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My love for interiors began at age 6 when I ambitiously took on any designer’s ultimate job: decorating Barbie’s illustrious Dream House. I styled the three-compartment home with not only Mattel furniture, but my favorite accessories from my mother’s closet. After patterned scarves transformed into drapes and '80s clip-on earrings doubled as decked out mirrored tables, I was officially hooked on design.

Beginning my professional career in finance in Texas, I am grateful I have an excellent business foundation. However, more troubled by the folding of shelter design magazine Domino in 2009 than the greater economic crisis at hand, I knew it was time for a career transformation.

In 2011 I moved to New York City to study interior design at Parsons focusing on space planning, drawing and drafting, and the history of antiques and decorative arts.  I gained valuable training working as a design assistant at a boutique firm on the Upper West Side and opened my own business in 2013. I feel very fortunate I’ve had the opportunity to formally make a change, turning what was a passionate hobby into a new career.


My design philosophy is simple: interiors should be comfortable, personal, and reflect not only your life, but the life in you. I believe in the thoughtful layering, meaningful collections, and honest attention to details that magically make design appear effortless.

I know that interiors are the most successful when they are not only attractive, but extremely functional. With a little bit of time and imagination, the right resources can go a long way regardless of the size of your space or budget.

With projects ranging from Classic Six New York City apartments to Westchester family homes to new construction in Texas (and everything in-between!), I am thrilled to work on a variety of design challenges with my clients. While most people would rather not agonize over paint colors, wallpaper, furniture plans, fabrics, and finishes, there is nothing I’d rather be doing. 


I offer both Full + A La Carte interior design services.
Please contact me for more information about these services, rates, and availability.
References available upon request.


Emily C. Butler
1153 3rd Avenue, Suite 9
New York, NY 10065