Wish Upon a Star designers Julie & Terry Burns make adorable children’s room decor including wooden lamps, bookends, picture frames, wall clocks and more! Their color palette is perfect for nursery decor for both boys and girls and their unmistakeable style allows you to use multiple pieces for an adorable and cohesive look! What I love most about this line is that their products are hand crafted and hand painted down to the last detail, making them truly special and unique. Their company is family owned and Julie and Terry have two boys and a third on the way, which is why I believe their products do so well! They are designing from the heart and designing what they would want to see in their own children’s rooms. For more on the story behind this adorable line of children’s decor, meet the owners of Wish Upon a Star as I ask them a few questions about their inspiration and growth!
How would you define the Wish Upon a Star style philosophy?
We design things we like. Our traditional products have clean, crisp lines and we like to offer as many choices to the customer as possible.
What inspired you to become a designer and start a business?
Art has always been a huge part of my life since I was a little girl. I had always hoped I could use my God-given abilities to create a business I could be proud of. When Terry (my husband) and I met, he helped my dreams come true. He had studied business in college and was naturally artistic himself. We came up with the idea to go into business together right away. We made a great team, and still do today. (It helps when your partner is also your best friend!)
Why did you choose to design and make nursery decor?
Wish Upon A Star is a “faith-based” company and we completely believe God has led us on our 12 year journey of success… we give Him all the glory. When we began our business in year 2000, we were expecting our first child, so we were completely inspired by the baby. We looked at many products available in the marketplace and knew we could create something better, more beautifully hand-made with an “attention- to- detail” we knew others wanted also. In these times today, there are less and less products made in the USA, and that was really important to us to keep our manufacturing in Texas, and we believe it is one of the main reasons we have been so successful. People want to buy from USA manufacturers, not imported.
What is your favorite part of your daily work when you reflect on the day, what is most rewarding?
Right now my favorite part of my daily work is the end of the day… I’m 43 years old and 6 months pregnant!!!!
If you had to pick a favorite design from your collection, what would it be?
We have 2 boys (third on the way) so we tend to lean towards unique designs for boys. We enjoy the sports themes in our boys room. (They play golf & tennis) Terry custom built the boys a bunk bed /Pro Shop for their room. We also love the initial bookends. Each time we design a custom bookend with a personalized child’s initials, that child is getting a one-of-a-kind product made just for them… we love that concept!
What sets Wish Upon a Star apart from other decor designers?
The flexibility to create what people envision for their child’s room and bringing that to fruition for the customer. Handcrafted top-of-the-line quality made in Texas USA for each individual customer.
Do you have any news that you would like to share, perhaps about upcoming designs or introductions to your line?
Wish Upon A Star is a POB (parent owned business) and we are expecting our third child due in October!
Fun Facts! We all enjoy golf, tennis, fly fishing and camping out! We are also renovating a 100 year old house in a historic town in Texas!