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Coterie Crush on Charleston Designer Sandra Ericksen

Sep 3 2013

by Cheri Leavy

With Sandra Ericksen’s design firm located in the historic French Quarter District of Charleston, she is surrounded by inspiration. “It’s a joy to be in a creative profession, says Sandra. I get to assist people who value their homes and want them to reflect their style and personality.” Sandra has a flair for bringing in one-of-a-kind and antique pieces to mix with her client’s personal items and create a unique environment.

Sandra’s design work has brought her into contact with Charleston’s talented art community which led to her co-founding Charleston Art Tours where they customize tours viewing Charleston’s premier art galleries.

You will love learning about this creative gal’s favorites as much as I did here…

FABRIC COLLECTION:

John Robshaw for Duralee – They look great when used to do an entire space but a pillow here and there really helps to give any room some oomph and feel a bit worldly.

CHINA PATTERN:

I recently did a photo shoot in my dining room for a local magazine and discovered the William Yeoward Giralda pattern. It looks great with all my things so now I covet it. However, I still love my original Royal Doulton, Catherine pattern, milky white with a silver band. Simple and yet never boring. However, it is discontinued.

PAINT COLOR:

Impossible….it changes with each project!

DESIGN BLOG:

English Room. I admire her style and wish I could make myself blog with such regularity

CANDLE:

Votivo #63 Celadon Tea

ANTIQUE SHOP:

South Windemere Antiques. So many designers have booths and there is always something unexpected.

DESIGNERS:

Easy. Suzanne Kasler

ARTIST:

I also own an art tour business, Charleston Art Tours, so this one is excruciating to narrow down. I own more Karen Hagan art so that must say something!

COLLECTION:

Not sure what you mean with this one….I personally don’t collect any one line or item (i.e. majolica, Staffordshire, etc.). I do find that I can always make room for a quirky occasional chair.

SOUTHERN ESSENTIAL:

Hospitality. I think that’s why everyone takes pride in their home – we love to entertain.

Sandra’s STYLE IN FIVE WORDS OR LESS:

Casually collected, timeless and comfortable.

Sandra Ericksen Design LLC
www.sandraericksen.com
sandraericksen@gmail.com (843) 324-5914

Links to spotlights on other interior designers and tastemakers –

Cullen O’Steen of Cullen & Co Interior Design

Holly Phillips of The English Room

Anna Kristin Yarbrough and Cameron Weaver of Interior Canvas

Lisa Mende of Lisa Mende Design

Courtney Barnes of Stylecourt

Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole of Kandrac and Kole Interiors

Roger Higgins of R. Higgins Interiors

Haskell Harris of Haskell Harris Creative

Tami Ramsay of Tami Ramsay Design

Mary Bryan Peyer of Mary Bryan Peyer Designs

Susan Hable of Hable Construction

Shani Gilchrist of Camille Maurice

Lauren Leonard of Lauren Leonard Designs

Sidney Wagner of Eclectic Interior Design Group

Angie Hranoswsky of Angie Hranowsky Design Studio

Liz Williams of Liz Williams Designs

Jill and Steve McKenzie of Steve McKenzie’s

Chandos Dodson of Chandos Interiors

Ty Larkins of Ty Larkins Interiors

Elaine Griffin of Elaine Griffin Interior Design

Bunny Williams of Bunny Williams Home

Vicky Serany of Southern Studio Interior Design

CHERI HARDEN LEAVY Co-Founder of The Southern Coterie

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