Emily’s Interiors, Inc, announces that it will open its second design studio location in April 2020 at 779 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA. Emily’s Interiors’ original location is in Framingham, MA.

The new location is approximately 2,000 square-feet and will offer design services, customized cabinetry, 3D renderings and other project materials to homeowners and businesses. At Emily’s Interiors existing and new locations clients can meet with Interior Designers who offer their expertise, guidance and partnership during the design process. Emily’s Interiors also customizes, designs and ships cabinetry directly to Designers and Builders across the United States.

Emily’s Interiors projects include award-winning residential bathroom, kitchen and commercial spaces and its clients span the country from the East to West coasts.

The company plans to host monthly meetups and events for those interested in Interior Design and Renovations.

Emily’s Interiors is a team of interior and architectural designers led by Founder and CEO, Joseph Kupstas, an innovator in the design/build and construction arena with over 28 years of industry experience.

“I started Emily’s Interiors in 2016 out of pure frustration with cabinet designers and distributors,” says Joseph. “Cabinetry was arriving incorrectly, creating delays in jobs and unhappy clients,” he explains. “With Emily’s Interiors, we are designers and builders so we are able to minimize these errors because we know exactly how the cabinets should be installed. Emily’s Interiors has come so far over the last few years and I am eager for the opening of its newest location in Shrewsbury.”

For more information regarding the opening, contact 774-214-9605 or visit https://www.emilysinteriorsinc.com/

Emily’s Interiors, a design studio, offers customized cabinetry, 3D designs, Interior Design services and design materials to homeowners and businesses. At Emily’s Interiors unique showrooms located in Framingham and Shrewsbury, MA the Interior Designers work with clients to overcome difficult design and product selection decisions. Emily’s Interiors also partners with Designers and Builders across the United States, designing and shipping cabinetry for their projects. Since 2016, Emily’s Interiors has been designing and supplying award-winning spaces. Visit the Emily’s Interiors website for a full list of services. https://www.emilysinteriorsinc.com/

You’re growing your business; you’re the marketing department, the accountant and the project manager ALL while trying to be an interior designer. You want to say yes to that kitchen or bath client, but you’re not sure you have the time or resources. Here are our tips for growing your business: 

Capture and Promote Your Projects on Social Media

Whether you communicate your ideas using mood boards or take to the internet for inspiration, always track your design progress with pictures. The before and after pictures show potential clients what you’re capable of and what your strengths are. Being transparent and letting clients know what you’re comfortable with or what styles you convey best helps attract the right audience for you. By promoting your growing business on social media, you can look to what others in your field are doing to successfully boost business and followers. Just remember, all good things take time, and putting yourself and your work out there is just one piece of the puzzle.

Provide 3D Renderings For Your Clients

Not only is promoting your before and after transformations useful when growing your business but so aren’t 3D renderings. Renderings show clients what to expect as a result of their interior design endeavor. They are able to see the space for what it will look like even before a hammer is lifted in their home. Hand-drawn renderings can take too much time and fail to provide a substantial amount of views. With 3D renderings, the software can help produce perspective views from any angle and make revisions instantaneously, which is helpful during client meetings.

Not sure how to use or when to learn 3D software? Find yourself struggling with generating 3D renderings? Emily’s Interiors offers 3D renderings to interior designers for kitchens, bathrooms, and various other spaces, helping alleviate stressful elements in the early stages of growing a business.

Become An Expert In Your Field

There’s so much more to being a designer and having a business than knowing how to market and render. Being an expert in your field and knowing what materials to use or codes to abide by shows confidence and mastery of your trade. No matter if you possess all the information yourself or if you have a team of people with different individual strengths, knowledge of your craft is essential. Making sure clients feel at ease and informed with the answers to all their questions and selections is a great way to establish a connection and generate recommendations for future business.

Partner With A Showroom

If you’re nervous about your business getting off the ground, find a mentor, or partner with a company that can help guide you to success. Pairing with a showroom can help you source materials for your designs and produce 3D renderings so you can have time to manage marketing. Experience is everything, and what better way to get experience than working with an established company.  

Make Connections

Last but certainly not least, connecting with others in the industry is a great way to grow your business and partnerships. Making connections provides numerous resources for your business if you were to require a certain trade or assistance on one of your projects. On the opposing end, if one of your connections were to come across a client that was looking for a service you provided, the client could be recommended to you if it were a good fit. It’s nice to know others who share in your experiences and who may have answers to questions you seek when configuring a future design. 

