Kitchen/Bathroom/Master Bedroom/Bathroom Design/Build

We are one month into 2022 and our Kitchen/Bathroom Designers are booked and busy. Most recently, we wrapped up a major Addition Design in Wellesley, MA and this project shows that no design is too big or too small for our team. Check out the details of this Design below!


Our clients overall goal for this addition was to have more room for their family to spend time with one another. We extended the back of the home to deliver just that. The upgraded kitchen lets in so much natural light and is such a refreshing space comprised of ice white matte subway tile in a herringbone pattern and the cabinetry is Medallion Silverline in “maple white icing.” These selections go great with the polished nickel hardware. With the extension of the home it offered plenty of space to also include a dining area. This new area is the perfect place for entertaining and for the family to enjoy cooking together.

Living Area

The living area, off of the kitchen is also the perfect place for the family to bond. The open concept allows the family to be in the kitchen and in the living room without the separation of the rooms. The bright natural sunlight makes it a nice spot for coffee and relaxation.

Master Bedroom

Another request for the family, a wide open Master Bedroom Design and new master bathroom. The bedroom, like all other rooms, brings in a ton of natural light and is a wide open area.

Master Bathroom

Last but not least, is the master bathroom! We love this medallion cabinetry vanity color and the perfect subway tile within the shower.

Ready to redesign your home? Thinking about adding an addition to accommodate your lifestyle? We are here to help! Be sure to visit us at our showroom at 779 Hartford Turnpike in Shrewsbury, MA. Not close to the area? Check us out on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.

What Do Interior Designers Do?


First and foremost, a Designers job is helping clients obtain the ideal environment for their circumstances. Interior designers draft project timelines and estimate costs, place orders for materials, and oversee the installation of design elements. In order to do that they need to meet with clients and listen to their vision and needs for their space. Do you want a farmhouse kitchen? They will make it happen. Are you not sure what you want? They can present ideas and options for your space. To be successful, our designers must be capable and confident when meeting with clients to assess the needs for a project, such as planning the desired design, costs, architectural issues, furnishings, layouts, or color coordination.


Once our Designers have collaborated with their clients on their dream design, our Designers get to work designing the space in 3D. This is a critical step in our Design process as it helps our clients see exactly what their space will look like before it goes into build. This way if changes need to be made, it will save our clients’ money, time, and headaches!


Now that the Design is approved and ready, it is time to make selections. The selection process can be overwhelming. However, our Designers make the selection process easy by presenting options based on the client’s style, taste, and needs. From light fixtures to cabinet hardware, our Designers know what’s trending and what will work within your budget.


Designers must be familiar with building codes, local regulations, and universal accessibility standards. They work with builders to define permanent aspects of a space, such as the room size and wall or window placement. During build, our Designers are communicating with contractors, ensuring that everything is running smoothly and according to plan. At project completion, they follow up with clients to ensure their satisfaction.

There you have it! A day in the life of our Kitchen/Bathroom Designers. Want to learn more or thinking about designing and building your dream space? Just looking to buy cabinets or a bathroom vanity? Come stop by our Design Studio at 779 Hartford Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA 01545. Want to see some of our completed projects? Follow us on our social media pages: Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Houzz!

Get tips on how to find the right cabinetry for your remodel.

Cabinets are the backbone of the kitchen. When it comes to configuring the cabinetry, you must take size, floor plan, style and more into consideration. Designing and selecting cabinetry may seem overwhelming, which is why Emily’s Interiors Kitchen Designers are here to help guide you through this process!


When it comes to choosing cabinets, working with a professional to ensure the cabinets you desire fit your space is most important. At our Design Studio, our Kitchen Designers measure your space, listen to your design ideas and visions, then design your space in 3D so that your are able to see exactly what the cabinets will look like prior to them being installed. This way the cabinets fit the space precisely and you are not surprised at what they look like in your area once they are installed!


We believe in the trend-resistant kitchen cabinet—something that will remain timeless and ensure you will not want to start fresh every few years. These are the most popular six cabinet styles: glass-front, Shaker-style, beadboard, flat-front, plywood, and natural (that is, unfinished) wood. (Stay tuned as we dive into each cabinet style in our next blog.)


Our Designers don’t just want you to have beautiful cabinetry they also want to make sure that your cabinets are fully functional for you and your family. That is why we offer tons of storage options, soft-close on drawers, and even extra add ons such as charging drawers for your electronics.


