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.

In the spirit of the holidays, we’re not only sharing food but the designers that inspire us.  

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we wanted to take the time to recognize a few of our favorite interior design accounts to follow on social media this week! 

1.@erica.morgan.long

Ever come across a feed that looks like it’s straight out of a catalog? That’s Erica’s feed! You can swipe through before and afters to see her personal projects transform from dated to dashing. When it comes to design styles, Erica doesn’t have a favorite. She’s a lover of all trends, but there’s no denying that as soon as colors are involved, grey is at the top of her list! 

2.@frenchcoastalhome

This account is just as the name sounds, a beach house in a french country style! You’ll never fall short of farmhouse decor following @frenchcoastalhome. Maybe it’ll even inspire you to move to Sea Bright, New Jersey! No matter where you live or travel, you can always rely on account manager, Gladys, to source her finds and sneak in some discount codes for all the bargain shoppers out there!  

3.@interiordesign_aholic

Are you a lover of mood boards and designing on a budget? You have to check out Alexis’ Instagram! For Alexis (Lexi), her passion for design started at a young age when she found herself rearranging the living room and bringing a vision to life. Now, she loves to incorporate accent pieces and vintage finds in her designs with the money saved from staple items, teaching us where and when to splurge!    

4.@taraatkinsinteriors

Kansas City, need a local interior designer to follow? Not a KC resident but want an out-of-state designer to follow? Well you’re in luck! Tara Atkins’ account never falls short of fun. From DIY’s to fully furnished 3D renderings, there are no surprises here when it comes to finished design. Be inspired by her projects and her personal adventures, from thrifting to tiny house living. 

5.@vintagethreshold

New England based interior designer, Natasha (Tasha) Young, followed her inner designer not too long ago, proving that it’s never too late to do what you love. Tasha’s style is the epitome of hygge, a Norweigan word describing the extent and quality of comfort in a home. Hygge elicits a feeling of greater well-being, and who doesn’t want to call their home their happy place? 

6.@gracefulfarmhouse      

Grace, as in @gracefulfarmhouse, brings all things home and garden to you. Lover of design and decor, Grace discovered home blogs back in 2012, and it wasn’t until 2014 that she started her own (Graceful Farmhouse). Since then, she’s shared the beauty of antiques and the importance of decor in a home. Her feed is a breath of fresh air and even comes complete with a website for further inspiration. Whether in need of decor, recipes, or just in the mood for crafts, be sure to follow @gracefulfarmhouse this holiday season!

Be sure to also follow our pages – Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and LinkedIn for more inspiration, news, and how-to’s!

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!      

Designing the kitchen of your dreams is closer than you think! Our designers at Emily’s Interiors created a list of the easiest and best ways to maximize your kitchen for optimal storage and space. From adding an island, to hiding appliances, we can keep your kitchen clean and creative with these home hacks.

Adding an Island

One of the best ways to incorporate more storage in your kitchen is by adding an island. Not only does an island add counter space for the chef in the family, but it increases the amount of cabinet space for the handy home organizer. No matter the size of your kitchen, an island can be the perfect solution. Want a large island? Consider adding barstool seating for enjoying quick meals, lounging frequent guests, or both! Have a smaller space? Portable islands are a versatile option for style and function!

Customizing Your Cabinetry

In everyone’s dream kitchen, there would be enough storage for any appliance. Good news is, you can customize cabinetry in any kitchen, making way for more space. Whether storing spices, blenders, warmers, or other miscellaneous appliances, there’s a storage option available. Custom cabinets can clear off your counter and be tailored to any and all of your family’s needs. Even needs that include additional charging stations!

Creating a Coffee Bar

Coffee bars are just another beautiful way of saying “Good Morning,” and who doesn’t want an aesthetic wake up call? No matter if you take your coffee black or with cream and sugar, a coffee station is a perfect place to showcase your barista accessories. Coffee bars can be displayed on counters or on wheels, giving you the flexibility to move it wherever your heart desires.

Cookbook Boutique

For the home chef, cookbooks can crowd your kitchen when there is no proper place to store them. By maximizing the current kitchen space you have, you’ll be surprised how many ways there are to relocate your cookbooks. One of the easiest ways to make more counter space is to mount storage on the walls. Some wall storage options include floating shelving, wire baskets, or a cute painted book rack. If wall storage isn’t for you, even using a fun dishrack to organize cookbooks on the counter is a great way to tidy up the space!       

Feeling inspired? Your dream kitchen is just one call away! Be sure to share what you love about your current kitchen, and let us know what we missed in your plans of a perfect one.

Keep following our social media pages, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn for more projects and design 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!