emily lauderback design and color consultation

Emily has been working as an independent designer specializing in architectural color consultation since 2003, when her first paying client literally knocked on her front door in the Phinney Ridge neighborhood in Seattle asking her for help. Emily's lifelong love of architectural color and spaces inspired her to heed the call, and over the next two years she wrapped up her career as an educational consultant to become a full-time designer and color consultant. As the founder of SPACE: A Design Build Collective and Color in Space, Inc., Emily maintained a storefront in Seattle from 2005-2010. She understands the inherent value of teamwork and quality and has a solid network of referrals to implement her design vision.

With a focus on budget, Emily can assist you with how to make the most of what you have. She also has a strong sustainability value and can suggest "green" products. Additionally, she advocates for keeping elements you already have that work, which can simply be improved. For cosmetic remodels, Emily has extensive experience in project management and can save you money without paying the 20% contractor mark-up.

Emily asks lots of questions and gets a feel for what feels like home to YOU. She sees her job as helping you to create THAT. She never dictates a style or what you need to do. She holds the vision of your home in mind to keep the project on time, on budget, and able to be executed.

Emily specializes in kitchen and bath design, color consultation, window treatments, and project management of cosmetic remodels. While she certainly has a knack for all aspects of interior design, she has found that her talents are best applied to architectural and color design. Working very holistically, Emily only works on a project fee basis. She has learned that clients and projects benefit from this approach for predictability and management. Decisions do not get rushed and everyone feels comfortable with how the process unfolds to get to the end of creating beautiful homes and spaces.

Testimonials

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Theresa Lepow
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Dec 2016

Emily did the full project mgmt. and design of our home. She was creative yet driven to get the job done on schedule while keeping our budget and goals in mind. She is a great listener, provides hon... Read More

AvatarWalt
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Mar 2016

We were referred to Emily by our contractor who had had happy clients in the past, and she worked with us extensively in developing a beautiful palette for a whole-house remodel of our 1910 bungalow w... Read More

Sara Vandenbelt
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jul 2016

We absolutely loved working with Emily! She helped us find the perfect colors for both the inside and outside of our home. The color pallet she curated not only suited our personal design styles, but ... Read More

debbie W
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Feb 2017

I stopped into the Benjamin Moore paint store and met Emily. What a gift. She has a real feel for color and within half an hour provided options I like, that go together. Not only that, she REALLY ... Read More

J Ish
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Aug 2016

I used Emily’s services on two different projects and I couldn’t be happier with the results. Emily’s style and personality made it so much fun. Originally looking to expand on the traditional co... Read More

tallipierre
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Mar 2015

Emily Lauderback was wonderful! We remodeled our entire main floor with new cabinets, counters, tile, lighting, floor stain, carpet, trim and paint. Emily led us from beginning to end keeping us on ... Read More

James Jacoby
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Sep 2015

Emily's design intuition and interview style were a perfect combination for us and resulted in beautiful, coordinated colors and material selections inside and out. I receive compliments on our exteri... Read More

Lorri Ericson
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jul 2015

We asked Emily to help us with colors and she went above and beyond by getting us sorted out on structural design as well. We were very pleased with the result. Read More

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