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Julie Cohn and David Rolston’s Style Story

Julie Cohn is no newbie to the Dallas design community. With over 30 years of experience in nearly every category of product design, Julie and her husband David Rolston, a well-known and respected landscape architect, take their design skills much further than just the work place. Their home, although self-described as a “work in progress”, feels decidedly polished. Not in the stuffy, inflexible sense of the word, mind you. But in the “we pay attention to details and love what we do” way.

When I visited Julie in her home/studio earlier this Spring, she was mid-workday and busy per usual. In what is yet another iteration of an already full design career, Julie finds herself in the midst of a thriving jewelry business only months after it’s formal launch last September. The line, Julie Cohn Design, is utterly beautiful and obviously inspired by the art and organics that share space in the Cohn-Rolston home.

Perhaps my favorite take away from visiting Julie, David, and daughter Mila’s living space is the happily blurred lines that exist between indoors and out, family and work, art and living. It avoids fanciness in exchange for grounded, earthy sophistication.

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Tomorrow I’ll share my interview with Julie in which she walked me through her prolific and varied career as a book-maker, textile designer, rug designer, and most recently jewelry designer and entrepreneur. Come back then to hear the whole thing!

And in the meantime, take a look at Julie’s inspiration-rich Pinterest curation. It’s one not to miss.

 

 

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5 Comments

  • Reply julia-lifeonchurchill July 18, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    love the amount of natural light in their space. lovely!

  • Reply Patsy Ann July 23, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Julie’s home is absolutely sublime! Love the paneling. I’m wondering if my friend Laurin Marlow and his company Purcell Cabinetry was involved.

    • Reply Hilary July 23, 2013 at 10:48 am

      Hmm, not sure Patsy. It’s beautiful isn’t it?

      • Reply Patsy Ann July 23, 2013 at 11:39 am

        The reason I asked–and I know there are tons of cabinetry folks to choose from here in Dallas–is because Laurin Marlow is used by well known local contemporary architects and designers such as Cunningham Architects and Russell Buchanan. And it wouldn’t surprise me that Julie and David were able to use such talent on their home.

        • Reply Hilary July 23, 2013 at 1:36 pm

          Ahah! It’s very possible.

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