Erin's Home Tour from Ruth Eileen
August 26, 2013
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At long last, the piece de resistance! Erin's home in all of its fabulously girly glory for you to oogle to your hearts content. With the addition of a few sweet details (hello striped wall, gold dipped benches and adorable art!) Erin's pretty little flat feels totally and completely transformed. Photographed by Ruth Eileen, there's lots more where this came from right here in the gallery. And make sure to read on to see exactly what we did!
The very first thing we did was add some color. Pink and gold are Erin's colors of choice so that's exactly what we did. That amazing Rothko reprint really set the tone for the palette. We loved the contrast to the striped wall and we waterfalled the hues down through the pillows, the accessories, the well, everything.

The room simply wasn't going to accommodate a large sofa so we stuck with Erin's two white chairs. We faced them opposite each other to create a warm and cozy environment, dressing each up with some pretty pillows we found. We placed two inexpensive, gussied up X benches between so that Erin & Chuck could catch up with cocktails after a long days work. Gold touches were sprinkled on the side table and throughout the rest of the room.

My favorite transformation was our bar area. Erin originally had a cute but not amazing hand-me-down bar cart so we replaced it with something that would bring a smile from the moment she walked in the door. We added a pop of whimsy with a Jonathan Adler ice bucket, a crazy owl vase filled with flowers and some pretty liquor bottles. It was love at first sight.
Erin's work space was already pretty freaking cute. We just added a few white vases, some fresh flowers and a fun catch all tray that could house Erin's papers. Oh and some pretty gold and floral inspired notebooks because as techy as Erin is, she's a traditionalist at heart. We love that the desk ties the two areas together so beautifully. The metallics, the pinks and the hints of girliness make it feel like one cohesive area to live & work.
Erin's bedroom is literally the size of a queen bed. She opted for a full herself which left room for two teeny tiny tables on either side. It's the smallest bedroom in the world and after some very minor touches, quite possibly the loveliest. A gorgeous mint throw that we found at West Elm, stacks of pretty books and a whimsical black & white jewelry holder was all this girl needed. The Love Is All You Need sign above the bed was just icing on an already pretty perfect cake. And did we mention that Erin literally gold leafed her entire bed? I told you. This girl lives on the edge.
The splurge - which we wholly believe every home needs so that it feels less "make it work" and more "hell to the yeah this is mine" - was this gorgeous cashmere Jonathan Adler blanket. In Erin's signature pink. Against our chevron but neutral rug, this blanket alone literally transformed the whole space. It was a total game changer and worth every last penny it cost. And it cost a lot.

Biggest impact of the day? Breathing life back into the shelves that we actually thought we loved the way they were. If you remember the color blocked shelves that Erin originally had? Well, she cleared them out, simplified and only added back her favorite pieces. It opened up the space and really let all of the other thoughtfully chosen accessories sing.

To really get a sense of the transformation, take a peek at the gallery of Erin's home before!
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Photography: Ruth Eileen | White Owl Vase: One Kings Lane | White Dog Bookends: One Kings Lane | Brass Seahorse Letter Opener: Jonathan Adler | Gray & White Diamond Print Pillow: West Elm | Abstract Print: | Champagne Glasses: Crate & Barrel | Opalescent Tumblers: Anthropologie | Butler Tray Stand: West Elm | Faux Sheepskin Rug: IKEA | White Ceramic Pipe: Jonathan Adler | White Ceramic Studded Box: Jonathan Adler | White Lacquer Tray: West Elm | Richard Nixon Pink Throw: Jonathan Adler | White Rocking Bird: West Elm | Gray Faux Fur Pillow: West Elm | Parsons End Table: West Elm | Chevron Rug: West Elm | Gold Floor Mirror: IKEA | Mint Vase: West Elm | Flower Candle Pot: Anthropologie | Turquoise Throw Blanket: West Elm | Parachute Duvet Cover: West Elm | Love Is All You Need Painting: Etsy | Martini Side Table: West Elm | Gray & White Honeycomb Pillow: West Elm | Parsons Metal Desk: West Elm | Wall Clock: Crate & Barrel | Office Chair: Lamps Plus