Justine Avila is the founder of A Jolie Design located in South Florida. After leaving the financial industry, she earned her residential design diploma from The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. She is a designer who was able to find a new way to express her love for design that didn’t take her away from being the mother she wanted to be.
Read more about Justine in this week’s Spotlight Saturday.
WHAT A JOLIE DESIGN DOES
A Jolie Design is an interior design company specializing in nurseries, children’s rooms and playrooms.
“Tailored perfection through detailed design.”
Creating “magical” spaces for children.
Justine says: We are able to literally transform rooms into the vision of the parents and their children.
HOW A JOLIE DESIGN GOT STARTED
After the birth of my first daughter I knew that I would not be able to go back to the fast paced yachting industry and spend time with my family. One day I walked into Michael’s, the arts and crafts store and picked up a bunch of things to create “name” accessories for my daughter Aidan. I was inspired by the feedback that I got from the family and friends who saw Aidan’s nursery that I decided to start my own design and children’s accessory company.
Justine explains: My parents have always taught me to strive for excellence and never settle. I grew up watching them balance careers and family and they never let me or my 4 siblings down. They have pushed and supported me throughout my life and showed me how to fight for want I want in life.
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain” - Vivian Greene
Playing with her daughters.
IF HER LIFE WERE A MOVIE
Justine explains: “I am constantly balancing being a wife, mother, and business owner. It seems like I am running from one totally different thing to the next all the time, but it always works out.”
ADVICE TO YOUNGER SELF
Listen to the advice/wisdom of my elders.
WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE FUTURE
Growth! We will have new design packages to cater to our out of state parents soon. I can’t wait to show this new service to the world!