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!

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!

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.

The Kitchen is the heart of the home and planning before remodeling such an important room is crucial. Not sure where to begin? There are a few key steps to take prior to starting your journey to the kitchen of your dreams.

Prepare Yourself

A little preparation will go a long way when it comes to starting the process of remodeling your kitchen. Think about the all reasons why you want to remodel your kitchen – what’s your motivation? Once you have your reasoning, get started and don’t look back. Worried about costs and how the result will look? Team up with a designer early in the process. Designers can not only help you create the kitchen of your dreams but also provide you with costs. Some designers can even show you exactly what the kitchen will look like with 3-D renderings.

Do Your Research

What are your wants and needs when it comes to creating your ideal kitchen? What are you looking to change about your kitchen? These are both questions you should ask yourself while researching what you want to achieve with your kitchen remodel. The more clearly you can communicate your wants and needs, the easier it will be to get kitchen designers and contractors to follow your vision.

Set a Budget

According to Remodeling magazine, a major kitchen renovation can result in a return on investment of between 61 and 70 percent of the cost. Sometimes, choosing the less expensive remodeling company or appliances is not the best option. The cheapest options usually won’t provide the highest quality. Set your budget first and then plan your remodel based on that.

Team Up with an Expert

To get the exact end results you are looking for teaming up with a design expert may be your best option. A kitchen designer ensures that your kitchen space is functional, efficient and the best value for your budget. A good designer will help you overcome difficult design and product selection decisions. They will also treat your project with the utmost professionalism and provide you with above and beyond communication throughout your project.

Want to take the stress of kitchen remodeling off your shoulders? Contact Emily’s Interiors. Emily’s Interiors can tackle any interior design project that you need for your home. We offer boutique design services, decor, and design materials to homeowners and businesses. When considering interior designers and local kitchen design firms, we hope that you’ll consider Emily’s Interiors.