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.


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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