About Julia


My career in the design field started in the late 90’s. My experience in high end floral design soon shifted to showroom staging in Dallas, TX. Currently, my business in the Upstate of South Carolina includes residential design,  retail merchandising, and real estate staging.  I have always been passionate about helping clients understand what they want, creating a look that will reflect their personalities and staying in budget!

A common problem in the design field is what I call “budget blurring”. If you are considering a design project, you’ve probably heard the scary stories–they are usually similar. You hire a designer you trust. The designer sees something that will be “just perfect for your home…just too good to pass up.” The problem is, the designer finds all the “right” things and your budget has to rise to fit the occasion. This is where I work differently. It is possible to find the perfect things for your home AND stay within your budget. Once we agree on a proposal, the price we agree on will be the price of the project. No more budget blurring!

Whether you are staging a home to sell, needing a showroom reset, or you need a change in your home decor, I can help. No matter the scope of the project, I would love to bring your vision and ideals into a new space for you!


Testimonials

“I’ve never felt more at home in my home!”
After almost three years of living in our house, it finally feels like home.Julia has an amazing ability to assess not only personality and style but also to merge hopes and desires of both mine and my husband’s–all while using both “old” and new items in the space. There were several ideas I had rolling around in my mind; but I never could quite pull it all together. Julia was organized, timely, attentive, understanding, and made the process fun and simple. When I first walked through my home after she installed everything, I honestly was brought to tears. Everyone who walks into my home comments on multiple parts and pieces of the project, and I’ve never felt more at home in my home!

– Steve & Miranda | Charming Chateau


“We couldn’t be happier with the final results.”
We love every design that Julia incorporated into our new home.She met with us in person at our home and really got an idea of what we like and who we are in order to begin the process. We couldn’t be happier with the final results. Everything is so warm and inviting and our friends and family have raved over the final outcome. We would definitely recommend Julia to anyone.

– John & Cathy | Destination Home


“We thoroughly enjoyed partnering with her on this project!”
After living in our house for over seven years, we wanted a change.We had a vision and thought we knew how to accomplish it, but I wanted a professional to come “bless” the plans and give me comfort that we were headed in the right direction. Well… we were headed in a direction all right, but not one that would lead to the light, airy and relaxing destination we had hoped to achieve. Julia understands color, pattern and cohesion in a way this accountant and engineer will never be able to do. She listened closely to our thoughts and offered suggestions that never would have occurred to us. Her skills and creativity made such a difference in the final result. Julia got to know us on a personal level and brought that knowledge out in the most thoughtful ways through her design. We thoroughly enjoyed partnering with her on this project!

– Travis & Cindy | French Coastal Cottage


“We are thrilled with the outcome of our design, and are amazed at how it truly reflects our family and home.”
Our experience with Simpliful Design far surpassed any expectations we had prior to our experience. We are thrilled with the outcome of our design, and are amazed at how it truly reflects our family and home. Throughout the process, Julia made herself readily available to answer questions, concerns, talk through processes, and share her joy in designing our space. She created a legacy wall which highlights our love for our family and state. She truly captured MORE than we could have imagined!

– Chad & Melissa | The Piedmont Estate


“She listened to what we wanted and was able to bring our vision to life!”
My husband and I recently renovated our home – kitchen, den, living room and dining room. It was a major transformation as we were going from wood finishes with yellow/red tones to gray and white, taking out two walls and bringing it all up to the 21st century! When we moved back in, I struggled with the furniture and decorations I currently had – nothing fit the new scheme. Usually I’m somewhat good with decorating but this was too overwhelming. I felt like it was a blank slate and I didn’t know where to start. That’s when we hired Julia. She visited our home and walked through each room asking questions, getting a sense of what my husband and I liked and didn’t like. The transformation was amazing! Julia was able to capture exactly what we wanted! She transformed our house from functional to comfortable and our friends and family continue to compliment us on it. She listened to what we wanted and was able to bring our vision to life! We love our new home and would recommend Julia to anyone looking for a refresh or total update!

– James & Corie | Classic and Calm Mountain Retreat


“Our downstairs finally feels like home, and we are amazed at how she was able to take existing furniture, some new pieces, and color to make it like new!”
We have lived in our house for five years and have two main living spaces connected together. We struggled to come up with a layout or look that we liked.  Julia came in and brought the vision we needed and brightened up the entire area with her design, paint, and furnishings. She even added a couple custom-made signs for which we have received numerous compliments. Our downstairs finally feels like home, and we are amazed at how she was able to take existing furniture, some new pieces, and color to make it like new!

– Chris & Rita | Sojourner’s Serene Cottage


“She listens to what her clients want and offers creative ideas. She stays focused, on task, and delivers on her promises.”
Julia does a wonderful job in identifying a client’s taste and style and incorporating that into any work she does for you. She has a great sense of color/style and final vision for any project she undertakes. The end result is a masterful culmination of what she envisions as a professional designer, and the look and feel desired by the client. Julia is very professional but  also offers a kind and supportive approach. She listens to what her clients want and offers creative ideas. She stays focused, on task, and delivers on her promises. We love how our new house has become a cozy, cheery, welcoming home that we will enjoy for many years. We were so blessed to have Julia Taylor to help us make our house the perfect home for us.

– Todd & Stephanie | Happiest Historic Home


“She listened to our ideas and visions, making them a reality.”
After my husband and I purchased our “dream home” on a little piece of land, we knew we wanted the inside of our home to reflect those dreams. We wanted a blend of rustic and traditional, but I wasn’t sure how that would come together, until I met Julia. She listened to our ideas and visions, making them a reality. She exceeded our expectations and went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable with our new space. We love every single detail of our decor, but a few surprises were our favorites….an old wagon wheel, cottage doors from the 1920’s, and an old rustic mailbox where my husband and I can leave notes to each other. We were also so excited that Julia was able to take pieces that had meaning to us, and use them in special ways. Now, we feel right at home!

– Dan & Ashley | Home Sweet Country Home


“She’s so thoughtful of not only your taste but also of your spouse and children.”
When I saw the work that Julia did in our home, I felt like I was on an HGTV show! Julia has an ability to not only make a space gorgeous, but to transform your home surrounding the uniqueness of your own family so that when it’s finished, it reflects and contains all the things that make your family so special. Julia also allowed my three daughters to paint, sand and distress items in our room! They loved that so much and I will always hold those special memories in my heart. By the way, the painted items look amazing too! She’s so thoughtful of not only your taste but also of your spouse and children. There were several times that my husband surprised me with his opinions. They were great choices, but different than I had first suggested to Julia. She responded in such a loving, kind way and found a way to make us all so happy with the final product.

– Dallas & Danielle | The Homestead: Farmhouse Formal


“Julia knew exactly what to do with it and I am amazed at the transformation she so skillfully made.”
Ever had a room you absolutely were at a loss on how to decorate? We recently purchased a lakefront home with a wonderful view of the lake from the dining room windows, but the room itself was bare and lonely looking. I just couldn’t get it right no matter what I did. Julia knew exactly what to do with it and I am amazed at the transformation she so skillfully made. My dining room is the conversation piece that everyone wants to talk about when they enter the house and I give all the credit to Julia.

– Doris | The Heritage Harbor