JULIA MATTERN

Principal | Owner

Julia is a creative who believes in the power of beautiful interiors to transform daily life.  With a keen eye for quality, craftsmanship, art, furnishings and textiles, she creates polished spaces that are functional, friendly and timeless.

Julia’s detail-oriented, client-focused approach makes her flexible and fun to work with. Each project speaks to her client’s own interests, personality and lifestyle. Experienced in both traditional and contemporary interiors, Julia is able to translate any style to satisfy the desires of an assortment of clients. Her personal aesthetic is transitional with a twist, timeless with an edge.

Julia leads a team of gifted interior designers who work collaboratively with clients, contractors, and artisans. She has a particular love for fine art, and could spend days roaming galleries and museums. This passion is reflected at Modify Home, where walls are adorned with works from local and regional artists.  Julia partners with her husband, Jack, who leads Modify Design|Build focusing on architecture and construction. Among others, their work has been featured in Atlanta Interiors, Atlanta Magazines HOME, and Kitchen & Bath by Consumer Reports. She has an undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University and graduate degree from the University of Georgia.

CHLOE BURTON

Interior Designer

Chloe Burton is an interior designer who takes pride in her ability to transform spaces by bringing ideas and inspirations to life.  She loves earthy, vintage inspired pieces blended with more updated elements and is also adept in finding creative ways to help budget-conscious clients design their dream spaces.

Chloe received her Bachelor of Fine Art in Interior Design from Valdosta State University. When she is not inspiring living spaces at Modify Home, she enjoys giving new life to antique furniture and taking cool Instagram photos. She is a crazy dog lady (with 2 lovable pups!) that loves all things outdoors, as long as she can cool off in a close-by body of water. Chloe is coffee dependent (and proud!), and is in search of the perfect chunky guacamole.

SIERRA SMITH

Design Assistant

After attending University of West Georgia, Sierra realized her true passion and enrolled at Chattahoochee Technical College to pursue her dream of becoming an interior designer. As a part of her course requirements, she joined Modify as an intern, and the rest is history! Her love for computer aided design (CAD) and space planning, with an emphasis on kitchen and bath made her a clear fit for our business. Not only did she love home furnishings, lighting, textiles and all things beautiful – she also loved the technical elements of the work.

Her personal design style is a mixture of organic, modern farmhouse, and coastal. Bottom line: Sierra likes style, but wants it comfortable. You can see this in her personality too – she is relaxed and comfortable in the outdoors. On weekends, you can find her miles deep in the Georgia woods on a hike with her adventurous puppy and some hiking buddies. If she could only find a way to pack a warm grilled cheese sandwich in her day pack – her life would feel complete!

ELLEN BARBER-RACKLEY

Operations Manager

Ellen handles all purchasing, tracking, deliveries, vendor relationships… and is usually the best person to answer questions about the details and status of your purchase. An avid learner, she has evolved her design sensibilities and knowledge of furniture, rugs, lighting and art so that she may more effectively serve clients and customers.

JACK MATTERN

Principal

Jack cut his teeth in construction while in high school and on breaks from college. He’s a graduate of Penn State University and is licensed in the state of Georgia to do residential and light commercial construction. His award-winning work has been featured in Consumer Reports’ Kitchen and Bath issue as well as Atlanta Home and Modern Luxury Interiors magazines.

When he’s not working he enjoys romping in the woods with his wife and daughter and their yellow lab, Anni.