SOMA Women in Business — Julie China, Idea Space Architecture & Design

Last fall, Matters Magazine cel­ebrated women in the South Orange-Maplewood business community with a feature spread on “Women in Business.” These women represent a range of  professions – from architecture and beauty to speech pathology and financial services. In all, 26 women-owned businesses are profiled. See the original Matters Magazine feature here.

Village Green has partnered with Matters Magazine to give these local women entrepreneurs a digital platform and is posting each profile individually on our website during the month of March — Women’s History Month. Today, we celebrate:

Julie China, Idea Space Architecture & Design

Julie China, idea space architecture & design. Photo credit: Jamie Meier.

Why I do what I do
I am passionate about design, and it gives me joy to see our clients’ vision and our designs come to life after all of the planning and collaboration. I consider it a real privilege to create beautiful spaces that families can be proud of and be comfortable living and raising their families in.

Why I started my business
After 20 years of industry experience, I was ready to take the leap of running my own business and having full creative control. I love having the freedom and flexibility of being near my family doing great projects in this community.

Most valuable lesson learned
Keep an open mind and be a problem-solver. I’ve found that every challenge has a great solution.


65 Hilton Avenue, Maplewood

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