LeTricia Wilbanks has been operating LWD creating her brand of modern, sensuous, and chic interiors since 2008. When asked how she brings such vibrant energy to her designs, Wilbanks says, “My job is to create a mood. My desire is to evoke emotion and feeling into every room I design, whether residential or corporate. I strive to create the perfect environment for an exact moment in time. Your spaces should be about how you feel IN them. They should make us feel sexy, raw, spiritual.” LeTricia’s gift for design is her ability to evoke emotion through her creations using a careful combination of technical expertise honed from 29 years of experience, and building on that with a God given artistic talent. She combines color, textures, and a palette of energy that stirs emotions, marrying her client’s personal taste to create great design that reflects and enhances their personal style, way of life, and family.
LeTricia grew up far from the life she currently lives on a rural cattle ranch in East Texas in a 750 sq foot trailer. Her life as a girl was wild and free, spent largely on horseback or with her nose in a book, but even as a child, she had an obsession with art, beautiful homes, and architecture even though she had no idea this was something that would later transform into her life passion. She loved this life very much and was extremely happy as a child, but at 11 years old, Her father died at 34, leaving her to be raised by two strong women, her Mother and Grandmother She always strived for excellence even from childhoodh in everything she undertook and was driven to succeed in life. After finishing a business degree, getting married, and having a baby, she realized she had to finish her Interior design degree so she commuted 180 miles a day with a baby in the back seat for 18 months and finished with the “Excellence in Design”award from college and degrees in Business, Interior Design, and a minor in art. After having a second baby, she put her career goals on hold to raise a family for 10 years while working part time as a fashion model. At the age of 40, she realized she had to follow her dreams of becoming a successful designer and business woman, and at 50, decided to jump all in and focus on opening The WM with Selena Mackay.