Historic Passagrille Home

This historic Passagrille home was one of the first built on the south end of the island. The homeowners were seasonal residents and brought their 5 children here on vacation for years. Now that their many grandchildren are coming to visit, they decided to expand the kitchen. The existing kitchen was quite small, so the homeowners chose to add an additional 12 feet of length, making it a long galley-style kitchen. They entertain their large family often, so we incorporated a full size refrigerator and freezer to accommodate their food storage needs. They also wanted a gas range, so we had a propane tank buried to accommodate their wish. Because they are very beachy, casual people, they didn’t want a granite or natural stone counter surface. They selected a hi-def laminate with a beveled edge, which suited the home and their family nicely… After SheBuilds . . . zeman after 1 zeman after 12 zeman after 2 zeman after 3 zeman after 5 zeman after 6 zeman after 7 zeman after 8 zeman after 9 zeman after 10 zeman...

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Downtown St. Petersburg Town House

I loved transforming this space. I knew the homeowner personally for many years, so I knew she loved cooking and entertaining. This chick can throw a party! I wanted to make it really awesome for her, because it was sort of a new beginning. The existing kitchen was what I would call a “builder’s special.” The cabinets were recessed panel oak, and the kitchen including all 4 standard appliances was contained in a very small “L” configuration. The sink windows and the French doors leading to the patio let in tons of natural light. During my first visit with her, we talked about possibilities. One was building a peninsula off the end of the sink run. This didn’t appeal to me because it blocked the flow to the patio. She also wanted to have a small table in the area in front of the French doors (where the builder had placed a chandelier). I didn’t like that either, because you would have to walk around it to get to the patio. We talked about an island with seating for...

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Kitchen Renovation in Historic Kenwood

I must start by saying that this is one of…if not THE favorite project I’ve ever worked on in all my years designing kitchens. When I first met the owners of this adorable shotgun bungalow (they were also adorable btw), I noticed it had a very big problem…a very, very small kitchen. The space was so small, you had to go outside to change your mind, yet it had 4 standard size appliances. The fridge was covering one of the two pass thrus. Their sink was a utility sink meant for a laundry room. There was little counter space. It was not functional. As I examined the adjacent spaces, I began to get an idea. The dining room in front of the kitchen had lots of wasted space, and they said they only ate there sometimes. The sunken breezeway behind the kitchen was being used for storage, but had tons of light and French doors that opened onto their beautiful patio. I asked about the breezeway and they said, “We’re getting rid of a lot of that stuff, so...

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She Aims

…to help clients re-imagine and transform their properties into their dream homes. Since it’s sometimes hard to see beyond a dated property’s shortcomings, we use state-of-the-art design software to reveal what is so difficult to imagine.

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She Did That

Over the last 12 years that I’ve spent as a designer, I’ve had the opportunity to tackle some very challenging spaces and make them functional yet interesting. Every client has different needs, and I truly enjoy tailoring a space to fit its inhabitants. You’ll notice that most of the projects highlighted below are kitchens, because that has been the main focus of my career. As time goes on, I will add more projects showing entire home renovations. I hope you like what you see!

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Who She Is

Julie Anderson remembers wanting to be an interior designer when she was in high school…

“I was one year away from going to college when my parents hired a professional career counselor. After he had reviewed my personality and interest test results, he asked me what I wanted to do for a living.

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Shotgun Style Bungalow

Shotgun Style Bungalow

We were first recommended to Julie by a client and friend that had used her in the past.  I found she had in fact completed two kitchens for him and also a couple for friends. We made a date to check out her work and we were blown away with her creative utilization of space!  My partner and I were skeptical to get involved with a designer as we had done the rest of the house ourselves but were daunted by the thought of a kitchen remodel.  Julie came over and at once we felt comfortable with her personality, her ideas and her creativity.  When we found out she was also from Chicago we were SOLD!  Over the next several weeks we had taken a very small kitchen idea and turned it into a “top of the line” kitchen we never dreamed we would have.  Although we changed our mind concerning details throughout the project, (which surely was annoying!), Julie was nothing but patient and adaptive.  My partner and I work a lot of hours and Julie was amazing at coordinating contractors and many times was available to let them in the house or even drop what she was doing to come over and help solve some dispute we were having concerning a particular finish or detail.  Overall, I couldn’t recommend Julie enough!! If you have a Kitchen or Bath project needing done, call her for a design consultation and you will not be sorry!  ~Jeremy & Eddie

Joyce O

Joyce O

Hi Julie,
I just wanted to tell you how much I love my kitchen. I would never have thought to bring the kitchen all the way over to the other wall and include a center island but it was the perfect thing to do and now I have my dream kitchen. The cabinets are beautiful and everyone that comes to my house wants to go home and re-do their kitchens just like mine. The kitchen at my beach condo you’re doing is not quite finished but I can tell it will be just as beautiful as my condo downtown. Thank you for being so great to work with (and so reasonably priced too). My kitchen is truly beautiful and I don’t think anyone else would have had the foresight to encompass the whole room like you did. I can’t thank you enough. ~ Joyce