About Me

about me julie nichols love my simple home

Welcome to Love My Simple Home

A relaxed coastal style for the home through photography and décor.

Hello it's so nice to meet you!  My name is Julie Nichols and I live on Long Island with my husband and our pup B. I am a self taught photographer who sees beautiful imagery behind the lens of a camera. Living on Long Island has provided an abundance of inspiration through bright colors, and dramatic coastlines. I love capturing the spirit of the ocean and the beauty of the island in my photographs. I created this shop out of my love for the ocean and all the other gems Long Island has to offer, then bundling them up into beautiful prints, and one of a kind pillow covers for you to enjoy in your home or business. 

Back in 2013 I started a blog helping others decorate their home through images and ideas. So it's pretty simple to say that I love interior design and photography. It was during this time that I started to pour my heart into my camera taking it outdoors wherever I went. With my camera I can slow life down into single moments. These single moments bring about joy, for which I am always grateful.  My hope is that my images in your home or business introduce joy into your space and bring many smiles and even memories of a particular location. Being able to give you this is a gift that I will always cherish.


About My Photographs

The ocean evokes many emotions, for some, it's a place of excitement and thrill. For others, it's a place of relaxation, wonder, and discovery. There is something about the ocean that brings peace and washes away pain giving hope that better days are coming.

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As you look at my images feel the warm sunshine beaming down upon you, feel the soft grains of sand beneath your feet, taste the salty sea as it splashes over you, and feel the wind in your hair giving you hope for your journey ahead.  

I hope that those who may not be able to take a trip to the ocean can find joy, comfort and encouragement by displaying my images in their homes and are moved the same way I was when I was creating them.

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About My Pillow Covers

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I am happy to introduce you to my new exclusive pillow cover collection. I have carefully selected durable cotton fabric to create each pillow cover.  You will find a palette of colors and patterns inspired from the ocean waters of Long Island: soft grays, rich greens, black, ecru classics as well as bright blues. I use these pillow covers in my own home and sometimes they can become targets for spills, so I made sure they were machine washable and just like a good pair of jeans become softer after each wash. My goal is to offer one of a kind pillow cover designs, that will make a statement in residential or commercial spaces in a sophisticated yet fun way.  I design my pillow covers one at a time seeking out fun patterns and colors that embrace the natural environment in a fresh way.

Shop the collection HERE

I wish you a pleasant shopping experience and I am always here for you. Just reach out to me at: info@lovemysimplehome.com.