Monday, March 2, 2009

Julie Style - The Entry Way

Julie Neill states that she became a designer on the day when she was 6 years old and looked at the bookshelf in her room and realized that it was screaming at her to become a doll's 4 story townhouse. She considers that her first decorating project. “I've had a lifelong love of beauty and beautiful things,” says Julie.

Signature pieces:
  • Julie Neill Design 3 arm Sconce A Go Go
  • Silk drapes from Peyroux
  • Julie Neill one- off painted small bureau
  • Interesting accents - 2 Silver Ethiopian crosses

She has a signature style, steeped in the touchstones of her beloved New Orleans.
After obtaining a Fine Arts degree from Agnes Scott College outside of Atlanta she proceeded to pursue a career as a painter. But she found painting on canvas very confining and began painting on other things such as walls, fabrics and furniture. She began selling her painted pieces as well as doing freelance decorative painting. After many of her clients asked her to help them find pieces for their homes, Neill began a successful career in interior design and decorating.

Sconce A Go Go
JN Signature Glazed Gilt
Gem set crystals and crystal ball drop
There are two in stock

As a decorator, the most frustrating thing was finding good lighting, especially chandeliers and sconces. New Orleans is full of wonderful artisans, so she asked around and found some talented craftsmen who collaborated with her to create special pieces for the special people she was decorating for.

One off French style petite bureau
Custom painted

If you love Veranda or Southern Accents Magazine you already love Julie Style. At first glance it seems pale, but look deeper and you see a depth of nuanced color and texture.
In this little quick look book, you can get ideas as how to produce Julie Style in your home.
You can get the key pieces from her shop (504 899-4201). The ones shown here are in stock and ready to ship.
You can get detailed measurements on the Bond and Bowery site with current weekly listings from the Julie Neill store (search Furnishings and Fine Arts listings).

Silver metal Ethiopian cross
Substantial and heavy and unique
There are two in stock

Wish List:
Small painted bureau - $1430.
3 arm Sconce A Go Go - $1000.
Ethiopian cross - $900. for one

Next time: Trina Turk meets Julie Neill


Things That Inspire said...

I love that three arm sconce - so beautiful. Is it a new design?

I recently ordered two similar small painted bureaus for my bedside tables in Gustavian gray (as well as a bench for the end of the bed, from the same company); they are due to arrive in April! I guess I am firmly in the camp of 'Julie style' as we love similar things.

Every time I see my Julie Neill sconces in my entry, I am grateful for her unerring eye for design and the beautiful workmanship of her artisans.

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custardbydesign said...

i really like that little the distressed finish!

Anonymous said...

I love every little thing you've ever shown us from Julie Neil. I luuuuuuuv all that subtle pale texture (just ask Mo, she's seen my interiors clipping file).