Born in Johannesburg, South Africa and brought up in San Antonio, Texas, Nicola Bathie has developed an appreciation for travel which transpired throughout her life. She continued on to study Interior Design at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. Her eye for artistic creativity also took her to Oxford University, in England, as well as Lorenzo De Medici University in Florence, Italy. After a lengthy period of meticulous education, Nicola began her career working as an understudy for Betty Lou Phillips and design associate for Jenkins Interiors in Dallas, Texas. 

 

At the age of 21 Nicola opened her own jewelry business, Nicola Bathie Jewelry, with the aim of tying together her background in interior design, jewelry design, and art with her entrepreneurial spirit. In 2015, Nicola thought to expand her business by opening her own boutique firm focusing on residential interior design in San Antonio, Texas. 

 

Through a juxtaposition of the old and the new, Nicola brings her knowledge of histories of both interior design and the arts to her clients. She is not only versed in her craft, but also has an endlessly curious creative spirit. Her education and travels have allowed her an exposure to specific areas of her expertise as well as a comprehensive understanding of both timeless and aesthetic beauty on incredibly dynamic levels. Moving forward, her goals are to invigorate, while harmonizing with, each clients unique style with the incorporation of space, fresh accents, and timeless taste. 

mclaughlin interiors by nicola bathie designs, llc    |    nicola@mclaughlininteriors.com    |     san antonio, texas 

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