Holly Erickson and Natalie Mortimer THE MODERN PROPER

Holly Erickson and Natalie Mortimer

Founders, Creative Directors
The Modern Proper

Portland, OR

TOPICS: Hospitality, Entertaining, Styling

The Modern Proper team consists of two friends, Holly Erickson and Natalie Mortimer,  five children, and one great Pacific Northwest. Our mission is to reinvent proper and the lost art of hospitality for the modern homemaker. While the rules of etiquette formed centuries ago had their place and value, our goal is not merely to reimpose those practices but rather re-introduce you to the heart and original intent behind them– bringing people together.

We believe that sharing food and your home leads to sharing life. Inviting others around your table is a beautiful way to strengthen friendships and build community. It’s time to change the way people think about hospitality, one delicious meal at a time.