Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Staff Profiles: Meet Erika


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Name: Erika Lehmann

Title: Vice President, Public Relations

How long have you been with Design Public? Since October 2011

Where do you live? Who else lives there? I am a New Orleans transplant now living in sunny southern California.  I share a home with my fiance’ Morgan and our two delightful yet mischievous preschool aged-children, Banks and Audrey Grace.

A Design Public product that’s on your wishlist? I am coveting the  MASH Studios LAX Platform bed and mounted headboard set.  I visited their space in Venice a couple of weeks ago and briefly wondered if anyone would notice if I just casually started dragging pieces out to my car…turns out they are heavier than I expected. 🙂

What’s your place like? How would you define your style? My place is always messy (see, 2 preschool-aged children, above.  See also: 2 parents who work full-time from home)  My style is eclectic yet practical. I love the intersection of classic and modern design (or as some call it, confused), and I think it really shines through in my attempts at making our house a home.

Favorite designer on the planet? Chanel.  I own multiple biographies about her life.  She fascinates me!

Worst design mistake you ever made? I once used an old t-shirt wadded up in a lighter color paint to give “texture” to our kitchen.  It looked like a 5 year old did it – it was terrible.

Favorite city or town? What do you love about it? I am in love with the city of Nice in the south of France.  The combination of French culture with the laid-back Italian way of life is my utopia.  Plus, anyplace where I can buy candied lavender, nutella crepes, and gelato in the same town is alright by me.

Movie you think has the best set/location eye candy? Midnight in Paris (noticing a pattern?  I may have a love affair with France).

Which reality show are you the most ashamed of watching? I’m addicted to The Bachelorette.  Go Emily!

What technological advance can you not live without? Are there any you wish had never been invented? The iPhone on both counts.  I love it and can’t live without it, yet I’m often cursing the fact that it makes me so daggum accessible.  Sometimes a gal just doesn’t want to be found.

Describe your dream vacation. An overwater bungalow at the St. Regis in Bora Bora with our own waitstaff that caters to our every whim. Lots of spa time.  Lots and lots of books.

bottom images via The St. Regis Bora Bora. File that under “I want to go to there.”

About Becky:
Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the Editorial Director here on Hatch, you can find me talking design over at Houzz. Make me happy — leave a comment!

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Hi, I'm Becky. I live in Atlanta. Besides acting as the Editorial Director here on Hatch, you can find me talking design over at Houzz. Make me happy — leave a comment!


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  1. delhi architects says:

    February 16th, 2012 at 5:36 am (#)

    very interesting and really awesome

  2. denise says:

    February 16th, 2012 at 8:21 am (#)

    Erika, that’s not confused, that’s eclectic!

  3. Katy says:

    February 16th, 2012 at 10:42 am (#)

    Hey, Erika! You forgot to mention how much you LOVE New Orleans!!! You do still love us, right?

    Love that bed–if it were mine I might never get out.

  4. Sylvia Walter says:

    February 16th, 2012 at 7:53 pm (#)

    First of all…I love the bed. Love Paris, and the family is beautiful! Great profile, it leaves you with a good understanding of who you are. Interesting.

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