The Julia Hotel is close to its grand reveal, and when the doors open the design of The Julia will take your breath away. You will be whisked away by the pops of color and the flow of art through the lobby. Day dream when you lie in bed and stare at the hanging art installations in your twenty-foot ceiling room. So how do you recreate this design on your own? We have some helpful tips and tricks for you to recreate the Julia Style.
The Julia is about adding color through art and keeping everything clean and luxurious. However, we do love our pops of color! Keep everything neutral in gray and white tones and then add your favorite color, whether that be adding a feature wall or painting the inside of a shelf. What is our color of choice for the accent? The Julia’s favorite color, pink! Bringing it back to old town Miami and the coastal feel through bright colors. You can easily get the Julia look by adding the accent color to your walls or through art work.
The Julia features a global collection of art and artifact installations throughout the property. Beginning with the mysterious paint dipped Tuttle family portrait gallery in the lobby, which illustrates an imagined Grande Dame of Miami, to the collection of mid-century art in the feature staircase. You can accomplish this look by shopping for images that appeal to you. Whether that be finding funky pieces of art at a second-hand store or pictures, you made yourself. Purchase some fun frames, mix and match or use cleanly lined frames. Then tape off the portion of the frame and picture you would like to paint. Dip some paint at the bottom and some at the top. You can even paint a solid block through the middle. Then hang them together, so the color makes a solid line to create a striped effect. The artwork should be the primary focus when recreating The Julia style.
Finally, how you will tie the whole design together. As mentioned before, keep the rest of the design neutral so the pop of color can take the focus. Using white bedding and chair cushions and clean lines maintain the designs airy and modern feel. Creating built in storage gives the room more space but also makes the eye focus on other aspects of the room. Having the same type of wood for the furniture creates a space that looks less cluttered and streamlined. You can bring in a fun light fixture to add character and bring the whole look together.
The Julia is all about telling a story. A story about Julia Tuttle and her history with Miami. Creating art pieces that represent that such as the dipped portraits and the wooden fish on the wall to honor the deep sea fishing of Miami. The story of Miami flows from one room to the next. Finding your Julia style is about finding what represents you or your space. Do you want to represent your history or maybe the history that came before you in your house? Keeping the area clean and modern will give you a sense of escape and relaxation and the pop of color will create interest. The only way to truly experience the Julia design is to visit The Julia Hotel. Step back in time and experience the Miami style at the Grand opening coming soon!