I spent over a decade in digital marketing for some of the biggest brands in Boston before leaving corporate America to focus on my true passion, interior design. If I retrace my steps, my career in design really started in 2009 as a wedding blogger in the days before Pinterest existed, to help curate ides for my own big day. My party planning design work quickly gained national recognition, including print and online publications such as The Knot and Kara's Party Ideas.
My blog morphed into an interior design creative outlet for me over the years when I was working part-time at Restoration Hardware, while still working as a marketing manager by day. With a love for interior magazines, and a slew of fabric and paint swatches - I found myself on a mission to make my own home beautiful - one room at a time. After taking on our biggest design project (tackling our kitchen renovation), I was ready to take on a new challenge. Erin Walsh Design was founded in 2017 as a way to share my design lessons with others.
My design style is rooted in classic design, adapted as needed to meet the needs of modernized life. Three generations of my family have lived in Hawaii (Oahu specifically). Chinoiserie, outdoor living, bright colors and the easy-going lifestyle of the beach have deeply influenced my design aesthetic. I also grew up in a small mountain town in Western Mass with farm animals, rustic stone walls and sprawling gardens. Over the years, I have learned to meld by farm upbringing with the coastal look I grew to adore as an adult. The result? Well, it's like Meg Braff and Joanna Gaines had a baby. I love neutrals and rustic elements. I also love a dash of bright color and Palm Beach inspiration in my designs. This combination helps me to design for a variety of design styles and tastes.
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 am also a ASD mama and work with clients to help create calming, beautiful and supportive environments for children on the autism spectrum.
I live in a small historic 1920s colonial home in Boston's North Shore area with my husband, two active sons and Boston terrier. My design business became my full-time job when I was laid off from my corporate digital marketing job during the COVID-19 crisis in May 2020. We have now worked with clients nationwide.
photo taken by my 9 year old son