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!

Design

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!

Style

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.)

Function

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.

Hardware

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.

Designing this Newton, MA first floor remodel and addition was a dream, and the finished product came out better than we could have ever envisioned! Our clients came to us with a request to redesign their kitchen, upgrade their bathroom, expand their living room, and add an addition to the home. We also included a custom cabinet built in for the back entrance of the home for storing coats and shoes. The newly added space also doubled as an in-home office in these uncertain times. Check out the details of this project below.

Before

Prior to our team designing the space, the first floor of this Newton home needed an upgrade. The area was dark and underutilized. We collaborated with our clients and created a design that would include an open floor plan where the family could relax, entertain, and take full advantage of all the space.

Addition

The newly added addition is the perfect place for the family to relax. It is also our client’s dog’s favorite lookout spot. The area also doubles as our client’s temporary office space, it is the perfect place to get work done.

Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen remodel includes beautiful bronze finishes and a Whitehaven apron sink. The custom island offers additional seating and plenty of counter space as well as a convenient microwave storage unit. The kitchen cabinets are Medallion Goldline and finished in Maple Dusk Classic which goes perfectly with the silver subway tile and willow white quartz island countertop.

Bathroom Remodel

The freshly remodeled bathroom is the perfect spa like oasis for our clients. The space includes oil rubbed bronze fixtures and the bathroom vanity matches the kitchen cabinets in Medallion Goldline Dusk. We also can’t forget to mention that shower tile and the dual shower head.

Living Room Remodel

The original design of the living area was underutilized, our team proposed a design that removed the existing wall within the space and now it has an open concept with beautiful crown molding surrounding. Now that the wall is gone, the space is bright and inviting.

And that is the full tour! We hope you enjoyed this design/build! For more projects like this one, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Houzz!

We are so excited to start off the new year with a recently completed first floor remodel! This Berlin, MA remodel includes an updated open floor plan with a kitchen, living area, bathroom, and bedroom upgrade. Our clients asked us to design this remodel as if Joanna Gaines threw up on it (LOL). We believe we achieved their vision! Check out the details of this project below!

Before

Prior to our team designing/building the space, the first floor of this Berlin home needed a makeover. The area was dark and underutilized. We collaborated with our clients and created a design that would include an open floor plan where the family could relax, entertain, and really expand and take advantage of all the space.

Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen remodel includes vibrant stainless-steel finishes and a Whitehaven apron sink. The custom island offers tons of seating and plenty of counter space.  The kitchen cabinets are Medallion Gold and finished in Knotty Alder, cappuccino, which goes perfectly with the ice white subway tile. All the walls in the Kitchen, Dining, Bedroom & Hallway are Alabaster White by Sherwin Williams.

Living Room

To continue the farmhouse design, the walls in the living area, nook and TV received prefinished shiplap boards in a bright white. The shiplap is just enough where you do not need a ton of wall décor. The inviting space also features stained pine beams which ties the entire room together. 

Bathroom

This farmhouse style bathroom has an ice white ceramic subway tile that is currently featured on every episode of HGTV. The walls are painted in Metroplitan Grey by Benjamin Moore.

Master Bedroom

The master bedroom includes a 2-panel barn door outside the master closet with plenty of shelving within for tons of storage. Our clients asked us to keep the exposed brick in their bedroom and whitewash it to stick with the farmhouse design.

And that is the full tour! We hope you enjoyed this farmhouse design! For more projects like this one, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Houzz!

It’s been a while since we’ve last provided an update on Emily’s Interiors Design Studio in Shrewsbury, MA, it’s come a long way (like a really long way).

Our Kitchen/Bathroom Designers have been designing cabinetry and bathroom vanities, decorating the space, and presenting client designs using our presentation space.

Our newest location is home to beautifully designed Kitchen displays which have a wide variety of storage options that will keep your space completely organized. The bathroom vanity room has a beautiful selection of colorful vanities, each designed by our team of Designers. Each piece can be customized and fit to our client’s space, just ask!

