What started out as a love for fashion turned into a passion for interior design. Raised in several cities across the United States before laying down roots in Texas, Julie Rootes is certain her ever changing locations are now reflected in her design style. Residing in Northern California for the last 14 years, her style is very much California chic sprinkled with a southern flavor. By mixing old with new and modern with traditional Julie Rootes’ designs are always timeless while displaying a unique flair and splashes of color.
Julie was raised by a business executive father and an artistic mother who could sew like crazy. Falling in love with clothes the moment she could get herself dressed, Julie has always had a sincere appreciation for design, admiring the painstaking details that go into taking an outfit from common to couture. After taking an art history class in college and a trip to Europe her love of fashion soon transcended into an obsession with interiors and architecture. Julie has a great sense of style, an impeccable attention to detail and understands how to make a home both livable (she has three children) and beautiful. Upon graduating from college, Julie worked for Prada in their retail division and in the advertising world before embarking on designing interiors for a boutique commercial and residential development firm. These fast-paced and client-driven environments taught her impeccable customer service skills, how to work under strict deadlines and most importantly how to manage budgets. In 2003 Julie started designing residential interiors on her own in San Francisco and Marin County.
Julie graduated from Texas Christian University with a BS in Business Management and Marketing with a minor in Fashion Merchandising and Design. She later studied Interior Design at San Francisco’s Academy of Art. Julie lives in the Bay Area with her husband and three children.