From 2008 to present, Wilbanks collaborated while at Dalek Interiors on hotel projects in Texas, San Jose, CA and Sacramento, CA. She also worked on multi-family dwellings, numerous residential projects, and a hill country parade home that won awards for best interior design, best kitchen, and best family room design.
While still in college, Wilbanks was noticed early on by the University and the Head of the design department and received the "Excellence in Design" award, which was given to one outstanding design student per year. She was hired as a student by the university to facilitate the remodel of one of the campus buildings as well as completed private projects for one of the University Department heads, an honor never before given to a design student. In addition, two of the award winning projects she designed while in school where built to completion. Wilbanks has Bachelor's Degrees in Interior Design, and Business, with a minor in Art.
She worked as the accessories buyer and store decorator for a Haverty's furniture chain, was a marketing rep for a local Fox affiliate, and was quickly picked up upon graduation by a local architectural firm where she worked as draftsman and designer before putting her career on hold for a decade to raise her children.
Before re-entering the design workforce, Wilbanks worked intermittently in the Houston modeling industry while raising her children. That experience gave her an understanding of how fashion and interior design can work hand in hand and how one influences and inspires the other. Classic fashion sensibility and love of clean lines, proper draping and fit, beautiful fabric, and texture influence her love of a clean, contemporary, masculine pallet, that is timeless, peaceful and never dated. She has an affinity for Neoclassical, Old Hollywood styles, mixed with art deco. This design aesthetic lends itself to a clean lined traditional look that translates well into a soft contemporary finished product that is modern, but still warm; A Style that feels Couture and Fresh.
Project Date: November 2013
Project Price Range: $1,000-$9,999
Warning: This review for LeTricia Wilbanks Design is powered by the extreme endorphin rush that I enjoyed when LeTricia transformed my blah bedroom with FABULOUS draperies and delicious bedding. I love my new dreamy sanctuary!
I found LeTricia Wilbanks Design when my friend Teri passed her name to me. I was complaining about our family room, a room with an almost circular shape, and no discernable focal point. How many times do I have to push the sofa around to find the magic spot, like divining water? LeTricia incorporated all of my furniture into a new and better arrangement, even the wandering sofa. A mirror that was expiring in my garage now sparkles in a bedroom. Hopeless accessories found a place on a sofa table--nothing went to waste--I didn't throw money away on more tchotchkes.
LeTricia brought me fabrics and furniture and art that exceeded my wildest dreams. She respected my budget without teasing me into a higher price point.
LeTricia kept me informed on my orderís progress, and everything was finished within a 4-6 week period.
Inspired is the word that comes to mind when I think of LeTricia Wilbanks Design. She transformed my home with a look that is very much me with a touch of elegance, luxury, and comfort.
Project Date: March 2013
Project Price Range: $50,000-$100,000
LeTricia makes my house very special. My husband and I like the Transitional style. Her design totally met our requirements and instilled a touch of Old Hollywood which makes the house even more beautiful. We completed the project more than a year ago; but even nowadays we still savor the little touches or new concepts that she applied to our house. Our house has been highly commended by our guests. Living in the house is an everyday enjoyment for us. Also, LeTricia is a pleasure to work with. Unlike other service providers who changes his/her ideas based on what you say, LeTricia is firm on what she believes when we get too creative and off-track. Her design withstood the test of time; we are so glad to trust her on all the details. She is also very mindful of keeping the project within budget.
Project Date: : June 2011
Project Price Range: $10,000-$49,999
LeTricia redesigned our master bathroom and powder bathroom. We took the bathroom down to the studs and completely updated the space to a very glamorous and functional room. She has a great eye for tile combinations and listens to what the client is looking for and incorporates traditional and current items and textures to complete your desired look. She carried the look into out master bedroom with very clean and transitional pieces. She is currently still working in the room. She has taken our old world look family room to a very old Hollywood style that completely compliments the owners. She also redesigned our entertainment center into a beautiful piece of furniture that showcases our collection of glass art. LeTricia is very careful to stay within the clientís budget and completes the project in a timely matter.
INSPIRATIONS AND PASSIONS
Artist: I love Chistopher Martin. He and his wife, Stacie are as charming as they are beautiful. Iíve been lucky enough to meet them both. His work is current, vibrant, and inspired and heís definitely someone to watch. http://www.christopherhmartin.com
Design trend: Agate anything, with a gold dipped edge. I love the new pieces by Lauren Renfrow. www.timestwodesign.com
Color to watch: Emerald Green. Green has long been my favorite color, and Iím excited to see itís resurrection in high end textiles and accessories.
City: Paris, of course, although I like San Francisco in the States.
Movie: "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
Book: "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand. It was a gift from my grandfather when I was 15.
Singer: Michael Buble'
Accessory: A great cocktail ring, or stacked bracelets. I also like my gold Roberto Coin earrings that were a gift for an anniversary.
Wine: Vice Versa Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa. Patrice made a visit to his home over the fall a true highlight, and moment in time to remember for myself and all of my friends. http://www.viceversawine.com/
Designers: Thomas Pheasant, Barbara Barry, and Kelly Wearstler.
Guilty Pleasure: Stinky cheese and dark chocolate
Place to Be: On a barstool in Mary Ann's house, drinking wine and laughing with friends.
Person: My husband, lover and friend for the last 20 years, Ronnie.