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Always Sunny in Portland, Oregon

  Yes, I’m kidding.  But even on  dark and rainy days the mood in this room is sunny and warm, like a day in Provence.  When we first started talking about what kind of changes they wanted in their home, Sue and Bob Van Brocklin let me know their color and style preferences, and we […]

High Summer Dining–Bon Appetit!

My clients are having some friends over for dinner tomorrow evening, and I told them I’d bring the flowers for the table since the room is now completed and I wanted to photograph it.   The hostess is using her mother’s Spode china (“Buttercup”), and her own coral red place mats and napkins.  This space […]

Outdoor Rooms and Fresh Looks for Summer

Now that summer is officially here, how about a few ideas to freshen up your home for the season?  One of the easiest ways is to add garden flowers–if you don’t grow your own, you can stop off at your local farmers’ market for a large bouquet for just a few dollars. Another idea is […]

Sweet Dreams

Often the master bedroom is the last room in the house a homeowner tackles, probably because it’s a private space–not the first room seen when guests enter the home.  However, it is a space where the homeowners will spend a large part of their time, so it’s important to make it inviting and comfortable. The […]

Master Bedroom Makeover: Light and Luscious!

The young couple who hired Emery & Associates in 2009 to do the main floor of their 1903 foursquare home in Ladd’s Addition called me back this year to do their master bedroom.  “It’s really dark.  What can you do to help us?”   I gave them the obvious answer:  add lighting!  They really didn’t […]

The Upside of Downsizing

Our client had sold her home and most of her furnishings several years ago, when she first moved to into a one-bedroom apartment in a retirement community.  She called me when she had the opportunity to move to a two-bedroom unit so she could have an office space.  She wasn’t happy with the furniture she […]

Turkey and Dressing

Less than two weeks to go till Thanksgiving, and I haven’t even done a single post about holiday decorating!  I’m talking now about dressing your dining table for Thanksgiving. If you are as mad about “table top” as I am, you probably own more than one set of dishes and a variety of table linens. […]

Icing on the Cake

Often we receive referrals from remodeling contractors, for which we are very grateful.  The contractor will have just completed doing a beautiful remodel, and the client isn’t sure what to do with the shiny, new empty space.  At that point the contractor will refer the clients to Emery and Associates because they know that we […]

Outdoor Entertaining

It felt like summer would NEVER be here.  But it finally is, and the plants in the garden have been enjoying the damp, cool weather.  My hydrangeas are especially happy, and my upper terrace (below) is now ready for a 4th of July party. You can create this kind of garden-room look on your deck […]

The Dog Did WHAT?

It didn’t seem all that many years ago that we had re-decorated the clients’ family room with lots of sunny oranges and yellows–they wanted a warm, Tuscan feeling.  Then, the dog chewed up the sofa upholstery, and they decided they were ready for a totally new look.  Time to call Emery & Associates. I was […]

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