People often talk about the â€œwinds of change,â€ but for designer Julia Johnston, CKD, CAPS, of Kitchens for Cooking, things had to get awfully windy before change took hold. In fact, it took a hurricane â€“ or three hurricanes, precisely â€“ to transform her professional life.
Up until seven years ago, the kitchen designer spent most of her time running a showroom. But after her showroom was hit by three hurricanes in two years, she accepted that the winds of fate were trying to tell her something. And that something, she decided, was that it was time to take a step in a different direction, leaving the showroom behind and becoming an independent designer.