our kitchen renovation


Well - our kitchen has been finished for about 3 months and we are super happy with it! Taking this project on made such a huge difference in the entire feel of our house. We should have done it sooner - but it was nice to live in our house to get a real handle on how we best wanted to use the space before taking this project on.

As you can see, I completely changed my mind after posting the initial color scheme/design plan. Going darker on the cabinets was 100% the right choice and I'm so glad we did.

Here are the before/afters. Before - the kitchen was essentially a small galley, with a wall separating the kitchen from the back family room.

The biggest change came from knocking down that wall and adding a peninsula with glass uppers. This completely opened the space to the family room, which is where we spend most of our time. Having a sight line to the family room will be super helpful with Sam's impending arrival. And I love having a spot for a few bar stools where guests can perch.

Before - range wall.

After - range wall. We kept the range in the same place and added a stainless vent hood in place of the microwave. Microwaves over ranges have become one of my least favorite kitchen things, so I'm glad we relocated the microwave to be hidden in the lower portion of the peninsula.

Another view of the range wall:

Before - sink wall.(Hi Dais!)

After - sink wall. We kept the sink and dishwasher in the same place, but we purchased a panel ready dishwasher and had the cabinet maker make a panel front so the dishwasher blends in. This was maybe my favorite design element!

Just some more pretties:

We went with Bianco Toscana granite. I really, really love how the color works with the cabinet color (Urbane Bronze by Sherwin Williams). The veining is really unique, too.

The pendant we chose is the Reed Hanging Light from Circa. The scale and finish are perfect.

In the end, white subway tile won out for back splash.

 all photos by Ely Fair Photography.

We are thrilled with how everything turned out! Living in a construction zone is less than desirable, but all is well that ends well. Now, my sights are set on the master bathroom. We'll see what the Hubs has to say about that :)

nursery planning


I recently started work on a very exciting and special project - our bebe-to-be's nursery! 2014 ended with the exciting news that we are expecting a sweet little one and we couldn't be happier. While my mind is definitely swimming with practical baby matters, I must admit that a large part of my daydreaming belongs to nursery planning.

We don't find out the nugget's gender until next month, but I already have a solid plan of action for the space whether we have a Samuel....

or an Elise!

See what I did there? I only changed out a few items for a different feel, more suited to a little gal. Very excited to get started!

PS- Kitchen renovation is set to be complete (fingers crossed) this week! And I went a totally different direction than I had planned :)

#emilydavisinteriors in 2014


2014 is coming to a close, and around this time of year I get very reflective. This introspective side of my personality is one reason I love Instagram so much. Looking back on all that has transpired the last 12 months reminds me how much fun I've had and how far I've come.

Not only has Insta been super fun for me personally, but it has also been one of the biggest driving forces behind my business. Because my website isn't up and running just yet, I will often send potential clients to my Instagram so they can get a feel for my style. It's so rewarding for me to get to look back through the hashtag #emilydavisinteriors to remember everything that I've worked on this year.

Here are some of my favorites:

Whew that was a lot of work! I had such a great year and so much fun - it's really an  awesome experience to work your behind off and get to see where that takes you. Can't wait to see what 2015 will bring! Thank you so much to everyone who has read my blog and supported my business this, it means the world to me!

Cheers to a new year!

good work, girlfriend: Amie Corley Interiors


Two blogs in two days? Crazy! I know I said I wasn't going to post any more until after Christmas, buuuut.... here I am.

Some of you probably remember my first design gig- working for Amie Corley Interiors while we lived in St. Louis. To this day, I am so grateful that Amie took a chance on me and allowed me to learn (SO much!) from her.

She recently had a project featured in St. Louis magazine and it is just really, really fabulous work.

Want to see more? I've posted previously about Amie's work here, here and here. It would also be a good decision to follow her on Insta.

Merry Christmas (again) everyone!

the most wonderful time of the year


Can it really be that Christmas time is here again?! It really is, as they say, the most wonderful time of the year. Around this time, I reflect on everything that has transpired throughout the year. Without getting too sappy here on the blog, I will just say publically that 2014 was a year of immense blessings and I feel very grateful.

But let's get to the fun stuff.

I recently put together two concept boards for a client in OKC. She lives in a beautiful, historic home with gorgeous woodwork. It is a space that already feels very warm, so I wanted to propose a design that really played up on the good aspects of the space, while injecting color, function and a definite design direction. I hope this room can be a jumping off point for the rest of their home.

I really loved how the boards turned out so I thought I would share!

Round 2

Which is your favorite? I am having such a hard time choosing - will be very interested to see which way the client ends up going.

We will soon leave for one of my most beloved destinations, and I am so looking forward to spending Christmastime in one of my favorite place with some of my favorite people. And since I can say with confidence I won't blog again before then - I hope you all have a very merry Christmas!
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