At Phillips Collection, we absolutely adore Furniture Markets. Not only is it a time to display our notable products but a time to connect and converse with our fabulous customers. This is the first time we are unveiling the velvet curtains to our new post-market tradition: Designer Spotlight.
Here is how it works, after each market we are going to select a industry leader and customer we connected with and feature them on our site. It is our mission to give them credit for their extraordinary accomplishments and gain a little bit more insight of what fuels their fire.
We are absolutely honored to feature our dedicated customer and trendsetter, Julia Buckingham on our first post. Julia is one of those people who glow, her inspiring words and thoughts are contagious. It is no wonder why she has had such an impactful influence on the modern day design community. She has a unique ability to artfully blend styles and periods . Her rich history and experience in antique dealing has helped her curate this skill. She is known in the press for coining the brilliant term, Modernique®. When asked for “official Webster dictionary definition”, Julia grinned and stated “ Noun. A place where interiors maneuver through multiple worlds at once, never colliding, but happily resting together.” We know, how brilliant is she?!
Julia’s interiors makes our hearts flutter. She has artfully mastered the magic in the mix of pairing juxtaposing styles and altering periods. When asked about her sense of style she confidently stated: “I found that my“road”crossed at the familiar and the undiscovered; at an intersection of past and present.” Her description was spot on, her spaces consistently feel as if you are looking into a window of the past that bridges into the future (we like to think our innovative products are the future in design.)
Julia’s core design roots are in Chicago, and it makes perfect sense that she has chose the city as her home. The city could be described as Modernique® the streets are rich in history and alive with innovative design. We are grateful to have been highlighted in a variety of her projects. From downtown lofts to historic mansions; our chic lines, organic materials and contemporary finishes have assisted in creating spaces that exude a unique and updated lifestyle. Julia’s spaces are more than a specific look or rules to follow. They are spaces that have a relevant attitude and create a sanctuary for its owners.