Designer Feature: Julie Veselka, ASID

Decorative Finishes by Anything But Plain Who is your favorite artist? And does it influence you design style? There are so many wonderful, talented artists out there that it makes it difficult to have a favorite. I am typically drawn to modern, abstract art which seams to work in well within any design. What is your favorite thing to collect? Why? Well before my life was pleasantly blessed with my two children my husband and I would plan several trips throughout the year to various locations. We would always purchase something special that would remind us of our trip. We have collected many "souvenir" that are special to us and hopefully as our children grow we will add to that collection.

As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up? Growing up with two older brothers I was a bit of a tomboy. My favorite thing to do was to play with their Hot Wheels and create neighborhoods on paper to drive them around in. I started drawing the foot prints for the houses which eventually lead into creating the floor plans. I can remember sitting for hours drawing a shell and challenging myself to create the floor plan within. I was only about 12 years old at the time and did not figure out until years later that I could make a career out of this.

"It is always a pleasure to work with Janie and her talented team of artisans. Their professionalism and creative approach is incomparable to others. Our clients feel truly at ease knowing that the outcome of their project will be spectacular! Janie brings enlightened energy to every project she works on and always makes the process of design fun." – Julie Veleska, ASID

We've worked on many jobs with Julie, and we just love her design attitude. Its all about beautiful but functional design. Here is an example of one of Julie and our recent projects located in The Woodlands, Texas. This oversized club room, where we created a wall finish of textural faux linen, is a sure crowd pleaser.

Janie's Signature

Janie Ellis, RID, ASID-IP, CF,
Master Artisan