"Home is the nicest word there is. "
Natalie Paul is the Designer and Owner of Rosemary Lily. Rosemary Lily is an interior design studio located in Ann Arbor, Michigan focused on transforming and beautifying spaces. Natalie loves to bring her clients dreams to life. After graduating from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, Natalie moved to New York City. While in New York, Natalie worked in marketing and continued her education at NYU and FIT. In 2008, she launched her fashion brand, New York Nat. Her designs have been featured in: Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Elle, Glamour, Hour Detroit, and The New York Times. After falling in love with her husband, Jonathan, the pair moved to Ann Arbor to start a family. They have two beautiful children, Jack and Rosemary for which the business is named. Natalie's design preference is simple, fresh, and timeless. She loves to weave a family's story throughout the home, bringing joy to those who live there. She believes life is more fun when it is an adventure, and in her free time Natalie enjoys cooking for family, gardening, and hunting for antiques.
One of our favorite places on earth is northern Michigan. We love to spend our falls and summers up-north with our little ones cozied in by Lake Michigan. Some of our design inspiration is drawn from the sweet little towns along the west coast of the state. Farmers markets, antique shops, wineries, and wonderful people make cities like Traverse City, Elk Rapids, Bay Harbor, Northport and Harbor Springs some of our favorites.
Our sweet babies are the center of our life and family. They bring us so much joy, adventure, and love. We love to work with families, because we know how important a family friendly home is. We believe everyone who lives in a home should feel comfortable and have their own special place, whether its a unique bedroom design, a playroom, a dream closet and bath for mom, or a sophisticated man cave for dad.
We adore history and character in a home. We believe homes are more interesting when they tell a story and have some character. Nostalgia and chippy paint are welcome here. We love the beauty of an old barn, the history in wood floors, and a grand front porch for conversation. When designing your home, we will enhance the old and bring character to the new.