The July/August issue of Peachy Magazine is now live featuring the enchanting work of New Orleans based designer Melissa Rufty. We are thrilled to also have our first interiors cover showcasing her colorful work. Melissa is just as charismatic and original as her interior design. Click here to read the full issue with articles on so many favorite design talents including Jane Scott Hodges of Leontine Linens, and favorite artists Amanda Talley, Mallory Page, Alexis Walter, and Ashley Longshore.
|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!
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.
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!
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!
Don’t be afraid. Be confident. Trust in yourself. Begin at the bottom and work through every level of the business.
A desert bike ride with Edels (that would be her adorable hubby!)
A visit to Ireland to see our family’s old stomping ground.
Chardonnay, or cognac, or both, with friends in Paris
Listening to classical music, especially when played by our son.
|Buckingham Interiors Showroom
Madonna’s “Material Girl”