Bathroom Trend Alert: Pattern

I’ve always been a big believer in using patterns in a space to bring it to life. The trouble is, doing this in a tasteful and timeless way can sometimes be challenging, especially when you’re talking bathroom design! I’m excited to be partnering with Kohler to talk about a trend they’re forecasting will be big in kitchen and bath design in 2017: PATTERN!

When I was building my home from the foundation up, I had a totally clean slate. I knew I wanted the bathrooms to have a “wow factor”, but still feel classic and sophisticated. I used pattern through tile and wallpaper to bring life to even the smallest powder baths.

Let’s start in my guest bath. We shared a peek of this shower tile on our Instagram page and it got an overwhelming positive reaction! Patterned cement floor tiles have been making waves for quite some time, but using a simple, yet dramatic, patterned cement tile on your shower-surround is a fresh new way to give your bathroom an exciting pop of interest.


{Kohler Artifacts Hotelier // Kohler Artifacts Rite Temp Valve Trim // Kohler Artifacts Bath Spout // Kohler Forte Handshower // Kohler Awaken Shower Hose}

Because the shower was more visually busy, I kept the floors a bright white in a herringbone pattern for a clean contrast. I love the way the two patterns complement each other in scale and color.


The hints of bronze from the Kohler Artifacts Collection were the perfect touch to give this modern bathroom a classic and sophisticated finish.


In the shared kids bath I used the opposite combination: a classic subway tile for the shower and a fun patterned cement tile for the floor. I knew this would be a high-traffic space so the use of patterned floor tiles helps conceal the dirt and grime that is inevitable with three kiddos (and they love the dynamic pattern).

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I finished the space with a twist on classic subway tile in a basket weave pattern.  I always prefer making a statement with a full backsplash from counter to ceiling.


In my master bath, I wanted to create a serene sanctuary. I always imagined it would be the place I would come to after a long day of work and play to relax in the amazing Kohler soaking tub, but I could have never guessed my kids would love this bathtub even more than I do! It’s so fun (and helpful!) that they can play in the space while I get ready.


{Kohler Vintage Freestanding Tub // IV Georges Brass from Kohler}

I kept the look more clean and classic in the master bath with an all-white palette, but kept the theme of pattern with the herringbone floor in a beautiful porcelain marble.



{Photos by Elijah Hoffman}

The Sonoma Collection: Anatomy of a Room

The Sonoma Collection hit the site last week and it is oh-so-gorgeous! While we do often find ourselves partial to perfect shades of pink, we have to admit that shades of indigo might be taking over as a new favorite. The Navy Gingham and French Stripe Pillows are made of a timeless, durable cotton weave and feature a custom-colored pantone for a shade of blue that coordinates flawlessly with the Garden Collection and other CW products. Shop this look here and check out the entire Sonoma Collection here. We hope you love it as much as we do!

Anatomy of a Room

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Navy Spotted Bathroom

When we shared this photo on Instagram a couple weeks ago we could’ve never guessed just how much you all would love it! Nancy at The Decor Detective did an amazing job renovating this sweet powder bath. We can’t get enough of its high contrast details, that gorgeous mirror and of course, our Navy Spotted Wallpaper.

Scroll to the bottom of the post for details on all the sources! And for before and afters, head to Nancy’s blog.

Sources: Wallpaper // Mirror // Sconces // Towel Ring // Ikat Towel // Faucet // Cabinet Pulls // Carrara Marble Counters // Toilet Paper Holder

Photos by Haley Ottman

Wilson Modern Colonial Kitchen

The kitchen – the heart of the home – the spot everyone will surely be crowding into this holiday weekend. We’re coming up on one year in the #wilsonmoderncolonial and our kitchen continues to be one of my absolute favorite rooms in the house. It was surprisingly the easiest space in our house for me to design – I knew exactly what I wanted. The classic white cabinets are dressed up with beautiful bronze pulls, and I upgraded the look of classic subway tile by using this gorgeous marble tile from Ann Sacks. And I can’t forget our DCS appliances — their luxurious look takes what could be a major eyesore in the kitchen and creates a beautiful statement. Can’t wait to spend the Thanksgiving weekend gathered here with family and friends!

