Miyakodori

Design to make Visual

Bridgid Coulter’s mindful, sustainable inside structure

Jennifer E. Mabry

Searching back above her lifestyle, it could be stated that Bridgid Coulter was destined to design.

The artist, entrepreneur and principal of her eponymous household and professional boutique style and design company in Los Angeles traces her curiosity in the industry to Berkeley, Calif., where she was born and raised. Her parents procured a property across the road from her maternal grandparents, who remaining Louisiana to escape the racial and socioeconomic segregation of the South through the Great Migration.

Creative imagination was plentiful in the spouse and children. Coulter’s grandfather was a blues singer, her grandmother a quilter “who could have been a master chef,” she claims, adding, “There would be a can of string beans and a lightbulb in the fridge, and we’d have a connoisseur meal.”

The household was an exquisitely in-depth 1908 mini-Craftsman that Coulter says was designed “with dark mahogany partitions, beautiful light-weight fixtures and Batchelder tile all-around the hearth.” She assumed the aesthetically lavish location in a functioning-course community was a residential common until she attained adulthood and identified tract households were being far more the rule of that era and her childhood dwelling was extraordinary.