Hello friends! Today’s Coffee With is with the gorgeous Julie from Julie Couch Interiors. I first came across Julie’s work on Instagram and was smitten, along with her gorgeous red hair! (I am slightly jealous of true red-heads). Julie and her team create beautiful, livable spaces with a sophisticated edge.
ACI: When did you know that Interior Design was your passion?
JC: IN 11TH GRADE WE WERE ASKED TO WRITE A SHORT ESSAY ON OUR FUTURE CAREER. I DIDN’T EVEN HAVE TO THINK! AND IT TOOK ME NO TIME TO COMPOSE A PAPER ABOUT BECOMING AN INTERIOR DESIGNER. I CAN’T REMEMBER EVER WANTING TO DO ANYTHING ELSE.
ACI: Where do you find your inspiration?
JC: I LOVE GOING FOR LONG WALKS WITH MY LITTLE BOY, GUS, AND TAKING CUES FROM THE ARCHITECTURE THAT SURROUNDS US. ALSO, I NEVER TIRE OF VISITING ART GALLERIES. SEEING OTHER ARTISTS’ CREATIONS CONTINUALLY KEEPS ME INSPIRED.
ACI: What is your favorite book/magazine on design?
JC: I HAVE A SHELTER MAGAZINE ADDICTION, SO I CAN’T NAME JUST ONE. I HAVE A HARD TIME EVEN THROWING A SINGLE ISSUE AWAY!
ACI: How about your favorite site?
ACI: What is the most frustrating aspect of your job as a designer?
JC: LEAD TIMES AND DAMAGES!
ACI: And the most rewarding one?
JC: WHEN A CLIENT CALLS OR TEXTS AFTER INSTALL DAY AND TELLS ME HOW MUCH THEY LOVE THEIR HOME. SOMETIMES THEY EVEN TELL ME THEY WERE SO HAPPY THEY CRIED WHEN THEY WALKED IN. THOSE DAYS ARE THE BEST. IT ABSOLUTELY NEVER GETS OLD.
ACI: What decorating techniques/ideas/projects would you recommend to a homeowner who wants a quick update to their space?
JC: SWITCH TO SIMPLE WHITE BEDDING, GRAB A PAINT BRUSH AND GIVE WALLS A COUPLE COATS OF A VERY LIGHT OR WHITE PAINT, BANISH ANY FAKE FLOWER OR TREE, AND REMOVE (OR AT LEAST CORRAL) THE CLUTTER!
ACI: What’s something you should never skimp on when decorating your home?
JC: LIGHTING! IT’S THE JEWELRY IN EACH ROOM, AND SINCE IT’S NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO DAMAGE, IT WILL LAST FOR YEARS.
ACI: What’s your favorite color combination lately?
JC: BLACK AND WHITE
ACI: What is your most cherished possession?
JC: MY DAUGHTER, GEORGIA’S, HAND AND FOOTPRINTS FROM THE DAY SHE WAS BORN.
ACI: What would your dream project be?
JC: A BOUTIQUE HOTEL…ON A BEACH…WITH FULL CREATIVE CONTROL…AND A VERY KIND CLIENT!
To see more of Julie’s work visit her website and make sure you are following her on Instagram to see sneak peeks of her current projects! Or if you are local in the Nashville area you can visit her showroom at 12 south neighborhood at 1205 Linden Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37212.