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About Julien

Julien has over 15 years experience in the Interior Design industry on the French Riviera and in Paris as a buyer for his family business.  In 2005 and 2006, Julien’s interior design schemes were published on the cover of Marie Claire Maison.  Describing himself as a Decoration Facilitator more so than an Interior Designer, Julien’s objective is at the end of the project for his client is to have the feeling that they have done all the work and achieved a home that is true to their personality and lifestyle. Julien has been living in Sydney for two years and loves the eclecticism of Australian style.  He spends all his free time discovering new interiors and architecture to better understand the aesthetic behind Australian design.

Malachite: The New Marble

Creating a statement, malachite is on trend for 2015. It’s a bold call, but some have said that this luxurious green mineral is the new marble. Marble is timeless, clean and… Read More.


Five Minutes With: Helen Lennie of Signature Prints

Working with textiles and playing with pattern and colour is often one of the most exciting aspects of working in the design industry. I had the opportunity to speak with… Read More.


Kilim Dreaming

Thinking back to my childhood, I will always remember those long hours waiting for my mum to choose her perfect kilim in Istanbul’s souk markets.  At the time, I could… Read More.


Objets Nomades: Louis Vuitton Pays Tribute

Louis Vuitton was originally founded in 1854 in Paris as a specialist leather trunk and travel bag producer.  In tribute to this historical craft, last December the legendary fashion house… Read More.


Australia’s Got Talent: Christopher Boots

I’m sure you know what I mean when I talk about the creative vibe you find in Melbourne. You can sense it when you walk down the streets, in cafes,… Read More.


Andrée Putman, The Grande Dame of French Design

In January 2013, the interior design world lost one of it’s greatest – Andrée Putman passed away, aged 87. Shortly after hearing the news I realised that many in Australia… Read More.


Emerald: 2013 Colour of the Year

Exciting news!  Pantone has named Emerald as Colour of the year for 2013: science plan dog food  “Green is the most abundant hue in nature, the human eye sees more… Read More.


Cabinet of Curiosities

Furnishing a home is hard work, particularly when it comes to making it more personal.  How many times have you stood in front of your cabinet, display case, desk, console… Read More.


Summer on Trend; Taking Inspiration from Europe

Growing up on the French Riviera was an idyllic place to experience the importance of seasonal changes to interior design. learn Chinese online forex trading strategy Summer is the time… Read More.


Australia’s Got Talent – Henry Pilcher

Does the name Henry Pilcher ring a bell for you? If not, it will soon for sure. Henry Pilcher is a 26 years old designer who is making waves in… Read More.


Voyages Imaginaires at Paris Design Week 2012

Paris Design Week is one the highlights of the Maison & Objet Fair. It is one of the most exciting events, showcasing lifestyle innovations, international trends, new design materials, designers,… Read More.