MINING THE BEST OF THE PAST….
“As a little girl I would spend Sundays watching old Hollywood movies with my mother,” says Coulter, the youngest of nine children. “And to this day the glamour of the fashions and interiors of that era continues to inspire me.” As does history. Coulter has lived in and restored several historical homes, including one by Paul Revere Williams, known as “Hollywood’s architect” and architect of the Beverly Hills hotel. A voracious student of design, she cites the work of legends Syrie Maugham and Frances Adler Elkins as being both important and influential to her style and creative process, skillfully blending styles and eras.
…WHEN DESIGNING FOR THE FUTURE
“I want to create comfortable, fresh spaces and furniture, but the history behind the designs is as important as the designs themselves,” says Coulter. This ranges from chairs she recreated for the Columbus Club (a private members club in a house dating to the 19th century) for a room featuring ten original Tiffany lamps to working with the Forbes family to choose art from their collection for the “60 on Fifth” club room she designed at the company’s headquarters to collaborating with Donatella Versace on a private apartment that showcases a surprising, subtler side of the brand. Coulter notes that “these are history-making projects that will be around long after we’re gone.”