Erika Brechtel studio revamp lounge chairs rug art photography

Life has been so full lately, I haven’t made much progress on the last few bits of my studio revamp. White carrera marble tile floors have been installed, walls have been painted, my brass etagere/design library is up, but there’s so much more I want to do! At least I’m still invigorated by what I’ve got planned, and thought I’d share one of the designs I’ve been visualizing/creating: these fun little mockups help me firm up an idea in my head and act as a checklist in the process. It was an interesting exercise for me to attempt to strike that balance between contemporary, couture, edgy, pretty AND tropical, but I’m excited about the solution!

crystal chandelier / artwork, ‘Marcus Ohlsson Rooftop View’ / Lulu & Georgia ‘Mavek’ chairs / Matthew Williamson ‘Sunbird’ pillows (custom made by Ariana Belle) / mirrored side table / Society Social fur stool / Lulu & Georgia ‘Mirabelle’ rug 

And you know what pulled it together for me: my ‘5 Pieces’ rule of course!

1. Textured/Patterned
2. Shiny
3. Modern
4. Organic/Animal
5. Antique-y

More to come!


Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

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