Incorporate Global-Inspired Design Into Your Décor with Tips from Erika H Ward

Handmade, wood abstract table

Accent your space with global-inspired furniture picks found here in Atlanta.

Erika Hollinshead Ward curates gorgeous interiors. As the owner of Atlanta-based Erika Ward Interiors, she’s fascinated with travel and learning about other cultures. “I like to find out what a culture entails and what that looks like aesthetically,” Erika says. “I want spaces to feel like they have heart, spirit, and history.”

Growing up, the talented creative developed an eye for interiors thanks to her grandmother, Onetha. “She wasn’t a trained decorator but she was very creative,” Erika says. “I assisted her with a lot of things in our own home.” Erika’s grandfather, Lawrence, was an architect. “They primed me for what I’m doing now,” she says.

After a recent trip to South Africa, Erika’s affinity for worldly goods has been heightened. “Bring special pieces from your travels into your home,” Erika says. But if a summer getaway isn’t in the near future, don’t worry. You can still transform a space with an otherworldly look and feel by accenting it with global-inspired furnishings.

Handmade wood side table➊ YD5533 ACCENT TABLE

Place this handmade side table next to your bathtub. “It can warm up a cold bathroom,” says Erika. Adding, “I like to seek out pieces that have some Old World patina.” $60
Nadeau Furniture With A Soul
2359 Peachtree Rd. NE., Ste. B, Atlanta








All metal floor lamp, black, with bronze finished brass and iron➋ BUNGALOW 5 SHILOH FLOOR LAMP

Statement lighting is one of my favorite ways to marry form, function and culture,” Erika says.
Ideal for a home office or library, she encourages people to “audition pieces to see what feels natural for you.”
Sarah Cyrus Home
1194 Huff Rd., Atlanta






Solid oak chair with gray limed finish➌ MONACO CHAIR

This solid oak piece with gray limed finish is perfect for a modest living room. “Adding furniture with classic lines and details is the quickest way to add history to even the most modern of spaces,” says Erika.
Interior Philosophy
4411 Roswell Rd. NE., Atlanta









Beautiful, African American lady smiling in black and white striped blouseErika Hollinshead Ward
• Owner and principal designer of Erika Ward Interiors, LLC
• Specializes in helping homeowners be accountable when it comes to spending their money thanks to a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Georgia.
• As one to watch, her work has been seen in House Beautiful, Better Homes & Gardens, and more.
• Certified True Color Expert

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