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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As founder of Erika Ward Interiors and, my passion drives me to create well-appointed interiors for my clients and to provide inspiration to tens of thousands of readers each month.

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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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