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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.
Growing up my parents gutted and rebuilt every house in which we lived, and my brothers and I were commandeered to help. We were surrounded by change, hard work, and design, all of which has helped me to better visualize getting something beautiful from scraps.
I stumbled into this business six years ago when I began helping my mom at our former location. I have found that not only do I truly enjoy “interior design”, but I am not half bad either. The challenge of making pieces work coherently, both new and existing, and then seeing the end result is very gratifying. 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.
There are several designer choices at lulu’s, and I am by far, the edgiest, in addition to the youngest. My style is bold and unexpected while staying timeless and functional. I think parts of the store are an excellent reflection of my style, since I am the main person who sets the vignettes, along with ordering items with my mom. I welcome a chance to speak with you and help you to have a space that will welcome you and become your favorite place to be.
Style Summary: Unconventional yet timeless, minimal & edgy
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.
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.
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
After having several careers Diane opened POLKADOT. It was a girlfriend gift shop in the Platte Park section of Denver. POLKADOT’s highlight was local artist but with a focus on gifts for your girlfriend of any age. Since closing POLKADOT, Diane has missed helping customer’s zero in on what they are seeking. Seeing someone’s personality come out with the selection of color, texture, and design is something she misses and looks forward to helping lulu’s customers put together a perfect piece or find a perfect gift.