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Hi, I'm Julie, Chief Executive Empress of my little apple green design studio.

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When I'm not out visiting a client or searching for just the right  product for a project, I can probably be found in my happy little studio (painted the perfect shade of green), busy drawing up new ideas for a cool kitchen or a "spa-licious" bathroom. I like to share the fun stuff I find along the way!



I’m back this week with the sequel to how to choose which wall in your room is the right one for an accent wall. If you missed reading Part 1 about foolproof tips for choosing an accent wall, you can catch up here.

My nice client, Miranda does quite a bit of entertaining, and frequently has lots of folks over for family-style dinners. There’s not quite enough seating at the dining room table, and she has this kind of wasted corner in her great room which she thought would be a perfect space for a built-in bench seat, (otherwise known...

Don’t ya love good Before and After photos? It’s so dramatic to see someone who used to weigh 900 pounds and is now down to a size 0. Or looks jaw-droppingly younger because they had their hair cut and colored by an expert on a makeover show. Well, this week I’ve got some Before and Afters of my own to show you - - a remod...

So if you read my post last week, in the continuing saga of my little green bathroom makeover, you'll probably remember that we managed to get almost all the work done in just one day: including prep and painting, installing new cabinet knobs, a small art project, and accessorizing. However, because Bob the Handyman Ex...

After 8+ silly years of procrastinating, the mini makeover of my little bathroom only took about ONE DAY (or 16 woman hours) to accomplish. There are still a couple things that have to wait until next week, but I can’t wait that long to show you how it's looking so far!

Last week I told you about my U-G-L-Y bathroom and how annoyed I was with myself about leaving it half painted and letting it make me miserable for so long. Instead of being my own worst client and a procrastinator when it came to my own home design, I decided that it was BEYOND time to do something about it. 

So what would...

I was having a cup of coffee with a realtor (Seattle’s Best, Level 5 roast - - and I mean the coffee, not the realtor!) and we were both laughing about being our own worst clients. She was a basket case when she was buying her first house, and me? My master bathroom is only half painted. And I really mean only ONE WALL is...

If you’re planning any sort of design project for your home, no matter what size, I highly recommend that you create a color board for yourself before you purchase ANYTHING. And NO, it doesn’t have to be all fancy and framed and professional. The important thing is seeing everything all at once so you can tell what’s workin...

I was out shopping last week for “show and tell” for a little talk I was giving about tile, (of all things!), and I thought you might like to see some of the BEAUTIFUL stuff I ran across. Aren't these porcelain koi amazing?! If you’re planning a kitchen or bath remodel, you may be wanting some ideas and tips on what to...

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