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What's inspiring Erika Ward right now

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Erika Hollinshead Ward

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Known for a classic style with a dose of glam, Erika Hollinshead Ward is currently taking cues from the natural world. Here’s what’s inspiring her now.

Recent purchase
A teak wood console from Scott Antique Markets. It’s earthy and organic and enough of a statement for our living room with two-story windows.

Erika Hollinshead Ward
African napkin rings

Photograph by Jason Lagi

Erika Hollinshead Ward
Rustic flatware

Photograph by Jason Lagi

Hosting
Summer get-togethers are my favorite because they extend outdoors. For tabletop goods, I love Waiting on Martha Home. Finds from my travels add conversation to the table, like these African napkin rings. This rustic flatware is from Bobo Intriguing Objects.

Erika Hollinshead Ward
Forsythia branches

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Plant
I’m always looking for a reason to use forsythia branches.

Erika Hollinshead Ward
Ankara fabric

Photograph by Jason Lagi

Fabric
I’ve begun to collect textiles on my travels—like this Ankara fabric I found in Cape Town. Schumacher is always classically current with rich pigments and elegant designs. A favorite is “Lotus Garden” in jade.

Erika Hollinshead Ward
Acrylic and antique brass chandelier from John-Richard

Photograph by Jason Lagi

Lighting
I love the stunning combination of materials in lighting by John-Richard, which has a showroom in High Point. I used this acrylic and antique brass chandelier in a recent project.

Erika Hollinshead Ward
Wallpaper from Phillip Jeffries

Photograph by Jason Lagi

Wallpaper
Phillip Jeffries shows such an amazing range of natural wallcoverings. I love this blossom print in porcelain blue.

Books
Marshall Watson’s The Art of Elegance, Ray Booth’s Evocative Interiors, Beth Webb’s An Eye for Beauty

Erika Hollinshead Ward
African beads

Photograph by Jason Lagi

Getaway
The Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge in South Africa. It has luxurious creature comforts amid the world’s most majestic beasts. We went this spring and I brought back these handpainted African beads.

Staple good
Turkish Oushak rugs from Moattar at ADAC

Chic eats
Le Bilboquet at the Shops Buckhead Atlanta. It allows me an escape to Paris for a quick lunch.

This article appears in our Summer 2019 issue of Atlanta Magazine’s HOME.

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