Since Erica was a child, she has been sketching homes, furniture pieces, patterns, and pretty much anything to do with design. In the middle of the night, ideas will pop into her head and she will wake up and have to layout the space exactly as she saw it in her dream.

Erica loves to work with different textures and patterns that draw the eye; she studied at Hofstra University, majoring in Industrial Design and minoring in Photography and Business.

She has worked for a few different design and architectural firms over the past five years - many of Erica’s projects have been constructed all over the country - in Texas, New York, New Jersey and Colorado. She has now settled in New Jersey and joined Surroundings Furniture + Interior Design full time.

Her favorite designers are Frank Lloyd Wright and Antoni Gaudí.

Interior Design is not only Erica’s career but it is also her genuine hobby inside and outside of work.

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”