Emma Blomfield is an entrepreneur, stylist and author who has creatively reframed the most notoriously beau monde industry. Interior Design – with her pragmatic, innovative solutions to living in style at any stage of your life. As ambitious as she is accomplished. Emma gracefully steers her passion for Design via multiple platforms, and she’s recently added published Author to her list of achievements with the release of her books ‘Home’ and ‘Keeping House’. Her unique character makes her an easy source of inspiration for the students of her mentor programs which allows Emma to share her creative repertoire and valuable industry knowledge with new-comers whilst remaining true to her passion for Interior Design.
For someone thinking about hiring a designer, what advice would you give them?
If you don’t have an innate ability to throw different elements together and create a room it’s best you look at outsourcing this to a professional. This will not only save your sanity but it will save you money in the long run by avoiding any expensive purchase mistakes. Hiring a professional allows you to ensure your furniture is well proportioned, the materials selected will suit you and your home and the overall look and feel is a nice welcome home after a long day. Research the designer prior to hiring so you are familiar with their design style and know that it will work with your home too.
What questions do you ask clients before working with them?
What are the needs and wants of everyone using this space? Do you have pets or children? Do you intend on living here long term. Or are you wanting to sell and move on in 12 months time? Do you know what kind of budget are we working with? What are you comfortable spending the most money on.
What is the one thing you wish your clients knew before you engaged them?
An accurate view of their budget and ability to spend on the project.
What is your favourite part of the design process?
When the furniture starts arriving and hearing how excited the client is about the new pieces coming through the door. The final transformation and thank yous from the client are also the reason why I do what I do.
What is your design superpower?
Efficiency and organisation. There’s not much I can’t organise or solve!