Welcome!

photo credit: Jessica Bentley

photo credit: Jessica Bentley

I'm Julia, the designer and founder behind Tag & Tibby: a website dedicated to DIY home decor projects, recipes, and crafts. My previous work has been featured online at Better Homes & Gardens, Country Living, Domino, Brit + CoRemodelaholic, Apartment Therapy, and more.

Years ago I received my degree from Georgia Tech in Industrial Design. After college I spent a few years designing coffee mugs, computer servers, and kitchen appliances. And while I enjoyed it, I find great joy in what I do now!

I love inspiring others to improve their home on a small budget. I ALWAYS shop on a small budget, and will encourage you to do the same! 

Where are you from?

I grew up in Georgia just outside of Savannah, GA. After college my husband (also a product designer!) and I lived in Kentucky where we designed kitchen appliances. A job later took us to Minnesota where we owned a 1950s mid century house and I fell head over heels for vintage design and thrifting. I began a blog and ran an Etsy shop with vintage goods for a few years.  

Three years ago our family moved to Charlotte, North Carolina. Room by room we are updating our suburban house to make it our own.

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How did the name Tag & Tibby come about?

Tag & Tibby found its name through a 1930s early reader book and its characters Tag & Tibby (a dog and cat). I adore all things antique and classic and the name just clicked! 

Personal Life

My heart is 100% for my family. I've been married for 12 years, and we have a 10 and 8 year old who are zany and silly and a lot of fun.

I do my best to respect my family's privacy while occasionally sharing about how autism impacts our family from a positive perspective. My husband and I LOVE to thrift store shop! At least 50% of our furniture is from the thrift store.

My faith in Christ is very much a part of my personal life. I get OVER excited when I discover a new BBC period drama on Netflix or Prime. And you can find at least 4 fiction and non-fiction books on my nightstand at any given time.

Thank you for visiting! Please check out the site, pin a few things, or leave a comment! I love to connect with new friends.

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