It’s Designer Spotlight week again and we are featuring our newest team member – Emma Holmstedt! Emma joined our team just over 2 months ago, has a passion for design and helping people live happier, healthier lives in their homes. She earned her Bachelor of Science from the Art Institute in Minneapolis and her MFA in Interior Architecture and Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
What inspires you?
Nature and technology and how we can combine the two to make a more sustainable life for us all.
What is the best design advice you’ve ever received?
Always layer your lighting and have several different options and moods within a space.
Are there any new design trends that excite you?
Wallpaper is coming back, and it is so much fun to see what new patterns and textures are being made.
What are your hobbies, when you’re not designing?
I love sports with my family, playing soccer in our yard, enjoying a good bottle of wine, and reading.
If you could design a space for a celebrity, who would it be and why?
If I could choose a person not alive, I choose Marie Antoinette as she would have an unlimited budget and it would be so decorative, over the tip and unique that maybe I would have started a design movement.
What is your favorite room you’ve ever been in?
In Spain, Mies Van Der Rohe built one of my most beloved architectural structures, the Barcelona Pavilion, and it brought me to tears standing in it. It is so powerful to experience something I had written about, designed projects from, and was just truly inspired by his work and the simple beauty of this building.
If you had $100 to put the finishing touches on a space, what do you do?
Flowers – biggest bang for your buck.
Emma will be taking over our social media accounts this week, so be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for some design tips and inspiration.