Sitting down with Julie Willis of Petite Maison and Dee Simmons of Dee Simmons Interiors, you might think that they have known each other for years, so comfortable and effortless is their rapport. However, the friendship between these two is relatively new and blossomed when they met at an event at The Vine. Julie, who worked in interior design before opening the store, was looking to venture beyond the world of pure retail. Dee, who had been working with Lisa Torbett Interiors, set out on her own and was ready to find a studio for her firm, Dee Simmons Interiors. Julie says, “Then 100 Redfern Village opened up and it was really good timing.” Now Petite Maison begins a new life in a new expanded retail location with Dee offering a comprehensive of high end interior design service upstairs.
Dee, who recently opened her own showroom in the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) is excited about being able to work with clients, including architects and contractors, from the ground up, and the opportunity to offer her new Delinah Simmons line of fabrics, pillows,and art. Julie will be selling custom furniture, in addition to a large inventory of rugs, wallpaper, lamps, décor, and art, including many abstract pieces, like the works of Ester Deen. As an exclusive local distributor of Juliska, Petite Maison will be the place that all discerning brides-to-be will want to register.
Dee says that clients have been approaching her about sourcing antique rugs because she is able to find excellent rugs that are not available locally through her design contacts. 100 Redfern Village will unquestionably be the place to find unique décor and the services of a talented interior designer, to turn your home into the showpiece of creativity and originality that you desire.
Julie also has a fantastic collection of one-of-a-kind works of jewelry from various designers. She plans on having trunk shows and more events like the popular book signings at the new location.
As Coastal Georgia recovers from the economic downturn, commercial and residential are sourcing new talent and products. Julie and Dee both have experience, knowledge, and know how. They each have their finger on the pulse of the latest trends and manufacturers that consumers are demanding in the marketplace. Together, they can make all of your design dreams come true.