Cecilia Walker grew up immersed in design. Having a mother as an interior designer, she spent her childhood surrounded by fabric, wallpaper books, blueprints and sketches. Because they had lived in different parts of the country, Cecilia was exposed to various regional aesthetics and often tagged along on trips to the design centers in Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington D.C.. At an early age, Cecilia paid attention to details — before the age of 10, she knew the difference between Louis XV and Louis XVI furniture, and was often found flipping over the corners of Persian rugs to examine the knots. Although her mother’s style had made a lasting impression, Cecilia set aside any aspirations to tackle architecture and interior design, and focused on other disciplines, graduating with a B.A. in Art History and Economics from Boston College.
After a two-year stint working for a publishing company, Cecilia spent over twelve years in the fashion industry. Her experience ranged from Finance and Planning to Merchandising, Product Development and Production, and crossed over from corporate retail to manufacturing. She worked for companies such as Laura Ashley, Inc., Ann Taylor®, Levis®, Keds® and local designer, Hadley Pollet, giving her a multi-faceted background in home furnishings, apparel, footwear and accessories. While she continues to be passionate about fashion, her decision to leave the fast-paced industry led her into the field of interior design, launching Cecilia Walker Design in 2006. Fueled by the encouragement of her mentor and interior designer mother, she is fulfilling a dream that is true to her core.
Cecilia is an Associate member of ASID. She resides with her husband, and four children — three, of which, are triplet girls — just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She shares bits of her family life, her passions and inspiration for art, design and fashion on her blog, Everything in 3′s.
photo by Kerry Brett