Category: Art + Design

Designer Spotlight: Erica Burns

We had the opportunity to work with Washington DC based designer Erica Burns on an amazing home renovation project in Potomac, MD. Erica and her clients chose a varied selection of pieces from our gallery, creating a unique personal art collection that complements the stunning new design.

Take a look at this gorgeous home, photographed by Stacy Zarin Goldberg, and hear from Erica about the art selection process.

Paintings by Tom Bolles and Hunt Slonem make a statement in the modern living room.


“For this renovation project, the clients wanted a fresh, modern feel. To achieve this, we kept the walls a crisp white in most of the house and worked with Merritt Gallery to find statement pieces in all styles and mediums.”


Matt Devine’s cassette-tape inspired sculpture adds dimension to the airy sitting room.


“We used a mix of styles and mediums, from abstract photos to photography to sculpture, so around every corner there is something new and interesting, which really makes the house such an experience to discover. It all feels sophisticated yet fun at the same time.”


A special piece by Craig Alan was commissioned for the clients’ study.


“We loved being able to commission some special pieces for our client’s study as well, which really gave the space some whimsy and personality. The Einstein commission by Craig Alan was a great way to bring in our client’s background in science and incorporate all the things he loved through the individual elements.”


An Amber Goldhammer painting adds a touch of vibrant color and some modern romance to the primary bedroom.


“It’s so nice to work with Merritt, a local gallery, as we are able to bring in pieces to the space ahead of time. This is so helpful for our clients to really understand how a great piece of art can change the space and bring it to life, without the commitment of purchasing it first.”


This abstract piece by Ashley Andrews is perfect for the cheerful family room.


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