Welcome to the home of Julie Shaver! This Ontario-based wife, mother of three and all-around design enthusiast is the celebrated blogger behind “Elliven Studio,” and we were delighted when she agreed to give us a tour of her bright, perfectly styled space. Filled to the brim with eclectic details and her signature thrifted treasures, every carefully curated room proves Julie’s penchant for fresh (yet timeless!) interior design. After peeking through these photos, we felt the immediate need to revamp and reimagine our own abodes—and we’ve got a sneaking suspicion that you might have exactly the same reaction!
When did you launch your blog, “Elliven Studio”?
I started my blog about five years ago, but in the beginning, it had nothing to do with interior decorating! Back then, it was all about sewing. In time, however, it became very clear what my true passion was, so I decided to switch things over to a focus on all things home décor–related (with a bit of fashion mixed in). I haven’t looked back since.
I wouldn’t change the route I took to get here—I learned a lot thanks to sewing—but I’m definitely happy where I am now. I’m currently working toward gaining as much knowledge and experience as I can so that I can really inspire people when it comes to decorating their homes, which is so exciting!