For more advice on how to grow your interiors design business, follow us on social media, Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Turn up the Christmas music, and take down those Thanksgiving decorations. Winter is in full swing and so isn’t decorating for Christmas and the New Year! Ring in the season with festive furnishings and holiday hacks, courtesy of our very own interior designers.

*Sleighing* the Holidays

Feel like there’s too much to tackle, or want to change up your style this season? Start at Emily’s where we can lead you to the inspiration that will *sleigh* the holidays, or read along for how we decorate the halls.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Tired of the same ornaments and same looking tree every year? Spruce it up with an aesthetic like Interior Designer, Erica (erica.morgan.long). Finding no more than three colors to decorate your tree creates a cohesive and dazzling result that all your guests will marvel at. Plus the added bonus of bringing in various textures of ornaments or ribbon is a sure way to stop others in their tracks. 

Wreath Relief

From where to hang your wreath, to how to decorate it, Interior Designer, Lexi (@interiordesign_aholic) has you covered. There are so many ways to style your wreath for the holidays, you can even match it to your newly designed tree! When hung on the front door, the wreath sets the impression for the rest of your holiday decor. For a more organic and rustic look, you can even keep some of the base twigs exposed while still maintaining a subtle holiday beauty. But who said decor has to be subtle? Show your holiday spirit your way with your wreath this winter.   

Fa La La La Loving This Decor

Cold weather getting you down? How about a relaxation pick-me-up! Why fret about the snow when you can cozy up to the fireplace? Every inch of Interior Designer, Natasha Young (@vintagethreshold) home is adorned in Christmas decor, from red pillows to fresh pine cones and tiny trinkets. Tis’ the season with warm blankets and hot cocoa. No matter the size of your space this Christmas, even small decor items make a big difference. Don’t just take our word for it, try it for yourself!  

The Most Wonderful Time to Design

Need more design direction, or want to give the gift of design for the holidays? Check out Emily’s Interiors Design Packages for styling that’ll stand the test of time. 

Be sure to follow us on social media, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest, for more designs, updates, and holiday inspiration to come.

The exciting news just keeps flowing here at Emily’s Interiors! This month, we added a new Interior Designer to join our growing team! Introducing Natasha (Tasha) Young!

Tasha is energetic, fun, bubbly and so thrilled about joining our team. Interior Design is her passion and it shows in her work.

Here are a few things about Tasha, her design journey and more!

A little bit about Tasha:

“From a young age, I loved rearranging furniture in my childhood home. I even asked my Dad if we could add an exposed brick wall in my room (ha!). I am still obsessed with exposed brick to this day. Prior to diving into design, I worked in Marketing both in Boston and San Francisco, where I met my now husband. We moved back east 9 years ago, bought a condo in Southie (South Boston for non-locals), had a baby (she’s now 8!) and got black lab rescue pup. Having a kid and a dog in a city condo isn’t exactly ideal, so we decided it was time to move to the ‘burbs. After renovating my kitchen, bathroom, and backyard at my new home, it was clear how passionate I was about Design. I knew then that this was what I was meant to do, so I decided to start a ‘side hustle’ called Vintage Threshold, offering Interior Styling services.”

How would you describe your design style?

“I would describe my design style as “eclectic boho farmhouse.” I love being cozy, so that means lots of different textures, tons of throw blankets & pillows, anything furry and a lot of yummy smelling candles. There’s a Norwegian word for it called hygge. I also love anything vintage. It adds so much character to a room and is a conversation starter. It fascinates me to think about the history behind the piece and the life of the person who owned it. Oh, and plants. Every room is better with plants!”

Favorite Places to Shop for You and Your Clients?

“You can never go wrong with décor from HomeGoods and Target. I never walk out empty handed. It’s a problem. I also love Magnolia because Joanna Gaines is a design goddess. When it comes to furniture, I love West Elm, McGee & Co and Shoppe by Amber Interiors. I’ve been wanting to try Article too, they have some really cool pieces.”

What do you enjoy most about being a designer?

“I love helping someone turn their home into a place they love, and they never want to leave. My home is truly my happy place and I want everyone to feel that same way. Also, you don’t need a ton of money to fall in love with your space.”

Do you have any tips for designing on a budget?

