We had the good fortune of connecting with Caitlin & Darius and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Caitlin &, how has your perspective on work-life balance evolved over time?
Both of us came from working 9 to 5 at design firms and knew we wanted things to be different at Studio CDB. Living a healthy life is a priority for us, and that means balance. As a design studio, we try not to focus on 8 hour days or 40 hour work weeks, but rather getting our jobs done and done well. Keeping our schedules flexible allows us to eat healthier, hit the gym often, and take our dogs (Link and Boseman) out for walks.
What should our readers know about your business?
Studio CDB is a three-in-one design studio, specializing in events, graphics, and interior design. This is what makes us special! We both have backgrounds in architecture and interior design and use this across all three niches. We like to think of ourselves as a one-stop-shop for our clients. As a business, we are still learning and growing. It has definitely not been easy, and we still continue to face challenges every day; but, we work hard to stay positive and keep pushing forward. We know we’re going to continue to improve as we continue to gain experience. Along the way, we’ve learned to be okay with not knowing everything right now. It doesn’t mean we are unworthy or unable, it just means that we’re human! At Studio CDB, we strive to produce events, develop brands, and create spaces that are not only stylish and practical but a reflection of who you are! Our goal is to design exclusively for you, your family, your friends, your business, or your employees to achieve a more personalized result.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Our home is located in the Silverbluff neighborhood, so we spend a lot of time in the Grove especially grabbing food. For coffee/breakfast, our go-to’s are Le Pain Quotidien and Coral Bagels. For lunch, TOA Cafe or Tinta y Cafe. Afternoon coffees from Starbucks are a must and for dinner, the Spillover, Lokal, or Whisk Gourmet. When we’re craving something sweet, we like to grab some pie at Fireman Derek’s or drive up to Aioli in West Palm for carrot cake and Crack coffee!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
We’re both similarly inspired by our fathers, who have each taken risks and started their own businesses in architecture. Alejandro Bonet and Danny Bounds have been mentors, not only as architects and designers but as fathers as well. We also want to shoutout all those that helped get Studio CDB started, most especially, Ellen Bonet, Debbie Bounds, Sarah Engel, and Alison Harke as well as our biggest fan, Liana Guerra.
Merari Teruel Photography