A visual creative at an early age, Julie experimented with her personal style growing up in Southern California. Daily trips to neighborhood thrift stores and weekend flea markets honed her bold yet eclectic style and ultimately influenced her mastery of the collector’s edit. With a background in psychology and the study of social behavior, Julie is committed to creating exuberant spaces that explore what makes the individual unique; because no two people are alike, therefore no two designs should be either.
Julie believes that design has always been imbedded in every facet of a stylish life- from interiors, fashion, and art to travel, culture, and lifestyle. Design isn’t just about polished spaces and pretty decorations; at it’s core- interior design should celebrate individuality and reflect your personal story.
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Armed with a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Psychology and Sociology from the University of California, Irvine, Julie went on to the Art Institute of CA, Orange County to obtain a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Interior Design. There, she immersed herself in all aspects of the rigorous curriculum and excelled at space planning, 3D modeling, and color theory, with a special emphasis on human factors as it relates to interior design.
She graduated from art school with high honors and was promptly recruited to LA’s premiere hospitality firm Remedios Siembieda, Inc designing high end 4-5 star resort hotels all over the world, with W Hotel, Mandarin Oriental, Hyatt International, Four Seasons, and St. Regis designs (to name a few) under her belt. A brief stint working in Kelly Wearstler’s eponymous Los Angeles KWID studio also helped shape Julie’s distinctive bold style into the confident designs you see today.
With a passion for producing stylish interiors and glamorous environments, Julie founded her own design firm in 2008. She has since transformed countless spaces from full scale hotel renovations, to nightclubs, restaurants, bars, lounges, custom residential homes, event centers, also designing bespoke furniture pieces for every interior she creates and the variety of clients she collaborates with.
Her “more is more” maximalist approach to design and styling has caught the attention of HGTV, Style, NBC, and MTV broadcasting networks. She has been featured on HGTV’s Design Star reality competition show, been named TOP 10 rising star designer’s to watch on MSN’s Lifestyle site, and recently named TJ Maxx’s #MaxxYou Project grand prize winner for embracing her unique individuality, sharing her dynamic personal style, and inspiring others to do the same.
Julie also writes for her life and style blog “Haute Khuuture” and is starting a YouTube channel for her new design makeover show coming Winter 2017. She currently resides in Orange County with her husband and two dogs.