Call of the Wylde

When it comes to her home, L.A.-based artist Caitlyn Wylde surrounds herself with souvenirs culled from her past and present.

Camp // FindCream // 02/01/12
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The dream catcher, bird picture and various blues used in Wylde's bedroom are examples of the nautical and natural design elements that occur throughout the house. View all 10 images
Graham Dunn
The dream catcher, bird picture and various blues used in Wylde's bedroom are examples of the nautical and natural design elements that occur throughout the house.
Cozy cat
Rattan, rope and aged leather...
"The first thing I did was paint...
Caitlin Wylde
Wylde's downstairs art studio...

There’s a small, inviting, castle-shaped house nestled in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. It's hidden from the street behind shady trees and a high fence, from where passerby can make out just enough of a single turret to spark curiosity about its inhabitants.

As it turns out, its owner is artist Caitlin Wylde. She's also its groundskeeper, interior designer, carpenter, painter and handyman. A Massachusetts transplant, she embodies that delicate blend of East Coast self-sufficiency and the freer-wheeling Californian taste for the ephemeral. Her home, which she renovated largely herself over the past thirteen years, is littered with collections, memorabilia, art, textiles and found objects.

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Originally published in February/March 2012


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