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Decorating from Concept to Completion …

The Experts at Model Furniture Gallery Give Life to Your Dreams!

It starts with an idea, a concept or a vision.  Julie Baker, Professional Interior Decorator, then goes to work to breathe life into your dream! Model Furniture Gallery customers have the distinct luxury of being provided with the services of a skilled interior decorator each time they make a purchase.  From advice on how to artfully arrange artwork and pictures on a wall to distinct and complete decorating of an entire home – Julie and her team do it all!

When Lloyd contacted Julie, his dream was to have someone take his newly purchased house and transform it into a move-in ready home for him and his cherished companion.  The process began with thorough consultation and agreement with Lloyd and Ann regarding colors, styles, textures, functionality and budget. Julie and her team then went to work.  One of the first issues to tackle was to completely change the interior paint from an unwanted canary yellow to a much warmer tone.  This basic yet critical task, served well to compliment the new interior furnishings and accessories.

With freshly painted walls now providing the perfect palette, the interior decorating process went full speed ahead.

Transforming a blank wall …

Into a work of art!

Welcome Home Lloyd & Ann!

Elegant Furnishings the keep the Modern Theme Flowing throughout the Home!

Julie and her interior decorating team then selected the perfect furnishings for the modern design concept. The quality, value and modern style of the bedroom furniture from Progressive Furniture helped to keep the project within budget and provided this room with a current and cozy feel.

Your Home Can Look Like a Model Too!

The combination of Julie’s interior decorating experience along with the clients’ desire for a modern style and move-in ready home, transformed a dull and uninteresting house into a beautiful and breathtaking home.  Furnishings were primarily selected from Ashley Furniture, Liberty Furniture, and Progressive Furniture.  Model Furniture Gallery is pleased to carry furniture lines from these and many other quality manufacturers.

Julie Baker is an Award-Winning Interior Decorator and Founder of Model Furniture Gallery in Orange City, Florida. Her favorite past time, besides riding her horse, is helping customers select the perfect furniture and accessories for their home or office. With a professional Interior Decorator on your side … your home or office can look like a model too!  Contact Julie Baker today for a FREE Consultation (386) 775-6406.

Some of our Recent Interior Decorating Work

Some of our Recent Interior Decorating Work

At Model Furniture Gallery, we don’t just specialize in beautiful furniture for any room.  We also happen to be owned by an Award Winning Interior Decorator, Julie!  Take a look at some of the recent work that she has done, and come in and talk with Julie about how she can help liven up your living spaces!

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Vote for Julie’s “Interior Design Star” Showcase

Three Interior Decorators were selected to participate in the 51st Annual Home Show “Daytona Design Star” competition. The competition was designed to test the skills, creativity and resourcefulness of the participants according to Jessica Fox, Marketing Manager for the News-Journal which is producing the Home Show.  Julie Baker took on the challenge with the same thoughtful consideration that she does with all her clients.  Who is the client, or in this case audience?  She thought the show would attract a more sophisticated, yet hip Beach Community so she choose to showcase a Modern Style living room that would appeal both the the man and woman of the house.  Bright modern red for an amazing WOW factor with the subtle earth tones of the natural bamboo floors, rich deep furniture accents by Ashley and the light and bright pop of a white rug.  (more…)

Julie Baker in the news … Interior Decorator Star!

October 16, 2011  (The News-Journal) Daytona Beach – Award winning Interior Decorator and Founder of Model Furniture Gallery, Julie Baker, is featured on the front page business section along side HGTV Television personality Carter Oosterhouse and Orlando “chef to the stars” Richard Rosada.

Sunday, October 16th, Daytona Beach News Journal Home Show Article.  The Daytona Beach News-Journal is hosting the 51st Annual Home Show at the brand new Ocean Center in Daytona Beach.  This years Home Show is bigger than ever with HGTV’s television personality Carter Oosterhouse as a featured speaker and Richard Rosado, Orlando’s “Chef to the Stars”.  Oh yes, and then there is our own Julie Baker right up there with the celebrities!  Julie is one of 3 Interior Decorators selected to compete in the “Daytona Beach Design Star Competition”, which is designed to test the Interior Decorators skills, creativity and resourcefulness, according to Jessica Fox, Event Marketing Manager for the News-Journal. (more…)

Meet Julie at the Daytona Beach Home Show!

