Skip to main content

Members apply to the Directory, and pay for inclusion after being selected by AD editors.

Editors' Take

Why not install a mirror on top of a mirror?! Erica Volkmer isn’t afraid to break the rules, and uses fun quirks and unexpected gestures across her richly decorated interiors to prove that design can be sophisticated and whimsical at the same time.


Erica Volkmer, the creative force behind Evensen Design, believes that interior design should bring joy.

Volkmer’s team takes a holistic approach to design, remaining mindful of the architecture, scale, and vernacular to create a strong foundation for the interiors. The firm’s aesthetic is marked by collected, thoughtfully curated interiors—spaces tell a story, and are layered with texture and interest. Evensen Design has garnered a reputation for their ability to combine a range of diverse elements, creating spaces that are both authentic and eclectic.

Volkmer is a well-traveled designer who draws inspiration from around the globe and embraces a broad palette of colors in her work. She is passionate about preserving historical buildings and homes, believes that excellent lighting is an absolute necessity, and understands that the goal of every project is to delight and celebrate the art of curation. Her passion for design fuels her motivation for every project. Sustainability is also an important aspect of the studio’s output: Evensen Design avoids fast fashion, opting instead for timeless, high-quality pieces that are treasured for years.

Focal speakers set the tone for the music room with its vintage de Sede sofa and eye-popping de Gournay wallpaper.Photo by Aaron Doughtery
Photo by Aaron Doughtery
The study is complete with a custom sofa, Gracie Wallpaper, and Evensen designed walnut cabinetry with a raisin stain.Photo by Aaron Doughtery
Antique rug, 1950s French rosewood table veneered in zebra wood, French Napoleon cushion mirror, circa 1920.Photo by Aaron Doughtery
Custom walnut and brass bed paired with an antique Herki rug on the wall make a powerful impact in the primary bedroom.Photo by Aaron Doughtery