Interior and furnishings designer and top-selling author, Julia Buckingham opened her first standalone retail shop last month in the Uptown Plaza at 100 E. Camelback Road, Ste. 112. A Grand Opening Party is set for 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15.

Named Modernique, this storefront tucked into the north side of the plaza next to West Elm will showcase Buckingham’s signature interior design style: mixing and matching different genres and eras, allowing customers to create their own personalized yet still pulled-together look. The new boutique offers unique furniture, decorative lighting, textiles, wall coverings, unique accessories and gift items, which will be available both to the trades and the public.

Plus, Modernique offers an extensive selection of Buckingham’s own custom-designed furnishings and accessories, which were previously only available to fellow professional interior designers, architects, retailers and the hospitality trade.

Blurring the lines between “modern” and “antique,” Modernique is more than just the trademarked name of Buckingham’s interior design book and new store; it’s her entire design philosophy. ”

Modernique is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit; call 480-349-2408, or follow on social media @shopmodernique.



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