We asked top interior designers about their go-to colors; what's hot and not; market must-sees and more. This week: Julie Holloway of Julie Holloway Studio.
How would you describe your signature style? Some have described my style as “fresh.” I like to call it bohemian meets modern meets country.
When and how did you know you wanted to design interiors as a career? I really say that this career chose me instead of the other way around. After my husband and I renovated our first home, I knew I couldn’t stop, and I wanted to share this gift with others. This didn’t happen until my mid-30s. I used to teach high school English!
What’s your favorite part of your job? Installs!
What’s the first piece you like to begin a room design? Art.
What design "rules" do you love to break? That things need to match; that you can’t put inexpensive items in an expensive home (it’s so stuffy if it’s all high end!); that you have to place a mirror over a bath vanity (why not a painting instead?); and you can put a bed in front of a window.
What are your go-to colors? Cream, green and blue.
What's hot? What's not? I’m into vintage art, olive green, sculptural pieces, wood and wicker. I’m over Edison bulbs, chippy pieces and anything theme-y (like “farm fresh eggs” signs!).
Favorite AmericasMart destinations? J Douglas, Codarus, Charles Ray & Associates, Go Home, Europe 2 You.
What are some pro shopping tips at Market?
I never plan to hit everything. I just don’t have that much stamina and space in my brain! I use the market app and plan the showrooms on my must-see list, then those that I’d like to see if time and energy still allow. I check off the showroom after I visit!
Bring a phone charger and leave the heels at home. I snap photos of business cards and showroom names in case I lose anything. I do my best to open one new account each market. It’s taken me 10 years, but now I have a good handful of vendors to source from. I don’t worry that it’s not a ton, but I do have a depth of knowledge for the lines I do have.
Everyday Korean Recipes: Kimchi Bacon Mac and Cheese
January 2019 Market Preview
The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® July
ShowroomsJuly 9 - 15, 2019
TemporariesJuly 10 - 14, 2019
July 2019 Market Preview
The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market® will present more than 8,000 brands across all categories of gift and home décor at its summer 2019 staging, July 9-15, 2019 at AmericasMart® Atlanta.