“Shop at places like Target or HomeGoods, these stores have awesome finds! But, be sure to go to these stores with a plan of what you need for your space, otherwise you will end up buying every cute item you see.”

Any advice for getting into the field?

“This goes for any field. Don’t doubt yourself. Be willing to put yourself out there because you never know unless you try. What’s that saying, “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take?” It’s so true. You just gotta hustle to get what you want, be willing to put in hard work and be confident.  And always think about building your brand!”

Follow along on our blog and social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn & Instagram) to learn more about Tasha and to see some of her latest Interior Design Projects! You can also find Tasha on her personal Instagram page: VintageThreshold.

Hosting for the holidays? Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and it’s time to set the table, with decorations of course! With Emily’s Interiors Design Packages, festiveness is right at your fingertips. Let our designers spruce up your home before it’s too late!

Finding Inspiration

Need a boost in holiday spirit to get started? You won’t fall short of ideas with Emily’s Interiors Inspiration Package! From decorative wreaths to table settings, you’ll be able to DIY your own Thanksgiving home decor or shop for styles at your local stores. In need of even more inspiration? Check out our Instagram page!

Thanks For The Refresh

Want a more comprehensive design to prepare your house for guests until the new year? Have one of our certified designers tour the space you want to save, or shop with a pro to instantly refresh your room. We’ll bring together the best blankets and furnishings for you to cozy up with through the winter weather.  

Treat Your Home With a Total Makeover

Whether creating an open concept more inviting to guests, or redesigning your kitchen for better functionality, consider a total makeover. It can be a gift to yourself, from yourself, for future holidays to come. An open concept for Thanksgiving means more entertaining and less missing out on the fun while cooking food. 

Even if it’s too soon to take on a kitchen redesign, it’s never too late to refurnish your rooms. With Emily’s Interiors Total Makeover Package, you can do just that; update your design style while tailoring finds and functionality to your family’s needs. 

Thanksgiving Here or There

No matter near or far, Emily’s Interiors offers in-home consultations or virtual E-design packages, bringing the holidays to you wherever home may be. E-design is great for tackling home projects at your own pace given a detailed room design perfect for your preferences.  

If you need a helping hand this Thanksgiving, Emily’s Interiors has you covered for all your design needs, every holiday and every season.

Share your design project needs with us and be sure to follow our social media for more holiday hacks and inspiration!      

Recently, Emily’s Interiors released all new design packages for the home lover and decorator in all of us. Now all it takes to get started is a lot easier and closer than you think. No matter your space, style, or budget, our design packages are suitable for anyone and everyone. We’re here to answer all your questions, who can benefit from interior design packages, to how we create lasting relationships in your home.

Who would want an interior design package?

The answer is anyone! Any homeowner or apartment dweller in need of a quick update for their space can find their rescue in an interior design package. Maybe there’s just no time to keep searching on Pinterest trying to pinpoint your ideal bedroom while working full-time and manning the house. That’s why we do all the legwork for you by collecting inspiration personalized to you and your unique style. Not only can interior design services be perfect for you, but they’re a great gift to others! Stuck on a housewarming gift? Give them the gift of good design. Need a new nursery? What better way to welcome a son/daughter than with a beautiful bedroom!No matter near or far, Emily’s Interiors can design for any space, anywhere.

Why are interior design services a good investment?

Interior design services save you time and money, whereas bad design is more costly to fix and results in more money spent. Designing or decorating your space with a professional is the best way to bring your style to life! Even if you don’t know where to start but want to implement the design yourself, our design packages are perfect no matter your skills and/or design needs!    

How do we create lasting relationships?

We get to know every client we work with! We start by reviewing your design questionnaire, giving us a sense of who you are and your favorite design styles! Your perfect design is important to us, so even after you receive your first design, we throw in a round of revisions to nail your style on its head. 

Our connection to and understanding of our clients help us create lasting impressions within the home. After choosing a design package, whether shopping with a designer or rehabbing your home, you’ll have a space you can cherish for years to come. So why wait? Make your home your own with the help of Emily’s Interiors Design Packages!

Be sure to follow our social media pages, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn for completed Interior Design projects!

Kitchen in need of an update? We’re here to help! In our previous post we talked about the updates your space could use to get ready for the fall season, but why stop there? Today we sat down with Interior Designer, Erica, and asked her favorite cabinet styles and colors to share with clients who are looking to conquer their kitchen.

