A Massachusetts native, Julie has always been inspired by the colors and textures of the natural world. Growing up, she had a variety of interests that lead her to pursue a career in interior design. When it came time to lock in a decision, Julie set her sights on the program at beautiful Endicott College and eventually earned a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design.
Nelligan has continued to carry that knack for nature with her throughout a storied professional career. With experience across nearly every market sector (Retail, Healthcare, Corporate, and Hospitality) there is no challenge you’ll find her turning down. Working with clients to fully understand a brand and its challenges, opportunities, and vision allows her to incorporate a variety of elements into a design that fully active the corporate identity.
Motivated by both form and function, Julie is passionate about helping clients discover the perfect balance to perfectly represent their brand in the physical world.
What is the most important tool of your trade, and why?
My Team! Its imperative to have a team I can trust to execute the project. Not only do I need to trust the designers and architects on my team, it is imperative I trust the entire project team; the client, the consultants, and the contractors. They are all essential to the success of a design.
How do you put a client’s goals before your own in a project?
I start each project by identifying what the client envisions as their definition of a successful project; some clients see that as meeting a specific budget, for some it is an aggressive construction schedule to meet an opening date, and others see it as achieving a truly awe-inspiring design. At each stage of the design process, I encourage the entire design team to utilize our clients goal to focus decision making and prioritize design selections that directly support that effort.
Describe the moment you realized Interior design was for you.
I knew in highschool that I wanted to be in a creative field and in college I confirmed that interior design was the perfect balance. It allows for near endless creativity, but with the structure and practicality of building requirements and code.