“Designer Julie O’Brien underscores interplay between artwork, fixtures and furnishings. All of [the art and design elements] dotted around the home, function perfectly well in isolation, but collectively as elements in a larger design, serve to reinforce the creativity, thought and precision of [the] designer.”
—Neil Charles, Sophisticated Living
Publications & Newspapers
Over the years, Julie O’Brien Design Group has been featured in these fine periodicals and newspapers:
American Homestyle & Gardening• Bride’s Magazine • Contract • Design Times • Home Accents Today • House Beautiful • Indianapolis Business Journal • Indianapolis Monthly • Indianapolis Star • Interiors • Showcase of Interior Design • Sophisticated Living • Southern Accents • Traditional Home
- HGTV (House and Garden Television)—Five residential interiors designed by Julie O’Brien Design Group have been featured on Homes Across America the nationally televised interior design program
- Miller Brooks Advertising—Citizens Gas public utility “Professional Opinion” television commercial set design
Interior Design Kudos
- Honored by the international design magazine, Design Times: “10 Designers to Watch”
- International Interior Design Association (IIDA)—“Best Idea Award” for Residential Design (two consecutive years)
- Make A Wish Foundation—“Award of Distinction”
- American Society of Interior Designers—“Excellence in Design” awards for numerous residential, hospitality and restaurant interiors
- Monumental Accomplishment—Indianapolis “Monumental Award” for two residential interiors and two restaurants
- Indianapolis Monthly Magazine—“Critics Choice Award”
- St. Margaret’s Guild—Decorator’s Show House “Key Award”
- Indiana Builder’s Association—“Best Interior” design award
- New York Home Textiles show, “Best New Product Award”
ASID Design Excellence Award for a Lake Cottage
What’s a cottage retreat if not cozy, fun and easy on the eyes? This one was designed for a real-life modern family who was reaching for a certain happy-informality. The space plan had maximize its smallness. The finishes, fixtures, hardware, and woodwork details had to be very touchable but definitely not boring. The client loves it.
The American Society of Interior Design (ASID) had to agree. Julie O'Brien Design Group was awarded the Design Excellence award for its work on the home. The project was deemed best in class for residential spaces under 3,000 square feet.
By the way, the cottage is located at Lake Wawasee in northern Indiana.