Design is a visual expression of our feelings and emotions. I love that a well-designed space can have a positive impact on the individuals within it.
- 1 Year of Experience
- Bachelor of Science in Interior Design with dual minor in Business Administration and Sustainable Design / West Virginia University
- USGBC - LEED Green Associate
Emily's inspiration to become a designer
I have always been creative, and I owe a lot of that to my mom. Growing up, she was constantly working on new projects – whether it was redecorating our home or planning elaborate birthday parties. For that reason, I would say that she was a big influence in my decision to become an interior designer. I definitely get my creativity from her!
When Emily wants to relax...
Painting with some music and wine, is all I need! When I need some time to unwind, I always find myself reaching for a paint brush. It is a mindless activity that is a stress reliever for me.
Her first job
My first job was lifeguarding at a local swimming pool. I worked there for 5 years during high school and part of college. I learned valuable leadership skills and attentiveness. Over the years, I developed relationships with many members who joined the swim club annually. A lot of my friends worked there as well, so it was a fun environment!
An unexpected challenge
While studying abroad in London, UK, my friends and I often took advantage of weekends to explore other parts of Europe. While on a trip to Madrid, Spain, I lost my passport. When we arrived at the airport to catch our flight back to London, I had realized my passport was missing. I didn’t have time to spare, so a friend and I jumped in a cab with a driver who spoke no English. We rushed back to our hostel and – thankfully – found the passport. The driver could tell we were in a hurry, so he rushed us back to the airport just in time for our flight. Despite that adventure, I look forward to traveling more in the future. I absolutely love seeing new parts of the world and learning about different cultures.
Emily’s favorite foods
Coming from a big Italian and Polish family, food is a huge part of any gathering. It’s hard to choose a favorite, but I would have to say pizza . . . and I may be biased, but my dad makes the best! However, if I had to pick one thing I could not go without each and every day—that would be coffee!
Things you might not know about Emily:
If I had to choose a signature piece it would be nail polish—you will never catch me without my nails painted. I think it is the perfect finishing touch to any look!
I have four siblings. Being the youngest, I look up to my older siblings as role models. As we grow older, they continue to influence me on a daily basis.