Head to the bottom of the post for all the sources!


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Caitlin Wilson San Francisco Design Shop

Growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I have fond memories of walking up and down Sacramento Street dreaming of one day opening a store of my own. I’ve always been inspired by the charm, history and character of SF and find inspiration in how it can be so rich with history and yet feel so fresh. The charming neighborhood of Presidio heights, home to the CW Design Shop, sits atop the city with stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The streets are lined with beautiful spruce tress and each house is more full of character than the next. Walking down the street, it feels like you’ve stepped right into a movie. The area is also home to many of the city’s top restaurants and noteworthy designer and home stores.

I couldn’t imagine a better home for the first Caitlin Wilson Design Shop than right off Sacramento Street in Presidio Heights. It’s not only a dream come true, but the perfect place for the sophisticated yet unique aesthetic that CW products embody. The CW Design Shop is the one and only place you can touch, feel and experience all of our most popular products in one place — including our best-selling rugs and wallpaper. If you’re in the area, stop by and take a look for yourself!

And stay tuned for the jaw-dropping before and afters — this space took on a major overhaul!

Caitlin Wilson Design Shop

412 Presidio Avenue

San Francisco, CA

Tues – Fri 10AM – 6PM

Saturday 11AM – 5PM


{Under Table: Kismet Rug in Steel // On Wall: Kismet Rug in Coral}


{Blush Grande Check Wallpaper // Amelie Étagère}


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{Orchid // Abstract Floral Art // Pillows from L to R: Jardin Noir, English Garden, Bluebell, Rose Ombre, Garden Rose}


{Joie Des Fleur Wallpaper}


{Herringbone Throw // English Garden Pillow // Bluebell Pillow}

Photography by Elijah Hoffman

Doorways to Inspiration

Color is the foundation of our creative process. Before we start designing we scour for inspiration, often times finding it in unexpected places. Here are a few of our favorite French finds and the doorway to our latest French Collection!


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via @margoandme


via @wanderwonders

To see more of what’s keeping us inspired, find us on Pinterest @cwdtextiles !

Make her day with a beautiful scent


Mother’s Day may be just around the corner, but it’s never too late to treat mom to something special! Nothing gets me more excited as a mom than a moment of relaxation complemented by my favorite scent. This Mother’s Day my go to gift for all of the amazing mamas in my life is Voluspa’s Casa Pacifica Candle.

The scent blends hints of California driftwood, sea salt and shore brush and always has me dreaming of warm weather and days spent at the beach.

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I’m a bit obsessed with Voluspa’s packaging and always find ways to reuse their gorgeous containers! The Casa Pacifica Candle’s serene blue exterior paired with the gold interior will soon house my favorite jewelry pieces!

I hope this inspires you to find your own go to Voluspa scent. Happy Mother’s Day!

Photography by Madeline Metcalf

My Sven Sofa by Bryght

When we first moved into our new home, one of my main missions was to find an affordable leather sofa for our bonus room. I installed navy plaid carpet in the room to give it a rich, masucline vibe so I wanted a complementing, lighter leather to soften the space.

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A few weeks into my quest, I found the Sven Charme Sofa from Bryght. I was immediately drawn to the light buttery saddle color and clean modern lines. Ordering a sofa online without being able to test it for comfort definitely made me nervous, but after reading all of the positive customer reviews I took a leap of faith and ordered it. Luckily, it lived up to the reviews. I was pleasantly surprised at how comfortable and soft the leather was and you really can’t beat the price!

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I love the midcentury shape because it’s stylish enough on its own yet versatile enough to add pillows to give it a different look. I’ve been playing around with different pillow combinations and I have to admit, the possibilities are endless with this sofa!


My family couldn’t be happier with Bryght’s Sven Sofa, we love to cuddle up on the weekends for movie night and the day to day wear with kids has been great!

Photography by Elijah Hoffman