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Bathed in Style

  As we began our relationship, I asked my client what kind of mood and feeling she wanted in the new house she was building.  She told me that the antique French furniture she had inherited from her beloved grandmother were the most important possessions she owned, and wanted them to be featured in every […]

Redesign–What does it mean?

Emery &  Associates did a major remodel of a client’s living room fireplace several years ago (see my previous post  “Hot New Looks for Old Fireplaces,” February 24, 2011).  The clients liked the remodeled fireplace so much that this year they rearranged their furniture so that the sofa faces the fireplace, which has become the […]

Pulling it All Together

Often one of the first things homeowners say to me is that their rooms don’t feel “pulled together.”   This post explains how to accomplish that feeling of cohesiveness, and demonstrates how you can do it without pitching everything out and starting over.  In each of the rooms below, the homeowner wanted to keep some of […]

My Big, Fat Kitchen Remodel: Grounded!

When it comes to flooring, I’ve always known that I wanted black and white marble tile, set “on point.”  Maybe it was all those years of classical piano training on the black-and-white keyboard.  Maybe it was seeing the flooring on trips to Europe, most recently on our trip to Greece, but previously with my cousin, […]

Hot New Looks for Old Fireplaces

Even though we Portlanders aren’t buried in snow, it IS still winter in the Pacific Northwest, and we are using our fireplace a lot.  A few years ago I got really tired of the original red brick surrounding the firebox of my 1930’s Colonial home fireplace.  I searched for a long time before I found […]

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