Julia Tamer grew up in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. After graduating from high school she enrolled in a nearby cosmetology school. Even at an early age Julia enjoyed playing with scissors! (Her sister and dolls can attest to this.) Although she enjoyed learning about hair, she knew that it was not her passion and thus became a “beauty school dropout”. After marrying and moving to Texas with the military, Julia was selected by the Red Cross and Kelly Air Force base to participate in a volunteer hands-on dental assistant program. After completing the program and finding employment, the military called them to Germany for 4 years. After fulfilling their military duty, they relocated back to the United States and Julia worked in the dental field for several more years before choosing to devote her time to raising her children. In 2006, her husband’s company offered them an opportunity that they couldn’t refuse. Julieta and her family moved to Hungary. (That’s right another move!) For two years, they were able to broaden their children’s educational experience and introduced their children to a world of excitement.
Though they enjoyed the many new experiences, home called so they once again packed up and moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina. A friend who knew of Julia’s creativity asked her to teach her how to make window coverings for her new home. With an eye for detail and a focus on perfection, Julia helped her create amazing window treatments. In this process, Julia had the realization that she should be cutting fabric, giving rooms personality and bringing drab pieces of furniture back to life. In 2012, she decided to hone her creativity and enroll in the Custom Home Furnishings Academy in Charlotte, North Carolina. She successfully completed the Career Professional Programs in Window Treatment Fabrication, Advanced Window Treatment Fabrication. Bedding Fabrication, Drapery Installation, Slipcovers and Upholstery. Taking these courses helped her realize that scissors would be in her future once again. The following year, Julia realized her dream and opened Golden Valley Interiors. In 2015, she was awarded a Window Fashion Artisan Project national award for her design and fabrication of a Coco Chanel inspired window treatment. Her project was featured in the Window Fashion Vision magazine June/July 2015 issue.
As Julia continued to work on projects for the entire home, she realized that her niche was in the fabrication of slipcovers for worn out, yet much loved furniture pieces. With this in mind, Julia updated her company name to reflect this passion. Now called Golden Valley Slipcovers, Julia offers exceptional craftsmanship and creativity to homeowners who are looking for unique details to enhance the appearance of their home. Whether it be custom tailored slipcovers or your light upholstery projects, Julia can help you transform your space.