ERIKA HOLLINSHEAD WARD
Founder, Principal Designer
As the Founder and Principal Designer of Erika Ward Interiors, I’m completely vested in every single project we take on. Though I work for myself, I also work in a partnership with you, my client, to turn interior spaces into beautiful homes. I’ve been so fortunate to collaborate with such courteous homeowners and can honestly say I’m working in my dream job. My work has been featured in numerous local and national publications and I’ve been awarded by the Atlanta Tribune for having one of the top design firms for two consecutive years.
I began my career as an accountant managing multi-million dollar construction budgets for an internationally known design-build firm. Having a client-focused perspective is nothing new to me. The commercial client is much like the residential client when it comes down to what matters most to them—quality products and workmanship as well as personal accountability when it comes to spending their money. In 2006, while still working in a corporate setting, I bravely started Erika Ward Interiors to satisfy my creative side and brought my business acumen and professionalism to the residential market. After three years of performing this balancing act I decided to fully commit to building Erika Ward Interiors and never looked back.
My business background has served both me and my clients very well. With a degree in Finance and coursework in both Real Estate and Interior Design I’ve managed to build trust with my clients and cultivate a spirit of service as I work alongside other design colleagues, contractors, vendors and manufacturers. In an extension of my design business, I also work closely with retail brands such as Home Depot, Home Decorators Collection, S.C. Johnson, and Big Lots (to name a few) as a spokesperson and brand ambassador in targeted consumer campaigns.
However, my proudest roles are as a wife to my husband, Chris, and a mother to our five children, Evan, Ava, Dallas, Cameron, and Brooke.
It’s a pleasure to meet you!
As Design Assistant for Erika Ward Interiors, I work beside Erika in facilitating the design and implementation of every project. My sharp eye for beauty and passion for client services led me to this phenomenal industry where we collaborate with skilled tradespeople, artists, and fellow creator to exceed the clients’ expectations.
A graduate of The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Communications program, I thoroughly enjoy using my skills to create synergy with all parties involved to bring the clients’ dreams into fruition.
When I’m not working, I enjoy traveling the country and seeking adventure with my fiancé Cameron.
As Accounting Manager for Erika Ward Interiors, I’m responsible for all day-to-day accounting activities for the firm including accounts payable, accounts receivable and financial reporting.
Since obtaining my Master’s Degree from a top business school in the Northeast, I’ve had the pleasure to manage financial accounts for many top interior designers in the nation. Among them, Erika is one of the few that has a solid understanding and insight of the accounting side.
Even though I mostly service the back end of the business, I’m dedicated in working with Erika to ensure the accuracy, quality, and efficiency of the services provided to you. My primary goal is to keep the business running smoothly while Erika can focus on delivering beautiful work to you.