Tag Archives: Modern

The design styles Currey & Company produces is broad. From traditional and transitional to mid-century and modern, we do manufacture something for almost everyone. When we blog about modern offerings, we file the post under this tag. Some of our newest contemporary designs we have featured here include the Astrid Pendant with its luminous aqua blue glass shade designed by Denise McGaha. The entire new collection by Barry Goralnick is architectonic. The simple elegance of the Latimer Pendant is a good example, as this clean-lined beauty made of milky white glass and metal that has been treated to a polished nickel finish is the very definition of modern. The thin metal cables that connect the Latimer to its canopy complete the feel of straightforward sophistication. His Blodgett Swing-Arm Wall Sconce is so serene thanks to the elements that come together to create its bearing. The graceful shape is ornamented with luminous turquoise colored glass.

Erika Ward on Her Favorite New Products

Interior designer Erika Ward. Photo credit: Katlyne Hill Photography.
Interior designer Erika Ward. Photo credit: Katlyne Hill Photography. 

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

Our Gaborone Chandelier in the new Erika Ward Interiors showroom. Photo credit: Robert Peterson of Rustic White Interiors Photography.
Our Gaborone Chandelier in the new Erika Ward Interiors showroom. Photo credit: Robert Peterson of Rustic White Interiors Photography.

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. 

Our Daze Pendents in the new Erika Ward Interiors showroom. Photo credit: Robert Peterson of Rustic White Interiors Photography.
Our Daze Pendents in the new Erika Ward Interiors showroom. Photo credit: Robert Peterson of Rustic White Interiors Photography.

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.”

Our Bonfire Chandelier in the new Erika Ward Interiors showroom. Photo credit: Robert Peterson of Rustic White Interiors Photography.
Our Bonfire Chandelier in the new Erika Ward Interiors showroom. Photo credit: Robert Peterson of Rustic White Interiors Photography.

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.”

The Currey & Company Nahau Table Lamp

“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 Currey & Company Farina Table Lamp

“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.”

The Currey & Company Saranya Pepper Console Table

“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.”

The Currey & Company Daze Pendants

“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.” 

The Currey & Company Catrice Wall Sconces

“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.” 

The Currey & Company Gaborone Chandelier

“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.

The Currey & Company Bonfire Chandelier

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.