Erika Ward Interiors

INTERIOR DESIGN FOR COUPLES

I'm Erika Ward

Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation.  My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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How Erika Ward Interiors helped newlyweds find common ground in designing their space while maintaining “shalom in the home.”

“Interior Design for Couples” should be a chapter in the PreMarital Counseling Handbook. Gone are the days when husbands took a hands off approach in regards to their home’s decor. In my previous post entitled, “Designing for the Sexes,” I asked readers about their mate’s involvement in making decisions on decorating, etc. Here’s what Tammy had to say:

I see more and more men speaking up about their design preferences and I love it. Unlike Tammy, most wives don’t know how to handle their husband’s opinions about design. As a Design Consultant, I also act as an interpreter by translating his-speak and herspeak into a love language they both understand.

Couples therapy
I received an email from newlyweds (the husband!) asking for assistance in decorating their Master Suite. They were moving into a new development in Buckhead where they would reside for one year, then purchase a single family home when they found the right property.

They agreed to start with a clean slate in the bedroom. He requested the design be clean, brown, and void of flowers and frill…frill meaning drapery. She requested a bedroom retreat with lots of color and silk drapery panels. They did find common ground in a color palette consisting of teal, goldenrod, and chocolate.

Based on their design preferences here is the concept board for their Master Bedroom…

…and for the Master Bath…

The process
Via email, the couple received the above design along with a resource guide that provided them with the cost and where to buy information. What’s great about these concept boards is that they allow the homeowners to buy items at their own pace.
After the purchases were made, I visited their home to place items as well as consult on the rest of the apartment! Tomorrow, I will not only reveal photos of the master bedroom, but also the kitchen, dining, living room, and guest bedroom!
READER POLL: Are concept boards / moodboards effective in helping you visualize a space? If you answered no, then what method do you prefer?

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Hi, I'm Erika.
Your Design + Happy Healthy Home Advocate.

Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation. My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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