NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - After working for corporate giants for 20 years, Virginia Liberato decided it was time to put her skills to different use. So she left what could be deemed a “glamorous” business life at Saks 5th Avenue to start a career with a local interior design firm that would allow her to spend more time with her family.
Moving from retail and fashion to interior design was easy for the New Providence native, who now lives in Summit with her husband, a teacher at Summit High School, and their two college-student sons.
“The fabrics, the textures, the colors…there is so much similarity; making the change from fashion to interiors was a natural transition,” Liberato said. For the past eight years, Liberato has been a certified interior designer at Creative Wallcoverings & Interiors, in New Providence, a full-service residential interior design firm.
When designing, Liberato says the most important thing is the relationship with the client. “I work closely with my clients to determine their needs and create a living space that represents their individual taste and style,” she said. “Defining their goals and making them a reality is my greatest reward.”
No two spaces designed by Virginia Liberato are alike. She works with her clients from the initial inspiration to the finished product, creating a beautiful and fully livable space representing the homeowner’s vision and lifestyle. She offers an unparalleled level of expertise, with a particular eye for texture, color, and proportion.
Liberato’s business has grown largely from word of mouth, as her satisfied clients are eager to let others know about her trained eye and great work ethic. Networking has been an important part of her success, and she belongs to several industry groups as well as to the Summit/New Providence chapter of B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow) the women’s education, networking and support group for women entrepreneurs.
Being involved in B.I.G. is such a great way to meet like-minded women who face similar issues in running a business, she said. “B.I.G. has allowed me to grow and expand my knowledge base, whether the meeting is about personal style, technology, or public speaking,” she said.
She is a strong believer in supporting the local community, and donates often to school fundraisers, sports organizations, and local charities. “I believe in giving back, and helping out wherever I can,” she said.
Liberato, along with two other B.I.G. members spearheaded a successful Home Design Series, which is wildly popular among her target demographic. It addresses design, organization and personal finance.
This self-proclaimed “lover of all things fabulous” is an active contributor to Pinterest, where she has 47 different boards combining fashion, seasons, design inspirations, holidays and colors. Contact her at 908-665-7997, Ext. 20. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Editor's Note: TAP into B.I.G. is an ongoing series of articles profiling women entrepreneurs in our communities and is part of a unique partnership between TAP into and B.I.G. (Believe, Inspire, Grow), the women’s education, networking and support group for women entrepreneurs.