Erika Gervin

Principal Designer + Founder

With a relentless passion and appreciation for design, Erika Gervin founded South Harlow Interiors. She strives to blend function and beauty in every space, while maintaining her clients’ personal style. She believes that every room is an opportunity to create a livable work of art. 

After graduating with a BA from Southern Methodist University in 2006, she pursued a career in Advertising, where she brought concepts to life through visual creativity. She’s since transferred her skill-set in project management and client services to her work with South Harlow. 

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Erika later found home in Southern California with her husband and 3 sons. She established South Harlow in 2015, which has since evolved into a full service bi-coastal design firm with locations in both La Jolla, CA and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Erika welcomes the influences from her southern upbringing while maintaining an affinity for a more casual coastal style. 

The team is currently working on residential and commercial projects, nationally. For more information, please contact her at

South Harlow Interiors’ Design Studio is located at 5514 La Jolla Blvd, La Jolla, CA. Please contact us for an appointment or consultation.

Alicia Jonik

Lead Designer / Project Manager

Originally from Michigan, Alicia attended Kendall College of Art and Design, where she studied Interior and Jewelry Design. She has been working in Interior Design for the past nine years and relocated to Southern California in 2016. Alicia has always had an appreciation for the arts and feels that Interior Design is the perfect combination of art and technique. She loves creating comfortable, livable spaces that emulate a client’s individual aesthetic. She also loves music (especially the Talking Heads), going to concerts, traveling, martinis, and spending time with friends and family.

Kirsten Thompson

Designer / Project Manager

A San Diego native, Kirsten attended San Diego State University where she graduated with a degree in Psychology. What started as a hobby soon became further education and an internship, leading to Kirsten dedicating her career to interior design. She believes good design is comfortable, beautiful, ages well and improves our everyday life. Kirsten draws inspiration from architecture (especially historical buildings and homes), travel, and nature. She never tires of outdoor adventures, antiquing, yoga, good books, time spent with loved ones, and continued exploration of the beauty of the world.

Katie Porter

Designer / Project Manager

Katie’s love for creativity and design started at a young age. After pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, she began her career in the design industry working with several boutique firms in the Bay Area. Ultimately, something else was calling her to Southern California…and it wasn’t just the sunshine and tacos! Her journey led her to the laid back lifestyle of Southern California—adopting a coastal, modern, and organic vibe.  Katie’s creativity and passion are coming alive in new ways in her new home here at South Harlow. 

Kendall Guertin

Junior Designer / Coordinator

Kendall was born and raised in the Bay Area, where her passion for interior design began at an early age. She attended the University of California Davis, earning a degree in Design, with a concentration in Interior Design and a minor in Art History. After graduating, she found her new home here at South Harlow. Kendall loves incorporating unique shapes, materials and colors to build a room that is a work of art. When she isn’t designing, you can find her at the beach, golfing, painting, or watching her favorite TV shows and movies.

Chloe Darché Maggs

Design Assistant

Originally from Spring Lake, New Jersey, Chloe studied Marketing at Providence College and worked in Fashion and Fine Jewelry for five years post-college. She recently decided to pursue her dream of being an Interior Designer and is currently enrolled in the Basic Interior Design Program with the New York School of Interior Design. She is thrilled to be joining the ladies of South Harlow and to continue her education through experience. In her freetime, she loves to go to the beach, travel, practice yoga, ski, and spend time with her husband, pets, and friends/family.