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Caitlin Wilson’s Philadelphia Home

by anne

Caitlin Wilson is lucky enough to work on design projects all over the country, but she works out of her Philadelphia home. After her husband Brigham’s job took them overseas for a couple years, he’s now a student at the Wharton School of Business, and together they run Caitlin’s textile line and interior design business. (Having two great assistants also means that they can keep up with their kids, three-year-old Olivia and six-month-old Penn). They live in an old building, so Caitlin wanted the furniture to be classic with a twist, with details like English rolled arms, tufts and feminine silhouettes paired with bold colors and patterns. Over time, Caitlin’s style has evolved from modern to eclectic and now more traditional. Thanks to their travels, the family has a collection of quirky pieces from the Middle East and Asia, which clearly have influenced Caitlin’s patterns, as well. You can read more about Catilin’s business in the summer issue of Matchbook. Many thanks to Caitlin, Rachel and to Courtney Apple for the photos! — Anne

Image above: Our master bedroom is painted in Benjamin Moore’s Classic Grey. I had the headboard custom made to showcase the Fleur Chinoise in Berry pattern from my textile collection. The array of pillows include Coral Fretwork and Berry signature pillow shams from my collection with Garnet Hill monogrammed linens. Our night tables are an Ikea hack, painted with gold/acrylic knobs.

Image above: Our coral linen couch is the heart of the living room; it creates a perfect pop and is brought to life with pillows from my collection. The Gold Chevron pillow will be available in my 2012 Holiday collection! A Thom Filicia rug, Chinese brass lamps, and a mid-century marble and brass bamboo eBay table finish off the room.

See more inside Catilin’s home after the jump . . .

Image above: I wanted to spice up our galley kitchen with a fun gallery wall for Olivia. I painted the back wall with chalkboard paint and hung frames and bulldog clips for displaying artwork. We replaced the old linoleum with my favorite cheap flooring fix, Armstrong vinyl tile in Crescendo. The leopard chairs were a DIY with Sharpie on solid cream Ikea chairs.

Image above: We moved to Philly on a student budget, so I scored this huge dining table and chairs off Craigslist. I reupholstered the chairs and added a pair of old wingbacks slipcovered in my signature fabric, Navy Fleur Chinoise. The chandelier was bought in Manhattan’s lighting district, and we purchased the buffet from Home Decorators Collection. My parents kindly loaned us the artwork to remind us of our home state of California.

Image above: I custom designed the drapes to frame our center city Philadelphia view.

Image above: Our IKEA Billy bookcase is filled with quirky curiosities we’ve collected from around the world. The brass figures are from Hollywood Road in Hong Kong, and the framed butterfly is from Dubai.

Image above: Our foyer is painted in Key Largo Green by Benjamin Moore. We purchased the mirror from Joss & Main, and I hand-painted the ampersand canvas as a fun DIY project.

Image above: Olivia’s room is painted in Gentle Butterfly by Benjamin Moore, the perfect hue for any little girl’s room. We had the Roman shades custom made, and we repurposed a coffee table to create a pint-sized desk painted in Valspar Hint of Mint. The chevron rug is from RUGS USA, and the Moroccan pouf was purchased at a market in Dubai!

Image above: The Laurence Amelie tutu painting from Bonpoint was the first piece of artwork we ever bought. It fits perfectly (and high above) Livi’s art table to inspire creativity! Her child-sized table is from Pottery Barn Kids alongside a Home Decorators Collection bookshelf.

Image above: Olivia and I both love a good art project, so we keep our supplies out and readily available. These Pinterest-inspired DIY mason jars are a great way to make art supplies double as décor.

Image above: My home office is such a fun place to work! It’s filled with the vibrant fabrics from my textile line, creating a naturally bright and cheerful environment.

Image above: I found the perfect butterfly wallpaper by Nina Campbell to create a unique backdrop and tie all the colors in my office together. The roman shades are CWT Jade Byblos. The desk is a table I found on Craigslist without the leaf, the Greek key cabinets are an Ikea hack, chairs are Kartell Louis Ghost chairs, and the lamp is Chinese brass that we purchased at a market in Dubai.

Image above: The slipcovered office sofa is another successful Craigslist find, pairing it with a pretty World’s Away side table. The rug is Starck.

Image above: Our pair of mirrors in the bedroom were a steal from Home Goods.

Image above: The camel tufted leather loveseat is a hand-me-down from my parents. It was actually bought the year I was born, and it is still in great shape! Another World’s Away gold table and lots of framed pictures of family, friends, and our 14 years of memories together.

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