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lulu’s Furniture & Decor is a full-service residential design firm, which focuses on mid to high-end residential projects and commercial spaces. We believe we are the ‘new world of design’ with an approachable style. At lulu’s, we are committed to designing spaces that are a true reflection of the clients living in them. Our staff will work with you from conceptualization to the finished project. We tailor your space with furniture, accessories and custom pieces to make it functional and aesthetically pleasing.
My family jokes about how furniture is in our blood and it all started when my dad, Nick Vranesic, dropped out of school in the 8th grade to go to work for Colorado Bedding. He truly was a self made man as he worked himself up through
the ranks to become a top salesman for assorted furniture manufacturers and retired from Spring Air Mattress some sixty years later. Since his start in the business, he got many family members involved in it including his brothers, son, both daughters, son-in-laws, grandkids and great grandkids; now over thirty immediate family members are in the furniture industry.
Lulu’s furniture & decor came about on my 50th birthday, when I signed the lease on a little space in University Hills Plaza in 2007, where we were open for three years. We moved to LoHi in the Olinger building in 2011 at which time Caitlin, my daughter, came on full time, and really helped to grow the business. We are absolutely thrilled to be moving back “home” to our ‘hood to Kent Place with an anticipated opening of late March of 2018. Our new location will be the best so far as it is a bit larger so we may showcase more furniture styles, and offers better parking. I look forward to seeing many old friends in our new location as we begin this new chapter, as well as meeting many new people.
When I think back on my childhood my memories in the forefront include weekly trips to Home Depot, edging out my brothers to bring the correct tool to my dad, and the education that came with the constant tearing down and rebuilding of our homes. We were surrounded by change, hard work (which we were commandeered to help) and design, all of which has helped me to better visualize getting something beautiful from scraps.
I stumbled into this business almost ten years ago when I was getting sober. My parents were kind enough to help me out and let me live at home and part of living under their roof included helping my mom at the store. What initially began as a form of babysitting turned into a career. I love the challenge of making pieces work coherently. Though not formally trained, I believe that working in this industry, and having a vast family background in the furniture business, have combined to give me an education better than could have been obtained in a school.
Style Summary: Unconventional yet timeless, minimal & edgy
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Ever since I can remember, I have been passionate about design. I enjoy making spaces functional, practical, and beautiful! I love using color, fabrics, and texture to reflect the personality and create spaces that make you feel good. I’m excited to be part of the Lulu’s design team and look forward to offering my vision to others.
After obtaining my business degree from Ball State University, I moved to Southern California with my husband and we started our family. We moved to Colorado in 1997, and have been blessed with three children. I’ve been working with clients to update, space plan, remodel and accessorize homes for over 22 years. I am truly happy being in the creative world and have always enjoyed the challenge of making each home feel comfortable, beautiful and current with the changing world of design
I am a proud mother of two beautiful daughters and wife of adoring husband Terry of 30 years. I recently became a grandmother of a beautiful baby boy. I am a professional organizer and have an astute understanding for design and detail. As a customer of LuLu’s you will have a personable and engaging experience when working with me and ultimately discover that the choices you make to enhance your personal space will be deeply satisfying.
I grew up in Colorado and have always had a passion for homes and interiors. I have a degree in Interior Design from CSU. I appreciate all design styles but I’m especially drawn to a casual, traditional style that incorporates nature and a pop of trendy elements to keep any space current and fresh. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, trying out the great local restaurants, hiking and traveling with my husband and kids.