There's a new way to infuse preppiness into a space without a fussy or forced result. It's a look that Portland's Caitlin Wilson has mastered, who now has her own textile and furniture line to boot (Check out their NEW Dallas, TX location)..
Before, it was a southern design genre reserved for floral-upholstered tea rooms full of objects not to be touched or ladies-only enclaves in exclusive country clubs. Now, the Preppy New Southern is full of light and room, dotted with punchy patterns and playful prints, full of classic blue and white combinations, and has a touch of charm at every turn. It's a kind of space that just fills you with joy when you enter it, which makes it such a delight to photograph.
I recently worked with Caitlin in this amazing Portland home, designed with her playful eye for pattern and color and, of course, integrating so many textiles, rugs and accessories from her line. Although each room has its own unique feel, I just love her design consistency and the way each room melts into the next. She gravitates toward classic ginger jars, gingham, stripes and florals, but has this way of mixing them all to create the ultimate play on pattern. To achieve the look, she has such a great eye for product and I loved editing the spaces utilizing all her brand's accessories -- each room has just enough styling to make a statement without becoming cluttered or overwhelming.