Born in Johannesburg, South Africa and brought up in San Antonio, Texas, Nicola Bathie McLaughlin developed an appreciation for travel and beauty as a child which has guided her path in life. After studying interior design at Texas Christian University, her artistic creativity took her to Oxford University in England as well as Lorenzo De Medici University in Florence, Italy. Nicola then returned to Texas where she 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, and in 2015 she expanded by opening her own boutique interior design firm in San Antonio where she brings her historic knowledge of both interior design and the arts to her clients, mixing the old with the new to create timeless style. Nicola’s Instagram account offers an inspirational glimpse inside her charmed life and exquisitely curated world, and it is one of my very favorite follows. Today I am delighted to introduce Nicola to The Glam Pad today for a Q&A… Welcome Nicola!