On the Couch With Erika Powell
Born with a passion for creative endeavors, this Florida designer isn’t afraid to raid the neighborhood trash cans while putting a new spin on "beach chic."
Style Comes Naturally
MyHomeIdeas (MHI): How did you get into design? And who or what influences you?
Erika McPherson Powell (EMP): I can't remember a time that I wasn't into design; I guess I can attribute that to my parents (an advertising executive and an interior designer).
I still find myself doing things I remember them doing when I was a young child -- stopping to pick up furniture, frames, or lamps out of someone's trash, hitting up the local antique shows to check for new items (antique shows and flea markets are my choice of entertainment), gardening, etc.
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