Julia Dempster

Design should be visually powerful,
intellectually elegant and above all, timeless!

/ Who Is JD

Julia Dempster

Julia has a BA (Hons) in Interior Design and an MA in Furniture Design. Her career started designing show homes in England before moving to Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles as a set designer. Arriving in Dubai 20 years ago when the opportunity of a life time, designing palaces in Dubai for H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, presented itself she grabbed it with both hands, packed her bags and moved to Dubai where she has lived since.

/ Who Is JD

Julia Dempster

Julia’s goal is to retain her personal approach, she believes in appropriateness for the place, architecture, style and what the Clients need. Her design philosophy is based on focusing on every detail to create environments that are innovative, functional, completed on time without exceeding the client’s budget.

/ Who Is JD

Julia Dempster

This internationally acclaimed interior designer has equally international Clients. Julia works across a broad spectrum of commissions; she continues to design both private residential projects and commercial projects internationally, with her expertise lying in hotels. Julia is extremely versatile, turning her hand to elegant luxe, slick modern or relaxed country looks and asserts that her projects are always “a reflection and extension of the Client”. Julia’s style includes subtle neutrals but she likes to evolve the palette ‘by adding tonal layers through texture, lighting and accessories’. Her forte she feels is statement lighting.

/ Who Is JD

Julia Dempster

Her hands-on approach ensures that her clients get a professional service and are able to take full advantage of Julia’s extensive knowledge and unrivalled creativity. The combination of her training, skills and experience within the design industry ensures that her clients have peace of mind as they are guided through the design process.

/ Who Is JD

Julia Dempster

She formed Interior Motives in 2002 in Dubai with a commitment to delivering exceptional design services for the Client, a goal which remains at the heart of the business today. The practice has a wealth of experience in design and architecture as well as furniture and product development.

/ Who Is JD

Julia Dempster

“Design is first and foremost about aesthetics and only thereafter about practicality, durability and timelessness.”

“Design is coming up with the best possible solution given a certain set of goals and constraints and price is just one of those constraints. I don’t think there is any requirement that a low budget doesn’t mean a great design”

“Our subconscious is constantly taking in new influences and the subtlety of the process still amazes me,” she says. “I learn something new on each new project. I am very fortunate to live out my design dreams on other people’s properties.”

/ Portfolio

  • The City Apartment, Dubai The City Apartment Dubai
  • The Beach House, Dubai The Beach House Dubai
  • The White House, Dubai The White House Dubai
  • The Contemporary Castle, International The Contemporary Castle International
  • The Family Home, International The Family Home International
  • Canal Villa, Dubai Canal Villa Dubai

/ Contact Us

Loft Office 2, Entrance B
Second Floor, Office 214
Dubai Media City
Dubai, UAE.

T : +971 (0) 4 367 1150
E : jd@julia-dempster.com

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