Don’t forget about hardware! Hardware adds the finishing touch to your cabinetry and brings the entire design together. Whether its brass, chrome, nickel, aged bronze, you name it, we have it at our Design Studio so that you are able to see your selection in person.

Ready to get started? Call or stop by our Design Studio. Our Kitchen Designers are there every step of the way on your journey to new cabinetry! Want to see some of our completed cabinet projects for our clients? Follow us on Pinterest, Houzz, Instagram and Facebook.

Today we’re defining popular design styles and what characterizes each one.  You may already know your favorite design style from posts on social media like Instagram or Pinterest, but do you know what separates one from the other? Industrial from Rustic? Transitional from traditional? Not only will you know cabinetry indicators, but after this read, you’ll be a designer in the making. Or at the very least a budding expert on the trends in the field. 


Most commonly a modern aesthetic can be identified by its clean lines and pristine surfaces. This particular design style embodies the word sleek. Cabinets are typically slab and glossy, flush with the frame face, and colors tend to be crisp. A modern space can influence futuristic vibes but overall remains organized and simple for hassle-free living.  


Traditionally (see what we did there), this style tends to be more teeming with character and ornate finishes. Opposite to modern design, traditional features showcase more depth and detail. It’s the most classic aesthetic, with various uses of dark, rich wood or furniture items such as bureaus. For those that appreciate the presence of character in their home, traditional design is the way to go. 


For those that like staying current in their design tastes, contemporary is reflective of the here and now. Similar to the modern style, contemporary design is simple in its nature but exudes a more comfortable atmosphere. These interiors are not only sophisticated but popular for their use of line and space such as strong architectural features and other subtle decor. In contemporary design, less can be more.    


Commonly known as farmhouse, this style arguably has the most warmth and coziness associated with it. Likely due to the various, ample use of wood in the floors, structural elements, shelves, etc. Farmhouse is all about incorporating textures of nature while also balancing vintage furnishings for additional charm.  


Last, and with the least components, minimalism takes the cake. This style is all about achieving the most with as few elements as possible. If you want to adopt a simple lifestyle, with zero clutter and maximum space, a minimalist design will certainly do the trick, encouraging one to embrace white (empty) space and the freedom from unnecessary items.

As many styles as we just listed, there are still more. And when it comes to deciding on what design trend to incorporate in your home, start with the pieces that reflect your personality. From there, design will fall into place. For inspiration and projects of various design styles we’ve completed, connect with us on social media or contact us about our design service packages today!  

For all the DIY enthusiasts out there, we have your back. Whether installing cabinetry for a new kitchen or searching for styling advice to kickstart your latest project, consider Emily’s Interiors a resource for all your design endeavors. With packages and materials to supplement all stages of the project, there’s an offer for everyone. 

DIY Beginners

If you’re just staring out in the world of DIY or simply testing the waters to gauge if its right for you, our E-design package is the perfect fit. This package offers a detailed room design that allows you to put the physical pieces in place. Great for taking control of your time and your budget, our E-design package gets your design gears rolling and ready for the road ahead.

Intermediate and Expert DIY Designers

At one point or another, we all hit an artists or designers block. Here’s where our Inspiration package comes in handy. We have full faith at this level you’ve fashioned a list of places to find designer steals. We just help with the big picture, including mood board creation and key color concepts. With your experience and our inspiration, consider your design block averted.

Kitchen and Bath Projects

Our favorite part of helping DIY designers is bringing their vision to life. Maybe you’ve completed living room or bedroom projects in the past, possibly even built decor yourself. As for kitchen and bath renovations, the task can sometimes be intimidating. Good news is we have an array of cabinetry and bath silhouettes waiting to be customized for your very own design. We even deliver your selections across the U.S. wherever your project may be.

Flooring and More

Want to see what your design will look like after demolition? What about that custom piece you’re building? Not only do we provide all the services and materials listed above, but we also offer 3D renderings, flooring, and hardware to complete the design of your dreams. 

Maybe you’ve never come across a designers block, eliminating the need for a DIY package, but introducing a fresh, new perspective can spark a whole new design movement within you. When that movement arises, we’ll be here as a partner and supporter for all your DIY design needs.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to see our designers complete tons of DIY projects!   

Time for some shopping with Emily’s Interiors! There are so many places to shop and options to choose from when looking for furniture for your home. We’ve decided to start with sharing our favorite end tables.  Our top 10 end tables are broken out in either “Under $200” and “Over $200” categories.  At the end of this article, we have helpful advice as to what size your tables should be based on your couch or chair.  We hope you enjoy!

