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  • Dixie Holiday Tastemaker Spotlight: Nicola Bathie McLaughlin of Nicola Bathie Designs

Dixie Holiday Tastemaker Spotlight: Nicola Bathie McLaughlin of Nicola Bathie Designs

Nicola Bathie McLaughlin was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. She has lived in England, Michigan, and grew up in San Antonio, Texas where she now lives with her husband, precious daughter, and another baby girl on the way! Nicola graduated from Texas Christian University in 2013, majoring in Interior Design. With a love for jewelry and the arts, as well as an eye for design and an entrepreneurial spirit, Nicola developed the concept for her company. Nicola Bathie Designs' jewelry pieces are ever-evolving with seasons and are timeless at the same time, allowing every woman to feel as if her jewelry piece is a statement curated specifically for her. 

Nicola worked with Dixie artist Riley Sheehey, who we featured on the blog last week, to create the delicate floral artwork found in Nicola's Holiday Tastemaker Collection.  We have included images of this beautiful collection at the bottom of this post where you will also spot some of Nicola's stunning earring designs. You can shop the full Nicola Bathie Tastemaker Collection here.

Nicola was so kind to share a little bit more about herself in our interview with her below. 

Favorite holiday tradition:

Our Christmas Eve church service when all the candles are lit, lights turned off and the congregation sings silent night

Dream dinner date:

Candle lit, by a window, in a street cafe on the Seine River in Paris or at Clos Maggoire in London in their conservatory room. 

Last minute holiday gift:

Framed photographs with quick print photos

Favorite hometown eatery:

Cappy’s 

Inspires you the most:

Florals

Prized possession:

My children 

Most sentimental Christmas tree memory:

Our first Christmas as a married couple, my birthday party was my parents, my in laws, my husband and I having cocktails and decorating the tree. 

Go to hostess gifts:

Monogrammed dinner napkins 

Hidden talent:

Painting

Starbucks order:

English breakfast tea with milk.

What did you dream of being as a kid:

Interior Designer 

Tool of the trade:

My assistant, who is my second brain (or maybe my first brain), Emily

Photography: Mary Margaret Smith Photography.

Card Image Photography: Holland Williams Photography.