Her Go-To Brands

Pikes Peak Textured Melamine

“My first go to is the DesignCraft brand! Their full overlay style is very sleek and modern, making it perfect for anyone looking to achieve a “clean” look. Another incredible modern option by DesignCraft is Pike’s Peak textured melamine; it’s gorgeous in person and a great vanity style! As for door styles, I love the Eaton in colored thermofoil and the Bella door in a Wenge veneer. The best way to describe the Bella door Wenge veneer combination is very luxe looking, but even then, there are so many exotic veneers to choose from it’s hard to pick a favorite!

In Medallion Gold line, you can also achieve a similar modern look by choosing a Bella door in quartersawn oak. In terms of weight, the Bella quartersawn is a heavier, substantial door but especially easy to keep clean as a full slab. I recommend this style to any client looking for an easy maintenance kitchen! For a less modern, more classic taste, the Dana Pointe and Park Place flat panel doors also in Gold line are my personal favorites. They’re beautiful and deliver a classic, timeless look that will survive changing tastes over the life of a kitchen.

Popular Client Styles

Park Place in Maple Sea Salt Classic

The most popular cabinet styles clients are consistently drawn to are in Medallion’s Silver line. They recently added two new door styles – Jackson and Walton – that I’ve been recommending to everyone. Both are a great transitional choice because of their upgraded, elegant shaker style doors and clean lines. These door styles outlast all design trends, and when it’s time for a change, replacing accessories and hardware are perfect, easy ways to keep the kitchen updated.

As for colors, white isn’t going anywhere! Out of Medallion’s recently launched whites, my favorite is Sea Salt, which is a nice, crisp white that looks amazing with any backsplash or countertop. In terms of pairing colors, duo toned kitchens are still very much in style, so if someone wants to incorporate color or a wood texture, I recommend doing the island in a fun finish! Blues are big right now, and we have so many great choices – Celeste, Gale, Dusk etc – but for me, I just love a gray kitchen, light or dark!”

Here to Help!

Let us know your favorite design styles and color combinations or stop by our showroom to find what speaks to you! We love helping clients make selections that are best for them and their home, it’s what we do!

As the leaves change, maybe it’s time your space changes a little too! To all the DIY lovers out there or homeowners who just want to get their foot in the door, we’re here to help save your money and your space. We’ve crafted a list of minor updates for your home that will be sure to have guests impressed!

Keep It Light and Bright

In today’s market, homeowners strive to find or create an open concept home. Good news is, anyone can make their space feel more open without taking out a wall! By keeping furnishings and decor light and bright, your home will instantly feel bigger. In a small space, avoid large, dark furniture items that could crowd the space. Replacing large items with multiple moderate to small chairs and tables will create a sense of greater space. If you have already mastered the trick of decorating small spaces with small furnishings but your room still feels suffocating, try your hand at upholstering! Don’t be afraid of a pop of color, but definitely keep in mind, light fabrics and walls can make a big impact in a small room!

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

Here’s a fun designer tip you may not have known: Placing a mirror opposite a light source i.e. a window or fixture, reflects the same light back into the space making it feel that much bigger! Mirrors can make a big statement in any formal room and can also be a fun conversation piece!

Hardware is At The Heart of The Home

We’ve all heard the saying, “the kitchen is the heart of the home,” so why not treat it as such? Replacing old hardware is just the trick you need to update your kitchen. With a variety of options to choose from, your wallet won’t be too upset if you decide to update your hardware again a few years from now. We won’t judge you for keeping your kitchen trendy. Just don’t forget about the hardware in your bathroom too!

Add an Accent to Your Wall

Tired of all the walls looking the same? Just want a fun feature aside from your decor? An accent wall is the way to go! There are so many affordable and stylish wallpapers that are both easy to install and remove. By far, adding wallpaper to your space is the easiest no brainer! You’ll have a designer room with a cost you’ll love.

Be sure to share your home before and after pictures with us, and let us know what homeowner questions you have to be featured in our next blog!

This summer has been one for the books! Not only did we welcome a new interior designer to our team, but we also added an interior design and marketing intern. In anticipation of summer’s end and school beginning, we wanted to finally share her story and experience at Emily’s Interiors.

Kassie is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design and a minor in Photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia. She began her internship this June, diving into the world of interior design and social media marketing for the first time as a rising college sophomore. Since starting at Emily’s, she has continued to show her passion for design and driven spirit as she embarks on her exciting journey.

