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Erika Hollinshead Ward is an award winning, published interior designer whose commitment to timeless interiors, lifestyle, and wellness has positioned her to be sought after by both brands and consumers. Her strong foundation in business finance, plus over a decade of design experience as the Owner and Principal designer of Erika Ward Interiors, Erika has combined both to properly educate the consumer on the benefits, both financial and intrinsic, of a well designed home.

As a wife and working mother of five, Erika has also demonstrated how to achieve success in both work and life. Because of her creativity and sharp business acumen she’s been the choice for national spokesperson roles and brand ambassadorships for targeted consumer campaigns.

Based in Atlanta, GA she also has spearheaded initiatives that rally other designers and vendors together to bring great design to disadvantaged groups. She firmly believe in the charge of to whom much is given, much is required.

What Does Black History Month Mean To You This Year?

 Dr. King with his youngest daughter Yolanda. Reminds us that we need to engage verbally with our children and get down on their level to remain relevant and relatable.

Dr. King with his youngest daughter Yolanda. Reminds us that we need to engage verbally with our children and get down on their level to remain relevant and relatable.

We should all consider ourselves Black History heroes in our own right due to the fact that we are making history every day. Thanks to social media, our reach now extends much further than our own community. As a present day activist, you can put forth the same effort to influence as our predecessors yet yield exponential results. With each post, we make a conscious decision to choose how we want to be remembered.

Where Are You Finding Inspiration To Design This Year?

 My Maternal Grandmother, the late Mrs. Onetha Glover Hollinshead (my greatest inspiration)

My Maternal Grandmother, the late Mrs. Onetha Glover Hollinshead (my greatest inspiration)

Inspiration dwells among us especially when we engage in new experiences. This year, I resolved to fully explore The Arts in an effort to see the world through various lenses. The Arts range from culinary delights to interpretive dance to the ancient art of perfumery. I can’t wait to see the impact of living life consciously through all six senses, yes six, has on my work in the field of interior design. I’m even journaling my progress.

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AuthorAngela Belt