Hi There! My name is Erin Walsh. I am an interior designer, New Englander, boy mama, blogger and peony lover. I founded Erin Walsh Design as a way to help busy parents design prettier, happier and less chaotic homes that manifest mindfulness and help achieve life's most important goals. As a former wedding blogger, I believe in creating beautiful rooms for my clients that are relaxed and comfortable, with plenty of space for entertaining and living life to its fullest.
We specialize in family-friendly design. Fragile glass coffee tables and pointy edges are not really our thing - guaranteed toddler mishaps (we've been there)! We prefer a soft place for kids to land and a comfortable spot to put up our feet after a long day. Our philosophy is that a well-designed home can simplify the demands of modern life, where grown-up luxury and kids toys can live in harmony.
We are a health conscious interior design studio that is passionate about choosing more natural fabrics and finishes for interior design projects, especially for homes with kids and pets. I love combining some modern Feng Shui tips into my practice to help families achieve prosperity, relationship and wellness goals. Did you know having mirrors in your bedroom can negatively impact your ability to get the quality sleep you deserve? Neither did I until I started Feng Shui training! Let me show you the way.
Growing up with a mother from Waikiki Beach and father from Boston, my design style is a combination of seaside chic and classic New England glamour. I always loved design as a child, often rearranging my room and creating gallery walls with ads from my favorite magazines. Photography, painting and architecture design were my hobbies starting back in elementary school.
I got my start in the design business as a wedding blogger after graduating from college (before Pinterest existed), while working full-time in digital marketing. Continuing to work professionally in marketing, my blog began to focus on interior design and home decor after getting married when my husband and I bought our first house together.
When we were expecting our first child, I wanted to re-decorate everything when the nesting instincts kicked in. Suddenly keeping a safe & happy environment for our little boy was even more important than a pretty house. My family-friendly interior design approach helped to grow Erin Walsh Design as an interior design business organically over time.
In the early days of Erin Walsh Design, Friends, coworkers and family members asked me for help decorating rooms, reaching out for paint color advice and assistance with their biggest interior design dilemmas. Often, friends sought advice to help design a beautiful room, while still making spaces for baby bouncers and piles of toys in a way that didn't look like a daycare exploded.
Erin Walsh Design was founded in the small dining room of my 1920s fixer upper Colonial home in 2017 after our second son was born. With an eye for design, love for interior magazines, and a slew of fabric and paint swatches - I found myself on a mission to make my home beautiful one room at a time. After decorating every room in my house & taking on my biggest design project (tackling my kitchen renovation), I was ready to take on a new challenge. Erin Walsh Design was founded as a way to share my design lessons learned. I pride myself on my ability to create refined room designs that work with (not against) the busy lives of families has attracted clients nationwide. The mission that guided my home renovation still holds true.
I live in a small historic colonial home in Boston's North Shore area with my husband, two active sons and Boston terrier (Olllie). My design work has been recognized nationally, including print and online publications such as The Knot and Kara's Party Ideas.
Make home beautiful - one room at a time.
Photo by Lena Mirasola (taken at our 10 year vow renewal)