Ever since her start at the helm of Style at Home in early 2010, our editor-in-chief Erin McLaughlin has been bringing her innate sense of style to the pages of the magazine. Not just one to approve pages and cover lines, Erin gets her hands dirty in the design department as well, styling interiors and taking on huge makeover projects for feature stories.
Here, Erin spills her design faves and all the little details that make up her life.
1 If you could shadow any designer for a day, who would it be?
Erin McLaughlin I love Kelly Wearstler’s design persona — her sense of frivolity and joy of colour and pattern, as well as her retro Hollywood references.
2 Where do you look for obscure sources of inspiration?
EM Travel, travel and more travel! I also love reading old novels and imagining the spaces.
3 Favourite restaurant?
EM Chez Janou in Paris — perfect local bistro and my dog’s namesake.
4 What’s your favourite room to decorate?
EM I really like decorating bathrooms — definitely my favourite room in the house (I love taking a long soak in a tub!).
5 What’s your current paint colour obsession?
EM I’m loving ink blue. But there’s always a place in my palette for pale silver with a hint of lilac.
Photography by Virginia Macdonald
The living room in Erin’s old rowhouse features all the colours she loves — inky blue, pale silver and lilac.