Fashion, Design and Family Life with Caitlin Wilson
What inspired you to start your own design company?
I was an aspiring interior designer, new mother and living abroad when I began blogging about my experiences and perspective on design. I felt that there was a need for accessible designer textiles and home décor, so I began sourcing fabrics and designing my own patterns before launching online in 2011.
How do you feel your family life has an influence on what you design? What are some of your must-haves for a home with young children?
- I design products that I feel will be classic in style and also stand the test of time. I am a color enthusiast and believe that it not only makes our surroundings more joyful but can be more forgiving in our homes and family gathering spaces.
- My must have are colorful rugs and love how they can camouflage the spills and prints of little ones. Life happens and we have to be ready for it!
You have been working on a renovation project for your family home, can you tell us about the process here?
How would you describe your personal style, in interiors and fashion?
My personal style has evolved over the years but has very much been informed by my travels and time living abroad early in my career. French and English influences give it an inherent classical foundation and color and pattern add femininity and flair.
How do you find the juggle between family life and running a successful business? Can you share some top tips for other mums who might be in the same situation?
What are you currently working on?
When it comes to dressing your children, what styles do you tend to go for?
What are some of your favourite pieces from La Coqueta?
I am such a fan of the silhouettes and how they strike the perfect balance between proper and playful. Here are some of my favorite styles right now: