Jules Wilson

San Diego - Principal, Jules Wilson Design Studio

What first sparked your interest in design? As I child, I enjoyed playing with Lego sets and had a curiosity about design and interior spaces.

How would you describe your aesthetic? Sophisticated, bold and tactile, with refined details and playful surprises.

What design trend are you loving at the moment? I try not to follow trends, but I do love mohair and faux fur.

What design trend are you so over? Patterns that are not beautiful, and complicated by postmodern inspiration.

How do you weave your sense of style into everything you do? I love clothing (possibly have a shopping addiction!) and love beautifully made, simple pieces with very nice details.

Wallpaper or paint? Tough one! 49 percent wallpaper, 51 percent paint.

Antique or reproduction? Antique.

What is your favorite color palette to use in projects currently? Army greens, soft natural whites, rich woods.

What is a timeless design moment you think will never go out of style? Mid-century and ’60s.

What is the best bang for the buck when it comes to making a big impact on a project? Painting a room with strong, richly-saturated jewel tones.

What do you wish more of your clients understood? The importance of hiring highly-skilled craftsmen.