Here are a few things about Kassie and her experience that have helped pave a path for her future ahead.  

How Did College Prepare You For This Internship?

“Freshman year of college taught me a lot about having a solid work ethic. For a long time, I knew I wanted to be a designer despite not having the rendering skills or any drawing abilities whatsoever. I graduated high school from the Advanced Math and Science Academy in Marlborough, MA, which as the name implies, could not be more different from art and design. My world and education changed completely at SCAD. Instead of typical general education classes, my schedule consisted of 2.5 or 5.5 hour drawing and design studios. Ten tutoring appointments later, I survived freshman year and made Dean’s list every quarter. The moral of my story: I learned to never give up on my dream and that any art or design field is almost always subjective to the person you are designing for. Understanding who you are designing for and for what purpose is the recipe for success.”     

One of Kassie’s Final Projects – She scaled & drew this piece!

What are some of the things you have learned since working at Emily’s interiors?

“One of the first things I learned was how to render spaces in 3D in Chief Architect. Each day, I learn more about what the program can do, and it’s very fulfilling to have come into my internship without any rendering experience and leave with more knowledge than I imagined. I also learned the process of selections across multiple client projects. When it comes to material selections for a design, there is no substitute for being present and delivering the best guidance to align with the client’s vision/style.”

What Did You Enjoy Most About Your Internship?

“Overall, having the opportunity to experience different trades that go into making a company successful, is invaluable. I was able to explore my passion for photography, research and learn how and where to market for the best results, and assist in various design projects from start to finish, across each trade. I am thankful to have learned as much as I did.”  

Has Your Internship Prepared You for Sophomore Year and Beyond?

“I would say that interning at Emily’s Interiors answered a lot of questions I never knew I had about interior design and the design/build process. I’m definitely more prepared to be inquisitive and transparent as I continue my learning both in and out of school. As for 3D rendering, I’m always improving and can’t wait for more training videos as I explore different programs this upcoming year.”

Interested in an internship with Emily’s Interiors? Contact us today! Also, be sure to follow along on our blog and social media channels including Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to learn more about our team and new upcoming design services!

You asked, we are here to answer! Lead Designer, Mike pulled together some frequently asked questions from clients. Have a question we missed? Let us know! We are happy to share all the facts about Emily’s Interiors, Interior Design services, cabinetry sales and more.

The Emily’s Interiors Team

Question: Do I need to hire a licensed architect for my remodel?

Answer: In most cases, no. At Emily’s interiors, we can self-perform the drawings needed to complete many remodeling projects, big or small. We have the capability in house to do any and all drawings required for additions, new construction, and renovations including kitchen, bath, and basement remodeling projects. That’s not to say we aren’t open to collaborating with architects if needed, we have been a part of many successful collaborations with local architects on projects as well.  The best advice I can give is to meet with the builder first, to decide whether bringing an architect on board will be necessary for your particular project.

Question: I’m a homeowner looking to re-do my kitchen. I know you sell kitchen cabinetry along with design services related to the cabinetry, can you please tell me a little more about your process and how it sets you apart from other companies?

Answer: We always take the time to design the entire space where the cabinets will be installed in 3D. With our 3D design software, we can accurately show what the room will look like once the cabinetry is installed, complete with your existing décor, colors, and finishes. We also take the time to draw out all of the cabinetry schematically, with our detailed cabinetry engineering drawings. These drawings really get into every single detail of every cabinet, and are invaluable to the installers that are putting everything in place. We try to answer all of the potential questions during the design process so that it minimizes questions or issues during the installation.

Question: I’m a Builder/Remodeler, can I buy cabinets from you? How can Emily’s Interiors help me?

Answer: Absolutely, you can purchase cabinets and building materials directly from us. We offer a discount program on cabinets and building materials for industry professionals. Additionally, we’d be happy to help you with our design services as well. Using the 3D designs and 2D schematic drawings described previously, we can help you walk your clients through the design process and help you help your customers bring their visions to life! We also have on staff interior designers, who can help you and your clients with material selections, colors, furniture, and décor.

Question: What do you sell besides cabinetry?

Answer: In addition to cabinetry, we sell prefinished hardwood flooring, vinyl flooring, and cabinet hardware. We can also help out with selections through our preferred vendors for tile, stone, plumbing fixtures, appliances, etc.