We Are Profiled in EnLIGHTenment Magazine!

When my friend Linda Longo, editor of EnLIGHTENment Magazine told me she was coming to New Orleans for a convention, I was thrilled! I'd been following Linda for quite awhile and was always very impressed with her work reporting on the latest developments in the lighting industry.

I was very excited when Linda arrived at my workshop! After reading her many articles on the cutting edge technology and new advancements in lighting design, I sometimes feel like a throw-back to simpler times when everything was made by hand, the way our lighting still is. So I was not sure what Linda might think about what we do.
Linda was so gracious and so interested in how we work. She loved that we still draw all our production drawings by hand. And that all of our lighting is wired and hand finished in our studio by the greatest group of artists and technical people ever. That we take care and time to make each piece special.

And uniquely crafted for the person who orders it. With peace, love, care and skill.

It was fun to walk down the street with Linda from our workshop to our showroom, which is one block down, and to show her how we create decorative vignettes to complement our lighting. We have interior designers who assist our clients with the home furnishings we carry and we offer complete interior design services as well. We also make a special point to show the work of many gifted New Orleans artists, like Jamie Meeks, Lesley Wells,  Michelle Tullis and Craig McMillan.

I think Linda was also intrigued by the "Beer delier's" we have in our shop, which are designed by the famous pillow designer, Becky Vizard as an outreach program for the young people of her hometown of St. Joseph, LA., who she pays by the bottle cap  to string the garlands which make up the chandelier. They are fun, festive and very popular as well as being for a good cause!

It was great to finally meet Linda in person and to spend a wonderful morning talking about lighting with her.

Thank you so much, Linda for visiting and for writing such a fabulous article about us!
We truly enjoyed getting to know you!

Check out EnLIGHTenment's website here.
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More to Come

Well it has been almost two years since I last posted! Where has the time gone? So much has happened!Stay tuned because lots has been going on, and I'm getting ready to tell all about it!

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I am the owner of Julie Neill Designs in New Orleans where we create beautiful custom lighting. This blog is my love letter to the unique people, places and happenings which make New Orleans the amazing place it is.

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