apple green studio


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!



Last week I was planning on having a bunch of photos to show you of a new home construction project I’ve been working on for almost two years now. Although the house isn’t completely finished, the homeowners, Chuck and Jacque, who’re relocating to Portland from California, went ahead and started moving in a couple weeks ag...

I was looking for lamps for a client’s bedroom this week and while I was busily pinning pictures on her Pinterest board and discussing options with her, it occurred to me that you might like to know the secrets to choosing the right table lamp.

I thought I’d give you a peek this week at a bedroom design I’m working on for my youngest client ever - - a cute little 4th grader named Anya.

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...

I’ve never been much of a bowler. It’s not that I actively dislike the sport or go out of my way to avoid it. It’s just that I’ve frequently got something else

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...

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...

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