Tidal Tastemaker: Margaret of York

We're thrilled to be sitting down with our friend Maggie of Margaret of York to check in on her latest projects. Maggie has been a cherished part of our community for years, her content and images perfectly capturing an effortless coastal elegance. Curious about her creative process, sources of inspiration, and what's next for this style maven? Join us as we dive into her world and discover the magic behind her captivating designs.
(Credit: Margaret of York)
CC: We've been following you for quite some time here at Cailini Coastal, but can you tell our readers a bit more about your background and how you got started in your career?

MY: Several years ago my husband and I remodeled our farmhouse. I had always dabbled in interiors prior to this and decided to take it full time when I was asked to help a family member with their beach house. Since then I have been decorating coastal vacation homes and loved every minute!
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CC: What inspired you to start sharing your interior design on Instagram?
MY: I started sharing on Instagram slowly several years ago. I loved having a curated feed full of my projects and moments from my own home.  It has been fun sharing with my audience over the years.
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CC: How would you describe your design aesthetic? 
MY: A fresh take on traditional with coastal influence
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CC: What are your top three favorite design trends right now?
MY: I love seeing the use of more vintage-inspired pieces being used, collected moments and vignettes, and the use of wallpaper!
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CC: Where do you find inspiration for your home decor projects?
MY: I always find inspiration through nature and traveling to new places!
CC: Can you share a recent project you’ve worked on that you’re particularly proud of?
MY: Last year we purchased a vacation rental in Watercolor, Florida. It has been such a fun project and a favorite place to visit!
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CC: How do you approach designing a room from scratch? Do you have a specific process or set of steps you follow? 
MY: I always find the mood with textiles. I love fabrics and wallpapers and I always start by pulling samples and color schemes that speak to the project!
CC: What advice do you have for someone looking to refresh their home?
MY: Work intentionally and focus on how you and your family use your home. Decorate with the pieces that bring you joy!
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CC: What’s next for you? Do you have any exciting projects or collaborations coming up that you can share with us?
MY: I am taking a break from residential design and focusing more on brand work. I am really looking forward to this new chapter in my life!
For a taste of Maggie's impeccable coastal design, escape to her enchanting rental, Cove Hollow House, nestled in the idyllic 30A region. Brimming with coastal charm, it's the ultimate retreat.



Top Picks from Margaret of York


Antiqued Hall Tree 

"The hall tree is one of my very favorite pieces that we included in Cove Hollow House. It is the perfect drop zone after a day at the beach or pool! I love hanging straw totes and hats here and use the shelf for beach towel storage!"

Light Blue Delphinium Faux Stem

"These are so incredibly realistic and make the perfect centerpiece for any table!"

Seagate Scallop Tapered Vase 

"I adore the delicate scallops on this vase. It’s one of my favorite vessels for a bug bundle of daisies!"

Whitehaven Pillows - Azure

"These are the perfect coastal accent! We have them on our sofa in Cove Hollow House and they are just beautiful!"

Zuma Side Table

"This is one of my go to side tables. I love the mix of white and cane. It’s the perfect drink drop"


Mermaid Sisal

"This is the most beautiful and softest sisal underfoot. I would use this rug in any space because it is both classic and comfortable!"


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