Why hire an interior designer?

You could choose to manage your home renovation or full decorating project on your own, but have you considered the challenges and risks? Do YOU know the solutions? Are YOU prepared to spin your wheels and endless hours searching because you don’t really know where to go and what to do?

I sound like an ad ready to happen!

What you need to know when taking on a large project is that it can cost more, it can be more stressful, and it can take more time than you had planned. Plans? Do you have plans? Home projects take a lot of time and managing. So, you may not want too many plans. Now, planNING..that you need. Plan-have plans. (confused?!)

If you’re taking on your project on your own you’ll need to plan, research, interview your team, and get organized. The load and guessing is lifted when a professional is brought in day one of a project. We help plan, manage, and make the selections with your likes/needs/desires in mind. Sounds a bit better, right?

I love the process of transforming a home. The full transformations where a space takes on a new life is truly my favorite.

Here’s an inside look at two different size transformations- (my photos won’t compare to what the photographer will take so forgive me!)

It was time for this family of grown children to have an updated bonus room. The new design is inviting for the parents and for their adult children. They can now entertain, lounge, snack, and hang in a sophisticated-cool space. More pics on this one coming soon.

bonus room

butterfly shades

I designed a snack bar, large media/storage wall, built-in bed, and reading nook. This all started with a complete space plan change when I saw the potential in style and function this room could have. There’s so much more to share! A closet turned into a bath is also part of this transformation.

Here are a few shots of a larger renovation project – this living room was a two-story space. Beautiful doors open to a covered porch which expands the living space. The bigger change to this living room is the playroom that now exists above- no more two story ceiling. Comfortable and current.

family room

The new classic, white kitchen has an open layout perfect for entertaining and managing family activities.


More pictures are coming that I’ll share following a photoshoot.

Transformations big and small are successful when you have a vision, see the potential of a space, know the right sources, and have a good team.

I’d love to help you with your renovation selections, design needs, and decorating projects. Email Julie@JulieMontgomeryInteriors.com




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Atlanta Decorators’ Show House

The Atlanta Decorators’ Show House & Gardens (see details, here) was a highlight of mine last week. I toured this amazing French estate (Château Soleil) and was inspired by spaces created by a very talented team of designers.


I hate leaving out spaces and designers but there was not enough time for me to get it all captured. I could have spent all day there!

Enjoy a glimpse inside!

The grand foyer and rotunda, designed by Loren Taylor Interior Design, was styled perfectly.



Parker Kennedy Living designed this study with layers and layers of color, pattern, collections, and mixed finishes- so many details!



Michel Boyd with SMITHBOYD Interiors wowed me with this gallery wall of stunning art. This living room could be a hotel lounge. It’s luxurious, sexy, and very sophisticated.



I greatly enjoyed speaking to as many of the designers as I could fit into my time; however, Vern Yip (Vern Yip Designs) was a big highlight for me. I am such a fan of his style and loved the details he used in his fabric selections (his line from Calico Corners).



I’m a (new) big fan of Robert Brown (Robert Brown Interior Design). He gets me. Well, his master suite in its streamlined, classic-elegance is very much me and my style- we’ve yet to meet.



Television host, designer, and contractor Chip Wade (Chip Wade Creative) partnered with Frontgate to create the front terrace and side patio spaces- truly an outdoor room I could lounge in.



These beautiful customized pulls were spotted in the updated butler’s pantry designed by Stuart Pliner. The dining hallway is dramatic and stunning.



There were so many spaces to see. I wish I could capture every detail and every designer for you to enjoy. Fortunately, there are many images floating around where you can see full spaces from every designer so I’m simply showing details of as many spaces as I can today.

It’s in the details!

Patricia McLean Interiors added this collection of commissioned art to her designed guest suite.



Melanie Turner Interiors created a ‘more is more’ guest room with details that truly made it a special space.



Kimberly Grigg (Knotting Hill Interiors) pulled in a few personal family items in her design. When designing a nursery she likes to keep it serene and sophisticated for the parents.



Ann Wisniewski (AJW Designs) used this attention grabbing pattern in her design of the kitchen powder bath.



Staci Steen (Steen Designs) shows us how elegant a power bath can be. Look at this beautiful flocked wall covering. When you are in this space you notice the amount of light reflection due to the pearlized background on the wall covering as well as in the paint selection. Details!



Robin LaMonte (Rooms Revamped) updated the kitchen with the use of these Taylor Burke fixtures. Lighting can lift a space up to a higher level. I’ve shared my love for good lighting during my renovation posts, here. Updated lighting is worth the investment.



Jessica Bradley designed a laundry room worthy of hanging out in as well as this study for the lady of the house. This would be my mom is in time-out space.



I installed cork flooring in my laundry room and highly recommend it; however, it is not as stylish as this! Yes, this is cork flooring. Nina Nash with Mathews Furniture + Design created a very stylish back hallway.



I hope you’ve been inspired by these spaces and details.

I can help you add show house worthy details to your home- but with pets, kids, and laundry that’s not been washed. Inquire at Julie@JulieMontgomeryInteriors.com and be sure to check out JulieMontgomeryInteriors.com





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