She Sells Sea Shells By The Sea Shore - Interior Designer Erin Pitts Serves Up Coastal Design
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Every Monday and Friday we take you behind the scenes to people, places and things that inspire us. As a barware, home accessories and lighting design company we love to collaborate with our close friends who are in the interior design space.
This week we introduce you to Erin Pitts. Erin's husband Greg owned and operated the renown furniture David Edward Furniture Company, now owned by Kimball, where Thomas worked closely with Greg during his tenure as design director at Donghia.
We became fast friends with Erin and Greg and were in awe of Erins coastal aesthetic by looking effortless (not staged) , livable and where quality met design on all levels.
Erin Paige Pitts is a Maryland interior designer recognized and respected as a specialist in the design of Coastal Homes for families. Erin is also known for her intelligent integration of architecture and interior design.
Erin’s design philosophy features a sophisticated use of natural materials, a refined palette, and strong design elements. Erin’s love of water and specifically the ocean, is an underlying influence and element in everything she does both personally and professionally
Having been published in various magazines all heralding his coastal aesthetic we wanted to sit down with her and have her answer our 13 question pop quiz giving insight to perhaps questions she has not come across giving you a deeper insight to the inspiration behind the aesthetic.
Erin: The calming effect it has on me. If I see it or hear it, a wave of calmness and serenity engulfs me.
Michou: Is blue your favorite colour ?
Erin : Yes, but , white is also one of my favorite colors
Michou : What does the colour evoke for you ?
Erin: I have loved water (ocean, bay, river etc..) since I was a child. It seemed like a natural evolution for my design practice- to embody what I hold most dear
Erin: I have done many zoom meetings and presentations over the last few months but I still provide them with all the physical samples as if we were meeting in person. For example one COVID Zoom presentation in April... we delivered the design boards with all samples, the colored and rendered floor plans etc.. to the client’s front door and left them.
They then brought them inside and referred to them during the Zoom presentation. So, yes, they were able to grasp the concepts as they had all the things we typically bring to our presentation. The only difference is I was not in the house with them. I was in my office.
Michou: Dog 🐶 or cat 🐱 ?
Michou: Center aisle or window ?
Michou: Name a international city of inspiration ?
Erin: Sea Salt Caramel
Erin: there are so many I’ve not yet been to so that is hard to say. Of the ones I have been to- Dominican Republic
Michou: What’s a similar trait that runs through all 3 of your kids ?
Erin: Genuine love of one another
Erin: Combo- not sure what you would call it
Erin Paige Pitts Interiors is a full service Interior Design Firm with offices in Annapolis, MD and Delray Beach, FL specializing in Coastal Homes for families. We offer clients pre-construction services through full furnishings. We help our clients create their dream home and navigate through the challenging process making projects less stressful, more streamlined and more enjoyable.