We went with a mix of edgy and beachy prints for Erin’s two-storey home. We styled the ground floor to be both functional and beautifully layered, playing into Erin’s love of contemporary design with a touch of bohemian elegance.
In the living room, we placed Ashley Woodson Bailey’s bold limited-edition floral print, entitled “Banks”, over the couch. This added to the white and navy color scheme, highlighted by wood accents, books and vintage finds. Some of the accessories I added to the space include a chunky cream knit blanket, mudcloth pillows and a brass peace sign, all from Consort.
For her dining room, we chose Gray Malin’s limited-edition “Sicily” print, which plays nicely with the Cali-cool vibe of the space. Near the stairwell, we also incorporated two silkscreen prints by UK artist Magnus Gjoen to add a pop of edge (“Chanel Grenade” over the dining room console, and “No One But Death Shall Part Us” at the foot of the stairs). Overall, Erin’s open-concept dining area features a gorgeous mix of vintage finds and mid-century furniture, which complement the modern art and accessories.
Upstairs, we wanted the area to feel very serene, and selected a few oversized Jane Wilder desert prints in a light pastel palette for her hallway and guest bedroom.
Q&A: In Conversation With Erin
How would you describe your design aesthetic?
I like a house to feel clean, with pops of color, and mismatched patterns. Nothing that feels too staged or inauthentic. I don’t follow any rules, and instead just put pieces together that i like and see if it works. Sometimes I look at a room and think, “What was I thinking, this looks terrible!” And then I start over.
We focused a lot on expanding your art collection, creating a unique balance of beachy and edgy prints. How do you feel art has changed your home?
Yeah, I’ve always been intimidated to buy art because I didn’t trust my instincts. You helped me gravitate towards the things that spoke to me without worrying about them all having similar themes or vibes. Getting this art up on my walls has totally changes my home. It gives it personality, and creates a conversation. Having empty walls feels indecisive and makes a home feel like it isn’t lived in yet.
What’s your favorite room/area in the house?
I love my office and I love my kitchen nook. I’ve always wanted to have a breakfast nook, and I find myself squeezing in there every morning with my computer and my coffee, and I love it.