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Erica Olson Designs LLC designer

Erica’s approach to design is shaped in part by her previous career in public relations. She once used words to communicate messages. She now creates spaces to convey feelings.


Erica enjoys the problem-solving and research that are essential to interior design, considering each space as a puzzle, anticipating when it fits together with a satisfying “click.” She listens carefully to clients and collects information about what makes them unique. This process results in spaces that resonate with the inhabitants.


It's forming those connections with her clients that she enjoys most. Getting to know a family - their priorities, how they have fun, what they want to accomplish - makes for projects with the best results.


In addition to her B.A. in public relations from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Erica also has a B.S. in interior design from the Art Institutes International Minnesota. 


  • B.A., public relations, University of St. Thomas in St. Paul

  • B.S., interior design, Art Institutes International Minnesota

  • Ten years of experience in corporate communications

  • Twenty-year resident of Edina, Minnesota

  • Parent volunteer in Edina public schools

Recent projects include:

  • Downtown Minneapolis condo

  • Edina kitchen

  • Plymouth lower level family room

  • Lakeville whole home furnishings

  • Edina main level furnishings

  • Wayzata master bedroom


Besides working with residential clients, Erica works in partnership with other interior designers. Through these connections she has strengthened her network and learned new ways to approach the practice of design. 

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