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Julia Buckingham

Julia Buckingham, Modernique's Proprietor and Chief Creative Director, leads a new generation of world-class interior designers bringing her Modernique® chic sensibility to both residential and commercial design projects around the country. Destined to become a design icon, Julia runs a highly successful design studio in Chicago, and also in Phoenix specializing in luxury interiors with her signature vintage and modern mix for clients all over the country. 


Laura Danks

Laura Danks is Modernique's Boutique Manager. Laura uniquely fuses her years of experience in the vintage and trending marketplaces, and her interior design skills to bring our clients' dreams to life. A self proclaimed maximalist, she brings bold individuality to her work. Her free time is spent enjoying her three boys, exploring new spaces and running the hills of Arizona. 


Mary Ellen Mcmanus

Mary Ellen McManus is the Business and Operations Manager at Modernique. Her background has been in the consumer package industry with PepsiCo, Heineken and Campbell’s managing the business P&L, sales teams and growing market share. Mary Ellen spends her free time outdoors hiking, traveling and practicing yoga. 



Heather Dicello

Heather Dicello is Modernique’s Sales + Marketing Manager. Her background is in marketing and sales, with an affinity for helping small businesses share their vision with the world. Heather truly enjoys people, and she is happiest when she has the opportunity to make authentic connections with her clients. When she’s not at work or spending time with her family, you’ll find her rearranging her living room, or in the garage, working out to Drake or refinishing antique furniture. Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland. 

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Astrid Carreno

Astrid Carreno is Modernique’s Sales Associate extraordinaire. She is a graduate of Arizona State University where she received her bachelor's degree in Design Management. Since working with Modernique, Astrid has taken pride in her role while helping the company grow. Her free time is spent traveling and learning different cultures around the world. She is also a design and fashion enthusiast.