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137 Ideabooks by Erika Ward - Erika Ward Interiors
International Intrigue Sets the Pace in a U.S. Home
A world traveler finds a place to hang her hat and set her suitcase, in a home filled with collectibles from around the globe
A model home with great bones was not enough to completely win over this well-traveled homeowner looking to make roots. There was still something missing. The challenge presented to designer Olivia Nezey Westbrooks...
Houzz Tour: Color Brings a Family-Friendly Show House to Life
Apple green, salmon pink and bodacious blues dance through fabrics and furnishings in a Pennsylvania show house
Pittsburgh interior designer Alisha Gwen allowed her spirited persona to shine through in this show house in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. Her mission was to highlight key features of the home while opening potential...
6 Decorating Don'ts That Hamper Creativity
Let designs that speak to your soul flourish in your home by avoiding these common decorating mistakes
There are many resources out there that offer suggestions on how to create a home you love. Perhaps you've bought an expensive hardback full of gorgeous photos of beautiful rooms in the hopes of re-creating a space with the same wow factor. Maybe you...
7 Tips for Making Contractors Your Allies
For a contractor as vested as you are in your home project's success, follow these time-tested techniques from a professional designer
It often seems we hear more bad stories than good when it comes to client-contractor relations. Miscommunication on both sides is a common culprit. In my experience it has been easier to discuss issues and salvage existing relationships than...
Top 10 Interior Stylist Secrets Revealed
Give your home's interiors magazine-ready polish with these tips to finesse the finishing design touches
It happens to the best of us. Even professional designers get stuck at times when putting the final touches on a design job. We take a moment, stand back from our work and fuss with this detail and that one until everything is perfect — at least in...
7 Home Purchases Worth the Splurge
Make buyer's remorse over furniture, textiles and more a thing of the past with this wise purchasing advice
When it comes to shopping for the home, there are very few things that I absolutely hate. Buyer's remorse is one of them. As I've become more experienced in making purchases for clients and my own home, I've learned that the quality of certain...
Houzz Tour: Visit a Condo Co-designed by Nature
This contemporary space forgoes bold Miami décor to embrace a soothing style that brings the outdoors in
When homeowners approached Miami-based designer Deborah Wecselman to redesign their family's condo, they requested a look that deviated from the often bold, vivacious hues seen in Miami décor. Instead they opted for something both soothing and stylish...
Interview: Lessons of a Home Photo Stylist
Annette Joseph shares her tips for styling beautiful home photography and finding the soul of a room
Atlanta-based photostylist/producer Annette Joseph possesses an intangible skill that keeps us hooked on our favorite shelter magazine publications: the ability to breathe life into interior spaces. My first encounter with Joseph was at a private mock...
Secondary Colors Create a Punchy Focal Point
This ideabook introduces secondary colors — and the notion that color does not have to be complicated. Secondary colors are created by mixing equal parts of two primary colors. Blue and yellow make green, red and blue make purple, and red and yellow...
Room Tour: Fall in Love with This Vintage-Style Bedroom
When we requested a peek into Dayka Robinson's vintage-styled home, she graciously escorted us to her bedroom retreat. This Atlanta-based interior designer known for her penchant for uncovering sought-after relics also has a talent for restoring one-of-a-kind...
Primary Colors Bring a Room to Life
There is nothing elementary about decorating with primary colors, especially when they are against a sophisticated, neutral backdrop. Bold, bright, and beautiful, they are the foundation of all colors and make a powerful color statement in a box of crayons...
Decorate With Autumn's Best
Cool, crisp air and turning leaves signal it's time to head outdoors to gather Mother Nature's bountiful harvest. This harvest not only yields the ingredients to some of our favorite comfort foods, it provides the warm accent colors that evoke cozy feelings...
Houzz Tour: Neo-Traditional Style in Georgetown
When a budding attorney decided to plant her roots in the upscale Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., she called upon Zoe Feldman of Zoe Feldman Design to assist her...
How to Store Your Stuff in Plain Sight
It's that time of the year again when we go through the biannual sort, donate, purge and keep routine. Home and organization is not for the faint at heart. It is especially difficult when we know the finished line is near, but are still faced with the...
House Proud: Peacock Grandeur in Home Décor
I've never met a male peacock I didn't like. He is skillful at capturing the attention of the female with his gorgeous spread of flamboyant feathers. His counterparts, and those of the human variety, swoon over his grandeur. How can one resist such charm? Over...