We’re featuring Erika Ward, the principal of Erika Ward Interiors, on the blog today. We’re thrilled to have this savvy design influencer share her favorite new products we introduced this Spring. But before we get to her list of picks, let’s learn a bit more about her and her fabulous Fayetteville, Georgia, firm. We’re illustrating the story with photos from her brand-new showroom, which we are happy to say includes a number of Currey & Company products.
Erika Ward Interiors
Erika Hollinshead Ward is an award-winning, published interior designer whose commitment to timeless interiors, lifestyle, and wellness has positioned her to be sought after by both brands and consumers. With her strong foundation in business finance and over a decade of design experience as the owner and principal designer of Erika Ward Interiors, Erika is dedicated to properly educating the consumer on the benefits, both financial and intrinsic, of a well-designed home.
As a wife and a working mother of five, Erika has also demonstrated how to achieve success in work and life. Because of her creativity and sharp business acumen she’s been tapped for national spokesperson roles and brand ambassadorships for targeted consumer campaigns. Based in the Atlanta area, she also has spearheaded initiatives that rally other designers and vendors to bring great design to disadvantaged groups. She firmly believes in the mantra “to whom much is given, much is required.”
Top Product Picks by Erika Ward
“I’ve always had an affinity for table lamps,” Erika remarks. “They instantly elevate any room by adding light, but they also add an element of art and sculpture to a room’s decor.”
“For a client without an extensive art collection, I would love to see the Nahau Table Lamp in a living room or even a bedroom setting. The sweeping fan pattern against the terracotta material feels warm and familiar—almost something that we’ve seen in a history book. It would be one of the wielding elements that would make a room with brand new furniture look and feel as if it’s been curated over time.”
“The Farina Table Lamp is another piece I’m drawn to due to its sculptural silhouette. Leaning into a feminine aesthetic, I see a woman wearing a dress that drapes across one shoulder leaving the other confidently exposed. While the artist may not have had a fashionista in mind at all while designing this lamp, it allows the imagination to discover new ways to appreciate portable lighting.”
“In furniture, the Saranya Pepper Console Table is a surefire conversation piece. Imagine it in a setting where the furniture floats in the middle of the room much like the open floor plans we see in modern-day homes. Backing a sofa, it’s no longer viewed as walking into a table, but instead you are approaching the room with an experience waiting on the other side. The Saranya console table makes an edgy introduction to any space, just be sure the balance of the room lives up to its boldness.”
“Though not from the Spring introductions, I recently purchased Currey & Company lighting for many of the vignettes in our new showroom. Alongside sleek quartz countertops and champagne bronze finishes, a pair of Daze Pendants adds an air of quiet sophistication to our showroom kitchen.”
“At our entry, a pair of Catrice Wall Sconces welcomes you into our lair of approachable elegance; and in the bedroom, the Catrice Chandelier is lovely. In fact, we’ve created an entire theme we call Endless Summer using Currey & Company lighting.”
“I also featured the Gaborone Chandelier in the showroom living room and the Bonfire Chandelier in the dining room. They all nod towards a showroom owner who loves summering.
Summering in Style
It’s so rewarding to see our products through the eyes of our industry’s biggest talents. We appreciate the fact that Erika was willing to give us a tour of her all-time favorites! For a glimpse into this designer’s mind, be sure to visit her “Behind the Curtain” blog, and follow her inspiring feed on Instagram. For more design inspiration, stop by our posts featuring the favorite picks of Victoria Lidstrom, Teresa Davis, Jennifer Leonard, Sara Hillery, and Courtney McLeod.