Throughout her career in the entertainment industry, Caitlin Scanlon produced and developed many films, including The Hurricane starring Denzel Washington, and Coach Carter starring Samuel L. Jackson. But her most well-known and beloved project was Bring It On, which spawned multiple sequels and even a Broadway musical.
Then the writer’s strike of 2007 changed the course of Scanlon’s career. Unable to work for six months, she found herself with a lot of extra time. Always the design-enthusiast, she began to assist friends and colleges with the interior design of their homes.
After finding a mentor in Sasha Emerson, who successfully made the leap to interior design after a career in the television industry, Scanlon parlayed her Hollywood connections (and raw talent) to become a name in the interior design world.
I recently spoke with the designer about how she approaches her work, learned some of her best tips, and found out the truth about working with celebrities.
How did you first become interested in interior design?
I’ve always been into design and architecture. I was fortunate enough to have parents who loved restoring houses. So I grew up in, among other places,