Journal



A Creative Entrepreneur's Dilemma

A Creative Entrepreneur's Dilemma

This wall is big and the first thing your eye is drawn to when you walk in, and I’ve been waiting to hang just the right thing. As soon as I hung them up, I was bummed I didn’t do it sooner. They’re beautiful and weird and everything I wanted. In truth, I wanted to make these for years but didn’t want to “copy” Lauren Liess, a designer who did the same thing above a client’s sofa (she is amazing!). Because my home is intertwined with my job as an interior designer, I can stress myself out over whether or not my home will be a good reflection on my talent. The pendulum swings back and forth from wondering if I should be more original to fearing that something won’t work because I’ve never seen it before. Creative entrepreneurs, do you ever feel this way too? Like it’s tempting to cater our services to receive praise rather than out of passion? Read More



Mallorie's Gallery Wall | DIY

Mallorie's Gallery Wall | DIY

A gallery wall is a great way to make a big impact in your home, but they can sometimes be overwhelming.  Erin's best friend and co-owner of Laurel Mercantile, Mallorie Rasberry, is here to walk you through the process.  With her keen eye for personalized design, Mallorie knows how to fill your walls with things that matter. Read More



Finding Your Home's Style

Finding Your Home's Style

I wrote on instagram stories last night about the oversaturation of the word "farmhouse" and how it's being applied to home designs of all stripes ... Read More



The Greatest Treasures

The Greatest Treasures

Like most Southern ladies (as well as a few of our gentlemen) I love beautiful interior design. I am also wildly sentimental about the pieces I choose to fill my home. I like to say my personal decorating style is “Early Attic” because I tend to choose furniture that has been passed down from family members through the years over the newest designer items on the block. I choose pieces that nobody else wants; things that are bound for the attic or the giveaway bin until I claim them as my own. I think that’s also a big part of being Southern— hanging on to things that keep your family history alive with stories of days gone by. My home isn’t likely to end up featured on the pages of a magazine but for me, it is filled with hidden gems. Read More



Creating a Kid-Friendly and Well-Designed Home

Creating a Kid-Friendly and Well-Designed Home

We move frequently. In our short seven years of marriage we’ve moved a total of nine times. I wouldn't say it’s an ideal situation but, for us, it’... Read More



Made in the U.S.A.

Made in the U.S.A.

Soon after the beginning of this TV adventure, an overseas furniture manufacturer reached out to us about creating a Scotsman Co. furniture line. T... Read More



Creating a Dreamy Sanctuary for Your Bedroom Without Breaking the Bank

Creating a Dreamy Sanctuary for Your Bedroom Without Breaking the Bank

Jana and I both go for the same feeling with our bedrooms...dreamy! Both of us created bedrooms that we love without breaking the bank and we'd lo... Read More



The Griffin House

The Griffin House

 In the season finale of HGTV Home Town, Anne and Russ Griffin, were looking for a place to call home for little awhile. What they didn’t expect wa... Read More



The Trest House

The Trest House

When I look back at all the works of literature that have had a major impact on my life, they all have one thing in common -  a setting that acts a... Read More



The Burks House

“He wondered whether home was a thing that happened to a place after a while, or if it was something that you found in the end, if you simply walke... Read More