The Man Behind Small Shop

small shop man behind the blog

Does today’s blogger really need an introduction? If you haven’t already been reading Shop Talk , the blog behind the brand styling studio Small Shop, you need to get on it, stat. I’ve long admired Erika’s incredible talent, from her wonderful design skills to her incredible eye for interiors. She’s mentioned her husband Justin several times on her blog before, so I was intrigued to learn a little more about him! I love a guy with a wry sense of humor, and of course, how proud he is of Erika. An architect and a designer (my, my, the talent this couple has)…it’s no wonder their home is so fabulous!

Take it away, Justin… 

small shop erika brechtel

{Top Image Credit: Jennifer Daigle}

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  1. 7.17.13
    Rachelle said:

    I love her blog and shop, another great one.

  2. 7.17.13
    meg said:

    Another great guy!
    Also, what an adorable family!

  3. 7.17.13

    I’m a huge fan of Erika and her blog! Love, love this

  4. 7.17.13

    I love Ericka’s blog. I’ve been following for awhile she is so talented. She has a beautiful family.

  5. 7.17.13

    Geez, Victoria. You really need to find more attractive people to feature on your site.

    • 7.17.13
      vmacandcheese said:


  6. 7.17.13

    Ugh I swear this is my favourite series in ALL of internet land. So much fun to get to know the other half of all these ladies I love so!

    I think you need to get your man to do one ;)

  7. 7.17.13
    YOLONDA said:

    Very well said. What cool guy!

  8. 7.17.13
    Kayla said:

    Just love these little posts! Will definitely have to check her blog out! :)


  9. 7.17.13
    Elisa said:

    Fabulous response. They are the cutest couple!

  10. 7.17.13
    Natalie said:

    loveeee her and this makes me adore him. Our guys are our biggest fans.
    Natalie @ DRB

  11. 7.17.13

    Thanks V and all of you in this wonderfully supportive blogging world! So appreciate the positivity you all bring!

  12. 7.17.13
    Natalie said:

    Such a sweet family! Love this.

  13. 7.17.13

    I love his short answers, such a bro! Him and Erika certainly are the hot couple with a beautiful love child!

  14. 7.17.13
    Kat said:

    What a beautiful couple. I’ve been a huge fan of Erika’s work for years – she is SO talented! Love this post!


  15. 7.17.13
    Maryn said:

    That hapa beauty is giving me baby fever! Love this series Victoria, you are an inspiration.

  16. 7.17.13
    nora said:

    Erika’s portfolio is amazing! love all her designs. i’ll have to start following her blog now. thanks for sharing.

  17. 7.17.13

    Seriously, they are the cutest couple ever! And I love all of Justin’s responses, sure is one proud husband!

  18. 7.17.13
    ame said:

    Day-um, what a hot couple these two are. Quite the gene pool!

    I love her blog, and I love her work, and I could totally stare at her husband all day now too.

  19. 7.17.13
    Julia said:

    I absolutely love this series! What an awesome husband and adorable family!

  20. 7.18.13
    Clara said:

    Loved this post! I heart Erika so much and feel so lucky to be working with her!

  21. 7.19.13
    Andrea said:

    Whoa! Mad Men much? Nice!

    I love the question about waiting to eat. So wouldn’t be happening at my house. Maybe an aftermath picture. I’d like to see more of those!

  22. 7.21.13

    Oh I love this series!! Especially when its about ladies who I adore and whose blogs I follow religiously….I love the angle and new insight. Love Erika and her beautiful family!

  23. 7.23.13

    They must have met at age 12! So cool to get to see this peek into their lives. That picture of him and their adorable daughter couldn’t be sweeter. It’s cool that he understands how hard blogging well really is!

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