Today, readers, you are in for a treat. I'm excited to introduce you to a fabulous designer and personal friend, Caitlin Wilson of Caitlin Wilson Design. She has an established design career in the United States, authors a popular design blog, Style Files, and is now currently living in Dubai, very close to me! I'm very lucky to have been able to personally visit her beautiful home here in the UAE. She has collected numerous pieces from around the world, and each space is fresh and modern. One of my favorite rooms in her home is her daughter Olivia's nursery, which I am featuring today.
When did you know you wanted to be a designer?
Sophomore year in college, I went on a study abroad to Paris and was so inspired by the architecture, art, and design. Every day we wandered the city, explored churches, estate homes, chateaus and beautiful shops. The excitement I had felt for art as a little girl reignited and a passion for interior design was born … I've never been the same.
What is your education background?
Bachelors degree from Brigham Young University in Home & Family Life, emphasis in Interior Design & minor in Art History. After graduation, I went to an intensive summer course in Interior Design at Parsons Design School in New York City.
Who has been the biggest influence in your design style?
Probably Kelly Wearstler. Years ago, one of my best friends gave me her book Modern Glamour and I fell in love. I used to watch Top Design just to hear her commentary (and see her bazaar outfits). There is no one else in the industry like her … so unique, so eclectic, the epitome of avant garde. I'm fascinated by the evolution of her style and her ability to transform a space so dramatically.
How would you describe your style?