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.


Beth Reynolds
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Oct 2018

Emily is a magician! I found Emily on Houzz, I was looking for someone to help pick out paint colors to update and prepare for selling. We have lived in our home for 30 years, so I have painted every ... Read More

Sarah Morrow
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Apr 2018

When my husband and I moved to a new home we wanted to make certain we chose colors that we wouldn't want to change every other year, which we had done in our previous home. After reading online revie... Read More

Amy Hutchins
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jun 2018

Four years after a $100k+ renovation, I can look back and say that hiring Emily was one of the best decisions I made. I'm a bit of a control nut and wanted to make every decision in my renovation mys... Read More

Molly Aaseby
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jan 2018

I found Emily on my own, read her reviews, and couldn't be happier with my decision. I wanted to take down an entire wall, and with Emily's knowledge and keen eye, was able to keep the wall while sti... Read More

Janna Jeakins
Relationship: Client
Project Date: Jul 2018

I have admired Emily's work for years, so when it came time to update our kitchen, we turned to Emily for guidance. And that is precisely how she approaches her work; guiding you through your choices ... Read More

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

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

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