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PANTONE ANNOUNCES CLASSIC BLUE AS 2020 COLOR OF THE YEAR

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Every year around this time, we anticipate the Pantone color of the year announcement. This annual color selection is based on what experts believe we need as a society. 2020 is almost here and we are on the dawn of a new era, literally. With everything around us changing at a lighting speed, we depend on the familiar to bring us comfort. Classic Blue gives us just that. Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and…
ORC Fall 2019 Erika Ward Interiors

WEEK 6 – ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 6 REVEAL DAY!

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Welcome to the Week 6!!! It’s Reveal Day for the One Room Challenge and I could not be more thrilled to present to you the final outcome! But first, as a reminder, here’s where it all started…   and here is the final result! Beach-Inspired Backsplash The kitchen’s mesmerizing backsplash is the perfect backdrop. Like a rare treasure, I discovered this glass mosaic tile with an iridescent quality much like the inside of a shell. Installing…

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – WEEK 5 RACE TO THE FINISH

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It’s Week 5 of the One Room Challenge and we are nearly crossing the finished line! Over the weekend we wrapped up installation of our new LIFECORE wood floors! Everyone who has returned after the installation marvels about them and loves the 7″ wide planks! We used the float installation method which means the new hardwoods were installed over the existing floor. Not having to demo the old floors saved us lots of time and mess.…

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 4 – I SEE THE LIGHT

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It’s Week 4 and we are more than halfway to the finished line. Everyone is excited around here, even the late adopters have finally caught on. For example, heading home from the airport on Sunday, my son shouted from the back of the truck “Mom! No one worked in the kitchen the entire week while you were gone.” I found it funny to see how vested he was in completing the kitchen. Then again, it is…
Titan Range Hood by Zephyr

BEST RANGE HOODS FOR A CLEANER, HEALTHIER KITCHEN

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Last week I spent time with Zephyr, the industry leader in kitchen ventilation, learning about the innovation and technology used in creating the world’s best range hoods. The 7000 sqft. Zephyr Design & Experience Center located in San Francisco’s West Design District, is where I got a chance to perform product testing and learn important steps on improving indoor air quality, starting in the kitchen. Now more than ever I’m obsessed with maintaining a healthier home…

ORC WEEK 3

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We’re back with Week 3 of the One Room Challenge and with the photographer coming in ten days I’m biting my nails down to the nubs in working through the final details. The Good News My Monsoon II range hood insert by Zephyr arrived at my front door yesterday just as I was boarding a plane to San Francisco. Here in SF I’m visiting Zephyr’s Design and Experience Center to learn more about their kitchen ventilation…
One Room Challenge Fall 2019

ORC WEEK 2 – AN ODE TO THE SEASHORE

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So here we are in Week 2 and I’m pretty satisfied with our progress. However, after posting WEEK ONE, I realized something was missing, a project nickname. Before we start the design process in a home, we give each project a nickname. For example, our Tuxedo Project was called “Organic Sophistication”, while our Clifton Road project was called “Today’s Traditional Design” Naming each project helps us stay focused and true to the overall aesthetic. I realized…
One Room Challenge Fall 2019 Week 1

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE – WEEK 1

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Today marks the official kickoff for the Fall 2019 One Room Challenge and I couldn’t be more thrilled to be selected as one of twenty Featured Designers. Tosses confetti! The One Room Challenge isn’t a design competition. It’s an event created by Linda Weinstein of Calling it Home that allows design enthusiasts to get a peek into the transformation process of any room makeover via weekly blog posts. The ORC has become wildly popular since its…

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ERIKA HOLLINSHEAD WARD
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