The Design Questionnaire with Cailini Coastal
Get to know our new obsession: Cailini Coastal and its founder Meg Young. Specializing in the finishing touches that make a room feel complete, Cailini Coastal has everything you need to bring a touch of coastal into your home. From a design lover to our lovely design lovers!
Meet Meg Young!
In April 2020, Cailini Coastal was born.
Meg Young sought to offer only the best quality pieces that you couldn’t find any elsewhere. She is proud of how she stands out from the crowd by bringing shoppers like herself a curated destination for home accessories with a wide breadth of well-designed products.
Meg is a lifelong design enthusiast who is obsessed with the all-American coastal unique aesthetic. It truly is a blend of the timeless elegance of her East Coast roots and the laid-back look of her new home on the California coast.
For Meg, investing in expensive furniture was impractical, so she found bits of time for her flea market hobby as a mom of two toddlers. She also took it to the internet but couldn’t find exactly what she was looking for.
She knew she could offer something special—an online shop with a large assortment of special, high-quality decorative accents you haven’t already seen a hundred times on your Instagram feed.
The business was launched at the start of the pandemic—probably one of the worst times to start a business. And yet, Cailini Coastal saw 100 orders in their first week and is on track to surpass 5,000 orders in their first year!
Furthermore, they were able to raise awareness for and donate $20K to their national charity partner, Family Promise, to support their efforts to end family homelessness in the US.
In this edition of Love Happens’ Proust-style Design Questionnaire, join us for a peek inside the lovely and creative mind of Meg Young.
The Lh Design Questionnaire with Meg Young
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
To me, perfect happiness can’t be achieved unless those around me are also happy. Perfect happiness is a world at peace—judgment is gone, kindness is king, suffering ends, no one is lonely and love is abundant.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Far and away family. My beautiful, sweet daughters and my incredible husband are my greatest gifts.
What profession does your alter ego have?
Musical theater star!
Your favorite business tool or resource.
My mentors. I go to them often to seek guidance. Their support is tremendous.
The most timeless design.
I love classic coastal style!
The biggest design faux pas.
Not factoring in scale.
Your design motto.
Make it personal! It’s OK to be inspired by others’ designs, but make sure to add those truly personal touches to your own—like a sentimental piece of furniture that belonged to a family member, a piece of art purchased during a special vacation, or photographs of your loved ones.
Our publisher KOKET makes statement décor, if you were to design a room around one KOKET piece, which would it be, and why?
I would design a dressing room around the Bloom III Chair. I love the shape and the texture of this piece. It’s feminine and glamorous. I can envision this in an oversized walk-in closet/dressing lounge with modern vintage glamour.
Love happens when…
You love others.