the Team

Brocato Design + Co | Juli Brocato, Principal Designer and Founder

Juli Brocato

Founder & Principal Designer

My name is Juli Brocato and I'm the owner and principal Designer here at Brocato Design + Co. I'm a wife, mama to 2 rambunctious boys, fur mama to two adorable girls, and an artist to my core. My house and heart are full of love, chaos, and wine, so I'd say I'm pretty much an expert in creating beautiful, lived-in spaces that function for real families!

I'm a graduate from Florida State University and spent a decade working in the Performance Arts where I lived in Los Angeles, New York, and touring the country soaking in all the beauty that inspires many of my designs today. 

I founded Brocato Design + Co. in 2015 after a lifetime of artfully creating living spaces for anyone who would let me. Special thanks to my dad who taught me more about building than any school ever could, and both my parents who allowed ten year old Juli to paint their entire kitchen with a sponge and their bathroom with a feather duster. It wasn't cute, y'all. (Thankfully, I got that out of my system 30 years ago, and only recommend them for cleaning today).

 Holding a space for me to let my creativity flow was the foundation for me to dare to push past creative limits, to make mistakes and learn from them, and to embrace the artist that is ever evolving within. (Parenting for the win with those two!)

Creating beautiful spaces for my clients and building a business around a lifelong passion has truly been my dream job. I pinch myself often knowing that I get to do what I love and that my clients trust me with their precious homes. Poke around and see if my design aesthetic feels like a good fit for you. Thank you for being here, I'm truly grateful for all of you!  

Lauren Valentine

Administrative Assistant + Content Manager

My name is Lauren Valentine and I manage the digital content for Brocato Design + Co. I’m the gal in the background with the camera (and iPhone, and iPad…) photographing all the beautiful spaces created by the designers at BD + Co. I also oversee all of our social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest.

I absolutely love that my job is about connection and creativity. I truly enjoy capturing all parts of the design process and  showing the journey from the “before” to the “after” of a project.

Since the beginning of 2022, I have taken on other roles at BD+Co- client interaction, scheduling, and helping manage projects to keep the work flowing! Occasionally you’ll hear from me somewhere along the process!

My favorite part of working at BD+Co is showing the behind-the-scenes action of life at BD+Co: Real life, fun, creative, hard-working women doing what we all love!

Brocato Design + Co | Lauren Valentine, Content and Marketing Manager
Brocato Design + Co | Alex Jacob, Designer

Alex Jacob

Designer

My name is Alex Jacob, and I am a Junior Designer with Brocato Design + Co. I graduated with my nursing degree but creating beautiful spaces has always been my niche.

While I have loved being a nurse, the creative side of me has always been knocking on my door. Design has led me to help friends and family with their homes and allowed me to help others in a “different" way than nursing has, by creating a space that makes people happy. 

This pushed me to take the leap into classes and make a career out of design! I have found that creating interiors has fulfilled all of my passions- helping others, seeing them smile, and creating something beautiful. I can’t wait to help you love the space you’re in!

Megan Cochran

Purchasing Manager

My name is Megan and I am a proud spouse of a US Marine retired veteran and mother of five.

As Brocato Design + Co’s Purchasing Manager, I ensure the smooth operation of our client’s project milestones and deliverables. I handle client accounts, procurement, and project management. 

As a child, I loved designing my own room to the extent that my parents would ask what "theme" was my room for the day. My creative side continued as an adult as my children and I love DIY projects -- on the weekends you can find us working on a Pinterest project. 

 

Working alongside Juli and her team has been amazing! Her work resonated with me in more ways than one. Brocato Design + Co. is truly your go-to interior design pick!

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