“I am inspired by every project I work on. Every space should be a reflection of the client’s lifestyle. With that in mind, I elevate the client’s vision and infuse it with a world aesthetic that is always sophisticated, luxurious yet easy to live in.”
A creature of urban settings and global travels, Julia is widely recognized by design aficionados and media giants for her captivating residential and commercial interiors and exteriors. Having practiced in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Los Angeles, her contemporary renditions of luxury and elegance have earned her a reputation as one of the top designers from coast to coast.
Julia's effortless stylish interiors and home furnishings is recognized by Wall Street Journal for her home line. She is most recently published by Traditional Home magazine, featuring Julia's project The Ritz-Carlton Residences penthouse as "A beautiful blend of modern style and classic taste, every piece is in the highest quality and finest materials". E! Entertainment described Julia's work “incredible”.
Julia’s retail experience includes North America, Europe and Asia, ranging from Couture to mass and from design to execution, including putting together lifestyle/fashion collections, merchandising, and manufacturing. As a graduate of Ravensbourne School of Art and Design and the London School of Fashion, Julia began her professional career merchandising for Harvey Nichols Dept. Soon she landed a role working as a design assistant to the renowned fashion designer John Galliano. When she transformed the Fornari brand from hum-drum jeans into high-end casual wear, she took her focus from fashion to interiors.
In addition to her globally inspired and graphically interpreted product designs, she was invited by Haute House to launch its first high-end designer collection at High Point Spring 2007, the collection was well received by major chains such as Neiman Marcus, Horchow and Baker featured on the cover of Furniture Today. As a result of her efforts, Haute House was selected by Neiman Marcus in 2008 to be its exclusive manufacturer. Subsequently, Julia was hired by manufacturer “The Rug Market” to introduce the Walt Disney Signature Rug Collection for Fall 2008. Julia designed concepts from scratch including story boards to final drawings to launch Disney’s first high-end rug collection, working and coordinating with Drexel Heritage, creators of the furniture line for Disney.
A British native, Julia is also fluent in French, Mandarin, Cantonese and Japanese, her first projects were in Tokyo, and served as a foundation for the global chic of Julia’s design aesthetic, fusing London culture, European tradition, Eastern sensitivities and American energy.
Focusing on the American market, Julia moved to Los Angeles in 2000, where she added the businesses and residences of Malibu, Pacific Palisades, Calabasas, Brentwood and Beverly Hills to her international list of clientele. To provide her clients with a more holistic approach to interior design services, she is also the namesake and creator of a signature product line, Julia Wong Designs.