Erika Ward

Erika Ward is a published interior designer, writer, and author of the decorating blog Blulabel Bungalow. She has the heart of a teacher and loves to empower homeowners to live well, with style. She was a contributor for My Colortopia from 2013–2014.

Erika's Inspiration

Beauty, courtesy of Mother Nature

Erika's Latest Post

Toddler Bedroom Ideas for the Whole Family

As a mother of five kids under 7, I have a wealth of toddler bedroom ideas to share. Designing with kids in mind always takes me back to the basics of… Read more »

September 16th, 2014

How to Understand Room Boards

Inquiring minds want to know how room boards translate into beautiful spaces. For those who are creatively challenged it is a struggle to visualize a… Read more »

Categories: Before & Afters, Color, Inspiration, Living & Family Rooms, Planning Your Project

July 24th, 2014

How to Choose Fabric and Paint to Update Your Traditional Home

In my meeting with clients, I’m often asked how to choose fabric and paint to modernize the traditional design of their home. Traditional design is… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration

June 3rd, 2014

Secrets to Incorporating Craft into Contemporary Design

Want to know the secrets to incorporating craft into contemporary design? One-of-a-kind objects bring so much character into your living space. The… Read more »

Categories: Color, Dens, Inspiration

April 22nd, 2014

Mint Is the New Black: The Spring Style Statement for Fashion & Home

Mint is the new black. Sure we call it green, others may call it blue, but now black? This season, you will find the color mint just as much as you find… Read more »

Categories: Color, Inspiration

March 21st, 2014

Home Design Ideas: How to Get the Best Results From Your Web Search

There’s no shortage of home design ideas on the web, but you get the best results when you are specific in your search. When we first bought our house… Read more »

Categories: Color, Getting Started, Inspiration

February 20th, 2014

Interior Design Magazines: 5 Styling Tricks You Can Use Today

What isn’t there to love about cozying up to your favorite glossy interior design magazines? Page after page of inspiring spaces become the catalyst for… Read more »

Categories: Bedrooms, Color, Examples, Inspiration

January 14th, 2014

Radiant Orchid: Color of the Year

Bring in the New Year with new color! 2014 ushers in Radiant Orchid Pantone Color of the Year.  Crowned by the Pantone Institute as the “it” color of… Read more »

Categories: Announcements, Color, Inspiration, Nurseries

December 6th, 2013

5 Modern Interior Design Ideas to Try At Home

Looking to update your home? Coming up with modern interior design ideas may seem like a daunting task, but really isn’t. Let’s first keep in mind that… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, Inspiration

October 25th, 2013

Creating A Timeline for Project Success

Creating a timeline is essential in executing any project. No matter if you are planning a wedding, birthday party, or building a home, having a project… Read more »

Categories: Getting Started, Planning Your Project