Under $200

A simple 3 leg walnut end table is the perfect complement to a Mid Century Modern Living Room. It also comes in a version with a Carrera marble top with walnut or white oak legs.


Price: $199

Industrial Farmhouse more your style? This wood and metal table from Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse Collection available on will surely fit the bill. With over 3k reviews and 4 ½ stars, I’d say this is a popular option!


Price: $178.99 (on sale)

Another highly reviewed Industrial Farmhouse table available on Wayfair is from Greyleigh Shop. Having almost 5k reviews and average 4.6 stars, I think you can purchase this one with little worry.  There are several options for wood finishes including, but not limited to, Barnwood, Driftwood and Dark Walnut. The best part, the price is for TWO, yes TWO end tables. That’s a pretty dang good deal if you ask me!


Price Point: $132.75 for set (on sale)

It’s not often you can find an end table for less than $100 but look no further than the Hollier End Table available on Birch Lane made of metal and weather fir. At only $97 and 4.4 stars (732 reviews) you won’t be disappointed in this score. Perfect for a screened in porch!

Source: Birch Lane

Price Point: $97

You thought we’d only have one table less than $100, well, guess again! This cute gold and glass table is from Target and only $75.99 and that isn’t even the sale price!


Price: $75.99

Over $200

While the next 5 are over $200, we didn’t go crazy because who has a thousand dollars to spend on end tables?

The Tana Stool from Article is made from Teak and can work as either a table or stool…even outside! This would work perfectly in a boho and California cool vibe. If used outside, the “Tana’s teak will develop a beautiful silver patina over time, and small cracks will appear in line with the wood’s natural grain. These cracks are perfectly normal and bring a delicate wabi-sabi to the Tana’s strong design.” Ok so I am not going to lie, I had to look up “wabi-sabi” and here is what the internet said “In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.” I love that.


Price Point: $279

I am totally digging the Ephratah 2 Piece Nesting Tables from Brayden studio available on  These nesting tables are made from reclaimed Elmwood in a lovely pattern with metal legs. Nesting tables are a great option if you are tight on space. Keep them together on a day to day basis and pull out the bottom table when guests come over for additional surface for drinks and apps.

Source: Wayfair

Price Point: On sale for $266.99 for TWO

The next table comes from a local small shop close to Emily’s Interiors but they have a website so anyone can order this adorable side table! Those turned legs and that beautiful distressed finish would work great in a Farmhouse or Cottage home.


Price Point: $239

Want to bring in a sense of nature? How about the Natural Tree Stump Side Table from West Elm? Made from naturally fallen cypress trees, each solid-wood table is one of a kind.

Source: West Elm

Price Point: $239 (on sale)

A sleek option from West Elm is the Streamline Side Table made of solid mango wood in a Dark Walnut finish. Best part? The mango wood used is sustainably sourced from trees that no longer produce fruit! That’s a win win! Also comes with dark legs.

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Source: West Elm

Price Point: $223 (on sale)

We hope this list of end tables has been helpful! There a plenty of great options for under a $200 price point and even more in the $200-$300 range.

Before buying your end table, ensure it is the right dimensions for your couch or chair.  Wayfair actually offers a helpful guide and I’ve included their guidance below:


End tables should be within two inches of a sofa’s arm height. For example, if the sofa’s arm is 22″ tall, a proper end table can be anywhere from 20″ – 24″ tall. Can’t find the right end table height for your room? Go shorter rather than taller for a more comfortable experience.


The average width of an end table is between 16″ – 22″. When deciding on a side table, be sure yours has a surface wide enough to hold any desired items, like books, plants, or lamps. Additionally, leave a few inches between the end table and sofa.


The ideal depth of an end table is equal to the depth of the sofa or chair it’s placed next to. It should not exceed the sofa’s depth.


The bottom of a lampshade shouldn’t fall higher than eye level when you’re seated on the sofa or chair that’s placed next to the lamp

Need help shopping for furniture and décor? One of Emily’s Interiors’ Designers can shop with you anywhere you’d like (if you are local) or put together a shopping list for folks outside of the area. Check out our services at

Just because you have a small living room, doesn’t mean you need to skimp on style. Homeowners often don’t know where to start when choosing furniture and end up buying pieces individually, which often don’t work well together.  This post includes 8 tips to help you put together your dream living room!

