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.
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.