About Julie

Often, interior decoration of your home is an afterthought, viewed as unnecessary or a luxury not within your budget. Julie’s goal is to bring beauty and creative thinking to your space within your budget, to help you realize your home’s greatest potential.

Julie grew up in White Pine, Michigan, and graduated from Calumet High School in 1987.  She graduated from Northern Michigan University in 1992 with a Bachelor degree in Fashion Merchandising, minor in art and design. Julie moved back to the Keweenaw in 2000, after living and working in prestigious firms on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts and Chicago, Illinois.

She has pursued freelance work locally since 2000, and recently became a certified home stager/redesigner through the Home Staging Resource.

Julie lives in Houghton, Michigan, with her husband Eric Waara and daughter Allison, on East Seventh Avenue. They are renovating their fourth house in nine years.