ABOUT THE DESIGNER
As a former antiques dealer, Julia's passion for antiques and artifacts became one of the biggest influences in her distinguishable design aesthetic. Her personal exploration led her through the vast worlds of business, fashion, arts, architecture, history and travel. Her journey became a way of life and that way of life became a lifestyle. That lifestyle is Modernize. 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. Julia, with support from her team, designs a broad range of projects, from modern high-rise residences to historic turn-of-the-century Victorian mansions.