Return to Pretty: Giving New Life to Traditional Style

Happy Monday and welcome to my next book giveaway. This one is Return to Pretty by popular interior designer, Caitlin Wilson. Caitlin is known for creating feminine rooms and also has a line of home decorating products that are beautifully preppy. I know a lot of you are fans of hers so I hope you’re excited about this book giveaway. To enter for a chance to win the book, simply leave a comment at the end of the post.

Return to Pretty book by Caitlin Wilson


The following photos are some of Ms. Wilson’s work but most of these aren’t in her book. But trust me, the pages in the book of Return to Pretty are some of her best work. You’ll also see some of the items she sells online, like pillows, furniture, wallpaper, and more. The pillows on the settee below can be found in her shop, as well as the pretty heron print and the pink rug.

caitlin wilson living roomPhoto by Caitlin Wilson Design


Not everything Ms. Wilson does is in pink and blues, although you’ll see a good deal of it in the book. It’s her way of putting pretty back into traditional. 

caitlin wilson living roomPhoto by Caitlin Wilson Design


This beautiful kitchen belongs to Caitlin herself. The range is in pigeon blue and you’ll find the pottery seen here on her website.

Caitlin Wilson kitchenPhoto by BlueStar


Enjoy the rest of the photos for the type of inspiration and decorating you’ll find in Return to Pretty.

Caitlin Wilson kitchenPhoto by Caitlin Wilson Design


Return to Pretty book - dining roomPhoto by Caitlin Wilson Design


neutral bedroomPhoto by Caitlin Wilson Design


pretty details in bedroomPhoto by Caitlin Wilson Design


From this dining space you can see a glimpse of a powder blue laundry room designed by Caitlin and photographed by Katie Nixon. 

entry into blue laundry roomPhoto by Katie Nixon Photography


This pretty bathroom is papered in a floral wallpaper by Caitlin called English Garden.

flower wallpapered bathroomPhoto by Best Builders ltd


If you want to be entered for a chance to win Return to Pretty, simply leave a comment below. I’ll announce the lucky winner next Monday, July 1st. 

vintage dresserPhoto by Caitlin Wilson Design


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  1. I’ve always loved Caitlin Wilson’s aesthetic, and would love to see more of her work in the book. Her rooms are so pretty without being saccharine–the gold accents and warm wood flooring and other case goods ground the rooms. That blue range in her kitchen is just gorgeous!

  2. Beautiful style. Anything done well with wallpaper and I’m a fan! Pink and blue combos aren’t personally my thing, but these photos and designs are lovely.

  3. Caitlin is new to me, but these photos show she’s just my style. I’ve just been redoing my living/dining room from neutral browns to blue and white, incorporating a couple of my mother’s Queen Anne pieces with my new items, and Caitlin’s book is sure to help me pull it together.

  4. She has such a lovely design style. I’m so happy to see the re-emergence of traditional style, antiques and actual, functional furniture. Thanks for highlighting her work.

  5. All the pictures are lovely, and the decorating is destined to be timeless. ..It’s the well placed, pretty, mostly antique looking, nostalgia pieces, and wallpaper Caitlyn uses, that cheers and warms the heart and soul.

  6. Good morning Jennifer! I would love to be considered for this book. I’m sure it is just beautiful. By the way, I love starting my mornings with you part of it. I always enjoy what you have in your blog.

  7. Caitlin Wilson’s book looks amazing. I always enjoy getting ideas from design books. Fingers crossed!

  8. I love the ideas that can be garnered from the photos. While I love book give-a-ways, I am usually lukewarm about the book offered. In this case though, I have my fingers crossed that I will win. What a lovely book!

  9. So beautiful. I love that marble looking wall in the one kitchen. I would love that for my kitchen. The book looks amazing. Love all the neutrals and light colors. Have a great new week ahead. Hugs. Kris

  10. This book looks just the one I need on my coffee table to be read and reread. My home is a mix of traditional and country chic and her ideas are just wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. The wallpaper and the valance in the kitchen looks great together and I don’t think I would have thought so. The stove is dramatic but subdued. I’ve enjoyed all the looks, especially the pink rug. Thank you for the opportunity to win the book.

  12. I’m not usually a fan of pastels but these rooms are so calm and fun at the same time. I especially like the small powder room wallpaper and vanity color.

  13. You know she’s one of my favs. However, since I won the giveaway for Fifi’s awesome book, it makes me happy to know that someone else will get to enjoy Caitlin’s! Thanks for being so generous to your readers 🙂

  14. A beautiful book, especially since it has my favorite colors in decor, which is blue and pink. Also it’s not boringly modern. Would love to receive a copy.

  15. I really do love a pretty room. It need not be just for bedrooms and baths! Please enter me! Thank you!

  16. Since today (June 24th) is my birthday, I would love a copy of “Return to Pretty”. The cover just spoke to me as I have collected blue and white pottery for years and would love new ways to display them……..

  17. We are planning to build a new house, so I want my kitchen to be red where her’s is blue. Love it!

  18. I love this designer! I have a traditional esthetic and am looking for ways to update, pretty up our home. Great post. Thanks.

    1. We lost our dream home during the recession. We finally bought a home in 2021. I have become a DIY pro and my style is definitely “pretty.” I would devour this book and then display it in my blue great room. This is the only email I actually look forward to receiving each morning. Thank you!

  19. I love her ability to incorporate a little
    “unexpected twist” to her traditional design style. Thank you for sharing her work. I’m sure her book is a treasure of ideas that I’d love to explore!

  20. Oh I need a pretty house currently I look like I live in a college bachelor pad! 1 room at a time isn’t easy!

  21. What a breath of fresh air to see interiors that are not gray. Absolutely love her use of pastels, especially blue and white. Thank you for sharing Caitlin’s work.

  22. The rooms in these photos are so pretty. I’d love to see this book. Looks like great inspiration.

  23. I love the calming and serene feeling of traditional design. I live in a coastal style home but bring in many of the traditional influences into my home. I walk in the front door and feel happy and loved. I would love to win “Return to Pretty” for further inspo. As we all know, you are never done decorating!


  24. I have admired Caitlins work for awhile. I love her style and grace. I would love this book and am looking forward to it if I win.

  25. pics are beautiful. what a great way to get inspo. bonus: use in the home as a coffee table book! looks amazing.

  26. I was into moss green and russet and gold but have switched over to blue toile. 💙 Absolutely love what I see is in her book, absolutely gorgeous and stunning but also warm and inviting.
    Also love your blog.

  27. I love pretty, and I have to balance pretty with my husband’s idea of how much pretty he can handle. Lol

  28. would love to be the lucky winner of Caitlin Wilson’s book Return to Pretty!
    From the photos seen here on your blog, the book is bound to have even more beautiful rooms..Inspiring!