Friday, October 1, 2010

Take Five Friday.

Good morning, and Happy Friday! Today I'm interviewing an extremely creative design blogger based in Toronto, Canada. Her own home is incredible and yes, she offers design services.

Emma created her blog with the intent of sharing stories about her life and home. She lives in a beautiful Victorian home with her husband and son, and occasionally neighbors stop by the blog with tours of their equally amazing Victorian homes.

What advice can you give readers on getting started when decorating a new home?
Do your homework! Go through blogs and magazines and pull all the images that really speak to you emotionally. Then go back through those tears and see what similarities you can find. Does the bedroom always feature an upholstered headboard? Does the same style faucet keep popping up in your favorite kitchen images? And don't be afraid to contact an interior designer or decorator! The money you spend on someone will be saved during the project through their knowledge and expertise.
(emma's bathroom)

Who is your favorite interior designer?
Probably George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg of Yabu Pushelberg

What are your favorite online resources for all things home-related?
I don't know if I really have favorites. I think one of the best things about online resourcing is that you never know where you might end up. I love the fact that one click on a blog could take you somewhere you've never been before where you might get distracted and look at something completely different which takes you somewhere else entirely.
(emma's kitchen)

What is your favorite piece of furniture in your own home, and why?
I love my white oak credenza that I designed myself, our two vintage Bertoia chairs and the Moroccan kilim rugs I found at a flea market.
(emma's vintage bertoia chair)

If there were no time or budget constraints, what dream project would you do on your own home?

I would open up our third floor attic and make it into a master bedroom suite with a clawfoot tub in the middle of the room, separate bathroom, and walk out deck.
(emma's master bedroom)

Thanks to Emma for taking five out of her day to stop by. the marion house book is an amazing resource for beautiful images and exciting design inspiration so if it's not already a regular read for you, be sure to check it out!


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