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Organization Inspiration for High Traffic Areas

Organization Inspiration for High Traffic Areas

There are so many moving parts to life. It’s easy to become disorganized in the hustle. If you dislike organizing, but crave an organized home, this organization inspiration is for you.I’ve had an unnatural knack for organizing since I was a kid. If I’m being honest,...

How to Create a Comfortable Living Room

How to Create a Comfortable Living Room

The design of your living room can either encourage or inhibit relaxation. When a room is crowded, it causes sensory overload. Studies show minimal furniture and decor feels more relaxing because it gives our eyes the open space they need to rest. Our living room is...

Relaxed and Casual Dining Room Inspiration

Relaxed and Casual Dining Room Inspiration

Do you have a formal dining room? If so, how often do you use it? Most formal dining rooms gather dust 363 days a year. Trends show builders are omitting dining rooms altogether. Coordinating dining spaces within great rooms is the way to go. But, if you already have...

Discover Your Enneagram Personality Type

Discover Your Enneagram Personality Type

Do you ever wonder why you or someone you love reacts in certain ways? Discovering and understanding Enneagram types might help glean some insight.The Enneagram represents nine personality types. Each type has a dominant set of behaviors, motivations and fears. These...

How to Determine Food Sensitivities

How to Determine Food Sensitivities

Food sensitivity occurs when our immune system reacts to certain foods. Food sensitivity can cause nausea, stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating, heartburn and headaches. Alternatively, a food allergy happens when our immune system thinks proteins found in food...

How to Choose a Natural Fiber Rug

How to Choose a Natural Fiber Rug

Natural fiber rugs provide a warm, earthy texture that lends a relaxed and easy vibe. Their durability makes them a practical choice, too. The most popular types of natural fiber rugs are jute, sisal and seagrass. I’ve owned all three and learned a few lessons from...

3 Tips to Keep Your Home Clutter-Free

3 Tips to Keep Your Home Clutter-Free

You know the relaxed feeling that washes over you when you check into a fresh hotel? The surfaces are free of clutter and there are logical spaces to put things. There are tips to living clutter-free that will help you create the same fresh hotel vibe within your own...

How to Cope with Stress by Soothing Your Senses

How to Cope with Stress by Soothing Your Senses

Heightened stress and anxiety are mainstream these days. I feel it. I'm sure you do, too. I have a tendency to lash out under stress. It isn’t pretty. So, my therapist showed me a technique called Surfing the Moment. It helps interrupt negative thoughts and diffuse...

8 Simple and Creative Self-Serve Party Ideas

8 Simple and Creative Self-Serve Party Ideas

The key to a well-planned party is good music, effortless sociability, and delicious food and drinks. Some party hosts enjoy serving their guests. I prefer to enjoy the party myself. And thanks to these creative self-serve party ideas, I can do less serving and more...

Hi, I’m Julie.

Welcome to my happy place.

Design, Style, Healthy Living by Julie Pedraza

I’m an easygoing mom, partner and comfort-glutton homebody. I used to be a burn-the-candle-at-both-ends talk radio host and interior stylist. The universe has a way of guiding you exactly where you’re meant to be.

Throughout these pages, I share simple ideas for designing, styling and living well. For me, that’s a decluttered home with Palo Santo in the air. It’s a minimal collection of easygoing clothes. And it’s a heavy-on-the-veggie diet and sweating every damn day.

I also journal the ebb and flow of my healing from childhood trauma. It gets raw, but baring my soul is medicine. For those who share a similar experience, I feel you. You’re in a safe space with me.

Life is full of lessons and I share mine here. Thank you for reading. Welcome to the huddle. —xo

Shop my favorite finds for designing, styling and living well.

Evil Eye Ring - JuliePedraza.com
Hand Carved Ceramic Bowl - JuliePedraza.com
Linen Bedding by Back 2 Linen - JuliePedraza.com

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