Come meet Award Winning Interior Decorator Julie Baker at the Daytona Beach News Journal’s 51st Annual Home Show, October 21-23, 2010 a the brand new Ocean Center.  Julie Baker is one of three area Interior Decorators featured at the event who will be displaying their decorating talents with a showcase room.  They are all competing for the “Best of Show” award.  Attendees get to vote on their favorite room as one of the many great activities of the show.  HGTV’s Carter Oosterhouse will be the Guest Speaker and the Home Improvement Seminars scheduled for Saturday, Oct 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd at 2:00pm.  Attendees will be able to vote throughout the event up until noon on Sunday. Everybody who votes is also entered into a drawing to win a $300 Gift Certificate from Best Buy!  Votes will be tallied up on Sunday afternoon and the “Best of Show” Award will be presented by Carter Oosterhouse on Sunday at 3:00pm.  Entree is FREE to attendees. Show hours are 10am – 6pm Friday Oct 21 and Saturday, Oct 22nd.  Sunday, Oct 23rd from 10am – 4pm.

Come Vote for Julie and WIN her Room! (more…)

Kid’s Fantasy Bedroom Furniture

Bedroom Furniture Retreats for Boys and Girls

Fantasy Bedroom for your Cinderella

For kids their bedroom is the center of their universe. It’s where they hang out, lounge with friends,  talk on the phone, play games and even do homework. If you are considering creating the perfect space for your young child or teenager, be sure to check out some of the manufacturers who specialize in youth furniture.

Model Furniture Gallery offers several name brands for kids and youth furniture.  American Woodcrafters offers youth furniture that are retreats for both boys and girls.  From bunk beds to functional storage options, desks, vanities and more there is something sure to capture your child’s imagination, whether it is a specific theme or just a color scheme.

Bedroom Furniture for Your Little Super Man

Either way, don’t feel you have to create something elaborate.  Generally speaking the pictures you see in books and magazines are for “company-best” settings.  In everyday life you need to manage your child’s toys, books, homework projects and clothes that tend to take over every space possible. Even a minimally decorated room will look plenty busy most of the time, so keep it simple.

Stop by Model Furniture Gallery in Orange City, FL and talk to our expert Interior Decorators.  They can help you design the perfect bedroom for your child that will match your budget and offer the perfect functionality and style for your child’s everyday life.

Model Furniture Gallery carries a full line of child and youth furniture brands including: American Woodcrafters, Ashley, Coaster, Discovery World, Global, Harden, Legacy Classic and more.

Julie Baker, Interior Decorator & Founder of Model Furniture Gallery, provides interior decorating services & fine furniture to retail customers, Builders, Assisted Living and Vacation Rental Owners. Serving Central Florida for over 18 years. (386) 775-6406

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Relaxing Recliners

How to get the right recliner that truly satisfies your need to relax!

Relaxing Recliners for your Home

Today recliners are available in many shapes and sizes.  In sofas and in chairs.  And recliners also come with many feature options such as heat and massage.  So how do you find the perfect fit for your relaxing enjoyment?  The easiest answer is to go to a retailer that carries a wide variety of recliners and has a knowledgeable staff to assist you in selecting the best options to fit your lifestyle and budget.

Model Furniture Gallery showcases the Catnapper/Jackson brand for their quality and comfort. For over 75 years they have been manufacturing quality home furnishings in their state of the art factories.

We believe that Every Body should have a comfortable seating experience. When it comes to recliners, Catnapper/Jackson offers something for everyone.  Heat and Massage recliners. Power Lift and Power Reclining. Recliners that Swivel and Rock.  Leather touch recliners.  Full sectional sofas with multiple recliners.  Sofa and loveseat sets with power recliners.  And of course there are many choices in style, color and fabric.  Model Furniture Gallery offers the complete line of Catnapper/Jackson recliners and knowledgeable staff to assist you in making the selection that is perfect for your lifestyle and budget.

Massage and Heat Recliners from Catnapper

Massage and Heat Recliners

Power Lift Recliners by Catnapper

Power Lift Recliners

Rocker and Swivel Recliners by Catnapper

Rocker and Swivel Recliners

Julie Baker, Interior Decorator & Founder of Model Furniture Gallery, provides interior decorating services & fine furniture to retail customers, Builders, Assisted Living and Vacation Rental Owners. Serving Central Florida for over 18 years. (386) 775-6406

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Types of Leather

Modern Leather Sofa

Leather has long been considered a classy and exquisite choice for furniture.  Leather furniture outlast  other fabrics  in  so  many  ways.  To  pick  the  right  leather furniture for your home or office it is important to have an understanding of the different types of leather.

