Designer Spotlight: Emily Fella

How long have you worked at Indoor City?
It will be 1 year on November 7th!

How would you describe your personal design aesthetic? My personal design aesthetic could best be described as Traditional Glam with an eclectic twist.

What was one of your favorite projects that you worked on during your time at Indoor City?
My favorite project that I worked on was a kitchen remodel. My client came to me, totally ready to revamp her kitchen. Together we worked through all of the necessary details, ultimately, bringing her dream kitchen to a reality. We chose a soft, off-white color called Creamy White from Sherwin Williams for her perimeter cabinets. For her island, we selected Province Blue from Benjamin Moore to add interest and create a focal point. For the backsplash, we selected an organic looking, white subway tile and incorporated a coordinating arabesque tile, picture framed above the cook top. We chose a warm wood-look luxury vinyl tile for her flooring and a quartz material, called marabella white, for her countertops.

What made you want to be a designer?
Growing up as a kid, my parents were always very passionate about taking us on vacations that would give us some sort of educational insight. Many of our trips involved touring the past Presidents' homesteads or historical sites, which not only gave me some great exposure to Early-American architecture but ultimately sparked my interest for design. One summer specifically, we went to Newport Rhode Island where we toured The Breakers Mansion, one of the Vanderbilt Family's many homes. (The Vanderbilt's were a prominent American family, who during the turn of the century were largely influential in establishing America's shipping and railroad industry) Experiencing this particular Vanderbilt Mansion, designed in the Italian Renaissance style, was definitely what made me know that I wanted to be a designer, and more specifically an interior designer. This 70-room mansion clad with all types of lavish materials, everywhere from platinum leaf to exotic marble, truly made me fall in love with the idea of creating spaces that could be inspiring.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
I recently started teaching myself how to play the ukulele.

Describe your perfect pizza.
I believe that all pizzas are created equal, however my perfect pizza would have a gluten-free crust and lots of cheese!

If you would like to work with Emily or any of our designers contact us to talk about bringing your ideas to life.