July 28, 2012


Last week’s getaway to Sarasota was just what I needed to refresh and reboot. Before finally heading to bed I checked my inbox and was excited to see 2 heavy packages; one contained fabric samples the other was a copy of Monarch Magazine‘s Spring 2012 issue.

Hello Blair Underwood!

I carefully flipped through this generously-sized magazine, a whopping 10″ x 13″, 97 page publication chocked full of the latest in celebrity news and various articles covering lifestyle and  finance.

I’d received an email from a Monarch rep that I had been featured, but didn’t expect this…

Yes, a full page of just moi, yours truly! Remember what I said about the page size? I was overwhelmed with humility. Most people who do good work, EXPECT to be recognized. I, however, feel just as excited about each feature as if it was my first.

Their description of my business and blog was spot on and I felt they definitely did their research! There were two other designers featured as well, celebrity interior designer Alicia LaMar and “The Renaissance Man” himself. H. Alex Sanchez…in good company, huh?

Many thanks to Monarch Magazine, their review staff, and others who were instrumental in promoting my name and my business! God Bless!

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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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  1. Says:

    Congrats Erika! You should be proud. Kudos to you.


  2. Maribel Says:

    This is so fantastic, congratulations Erika!


  3. Renae Murphy Says:

    AWESOME!!! Well-deserved! Congratulations!


  4. jennifer Duchene Says:

    Erika you are an amazing woman and a talented designer. How fabulous. Congratulations! Thrilled for you.

    Jennifer Duchene
    Polite Woman, Speaker, Author, Design Confidante


  5. Michelle Says:

    Congratulations Erika


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