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.
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.