Catherine Wilman set up her Kensington-based interior design practice in 2000 with a mission to create sleek, classic contemporary interiors that have a timeless elegance. She has transformed the homes of some of London’s most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders. As well as private clients, Catherine also works for various housing developers including L&Q, Countryside, Crosby Homes, Durkan Homes, and Moat Homes.
Catherine wanted to be a luxury interior designer from an early age. Her father John Wilman was one of the leading wallpaper designers in the UK and inspired the young ‘Kate’ to get involved in design. John would often talk to her about his work as he laid out his latest ideas on the floor of their Cheshire home. Catherine was also inspired by her mother’s ideas during a six-year renovation of the family’s old farmhouse. Observing the builders, stonemasons and other craftsmen working on the project showed Catherine how a neglected space can be transformed into a beautiful country home.
The young Catherine would often accompany her father to work at Coloroll. He had a large design team and it was exciting for her to see how the designs went from an idea to a manufactured product selling around the world.
When Catherine gained a BA (Hons) Degree in Interior Design and Architecture in London, it was a natural progression for her to join her father at the family business, as a junior designer.
She quickly worked her way up to be in charge of organising the company’s exhibitions in the UK and Europe. During her six years at the Lancashire-based company, she worked alongside many of the top interior stylists in London photographing home interiors for UK magazines, including Homes and Gardens, Living Etc, and Elle Decoration.
These days the reputation of Catherine Wilman Interiors continues to grow and Catherine is creating homes of distinction for an international clientele.
She also runs a separate show homes installation business, working alongside leading developers including L&Q, Countryside, Durkan, and Crosby Homes.
Our installations have helped win awards for several clients, including:
First Time Buyer Awards 2015 – Best Show Home – L&Q