Julie Vadnal

Julie Vadnal

Deputy Editor

Julie Vadnal is deputy editor of Domino, where she edits and writes stories about shopping for new and vintage furniture, covers new products (and the tastemakers who love them), and tours the homes of cool creatives. She lives in Brooklyn.


  • Expertise includes vintage furniture shopping, discovering hip hotels, and Instagram scrolling for cool homes and creatives for Domino—it’s a real skill.
  • Interests include touring Brooklyn’s food scene, reading 20-plus books a year, and sending snail-mail whenever possible.
  • Previous staff experience includes ELLE, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Cosmopolitan.


Julie has been covering design and culture since she started her career at ELLE magazine, where she interviewed everyone from Solange Knowles to Amy Poehler. Then, at Martha Stewart Weddings, she got a crash course in DIY and styling, while also bringing a fresh, pop-culture voice to the text. At Cosmopolitan, Julie oversaw food and lifestyle coverage, while also writing features and packages on everything from sexual health to travel.

At Domino, Julie has appeared on panels as an expert in home design and styling while also overseeing shopping content, covering store openings, and discovering the new guarde of cool creatives. She collaborates with designers and brands on stories that feel of-the-moment and timeless all at one.


Vadnal graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism in Magazine Journalism.

Thing in My House I Can't Live Without

If someone ever took away my Buffy Wiggle pillow, I’d be inconsolable. It’s become a security blanket of sorts, except that it’s a cozy tubular body pillow that helps me fall asleep and wake up feeling truly refreshed.

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Kitchen with white tile and leather barstools

Wayfair Finds Mingle With Clé Tile and DWR in This “Save and Splurge” Seattle Home

High-low was the way to go.

Library at Nomad Hotel in Las Vegas

We Found the Best Hotels in Las Vegas That Have Actually Good Design

Not a neon light to be found.

Pink chair in front of a bookcase

Finally, an Easy-as-1-2-3 Equation for Styling Your Bookshelves

Courtesy of the new book “How to Live With Objects.”

Mirror on a mantel with candlesticks

Anthropologie’s $1,600 Mirror Reached Cult Status This Year—We Found a $130 Alternative

The gilded age is now.

Mustard yellow wavy headboard

This Analyst by Day (and Designer by Night) DIYed His London Flat’s Wavy Headboard

An excerpt from "How To Live With Objects."

Kitchen stove with green marble backsplash

This L.A. Bachelor Swapped SoCal Earth Tones for Neon Tables and a Massive Sky Blue Sofa

The first step? Open up the Craftsman’s layout.

Claire Saffitz wearing a brown apron and making meringues on a kitchen island.

The $9 Amazon Tool That Cookbook Author Claire Saffitz Can’t Bake Without

“No matter what I’m baking, it’s always in my hand.”

A workshop with a cream armchair on the left in front of wooden shelves and drawers adorned with multicolored books, desk supplies, and two globes. Oliver Jeffers sits on a stool in the center. Three purple polka dots and a white border frame the image. One of the purple dots has "nice work!" written on it in white print.

A Flying Car and a Ghost (!) Keep Illustrator Oliver Jeffers Company in His Brooklyn Studio

Step inside his quirky-cool world.

Living room with bench and cut wood underneath

Paint Indecision Plagued This Couple’s No-Demo Reno—Until They Found This Color Palette

Because the “Home Depot orange” wainscoting had to go.