Julie Johnson–Holland works closely with her clients to understand their distinctive visual style. Armed with this valuable information, she then implements an interior design plan that closely mirrors the client’s unique approach toward life.
Originally from Southern California, Julie Johnson–Holland’s keen design eye was developed through two different academic channels. She graduated from the prestigious Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles and later launched her career with store design projects for high–end retail giants such as Bloomingdales and Viacom.
“Although it was retail, I believe this is where I learned the significance of visual impact and how it can influence a space,” Julie says.
Later she earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts (interior design) with an emphasis in construction management from California State University, Chico.
Julie understood early on that a strong working knowledge of construction practices is at the root of creative, yet effective interior design. It is this forward–thinking professional philosophy that makes Julie a welcome partner in any home project.
Julie’s interior design portfolio is vast and varied.
Whether a client is reinventing an existing space or visualizing an entire new home, Julie Johnson–Holland offers a straightforward design road map.
Julie is well versed in a variety of design scenarios; be it a second home or condo where every aspect is addressed or an older home that begs for a facelift. She can also help clients decide what items to keep, how to repurpose items and how to re–organize an existing space.
Clients are encouraged to bring in magazines or books that illustrate elements that they find appealing. Or, if a room is to be inspired by a favorite piece of furniture or a vibrant rug, bring in a photograph of that item. Furthermore, architectural plans can also help to create a more detailed design vision.
In turn, Julie will discuss your budget and basically how you plan to use the space. Do you entertain frequently? What about kids and pets? Any allergies? Is there a certain decorating style that you relate to?
Based on your input, Julie will develop a plan and a proposal. After all the facets have been decided upon Julie will begin implementation. Julie makes a point on staying up to date with a different myriad of product lines. Importantly, her expertise helps to streamline the process.
Before getting started, Julie will want to determine the scope of the work and then draft a letter of agreement that details, among other things, the retainer and/or payment schedule.
Julie makes a point of educating the client on the intricacies of the evolving construction process. Some clients enjoy being an integral part of this process, while others take a hands–off approach, leaving the day–to–day decisions up to Julie. Either way, Julie keeps in close contact with the client, contractor and/or sub–contractors and makes regular job visits.
Following Julie’s skilled design compass, clients save money, time and frustration ... and are left with a beautiful living space that compliments their own personal style.
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