I’ve been on the interwebs oh so many years now and have been lucky enough to make “friends” all over the world. But as my husband likes to point out, virtual friends are very different than the ones you know in flesh and blood. Which is why I was so thrilled when I was lucky enough to meet Julie Van Daele, the crazy stylish designer behind Well Received, face to face and we discovered that actual real-life friendship vibes abound.
Today I’m thrilled to give you a peek into Julie’s seriously cool world. She sprinkles badass design dust over everything she touches and her own home is certainly evidence of that.
I don’t know if I could love Julie’s kitchen any more. From that ceiling scraping stone – swoon! – to the chic black cabinets and gorgeous brass light fixture – every choice is spot on. I could happily camp out right here.
But the rest of the house just as gorge! Pitch perfectly monochromatic, the all black and white color scheme doesn’t come off as austere. Rather, Julie cultivates a feeling of softness – perfect for her toddler son – with her use rugs and cozy, welcoming upholstered furniture. Every space is punctuated with structured, strong, pieces that will stand up to a kid’s wear and tear but doesn’t short change an ounce of style.
I think the only way to do wall hangings is to go oversized.
Black kitchens are all the rage, but I think black bathrooms need to be next!
If you ever struggle with finding your aesthetic or keeping your design style consistent, then look no further than Julie for constant inspiration.
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photography by monica wang and kelly bolton