Friday, September 17, 2010

Take Five Friday.

Happy Friday! The weekend is almost here, and today we get to hear from another successful design blogger. Her own home is gorgeous, and she authors her blog in such a way that she instantly feels like a friend.

Emily, of Emily A. Clark
Emily is an interior designer, mother of three, and bargain hunter at heart. She loves finding her clients great deals and helping them create spaces they love coming home to.

What advice can you give readers on getting started when decorating a new home?
Be patient and don't try to do everything at once, just for the sake of getting it done. Take your time and shop for pieces you really love. You'll end up with a home that feels more like "you" in the long run.
(emily's family room)

What are your favorite online resources for all things home-related?
I use Overstock all of the time, when pulling together designs for my online clients. It's a great resource for rugs and furniture, and you can't beat their shipping costs.

Favorite brick and mortar stores (local or national)?
I'm definitely a HomeGoods girl. It's crazy to pay hundreds of dollars for a designer lamp when they have almost the exact styles for around $50. I'm a firm believer you don't have to spend a lot of money to create a beautiful home if you're willing to shop around and think creatively.

What is your favorite piece of furniture in your own home, and why?
I really like the green campaign dresser in my office. It's bright and fun and has lots of storage. It was a dull gray when I bought it at a used furniture shop for $40. I love how paint can transform older pieces.
(emily's office)

What has been your most successful DIY project?
Well, we recently painted stripes in our breakfast area. It was our first attempt and a little stressful, but I love the way they turned out.
(emily's dining room)

Thank you Emily for taking five out of your busy Friday to be with us! To see more of Emily's home be sure to visit her blog, Emily A. Clark.


Emily A. Clark said...

Thanks, Brooke. I appreciate you having me. I'll include a link in my next post.


Jen of Made By Girl said...

Great interview Emily... :) That is one of my BIGGEST probs, I like to try to do everything at once...not even kidding when I tell you. Will think of what you said next time. :)

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