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Growing up in a beach house in New England Julia was encouraged by her parents to express herself through art and design. She had a passion for creativity and learned to cook, sew, and paint at an early age. She painted her own bedroom as a child, drew every night while her mother cooked dinner, rearranged furniture in the house as well as created accessories for different rooms. At the young age of twelve, Julia landed her first job sewing clothes for a local boutique. It was then she knew she would make a lifelong career using her natural talent, practical skill, design and creative vision. When she was a little girl her grandparents introduced her to an artist friend of theirs who encouraged Julia all the way through high school to attend art school. She graduated with a BFA in painting from UMass in Amherst, MA and attended the Museum schools both in Boston and Worcester, MA and R.I.S.D. along the way.
At twenty three she married her next door neighbor, moved to San Francisco and pursued her career as an artist, mother, clothing designer and professional organizer, always showing her paintings in galleries throughout the Bay Area. She has gone through several transformations with her paintings and her latest paintings have been inspired by her early morning walks along the bay. She observes the water in different lights depending on the time of year. Some mornings the fog is so low that she has an etherial view of the water and she has captured that in her new pieces which are layers of paint covered with a thick coating of clear resin, mimicking the water. Her latest series of paintings are dreams, memories and seasons, all having a simple, sophisticated and elegant watery theme.
Julia makes West coast outdoor living come to life with beauty, precision and detail in her art.
She lives by the water in Mill Valley and paints in her studio in the Mission district in San Francisco. The greatest artist influences in her life have been Chuck Close, who spoke to her graduating class, leaving her with the message, “as an artist, your job is to create, work hard every day, and not behave like a temperamental artist, but a business person.” The second one was Franz Klein whose paintings flanked the doors to the museum of the School of the Worcester Art Museum. The impact that they had on her was so profound that she chose the school over all the others she was considering.
Interior design, construction consultation, cabinet layout and finishes, countertops, plumbing fixtures, decorative lighting, flooring, furniture, paint colors, custom built-in design.
KaDesigns takes a practical approach to designing interiors that will capture your vision of inspiration and identify your priorities and concerns. Our goal is to create a space that is both functional and a true expression of who you are.
If you have something special that you like (art, themes, or eclectic or unique collections) I will work with you to create attractive and livable rooms that express your interests.
At KaDesigns, our clients should be happy with the end result and love their home.
Interior and Exterior Makeovers
KaDesigns will walk you through a step by step design process that begins with your vision and inspiration to develop a design concept that is unique to you. The development stage will create your vision through fabrics, textures, and color palette along with schematic drawings of all the details. And finally, the finishing touches are added completing the project to make the space feel like home.
FULL SERVICE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
FUNCTIONAL SPACE PLANNING AND DESIGN
CLOSET SPACE DESIGN
FABRIC AND FURNITURE SELECTION/PLACEMENT
CARPET, RUG AND HARD-FLOOR SELECTION
DRAPERY AND WINDOW TREATMENTS
FIXTURES AND MATERIAL SELECTION FOR COUNTERTOPS, CABINETS & FIREPLACES