Interior Design Perspective: Erica Bryen Design

Meet Erica Bryen, interior designer who draws inspiration from her travels, historical influences, and her love of fashion. She loves helping clients achieve their dream spaces and tailors each interior to the individual.

Q: Not everything in a space has to be designer, but we all hope to have at least a few special pieces. What unique or custom elements of art/design do you think are worth buying? 

I always think lighting is worth spending money on because it can make or break a room and it makes such a big impact. 

Q: As a professional interior designer, you play the role of visionary, curator, and project manager. What aspects make it challenging to find unique art/designs? What’s good and bad about the process of working with Creators on custom pieces? 

If we fall in love with something but cannot find it we we will have it custom made. When you have something made custom it makes it really easy to change sizing, material etc to fit the projects needs. 

Q: How often do your clients request something unique or custom? What do they typically ask for and what are their criteria/priorities for bigger budget items or focal pieces? (ie. they want to buy local, made-to-order or sustainable goods) 

Our clients typically ask for something unique or custom all the time. It is something we specialize in because we work in High End Residential. 

They typically ask for pieces that you don’t see every day. Those one of a kind pieces. 

Q: While they’re both creatives, Creators sometimes don’t understand the challenges of accomplishing projects as an Interior Designer. Do you have any advice for Creators (like painters or furniture designers) who’d love to connect and collaborate with designers like you?

Reach out! We love to hear from new painters and furniture designers. Interior designers love having new resources and companies to work with.

Q: What are your top 3 favorite items or Creators you spotted on Wescover?

1.  Handmade Ceramic Plates by Len Carella 

2.  Mostarda by Keyaiira | Leather + Fiber 

3.  Neptune Glassworks 

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