Bridgid Coulter’s mindful, sustainable interior design

Bridgid Coulter’s mindful, sustainable interior design

Jennifer E. Mabry

Bridgid Coulter pores over design drawings in a workspace at her Blackbird House collective in Culver City, Calif.

Hunting again more than her existence, it could be claimed that Bridgid Coulter was destined to layout.

The artist, entrepreneur and principal of her eponymous residential and professional boutique design business in Los Angeles traces her interest in the area to Berkeley, Calif., wherever she was born and elevated. Her mom and dad obtained a household across the street from her maternal grandparents, who left Louisiana to escape the racial and socioeconomic segregation of the South through the Fantastic Migration.

Creativeness was plentiful in the household. Coulter’s grandfather was a blues singer, her grandmother a quilter “who could have been a learn chef,” she claims, introducing, “There would be a can of string beans and a lightbulb in the refrigerator, and we’d have a gourmet meal.”

The household was an exquisitely specific 1908 mini-Craftsman that Coulter suggests was developed “with darkish mahogany walls, stunning mild fixtures and Batchelder tile all-around the hearth.” She assumed the aesthetically deluxe location in a doing work-course community was a residential conventional until eventually she arrived at adulthood and discovered tract properties had been far more the rule of that period and her childhood house was outstanding.