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.  It’s all inspired and brought together with the floral print chair and matching red sofa from Carlton.  She could have stopped there, and had a beautiful room … but attention to detail is Julie’s specialty.  She wanted to showcase effective techniques to really give the room a personal and custom look.  As an experienced and award winning interior decorator Julie knows that attention to detail makes a big difference.  So, she pulled together her best team and they went to work.  Grace Frank painted a stunning 6 canvas painting, inspired by the floral print chair to hang over the sofa.  Maria, her long-time window treatment specialist and sales agent made custom draperies that also integrates the floral fabric from the chair. Even her contractor Richard got into the action and laid the elegant bamboo floor, painted and created a window for added appeal.  They even made sure attendees felt right at home with a custom painted beach scene showing through the window.

It was truly an amazing few weeks pulling it all together.  It all began with Julie’s sketches and concept rooms … about 3 weeks earlier.  Running through all the details in her mind.  After the basic concept and selections for a modern style living room was made, it was time to start bringing all the pieces together and meeting with the team.  Julie started assembling the room about 2 weeks ago at her showroom, Model Furniture Gallery in Orange City, FL.  She commissioned the custom 6 canvas painting and window treatments.  Shopped high and low for table accessories and the little touches that give the room that finished look.  Then 4 days before it was time to move everything to the Ocean Center.  Luckily Julie has her own delivery crew that have been a trusted part of her staff at Model Furniture Gallery for years.  This day they we delivering the winning entry in the 51st Annual Daytona Home Show!  Now the room is complete, ready to be viewed and voted on by the public.  The whole experience has been such a joy and labor or love the Julie had decided to give away the room to a lucky attendee at the Home Show!  Come, stop by the Home Show this weekend, Oct 21-23rd, meet Julie and register to WIN her Room … and  be sure to cast your ballet in the Interior Design Star Competition! We look forward to meeting you there!

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