Leather is made from many different sources including cattle, sheep, pigs, and even stingrays and ostriches.  It is processed to create four basic types of leather: aniline, semi-aniline, pigmented or protected leather and durablend leather. Let’s take a moment to explore each of these types of leather.

Aniline Leather

This type of leather is the most natural looking leather that retains the distinct surface characteristics. Aniline leather is dyed through a process that involves immersion in a dye bath.  The surface is not coated with any polymers or pigments. The advantages of using Aniline leather are its comfortable feel and the ability to retain the unique markings and features of the hide.  As a result, each piece made of Aniline leather is different.  Aniline leather, however, is unprotected thus can be stained easily.  It is not a good choice for young families or in very high traffic areas.

Semianiline Leather

If you’re looking for harder textured leather then semi-aniline leather is the good choice for you.  The difference between Aniline leather and Semi-aniline leather is that the latter has light coat treatment, which makes it more stain-resistant and soil-resistant.  The limitation of this leather is being less unique given that it does not hold apparent markings.

Pigmented or Protected Leather

It is the widely used leather for furniture and car upholstery.  Unlike Aniline leather, this type of leather has a polymer surface coating with pigments.  Pigmented leather is fairly easy to maintain and can hold against various conditions and uses.  Protected leather is not a good choice if you want natural looking leather.

DuraBlend Leather

This is leather scraps that are melted down and made into strips.  It is as strong as leather, easy to clean like leather, and breathable.  It has the same warranty as leather, it is just a less expensive way to make it.  It keeps the cost down while providing the customer with a great leather product.

If you are considering a furniture purchase, and are looking at leather as an option, talk to a professional about the various options. If you are in the Central Florida area you can stop by Model Furniture Gallery and talk to Julie Baker, an award-winning Interior Decorator.  She is always happy to assist with any of your Interior Decorating or Furniture questions.

Julie Baker, Interior Decorator & Founder of Model Furniture Gallery, provides interior decorating services & fine furniture to retail customers, Builders, Assisted Living and Vacation Rental Owners. Serving Central Florida for over 18 years. (386) 775-6406

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Tips to Make Your Apartment Look Bigger

It is never a good feeling to feel confined in small space.  With a dash of creativity and a sprinkle of resourcefulness, you can instantly make your apartment or space look and feel bigger with clever tricks to fool the eye.


Choose light colors to make the space look brighter and bigger.  Lighter colored walls reflect light, making the space open and airy. Natural light also helps maximize the illusion. Aim for lighter colors than your walls for wall trim and moldings.  Light molding helps make walls appear further back thus changing your room into appearing bigger.

Furniture Choices

Small spaces require multi function furniture such as sofa beds, coffee table, chest with drawers, and even beds with built in drawers. You can also use extendable dining table, folding chairs, folding tables, which can be tucked away when not in use. Consider buying furniture with the same or similar color as your walls as these pieces can blend in the room to help widen out the room.  Add some accent or design onto the furniture as an added detail.  Don’t place furniture and accessories near the walkway.  Move them away from walkways to open up the space and making it appear larger.


Allow ample natural light to flow into the room.  It makes a big difference on how your apartment would look like.  If you lack natural light at your location, place lighting features to your room.  Such small addition can help give your apartment a bigger look.


Finally, here’s one tip that will not cost you anything.  By keeping your room organized and orderly, your room will look bigger.  A small space can look more cramped with so much stuff.

Julie Baker, Interior Decorator & Founder of Model Furniture Gallery, provides interior decorating services & fine furniture to retail customers, Builders, Assisted Living and Vacation Rental Owners. Serving Central Florida for over 18 years. (386) 775-6406

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Micro-Fiber vs. Leather Furniture!

When it comes time to replace your sofa or fabric furniture, selecting the fabric can be challenging.  Microfiber fabric has become very popular because it is a stain resistant alternative to leather.  This micro-woven fabric is made of 100% polyester Bella microfibers that are so closely woven that water repels right off.  Microfiber also wears very well and won’t unravel like most other fabrics.  Most microfiber fabrics have a distinctive soft suede-like feel and typically have come in a variety of solid colors.  Now we are starting to see microfibers that are coming out in a simulated leather look and now even some beautiful prints!In some cases people have strong preferences on leather vs. fabric furniture, while others have a difficult time deciding.  (more…)