Posts Tagged: Modernique



I was over the moon to get a sneak peek of Julia Buckingham’s new collection for Global Views on The Editor at Large this week. It has been amazing to see this dynamic designer and innovative company bring this collection to life and to hear about the process. The number of craftsman and artisans alone that execute the vision is beyond extraordinary.  I cannot wait to see the collection in person. If you are going to any of the summer markets in Dallas, Atlanta or Las Vegas, don’t miss it!

To read more about this talented designer, click here to read my “Creative Minds” interview with Julia and here to read an article I wrote for Peachy Magazine about one of her favorite Chicago projects.


Replete with more than 100 pieces of furniture, lighting, rugs, tabletop and home, interior designer Julia Buckingham’s collection exudes the spirit of what she calls a “curated, creative journey” and is comprised of materials as diverse as metals, woods, ceramics, glass and textiles.


“The unexpected spirit of my new collection offers ease and inspiration to design enthusiasts everywhere, reducing the angst associated with making a ‘correct’ interior design decision,” explains Buckingham. “The collection is based on taking a curated, creative journey and creating an ongoing relationship between people and their homes.” Select lighting pieces include the Fragment Sconce, designed with Italian Murano glass that casts colorful light, and the boho-inspired brass Tea Light Chandelier; while the collection’s array of vases, bowls and vessels and objects like the Hex Ice Bucket, Decanters and Glassware convey a certain vintage charm.


“Bubbles – Pink,” a decorative glass piece from the collection

In tandem with the Global Views Summer Brand Book, a preview of the collection will be released during summer markets in Dallas, Atlanta, Las Vegas and New York, while the full unveiling will take place during October’s High Point Fall Market. The retail price points range from $49 to $4,499. Learn more about Buckingham’s firm, Buckingham Interiors + Design, and Global Views.


Selected goods from Buckingham’s new collection with Global Views




Join Julia Buckingham in the showrooms this summer for a meet and greet. With her signature style, Modernique®, Julia seamlessly combines the old with the new to reveal the beauty and delight in unexpected pairings, creating warm and energetic spaces, relevant to how people live today. Learn how her style translates into her debut line Julia Buckingham for Global Views which is simultaneously contemporary and heirloom-inspired.

Julia Buckingham – Personal Appearance Schedule
Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

DALLAS | June 27th | 1pm-4pm

ATLANTA | July 11th | 1pm-4pm

LAS VEGAS | August 3rd | 1pm-4pm

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Design Trust Lunch in Paris

Yesterday, I posted an interiors article I wrote for Peachy Magazine on the FUN , FEARLESS, and FABULOUS Julia Buckingham Edelmann.  Here are some more questions, both serious and silly, I had for Julia about her creative process and other interior design work. Enjoy our chit chat!

What was your latest creative breakthrough?

This year, I made a resolution to slow down, observe, and take in the inspiration around me. Processing and experiencing these original thoughts and observations always shows in the final body of design work. I never specify anything more than two times in my design work, so I am always pushing myself to find the next great object, idea, work of art, etc.

What has been the most pivotal moment in your career?

While we were driving my son to boarding son near Boston,  I had a referral from a client to meet a potential new client on the trip. When I pulled up in front of the stunning Italianate mansion that took up five city lots, I knew I would have get a real office and hire staff if I ended up getting the job. Fortunately, I got the job, realized I could not do it all on my own, and Buckingham Interiors came to life! To date, it is still one of my most favorite projects I have ever designed.

Whose work do you admire?

I am a huge fan of Daryl Carter and Axel Vervoordt. I also love the whimsy of Kelly Wearstler and the happy chic interiors of Jonathan Adler

Can you give us a glimpse of what to expect from Buckingham Interiors in the future?

I am working on a Victorian farmhouse in Texas that has been in the family for 6 generations. We are reinterpreting the historic home in a modern aesthetic. I am also working on an exciting project in LA. Typically, I encourage my clients to think outside the box.  In LA, we are arready starting way outside the box, so it should be a VERY fun project!

What would you like to be remembered for?

I would like to be an example of creating your dream career based upon your passion. I did not begin this career until my children had gone off to college. I would like to inspire others to just go for it and realize it is never too late to start over!

Do you have any advice for budding designers?

Don’t be afraid. Be confident. Trust in yourself. Begin at the bottom and work through every level of the business.

What is your idea of bliss?

A desert bike ride with Edels (that would be her adorable hubby!)

What would be your dream vacation?

A visit to Ireland to see our family’s old stomping ground.

What is your secret vice?

Chardonnay, or cognac, or both, with friends in Paris

What puts you in a creative mood?

Listening to classical music, especially when played by our son.

Buckingham Interiors Showroom
Lonny Magazine

If you had a theme song, what would it be?

Madonna’s “Material Girl”

Thank you Julia for sharing your creative words of wisdom!

*All images courtesy of Buckingham Interiors unless otherwise noted.


I am beyond excited to share my first interiors article for Peachy Magazine on the fabulous Julia Buckingham Edelmann. Peachy was started by dear friend Blair Farris and features a different city in every issue. The March issue features Chicago and upcoming issues will feature Charlotte, Charleston, Atlanta and Birmingham. To read the interactive article, please click here.
Julia and I met on a design trip organized by Steve Nobel last fall and became fast friends.  Her effervescent personality and passion for design are absolutely contagious! It was such an honor to write this article on one of her favorite projects located on the North Shore of Chicago blending her “modernique” aesthetic.