Erika's Beautiful Dallas Dwelling

Erika's Beautiful Dallas Dwelling

Jessica Tata
Aug 3, 2011

Name: Erika Everett Yeaman
Location: Dallas, Texas
Size: 2,000 square feet
Years lived in: 18 months

In June, we featured the beautifully designed Dallas restaurant Alma, which was skillfully done by Erika Everett Yeaman. After that, we just had to get into her own home! Erika's degree in Interior Architecture, coupled with studies around the world, mesh beautifully in her sense of decor and styling. We weren't let down when we got this fantastic peek into her Dallas home.

Erika Everett Yeaman's home is full of personality and interesting detail. Her travels and studies around the world shine through her decorating sensibility, and it's clear that her skills as an interior designer are strong! One of our favorite aspects of her home, as well as her own favorite, is a sophisticated yet vibrant and cozy nursery for her daughter Olivia. That, and we have a tremendous amount of jealousy regarding her art wall! Take a peek at her classic, eclectic and captivating home!

Apartment Therapy Survey:

Inspiration: Life. I think your home should be a direct reflection of the way you live and your personality. We love art and travel. There are many elements that reflect our creative side as well as past explorations.

Favorite Element: I love Olivia's nursery — although it is a room and not an element. It is so playful and I feel the energy and sense of adventure it embodies has helped to shape her personality.

Biggest Challenge: Working with what we have, rather than buying perfect pieces for the space. We always knew this would be a temporary home. Also, designing around a little one. Our daughter, Olivia, just turned one and is all over everything. It is a challenge to keep things out of her way while maintaining balance.

What Friends Say: It is lively, comfortable and creative.

Biggest Embarrassment: I would love to paint the walls a whiter color to brighten the space a bit, but we are moving in 6 months to a house we are currently renovating and the cost is prohibitive. It drives me crazy at times though.

Proudest DIY: Our art wall.

Biggest Indulgence: Wallpaper on the ceiling of my daughter's nursery. The design is of hummingbirds fluttering about. For children, especially babies, they spend quite a bit of time staring at the ceiling. We call the birds her friends.

Best Advice: Take things one step at a time. Never try to do a design project all at once. It is good to see how you will live in a space and let the changes evolve with you.

Dream Sources: I love to find a hidden treasure, so I spend plenty of time scouring markets and antique stores, but for this house we tapped into my husband's mothers collection of antiques. We feel like her spirit lives with us here and it is very special to have that.

Thanks, Erika!

Images: Erika Everett Yeaman

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