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"I approach each project as a unique opportunity to make the design process more enjoyable for my client. Understanding their needs and tastes enables me to create distinctive and timeless results. My satisfaction comes from seeing my client's individual style emerge while helping them bring their vision to life." With more than 14 years experience, Julie Durand loves all aspects of design from traditional to contemporary. Julie has worked nationally on both high-end residential and commercial projects, ranging from renovations to new construction, along with budget conscious design plans. Her hands on experience has given her vast knowledge in the technical aspects of design with specialties focused on textiles, window coverings, and soft furnishings, as well as interior material specification. She enjoys creating memorable interiors for primary residences, as well as second homes, vacation retreats, and professional office spaces. Julie has a passion for working with people and understands that each client is unique. Her love of architectural details coupled with her creative ability to mix textures, patterns, and color creates an interior space that is inviting and timeless. When working with a client, she listens carefully and observes reactions closely. Her goal is to recognize and create appropriate design choices so that the home is a true reflection of her client's identity and lifestyle, resulting in timeless and comfortable, yet elegant living. Contributing to Julie's professional success are her natural design talent, leadership strength, and organizational skills. Her engaging communication style and attention to detail ensure the project will accurately reflect the homeowner's lifestyle and personality. Keeping up to date on new market introductions has given Julie a broad understanding of the many sources available to meet her client's needs. Due to Julie's belief in staying constantly aware and educated on the most current design and building advancements, she is currently expanding her knowledge further through in depth study and hands on experience in the following areas and more: • Sustainable building products & Green construction methods • Architectural Lighting Design • Kitchen & Bath Design • Wine Cellar Design and Installation • Theater Room Design • Feng shui Design methods • Pool, Landscape, and Outdoor Living design • Private Jet & Yacht Interiors Julie has been given the honor of being included into Cambridge Who's Who of Professional Women, Accredited with the Springfield BBB, and holds memberships with the WCAA (Window Covering Association of America) and SDA (Springfield Design Association). She is working towards CCIDC, LEED, Green Designer, & RIDE design certifications. Giving back to the community is also something Julie is very passionate about. For this reason, whenever suitable she strives to include local artisans in her projects. Additionally, Inspired Design by Julie donates time and services to the JDRF of the Ozarks chapter in honor of her daughter, Sydnie, who is Type 1 diabetic.