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.”