Step 1: Consider how you plan to use this room

Is it for the family to gather around the TV? Is it for Mom to relax with a coffee and read a book? Will the kids be playing games with friends? Knowing how you plan to use the space will dictate how much seating you need and the ideal layout. 

Step 2: Start with one big item

Start with either your sofa or a rug, and have all other items coordinate. It may seem weird to start with a rug, but your rug can completely dictate the overall vibe of the room.  If you don’t have a rug you love, a sofa is a great place to start.  If you choose a neutral sofa (my fav being the Hamilton in Burnt Sienna from West Elm shown below), then that’s pretty much a blank slate for the rest of the items you choose. The beauty of a neutral couch is you can change up the pillows to keep things fresh.

Design by Natasha Young, @VintageThreshold

Step 3: Create a mood board

In order to see how each piece will contribute to your overall desired aesthetic, a “mood board” can help. Simply put, a mood board is a collection of images used to test how the various items work together. It doesn’t need to be anything fancy, just put images in Word, Powerpoint or simply print them out. Once you have a mix that works, this serves as a buying guide. You can buy it all at once or purchase over time once you save up money. Your mood board will help keep you on track when you hit stores like HomeGoods and Target.

Design by Natasha Young, @VintageThreshold

In the design board above, my star is a gorgeous, rich, jewel-toned, velvet sofa from Article (the Sven). I have been obsessing over this sofa for years and I want (no…NEED) it in several different colors.  Since the sofa is such a showstopper with its color and texture, and since it comes with 2 bolster pillows, I didn’t feel the need to add any toss pillows. I kept the furniture minimal with only a pouf that can be used as an ottoman, plop a tray on top for a coffee table or pulled to side for seating.

Step 4: Scale

Since we are talking about small living rooms, scale is very important. Pay attention to dimensions before you purchase to ensure they will fit in the room and still allow for flow of foot traffic. Sometimes I even put blue painter’s tape on the floor to get a sense of how much room it will take up. Most likely you should choose a loveseat over a full-sized sofa but also consider alternative seating such as ottomans, stools, floor pillows or benches, which often can include storage to hide extra blankets, magazines or games and keep your small space tidy.

Step 5: Amp up the Cozy

If cozy is what you are looking for, and who isn’t, then you must work in texture with pillows, blankets, ottomans, stools and/or rugs. Try to find a mix of textures such as cable knit, woven wool and faux fur.

Design by Natasha Young, @VintageThreshold

The above and below designs feature the Sven from Article in Birch Ivory, described on their site as “like a sweater that a fancy lady wears on a coastal vacation.” Don’t you just love that? In the above design, I added a touch of color via the mustard yellow pillow but in the below design, blue is my accent color.

Design by Natasha Young, @VintageThreshold

Step 6: Light Up My Life

Lighting is so important and not all of us have natural light. Ceiling lights, wall sconces, table lamps and floor lamps all serve a purpose. Consider how each corner of the room will be lit. Lighting is like the jewelry for an outfit. A white T and jeans are nothing special but add a layered gold necklace and fun earrings and now we are talking! There are so many lighting options to really dial your room up a notch.

Step 7: Green Thumb?

Any room can be improved by adding greenery IMHO. Consider adding a plant or 2 (or 5 in my case!) to add a lovely pop of green and infuse life into a room. Scientists have proven that having living plants in your home improves your mood and your physical body.  According to WebMD, “Students in classrooms with three potted plants performed better on math, spelling, reading, and science tests than kids in classrooms without any greens.”  That is a powerful statement, so head out to your local nursery!

Step 8: Sense of Smell

Last but certainly not least, you need yummy smelling candles in comforting flavors like Vanilla, Sugar Cookie or Pumpkin Spice. In the summer, think lavender, lilac and clean laundry smells! Our sense of smell can completely transport us to another time and place so don’t forget to light those candles, put on some chill tunes, grab a coffee or wine and enjoy your home like you should!


I hope this step by step guide helps you choose the right furniture and décor for your living room. Having a plan before you purchase can make all the difference. Remember, make sure your furniture is the right scale, add cozy elements through texture and add some greenery to give the room life. There’s no reason you can’t have a living room that the whole neighborhood wants to hang out in!

[Need help creating a mood board? Emily’s Interiors can help! Our designers can put together mood boards and shopping lists so you can buy the pieces on your own time. And be sure to follow Emily’s Interiors and Vintage Threshold on Instagram for more Living Room Mood Boards]   

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

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.

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.