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  • Q & A with Tastemaker Caroline Boykin

Q & A with Tastemaker Caroline Boykin

Caroline Boykin is the owner and founder of Caroline Boykin Fine Arts & Interiors based in Raleigh, North Carolina. A native of Mobile, Alabama and an Ole Miss graduate, Caroline studied ceramics in college. She has traveled to amazing places like Florence, Italy and Innsbruck, Austria to study the art of ceramics. Her work centers around the emotional balance within a moment and her creations have been featured in publications like Elle Decor, PopSugar, Cottage Gardens, Alabama, and more. Most recently, Caroline has expanded her artistic portfolio to include interior design.

Keep scrolling to view some of Caroline's beautiful ceramic, acrylic and mixed media work as well as some of her interiors.

Photo by Anna Routh Barzin.

All images from Caroline Boykin unless otherwise noted.

Dixie artist duo Bonnie Cross and Currier Stevens of Tenn Hens Design created Caroline's green and pink floral tastemaker card collection. This modern garden-inspired collection truly captures Caroline's romantic and feminine style found throughout her artwork. Her two adorable little girls will look precious adorning the front of one of these cards!

We have included some of our favorites from the Caroline Boykin Holiday Tastemaker Collection below. And to get to know Caroline a little bit better, be sure to continue reading!

 

Favorite Holiday Tradition: 

Oh I love traditions! My favorite growing up was that my brother and I were only allowed to open one gift on Christmas eve and that was our gifts to one another. We put so much thought into those gifts and it was such a sweet way for us to focus on giving rather than receiving. Now that I have my own family, we love picking out and decorating our Christmas tree the night of the Tree Lighting in Rockefeller Center. I make a big pot of chili and the girls decorate while watching and singing along to all of the pageantry. Also, I get to host my husbands family for Christmas Eve dinner and that is such a wonderful tradition that the girls and I go all out on.

Dream Dinner Date: 

My late grandmother Sue

Favorite Last Minute Holiday Gift Idea:

Pajamas or homemade sweets

Most memorable read: 

Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers

Favorite Raleigh Eatery: 

Breakfast - Third Place.  Lunch - Village Deli. Dinner - Stanbury

What inspires you most? 

Nature

Prized Possession: 

My family

Most sentimental Christmas tree trimming: 

Heirloom painted glass ornaments that my grandmother gifted me when I got married. They are my favorite.

Go-to hostess gift: 

A piece of art or a topiary

Hidden Talent: 

I love to cook, especially bake.

Coffee: 

Having a 4 year old and a 1 year old, all day long. Hot with a little cream.

What did you dream of being when you were a kid? 

A Florist

What is your number one tool of the trade? 

My potter’s wheel