Julia’s love for design has it’s roots in her other great love — family. As a young child she watched her grandfather and uncles create beautiful custom cabinetry and homes for family members as well as other striking commercial projects. Julia was raised helping her mother plan, organize, and decorate for weddings and could often be found cleaning, organizing, and rearranging furniture throughout her family’s home, even on a Friday night during high school! Her grandmother, with a flair for beautiful finishes and colors, was her earliest design inspiration and her influence, along with an inspiring college professor later on, ignited Julia’s passion for design, teaching her that the sky literally was the limit. Family still influences Julia’s work as she enjoys creating beautiful, functional, and fun spaces for families to enjoy together as well as effective, appealing commercial spaces that make clients feel at home.
Julia graduated from Southern Utah University with a Bachelors degree in Interior Design and launched her design career with a home featured in the 2005 Cedar City Parade of Homes. After working as a manager for a small furniture store, she was invited to join a design firm specializing in high-end, custom homes. In her eight years with that firm, Julia became adept at all aspects of the design trade, working on homes and businesses from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City. In 2013, she opened Design Studio by Julia Childs, her own full-service design company that continues to grow. Julia loves the opportunity a new design challenge presents and specializes in transforming her clients’ ideas into reality.
No two people are the same, therefore no two spaces are the same. It is truly a custom experience working together to create the perfect interior that reflects you and your style. With team-like communication and access to unique resources, we will create a one-of-a-kind look for your home or project.