Give your kitchen or bath a new life with Vella Designs


Vella Designs LLC is a custom design company based in Apex, NC, specializing in cabinet painting and kitchen & bath remodeling. Vella Designs serves the full Triangle area, including Cary, Holly Springs, Raleigh, Durham and Morrisville.

Contact Karoliina at or at 919-578-1987 for more information for your free consultation!

What we do

Kitchen Cabinet Painting

Counter Top Removal and Installation


Tile Back Splash installation

Wall Painting

Bathroom Renovations & Cabinet Painting

Full demo and redesign of bathrooms


Refurbishing and Painting of wood furniture

If I could give more than five stars, I would! I found Vella Designs on NextDoor. Karoliina, the owner, was prompt responding to my initial email to get a quote for painting an entertainment center. With just seeing photos of the unit, she gave us a quote and it didn’t increase much after she saw the unit in person. She listened to what we wanted and offered suggestions once she saw our space. She is a true professional at her craft and works very hard to do quality work. I loved her attention to detail! She explained everything she would do and then made sure we knew how to handle the unit after it was completed to ensure the paint cures properly. She’s a perfectionist and went above and beyond to help us create the look we were hoping for in our space. When the project took longer than expected to deliver, she was willing to give us a discount. We refused because of the effort we saw her put into making the unit “perfect” for us. Karoliina is wonderful to work with; she felt more like an old friend than someone hired to do work in our home. We will definitely call on her for future projects.

Andrea W.

Entertainment Center Project, Vella Designs

Karoliina was amazing to work with! We needed to remodel our master bathroom and do a kitchen upgrade and Karoliina made the whole experience seamless and stress free! Top notch communication and well within our budget. Karoliina had to repaint our kitchen cabinets because it was done horribly from a previous job (from someone else) and now they look beautiful. With this being our first remodel, Karoliina and her staff made great recommendations. We are so happy with the outcome of our bathroom and kitchen! Would highly recommend Velladesigns!!
Melissa C.

Full Bathroom remodel, Cabinet painting, Vella Designs, LLC

Why we are different

Our team consists of detail oriented women who’s passion is what we do. Our goal is to make sure each client is treated with respect and as their own unique individuals when we design each individual project. Our promise to you is to make sure everything goes stress free from start to finish, and you get the luxury experience you deserve!

Generating new ideas

and working together

Vella Designs rocked my bathroom repair and remodel! Karoliina Vella walked me through the entire process with professionalism, efficiency and care for my budget. Her attention to detail was second to none! Highly recommend

Jessie M., Cary NC

Full Bathroom Design and Renovation, Vella Designs

The attention to detail and tenacity of Karoliina to get it exactly right and how you want it is amazing. We are very happy with how the results turned out.

Mirko G. Apex, NC

Oak Cabinet filling and painting, Wall painting, Vella Designs

Vella Designs was AMAZING with our kitchen remodel. Being our first renovation ever, we were made to feel completely at ease and comfortable with such a big change. Karoliina helped us with color consultation, hardware selection, shared her contacts with us, worked tirelessly to get each section of the kitchen perfect, and brought dog treats to boot ☺️ Can’t recommend Vella Designs enough! Before and after shots included 👏🏼👏🏼

Cori W., Apex NC

Kitchen Remodel, cabinet painting

As referred by our neighbor we decided to use Vella Designs to brighten up our kitchen from a dark cherry pallet. Karoliina was excellent! Her taste in design and experience in complimentary colors showed brightly in the finished product. Since the work in the kitchen was progressing beyond our expectations, we elected to have her take care of the painting in the adjacent bathroom. Although there was a small error during the painting process, she was able to quickly adjust, resolve the issue and get the project completed. We’ve had many compliments on the work and have referred to numerous friends. We will be utilizing her services again.

Marvin, Garner NC

Kitchen Cabinet Painting and design, Vella Designs

Removed wallpaper, prepped walls and painted dining room, great attention to detail, clean up, communication, beautiful finish!
Rachel H., Apex NC

Wall paper removal, Wall prep and paint, Vella Designs

Karoliina prepped and painted our living room walls, as well as our hallway and foyer. Highly recommended!

A.P., Apex NC

Living Room wall painting, Vella Designs

Karolina repainted the cabinets in my bathroom. I needed them repainted for selling my house. But my cabinets had the laminate on them. She was able to sand and prep and spray them so they look like brand new and smooth. She is passionate about doing it right as well.
Amanda, Apex NC

Bathroom Vanity Faux Wood Painting, Vella Designs

The overall service and price was fantastic! I have a kitchen with over 70 cabinets and they finished the work in the time promised! 100% recommended
Josh R., Garner NC

Kitchen Cabinet Painting and Design, Vella Designs

Let me help you design your home with your personal style in mind! Together we will create a space you’ll love for decades to come. Our timeless and elegant designs will reflect what you already love! -Karoliina Vella, Owner

Previous Projects and News


Vella Designs Partners with Mogastone

Vella Designs Partners with Mogastone

Mogastone makes sure everything is cut precisely after we have made sure you love the design and colors you picked Vella Designs partners with Mogastone, which is a family owned and operated business in Cary, NC. Their knowledgable team makes sure we get the best...

Wallpaper removal – Dining Room REDO

Wallpaper removal – Dining Room REDO

This project was time consuming but totally worth it - I don't typically take on a job like this unless we are already doing a bigger project like a kitchen, but I knew this was something I really wanted to see transform. And I am so happy I took this job, because the...

What’s your style?

What’s your style?

Clean and modern lines with added color and design for a back splash A more Scandinavian style clean lined kitchen design for a smaller space with a waterfall island Simple, timeless and elegant Keeping it simple with white and gray is always a good way to make sure...

Bathroom Redo

Bathroom Redo

This master bathroom got a quick face lift - with some drama added! Before - Nothing wrong with the soft and neutral, but we just wanted to spice things up a little! The client has tall 9 feet ceilings and we wanted to draw attention to the height of the room and make...

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