Growing up in a family of creative people I saw my relatives creating beauty on a daily basis. My grandfather, an accomplished architect for the federal government, was my first design professor. From him, I learned the art of purchasing and rehabilitating houses to foster and encourage urban economic development.
With plans to follow in his footsteps and manage the family’s business, I received a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from The University of Georgia. Afterward, I enrolled and completed coursework in Interior Design at American InterContinental University.
I started my career at an international design/build firm before moving to a full-service real estate development company managing multi-million dollar construction budgets. In 2006 I opened the doors of my Atlanta based showroom and studio, Erika Ward Interiors, bringing my business acumen, professionalism, and design talent to the residential market.
When not running my Atlanta based showroom and studio, I enjoy planning the next family adventure with my husband Chris and mothering our five children.
And now i'm going to help you create yours.
Sometimes life’s adversities help us to determine what we need to thrive at home. Honestly my young son’s cancer diagnosis made me a more conscientious designer as it relates to using home to nurture mental and spiritual well-being. I carved out a space where I mediate, pray, visit with my closest friends, and sometimes do light office work. Having a respite within my home provided a place to quiet my thoughts and to find peace in the midst of the emotional chaos.
That was the exact moment it all changed for me. When I started owning my own story...
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