Designer Spotlight | Emerick Architects
There are a few states with particularly unique design perspectives – California’s laidback beach aesthetic, D.C.’s traditional style, and New Mexico’s adobe niche. Today, we are excited to explore Oregon’s celebrated warm, woodsy design! Emerick Architects, based in Portland, is known for seeing design through an Oregon lens. Founded in 2000 by Melody and Brian Emerick, the two built a firm focused on preservation, sustainability, and energizing the community through design. The firm continues to grow with the addition of Lily Emerick, the child pictured on the right, as she begins her second-year internship with the design firm. It appears the design eye runs in the family!
We love the preserved charm in this kitchen – from the arched doorway to the subway tile backsplash to the antique pendants. Plus, when in Oregon, who wouldn’t want a view of the greenery outside.
Paired with Caesarstone Frosty Carrina, the mix of old meets new is stunning.
From kitchen to bath, old-age charm never fails. We could definitely soak in this subway tile, Lagos Blue surrounded bath, complete with flowers and candles to set the relaxing mood.
To achieve a farmhouse appeal, the Lagos Blue vanity includes metal mesh doors mixed with baby blue. The combination is unexpectedly amazing and inspires our next renovation!
This kitchen is actually the personal residence of the principal designers at Emerick Architects. Some of our favorite rooms have been in the homes of the designers themselves – uninhibited by client preference, their creativity is free to explore unique undertakings.
The collection of expansive farmhouse sink, warm wood tones in the open shelving and cabinets, and Lagos Blue countertops lend the iconic woodsy charm of Oregon.
This last kitchen includes all the staples of previous: subway tiles (miniature), cozy, intricate cabinetry, and an industrial feel with Lagos Blue counters and dark metal pulls on both the uppers and lowers.
Doesn’t it feel straight out of a storybook? Picture perfect for us!