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 / Production Designer on several famous ad campaigns including the standout Levi’s 501 commercials of the 1990s.
After moving away from Los Angeles almost a decade ago, Erin created The Lone Arranger – an affordable interior design company perfect for the post recession doldrums. This led to larger scale residential and commercial interior design work, as well as designing custom furniture pieces and products.
Most recently, Erin is working as a freelance Creative Director, specializing in producing visual content for various lifestyle brands.