As a former antiques dealer, Julia’s passion for antiques and artifacts became one of the biggest influences in her distinguishable design aesthetic. Her vast personal exploration led her through the vast worlds of business, fashion, arts, architecture, history and travel. As the disparate roads continued her journey became a way of life and that way of life became a lifestyle. That lifestyle is Modernique.
Her discerning eye and refreshing aesthetic became more evident as her genuine love for the old, and her talent for mixing the past with the present and future led Julia to create her Modernique ® style- an approach that seamlessly combines old with new to reveal unexpected and delightful pairings while creating warm and energetic spaces.
Today she is a prominent Chicago designer, an international trend ambassador, an industry insider and sought-after speaker, as well as one of the founders of the award winning blog, Material Girls.
Julia with support from her team design a broad range of projects from modern high-rise residences to historic turn-of-the-century Victorian manses. Recently they have undertaken the revitalization of a multi-million dollar luxury resort property in Scottsdale AZ.
Julia shares her time between her downtown Chicago residence, an invigorating and ever changing interior design studio and showroom in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago, and her Mid Century Modern family get-away in Phoenix, AZ. Happily married to her grade school sw