Erin Ellwood comes by her sense of modern design honestly. As the daughter of Mid-Century Modern Architect Craig Ellwood, Erin was exposed to fine art and high-end design from infancy. She knew an Eames chair from an Ekornes before she could ride the bus alone.
Her other set of style genes comes from her mother, actress Gloria Henry. Best known as America's favorite TV mom on Dennis the Menace, Gloria taught Erin by example that style need not be expensive. As a poor starlet, Gloria would buy a cheap blouse at the Five & Dime, dress it up with fancy buttons, and turn something humble into something elegant. Erin continues to use this skill today. Combining ordinary elements to produce extraordinary results is her true gift.
If you watched any of the top TV commercials of the past 25 years, you've seen Erin's work--and may have been influenced by it. She made her mark first as a Set Decorator, then Art Director, and finally Production Designer on several famous ad campaigns including the standout Levi's 501 commercials of the 1990s. Erin then followed a career path envied by many in Hollywood for her recognizable work in both commercials and feature film.
Somewhere along the way, Erin realized that a great job in Hollywood wasn't enough for her. In 2003, she adopted daughter Amélie, not an easy feat for a single woman, but typical of Erin's determination.
After moving with her daughter to Ojai, California, Erin created The Lone Arranger, an affordable interior design company perfect for the post recession doldrums. Using primarily what she'd find in an owner's home, she'd give a room new life by combining things in ways that few would think of.
Now doing everything from rearranging to full scale residential and commercial Interior Design, custom furniture pieces and products--Erin Ellwood believes that you should love how you live, and knows how to make the journey getting there fun!