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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!

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Have you decorated your Christmas tree yet? Mine’s not up, but there's still a little time, right?! Whether you need a little inspiration or a little laugh this season, here’s something fun for ya. I’ve put together my second annual Creative Christmas Trees collection, and there's some unusual ones. It’s amazing wh...

'Tis the season for holiday get-togethers, and that might mean friends or family coming into town to stay with you, and they’re gonna want a place to sleep. Whether you have a dedicated guest room, or your office or playroom will double as a bedroom for a few days, you want them to feel at home and happy that they’ve c...

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.

Crazy to think about it, but the holiday season is nearly upon us, and in less than two weeks we’ll be stuffing ourselves with turkey (and stuffing).  If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner, you’ll not only have to think of turkey and stuffing, but also what the table looks like. If the thought of decorating is your least f...

My little design rambling this week was inspired by my friend Jan in Arizona who asked about ways to display photographs without making her home look cluttered. So I’ve got three basic rules of thumb for you and Jan that I use when hanging artwork for a client or myself. And these do not require a degree in rocket surgery....

You know the year is winding down when the rain settles in, pumpkin spice is everywhere, and you start seeing Christmas decorations in the stores. (My first sighting of lighted trees, and subsequent sighing, was about two weeks ago at a big box store which shall remain nameless. Heaven help us.) But the end of the year als...

For a few years now I’ve been hearing about chalk paint - - people talking about their projects, photos and videos all over the internet, this Annie Sloan person, etc. Blah, blah, blah chalk paint, I thought. What’s the big deal? Then my life changed forever.

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.

What do you think about accent walls? In the sometimes snooty interior design world, they can be controversial. Some people love ‘em and some people hate ‘em.  I try my hardest to fall on the non-snooty side of things, and I think if it’s done right, an accent wall can add a lot of interest (and even FUN) to a room. They’r...

Everyone tells you that if you’re going to write, you should write about what you know. Right now I'm pretty familiar with that girl because she is (very nearly) me. (For starters she writes a weekly blog and can’t seem to get going on it.) Like her, I’ve been slammed by work and life for the last several months and un...

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