Clean Lines and Mid-Century Modern Design With Erin Wheeler

Roomhints interviewed Erin Wheeler of Sunny Circle Studio to discuss what inspires her— clean lines, the beach and the mid-century modern style of the 1950s and 60s.

1. Briefly tell us a bit about you:

Erin: “I’m in love with all things home and enjoy sharing my passion for design through social media and blogging. My style is a mix of happy, traditional, mid-century modern, Scandinavian, vintage, eclectic and coastal. I live in a mid-90s home on a happy little cul-de-sac in Raleigh, NC with my husband, two kids and our dog.”

“I love the shapes, colors and clean lines of the 1950s style (home decor and fashion).”
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2. Why did you start a career in interior design?

Erin: “I’ve always been into design in many different forms, but I’ve recently discovered interiors to be my all-time favorite.”

3. Tell us about a time that confirmed why you love being an interior designer?

Erin: “Probably the many times when I would dream up ways to redecorate the rooms in my home over and over again.”

4. Your favorite space to design?

Erin: “A kid’s room!’

5. Your favorite hints (products) that get you excited?

Erin: “I’m a sucker for a rug every time. It can really make and change the look and feel of a space instantly. Also, art is everything to me.”

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6. One thing you wish everyone knew about interior design?

Erin: “Nothing too matchy-matchy! In addition, I love the look and feel of a collected eclectic space.”

7. Without fail design hint that you have learned over your career?

Erin: “No space is ever really finished.”

8. How would you define the creative process?

Erin: “When working with others, asking lots and lots of questions. For myself, trial and error.”

9. What are some hints to help to pull the whole room together?

Erin: “Adding life (plants), an amazing rug and texture. Also, art is a big one!”

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10. Who are your favorite designers?

Erin: “Monique Lhuillier and Charlotte Lucas.”

11. What inspires you?

Erin: “I love the shapes, colors and clean lines of the 1950s style (home decor and fashion).”

To get more inspiration from Erin, visit her Instagram page at


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