Julie Holmes, Principal Designer of Vision Interiors believes in capturing a client’s personal style, while integrating elements that will ultimately result in a home that has a timeless design and that is loved by the home owner.
In this role, Holmes not only meets with clients and walks them through the entire process, but also works in conjunction with the staff at Visbeen Architects to develop the interior design project. She believes in using her expertise to the best of her ability to create spaces with character that align with clients’ personal style and strives to surpass their expectations.
She currently lives in Grand Rapids with her husband Randy and two young children. Baker enjoys tennis, golf and traveling. Baker relaxes by color coordinating her closet in what she believes to be the ideal rainbow, which starts with black and ends with white. She flourishes in the value of authenticity and in being true to thine own self and has fully embraced her perfectionist identity.
Initially hired as a Project Designer at Visbeen Architects in 2014, Jenelle Baker now serves as the Interior Architecture Specialist for Vision Interiors. Since 2004, Baker has designed custom luxury homes, six years of which were spent working in Vero Beach, Florida on oceanfront residences along the Atlantic Coast. As an Interior Architecture Specialist, Baker uses innovative 3D architectural software to model built-in interior elements such as bunk beds, libraries, closet shelving, bathroom tile layouts, wood flooring layouts, lighting layouts and trim.
Holmes’ work has been recognized at the national level with awards, such as the American Residential Design Awards and the Best in American Living Awards. She lives in Grand Rapids with her husband Ted Gerrard and three-year-old, and they have a small farm in Cincinnati. In her spare time, Holmes loves to cook, and redesign her own home.
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Baker’s life-long passion for architecture led her to Ferris State University where she earned an Associate of Applied Science in Architectural Technology and then to Kendall College of Art and Design where she studied Interior Design. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Ferris State University.
Holmes has partnered with Visbeen Architects as an independent interior designer on a number of residential projects, which led to an official partnership nearly two years ago. Holmes now manages Vision Interiors, which is an independent interior design studio and an affiliate of Visbeen Architects.
A sport enthusiast at heart, Holmes can often be found at the racket ball court two or three times a week, the tennis court, or on the golf course. He also enjoys woodworking and built his own kitchen.
Vision Interiors by Visbeen is full service interior design firm specializing in residential design. Julie Holmes is the Principal Designer at Vision and has over 15 years of experience in the industry.
Our projects range in size from small cottage redecoration to a full custom home from beginning to end, no matter the size of your project we will take it from beginning to end and take the pressure off of you.
Julie works with her clients at all stages of the process to learn the their individual style and vision for their dream home and runs with it. “Our goal is to meet and exceed your expectations in every way possible”.
Vision Interiors is a Grand Rapids-based, full-service interior design firm which uses a mixture of classic and contemporary elements to create a beautiful final product.
Art Selection, Basement Design, Bathroom Design, Bedroom Design, Color Consulting, Custom Bathroom Vanities, Custom Blinds & Shades, Custom Bookcases, Custom Built-ins, Custom Cabinets, Custom Entertainment Centers, Custom Furniture, Custom Home Bars, Custom Kitchen Cabinets, Custom Murphy Beds, Custom Pantries, Custom Rugs, Custom Walk-in Closets, Dining Room Design, Entry Design, Feng Shui Design, Floor Plans, Furniture Selection, Handicap-Accessible Design, Home Office Design, Home Staging, Home Theater Design, House Plans, Interior Design, Interior Design Photography, Kids Bedroom Design, Kitchen Design, Laundry Room Design, Lighting Design, Living Room Design, Mudroom Design, Nursery Design, Playroom Design, Space Planning, Sunroom Design & Construction, Universal Design, Wine Cellar Design, Remodeling, Redesign, Hardware selection, lighting selection, lighting design plans, coordinate
Larry Holmes joined the team at Vision Interiors in 2015 to serve as the Business Manager of the Grand Rapids-based firm. In this position, Holmes oversees a variety of managerial responsibilities such as accounting, expediting, purchase orders, and bookkeeping.
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Viewed as a dream job, Holmes’ favorite part of his role at the Grand Rapids firm is the working atmosphere and the people he interacts with on a daily basis.
Julie Holmes was drawn to the field of interior design from a young age. Her skill and passion for the industry was cultivated early on in her life when she began working for her mother, who was also an interior designer.
I’ve worked with Julie for close to 15 years and have always found her to be on trend, yet her designs always have staying power. She and her team have the most technically advanced presentation, co… More
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Baker is actively involved with the Grand Rapids Alumnae Chapter of Delta Zeta, where she serves as president; and is on the alumnae advisory board for the FSU collegiate chapter of the sorority. As an environmentalist and an avid recycler, she is involved with Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and often volunteers with community park cleanup events.
Holmes lives in Grand Rapids and has an academic background in accounting and business management from Central Michigan University. Throughout his career Holmes spent several years also working as a carpenter and nearly 20 years in a business management role for Interiors by Debbie Holmes, an interior design company.
Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Holmes eventually attended Aquinas College to earn a degree in the Fine Arts to complement her self-taught upbringing and hands-on experience with interior design. Holmes has had experience in commercial design in the Chicago market, spent time in Cincinnati, and become an award-winning interior designer.
American Residential Design Awards, Best in American Living Awards
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