My eyes didn’t know where to look there was so much to take in. A lovely pair of turquoise planters filled with artistically arranged colorful fall flowers adorned each side of the front door of the showroom.
Buckingham ID is a combination of amazing vignettes expertly curated and presented in a manner much the same as a museum installation.
Woven throughout the design showroom are gift items never displayed altogether like most shops but used as art objects in interesting ways. Nest candles serve as the weights on these oversized scales along with pretty blown glass orbs.
Every corner of Julia’s showroom is a delightful blend of creative genius. Smooth white ceramics paired with a rough wooden bowl create a dialogue between the items that speak “Modernique”. The old and new, the rough and the smooth are words that describe Julia’s aesthetic.
Whenever she travels, Julia is on “the hunt” for objects she can bring back to her showroom and clients. I assumed this piece covered in her signature crowns, was something she has custom produced, but she assured me, she found it in her travels.
Brick walls, antique, salvaged shelving are the perfect backdrop for a collection of antique accessories accented with fun, contemporary sheepskin stool in citron and lavender.
A chair that could easily be a prop for “Alice in Wonderland” sits in a corner of the showroom. Julia told a story about an accident that happened on the street outside the showroom. An officer called on the scene brought a lady inside the showroom to use the phone. Once inside the lady refused to leave until someone took her picture in this chair. This story explains perfectly how one can lose their sense when pondering the fantasies of Buckingham ID.
Natural light pours in the studio through the expansive bank of windows across the front of the showroom, adding the right amount of punctuation to the vignettes.
Here is my friend, LA designer, Jill Seidner talking to Julia as she holds court in the showroom. Julia has created the perfect habitat for her creative work. Julia sits relaxed, among the collection of interesting objects and explains the various pieces and her attachment to them as if they were her children. The original art, furniture and objects in the studio consists of artifacts and antiques found through Julia’s travels abroad and domestically, partnered with custom designs masterfully created by the designer.
A Lion keeping a watchful eye over the Buckingham Showroom, represents the regal Buckingham name, much the same as the golden lions outside the gates of Buckingham Palace in London. At Buckingham Interior Design, there is also a queen, her name is Julia, she is amazingly talented and wears an invisible purple crown.
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