My honeymoon was the vacation of a lifetime. It’s been a wild summer, so having that time to relax and go on adventures was both incredible and inspiring. I have so many new ideas that came from just allowing my mind to wander. And, while I am so excited to jump back into everything, I also can’t let myself forget the importance of taking it easy every now and then. I think all of us can get caught up in the craziness of day-to-day life, but sometimes it seems impossible to take time off.
If you can’t get away, try bringing the vacation to you by transforming an area of your house into your own personal oasis. With all the awesome outdoor furniture and decor these days, you can easily turn your backyard into an unrecognizable dream land. Invite some friends over to sit around the fire pit or just chill with a glass of wine or a good book at the end of the day. Spend some time whenever you can to just let yourself chill and reflect on all the good things you have in your life!
It might not be exactly the same as an oceanside resort, but it’s just right outside your door!
Check out some of my favorite outdoor finds below:
10 Items To Inspire Your Own Backyard Vacation
Black Metal Sofa | Outdoor Rug | Wire Coffee Table | Pillow Cover | Globe String Lights | Metallic Plant Stand | Citronella Candle | Fire Pit | Yuakan Umbrella | Copper Party Cup
I’ve always had an interest in interior design, but it wasn’t until I started working on my dream home that it became a full-on passion. I partnered with creative genius Jake Arnold to make my visions a reality, and he really helped me achieve exactly what I had imagined. Together we created a sanctuary I still get excited to come home to.
The icing on the cake was having the honor of being featured in Better Homes and Gardens magazine! We’ve since received a ton of emails like the one below from Amy. I’m happy to help your design dreams come true — we should all have a sanctuary awaiting us after a long day away from home!
Ok, am I absolutely dying to know where you got/what fabric your pillow is on the cover of BH&G!! (The greenish/ blue one behind the Zak+Fox one)… I’ve been looking for a color like that everywhere and it’s always either too blue or too green and never quite right! I love its texture as well! Would love it if you could tell me about it :).
The pillow you love is from a company called
When I began building my dream house I’d regularly reference the beautiful homes featured in Better Homes & Gardens. I’d snap pics and tear sheets to include as inspirations for what I would one day call my very own space. To have the tables turned and actually be the one inspiring others with my home is surreal, to say the least. The fact that Lexi and Harley got in on the action makes this feature one of my favorites. Lexi propping her arm up on the arm of the sofa is pretty much the best thing ever, right? She is so hilarious.
I have gotten lots of questions in my “Ask Jules” inbox about my home décor, but the room I’m most excited about (currently) is my kitchen! I’ve been having some super fun dinner parties and I have found myself actually looking forward to cooking dinner as much as possible. It’s amazing what a difference having a space you love can make! Check out this question from Kellyanne and get the scoop on all my kitchen secrets below.
Hello and happy Thursday! We are Megan and Dawn from E. Interiors, a mother/daughter design team, and we are THRILLED to be guest posting today — we are huge fans of Julianne and all her amazing talents.
E. Interiors is a full-service design team as we take on custom home renovations and new build projects, e-design clients as well as room makeovers, we do it all and love what we do. We run a lifestyle blog as well as a brand new shop, Shoppe E. We’d love for you to come say hi!
Today we are excited to show you how you can freshen up your space while sharing home decor inspiration in a few of our favorite styles. We took one space, a sitting room, and styled it three different ways, showing you how you can get the look.
Our first look is Bohemian and is an ever popular style right now. Bohemian, or “boho” is an overall eclectic and earthy look full of color and character. Urban Outfitters is a great place to start when shopping this vibe.
Nothing says spring like having fresh flowers in the house, and right now I’m loving tulips! They come in the most gorgeous colors, and have such a sophisticated, architectural shape they can instantly make any room seem like it’s professionally decorated.
If I’m going to have a beautiful bouquet on display, I want to keep it fresh as long as possible. I did some research on the best way to take care of cut flowers, and discovered it’s a lot less difficult than I thought!
One of my favorite holidays is almost here! I LOVE Thanksgiving. Not only for the scrumptious feast and the opportunity to surround ourselves with loved ones, but also because it’s another chance to take a step back and truly think about all there is to be thankful for.
When it comes to decorating this year, I want to do something special that goes beyond being decorative. I want to create décor that evokes thought and gratitude. I did some digital digging and found some impressive inspirations. Thought I’d share them here with you!
You guys know how much I love changing things up around the house based on the holiday or season. Since the temperature in LA is finally starting to feel more like fall, I’ve been inspired to follow suit. Getting crafty with the decor is definitely on my to-do list, but first I want to get into the spirit by changing up the scent. Out go the summery florals and in come the chai, vanilla and pine.
Here are some awesome autumn-inspired candles I found which will make our homes smell sweet, spiced, and feel cozy and nice!
As bummed as I was to see the Move Tour come to an end, I was ecstatic to finally move into my new house! Building this place practically from the ground up has been a massive project and I have learned a ton about renovations and decor. There is still so much to do as you can see from these heaping piles of junk and dirt but it will all be worth it in the end.
Being on tour has been a perfect opportunity to collect inspirations and ideas for my new home. When I return to LA in a few months, I’ll begin to fill my blank space with furniture and accents. My goal is to select pieces that have personal meaning or remind me of a place I visited and admired.
New Orleans definitely got my design wheels spinning. I was in constant awe of the city’s approachable opulence. The blend of French, Spanish and African influences create such a dreamy, elaborate environment. It’s something I would love to recreate in parts of my grand manor… I mean, my house. 🙂
I took tons of pictures for my mood board of cast iron railings that decorate the balconies in the Quarter. I’d love to find an antique or vintage inspired one to hang on a wall, use as a headboard, or maybe cover a fireplace I also took pictures of the gas lights and lanterns, which would be beautiful in any backyard.
Speaking of the yard, NOLA’s lush, elaborate gardens got me thinking about my own. I’m into the idea of incorporating sculptures into the landscape. Also took note of the large pots and abundance of hanging plants.
What city inspires your interiors?