideas that are outside of the box and creative. Easy to work with as well.
Greg Rainey, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL