About Us

A fusion of modern and rustic style that packs a punch in any space, Willow & Rose invigorates your home with charm and class.

Julianna Melnick-MacDonald, leading creative mind behind W&R, was born in Brampton, Ontario, but moved to Kemptville, Ontario as a kid. A graduate from the University of Ottawa with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and History, Julianna returned once more to the University of Ottawa to receive her Bachelor of Education in 2013 and has been a teacher with the OCDSB and UCDSB for the past 4 years.

In 2015, Chris and Julianna bought their first home in Mountain, Ontario shortly after the birth of their first daughter, Willow Rose, in which they settled their new little family and crazy golden doodle down in. While on maternity leave, Julianna had a midlife crisis of sorts and found a creative oulet in designing decor pieces for her own home and when she finally ran out of room (ceilings aren't ideal for hanging decor pieces), she branched out on a whim and decided to turn a passion project into a side-hustle. Little did she know one more baby, one more dog and a whole lot of sleepless nights later, Willow & Rose would be where it is today!

On leave from teaching, Julianna has grown Willow & Rose and expanded into the heart of Old Town Kemptville at 10 Prescott. Building her own dream team of amazing staff members and instructors has taken blood, sweat and tears (and more sleepless nights) and she is thrilled to be able to do what she loves with her little monsters in tow. Visit us at our studio downtown Kemptville and join us for a workshop and see what it is that keeps people coming back for more! We can't be blamed when you catch the bug!