Since 2007 I have been designing the homes and workspaces of everyday people. Not the rich and famous, not the ‘keeping up with the Jones’, but everyday folk working in everyday professional career roles. Doctor’s, Dentists, Teachers, Social Workers, Counsellors, Lawyers and Business owners. Property owners, renters, old and young. Everyday people with and without families and all having one thing in common – a desire for their home to be their sanctuary, the place that they can come home to and say ahh home, and not feel as though they want to walk out of it again before they have taken their shoes off.
I Create Happy Homes.
Since the early 1970’s, I have known what it is like to have a faith, a relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. As I grew up I experienced the things that many children and teenagers experience today. Bullying (mental mostly), rejection, success and failure at exams. Early development and a maturity and sensibleness beyond my years. Along with a drivenness to be good, and to live life brilliantly and fully. The bullying and the constant self torment of not being worthy, not being good enough to be loved, of not being beautiful, of not reaching my own high expectations of myself – all held me back from being all I really wanted to be and all that I could be.
A belief somewhere down the line, emerged that as a believer in God I didn’t have to work at anything, that it would just happen, and it stayed with me for many years. It’s a lie. God doesn’t wave a magic wand just because you believe in Him.
I gave into the emotional torment and played small. I built walls around me so that nobody could ever hurt me again. I fear rejection and have feared success. I don’t fear failure as I haven’t allowed myself the ‘luxury’ of trying to succeed!
For a time I walked away from a life led by God, to do life all by myself – and in that time, I knew I had no sense of direction and no purpose. I played small in a world where I had so much to give and where people needed me.
I know that many will resonate with these experiences and many more that I have had over my 50 plus years of living and that is why in 2020 (a year already filled with adventures of its own), is the year that I finally say enough is enough – this is my time to shine in ‘such a time as this’.
Hence now, I, Julie Stevens, am stepping out from behind the walls and will be doing things a bit differently from here on. I am going to run the race that God has put me in. The life and purpose that God has predestined for me, the one he has been asking me, encouraging me and preparing me for. I am going to aim for the prize, I am going to aim for excellence. All of this, so that I can help those who are currently on a similar road to the one I have travelled thus far.
Since establishing my business Younique Designs Ltd in 2007, I have been more than a designer and project manager. I have been a teacher, a coach and a mentor to my ‘everyday people’ clients.
It’s been thrilling seeing my designs come to life. Its been so rewarding to see the lives of people changed by the changing of their homes. Its been even more thrilling seeing God lay his hand upon people and change lives from the inside out.
It’s uncomfortable sitting on a fence for any length of time, so I am getting down and I am choosing to live my life brilliantly – Are you?
Bringing together all of the skills, experiences, and expertise gathered over so many years, I offer you a variety of ways to journey with me.
Whether you are a Christian, believing in God the Father, Jesus the son, and the Holy Spirit; or of another faith or no faith at all, I know there is a purpose for your life. I believe our purposes are tied up in how we live our life, how we curate the elements of life and how we centre ourselves in our home. The life that is not on display to those around, but the one in the secret quiet space before God.
God sent His only son, Jesus Christ to die for you and me, in order that we may live a life of favour all the while that we put our faith in Him and live according to His will.
We are called to a life of Holiness with Grace Abounding
So, to help you to have a beautifully curated life, you can work with me in a number of ways. I can be your Interior Designer, Home Stylist, Professional Organiser and Project Manager. Your coach and mentor and accountability partner, and I can be the woman that helps you discover your divine purpose and calling in this life and encourage you to live your life brilliantly.