Julia ballmaier
Julia Ballmaier

Julia Ballmaier

July 2016

Living it large and happy at small prices

Julia is the colourful and nifty mastermind behind lifestyle blog My Home Is My Horst and the author of "Wohnen unter 1000 euro" featuring cracking decorating ideas that won't break the bank.

Follow on for a kaleidoscopic journey into Julia's home and get inspired by her positive spirit!


Living room colours way i love
Living room one side

A bit about yourself:

I am a blogger, a book author, an interior stylist, a street worker and a mother of three boys, and crazy about vintage things and addicted to old flower vases

Where you live and who you live with:

I live in a small city in the centre of Germany together with my husband and my three sons

Favourite/coolest item in your home:

My little monkey lamp from Seletti. Love this animal light!

Fail-safe decorating trick:

Choose only things you really love and decorate your home with these – don´t think too much about everything - just do it

First thing you though of this morning:

Coffee!!! Coffee makes me get out of bed, every morning

A talent you wish you had:

I would like to have much more patience and I would like to be able to do nothing – just chillin'

Bedroom sweet dreams
Bedroom monkey my
Bedroom with palmstyling

Advice to your younger self:

Every bad thing that happened will change into a good one when time goes by – sounds corny but it´s true

Favourite band of all times:

Creed! Depeche Mode! Quadro Nuevo! Alanis Morisette!

Your style icon:

Nobody. I love to look around and take inspiration from everybody to created my own style

 Favourite /least favourite colour:

Colourful is my favourite colour

 Best way to de-compress:

Work more – because I love to work

A superpower you wish you had:

Speaking every language of the world would be perfect

Cats or Dogs:


Childrens room something old and new
Bathroom wooden wall
Garden outdoor happiness

Little black book of Fulda, Germany

Coolest thing about Fulda

The coolest thing is, that you walk through everything in about an hour

Where you like to hang out  

Like to be on my outdoor space – but always have something to do, so this place did not see me as much as I like to

Dining room summer style

Favourite restaurant/ bar /café in Fulda




Top 3 local stores

There are just the local flea markets where I buy things – my town is very small

Top 3 online interior stores/brands




Bathroom new styled purple boho look
Dining room some yellow make happy
Bedroom collecting vases


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