Meet the Team

J Holland Interiors is a residential design and consulting firm with clients in Ocala and all around the central/southwest coast of Florida. From large-scale remodels and new-build consulting, to a simple makeover that’s done in a day, our design team will strive to expertly reflect your personal taste and style as well as discover how your family really functions within your home.

We’re a small team with big ideas who love to take on a challenge with a slightly unconventional approach. When asked what direction our design aesthetic leans, we don’t have one clear answer! Classic traditional to modern farmhouse? Mid-Century to minimalism? We collaborate with our clients to find the perfect design style for them while our general preference is to mix several for the ultimate appealing and layered look that’s truly unique. 

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{ Jennie Holland – owner|designer }
 Ocala born and bred, Jennie grew up in a family with 2 sisters, a mom, and even lots of female animals. Her dad often said that he was so outnumbered by all the girls but he wouldn’t have had it any other way! Being raised by parents who embraced her artsy side, as well as in a house where EVERY room was a revolving door for change, influenced her throughout her childhood.

A part-time cashier job at Lowe’s while earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida (Go Gators!), lead to a nearly 13-year career with the home improvement megastore and the responsibility of Regional Director of Human Resources while also gaining a greater frame of reference of the home renovation process. A relocation for her husband’s career meant retirement from Lowe’s and the role of full-time, stay-at-home-mom.

While rewarding in the most grand and humbling sense of the word, she gradually found herself offering free decorating services to friends that helped keep her creative-self stimulated. After a move back to her hometown and a nudge from a dear old friend (thank you Kristin!), she put her passion to work and officially launched J Holland Interiors in 2013. She often responds to client emails in the middle of the night, “It’s not work when you truly love what you do.” Jennie also enjoys traveling and spending time outdoors (biking, hiking, skiing, attending football games) with her three kids and husband. Anything that involves adventure and the unknown, she’s all in!

{ Julie Engelhardt – project manager } An Ocala native, Julie brings her eye for detail, task master skills, and passion for design to our firm. Not only does she keep projects moving smoothly at J Holland Interiors, she also heads up our home organization projects.

Julie loves traveling, exploring, and spending as much time as possible with her two daughters, high school sweetheart hubby of 25+ years, son-in-law, and sweet pooch.