Did you know Emily’s Interiors also sells flooring and other project materials? Our Kitchen/Bathroom Designers have everything you need to upgrade your space. Interested in doing the project on your own? Our Designers also team up with DIYers to get their projects completed. For example, if you want to order cabinets through Emily’s Interiors but want to install them yourself, we will measure your space, customize your dream cabinets, and ship them directly to your door. It is that easy!

Thinking about remodeling your Kitchen/Bathroom but aren’t sure what is possible for your space? Schedule an appointment with our Designers. Our team of experts will come measure your space and tell you what works as well as provide you with tons of ideas and options so that you will love your project for years to come. Once you decide designing the space is what you want to do, our Kitchen/Bathroom Designers will design your space using our state-of-the-art 3D design software so you can see exactly what your space will look like BEFORE it goes into build.

Next step, Emily’s Interiors can handle as much or as little of the install/remodeling process as you’d like. Want us to handle everything? We’ve got you covered!

The designers at Emily’s Interiors are so excited to meet you! To make your design ideas for your home or business come to life, get started by scheduling an in-person meeting at our Design Studio.

For more information regarding the new location, contact 774-214-9605 or visit us at 779 Hartford Turnpike in Shrewsbury, MA! Be sure to also follow us on our social media pages: Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram.

In honor of Emily’s Interiors Designers announcing their winners for the “Ugly Kitchen Contest,” (winners received a FREE 3D Design of their dream kitchens), we thought we would discuss timeless kitchen trends! These kitchen trends will be sure to withstand the ever-changing styles each year. No matter your design aesthetic, customizing these ticket items can guarantee a kitchen you’ll love time and again.

Classic White Kitchen

There’s a reason white kitchens are everywhere, but that doesn’t mean each one is the same. Depending how you dress it up, your white kitchen can look different than your neighbors. The main takeaway is that this style isn’t going anywhere!

Timeless Subway Tile

After many decades, subway tile is still here to stay. Subway tile works with any color, any kitchen, and any budget. You can even style it in any pattern. The way it is placed introduces personality that other more decorative tiles may automatically elicit, but subway tile is subtle and a survivor to temporary contenders.

Shaker Style Cabinets

Sometimes simplicity is key, especially when it comes to cabinetry. Shaker style cabinets are the staple for farmhouse kitchens, but when paired with your choice of hardware, they can seamlessly blend with any aesthetic. 

Whether or not shaker is the style for you, being sure to customize your cabinetry guarantees a cleaner counter top and an easier lifestyle. Encasing appliances as built-ins or creating pantry storage will be a kitchen trend that never ceases to fade. 

A Well-Lit Island

We spend a lot of time in our kitchens simply preparing food or entertaining guests. Since the function of the kitchen will always remain the same, the need for space will also stay in high demand. When it comes to incorporating a kitchen island, dividing ample room for additional workspace and barstool seating makes for a stunning multi-purpose item that’s only missing its spotlight. 

Pendant lighting paired with an island is a popular way to dress up your kitchen across the decades. As for what style to initially choose, that’s up to you. Better yet, lighting can be easily installed and replaced, so when you find a style you want to swap in, there’s nothing standing in the way of your perfect pendant.

Ways To Accessorize 

Building your kitchen to reflect who you are and what you like can feel like an impossible task, especially when trying to achieve a timeless design. A kitchen design, and design as a whole, is more than choosing a style of cabinets and items to fill a space. The best way to personalize your kitchen and still have it never go out of style is to accessorize with color and/or metals. 

To save on budget, an option for accessorizing is to match appliances seamlessly when foregoing built-ins. Stainless steel can compliment any aesthetic and hardware your heart desires. As for adding color, look to your towels, plates, and plants for a subtle but harmonious effect.

Need help designing your kitchen? Contact our designers today! For more current or future design advice and inspiration, follow us on our Pinterest, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts.  

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.