January 15, 2012

advice, Inspiration, mood board, press

Thank you Jet Magazine for publishing my advice (January 23rd) on transforming your living room into an ideal retreat. It’s such a honor to have my work included in a magazine I grew up reading. There was always a Jet in our magazine rack!

When Senior Editor, Kyra Kyles called to chat about low-cost ways to add serenity to your living spaces, I gave her these words of advice:

GLOW: Use lamps instead of overhead lights to create a gentle, rather than glaring, effect. You’re establishing an atmosphere of relaxation and coziness.

THROW: Colorful cashmere fabrics – available for as little as $25— add style and flair, plus something soft to cuddle up to in winter months.

EDIT:  Take a look around, and remove furniture, such as an extra end table, that doesn’t add value. Cluttered rooms = cluttered thoughts.

Want more ideas like these? Pick up the latest issue of Jet Magazine on newstands now! I’m on page 35!
As a supplement to the piece, I’ve included these product recommendations/ideas to help you in your quest for relaxation. Check ’em out:

1 /2 /3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8

What are some of your favorite home decor items that help you to relax in your space. Oh, do tell!

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About Erika Ward

Multi-passionate entrepreneur, spokesperson, speaker, and philanthropist, Erika Hollinshead Ward worked in the design-build industry as an accountant before turning her passion for interior design into a successful business. Named by Atlanta Tribune as having one of the top design firms for two consecutive years, Erika is a highly sought after expert whose work has appeared in several media outlets such as House Beautiful Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, Fox 5 (Atlanta Affiliate), Huffington Post, and many others. Her influential voice in the home improvement sector has lead to marketing collaborations with leading home and lifestyle brands including Home Depot, S.C. Johnson, and Home Decorators Collection. Erika holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Georgia and resides in Atlanta with her husband and five children. With her sharp business acumen and design prowess, you can rest assured that she is one to watch as a voice for working mothers, women entrepreneurs, and interior design enthusiasts.

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4 Responses to “THANK YOU JET MAGAZINE!”

  1. dayka Says:

    when you said you were in Jet, i was thinking as the “beauty of the week”, but this is PHENOMENAL!! didn’t we all grow up reading jet our favorite weekly magazine? when i was younger, i remember that was the only magazine that actually talked about people i knew. congratulations, e–2012 is on and poppin’!


  2. BlitzAndGlam Says:

    That’s great, Erika! I use lamps in my living room and bedroom instead of overhead lighting and I agree that it makes it more relaxing.


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