About First Impressions By Julie Wagner

One of the top interior designers in Chapel Hill, NC

As someone with discriminating tastes, we know you want a space that is beautiful, functional, and comfortable.

The challenge is not having the time or the expertise to create that space perfectly reflects your lifestyle and makes a WOW impression.

Often many homeowners are concerned they will make poor design decisions, spending thousands of dollars and not liking the results.

By working with one of the best interior designers in Chapel Hill, NC, you can take out the guesswork and design the home you’ve been dreaming of.

With First Impressions by Julie Wagner, you will never have a minute’s worry!

 As an NCIDQ certified professional interior designer with 20+ years of experience, I help you create a space that truly tells your own personal story and creates a beautiful first impression that lasts for years to come.

Ready to take your décor to the next level? Don’t want the worry that you’re making a “wrong” design decision? Eliminate the guesswork and allow us the privilege of working with you to achieve the look you want in your spae.

Let us handle the stressful day-to-day details, eliminating any “bad” design decisions. You get to enjoy the process while having all the fun of choosing furniture, colors, fabrics, and more that cohesively reflects your design style.

As a Chapel Hill and Pittsboro, NC interior designer, I love working with clients on new construction projects, remodels and single room designs.

Julie Wagner, one of the top interior designers in Chapel Hill, NC, sits on a front porch surrounded by pink flowers.

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Design Philosophy & Ideals

First Impressions by Julie Wagner firmly believes we have a responsibility to protect our environment as much as possible. That’s why we always keep sustainability top of mind when working with a client.

That’s why we recommend and use natural products that are energy efficient from renewable resources.

We also design your new space with your own existing pieces. For example, upcycling and designing with antiques.

We also specify new pieces that are long-lasting and will not end up in a landfill. And, we always recommend quality, solid wood, and cleanable performance fabrics.

Lastly, as much as possible, we buy local to energize the local economy and avoid shipping costs.

We want your design experience with us to be a good one for you and for the planet!

Credentials & Press

NCIDQ Certification is the industry’s recognized indicator of proficiency in interior design principles and a designer’s commitment to the profession. Professionals who possess the certification have distinguished themselves by demonstrating a specific set of core competencies, supported by verified work experience and a college degree. Learn more at CIDQ.org.

As one of the top interior designers in Chapel Hill, NC, First Impressions by Julie is committed to continuing education.

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Client Love
We were recommended to First Impressions for window coverings in our new home. Julie Wagner was professional, wonderful to work with and visual with our decor and concept. Suggesting plantation shutters and blinds worked well with our furniture and our window coverings are to die for. In addition, Julie worked tirelessly placing our artwork around our home, suggesting a local professional to hang the art. The end result was gorgeous.Thank you Julie for the personal attention from start to finish with this project!
JD-Chatham NC
I knew what I wanted for our home, but I was overwhelmed by choices and did not have enough time and energy to devote to picking out furnishings myself. Julie saw my vision and executed it perfectly - beyond what I hoped for. She is also honest and transparent, two qualities we value highly in anyone we choose to work with! I will absolutely come to Julie again in the future for our design needs.
MD - Chatham

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Does your space really reflect who you are? 

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