erica islas EMI Interior Design, Inc. is a full-service residential interior design and build firm, founded by award-winning designer Erica Islas in 2000. Through her years of experience, Erica has developed a unique style of mixing old with new and giving each project a timeless feel. Seamlessly juxtaposing limestone, marble, earthy woods, textured fabrics and organic colors with materials such as metal and glass is what gives Erica's work a striking and harmonious feel.

EMI Interior Designs' philosophy is to create inviting and elegant interiors-- straying from trends that will only disappoint in years to come. Their design approach is to Architecturally space plan every square inch of a room to work both aesthetically and functionally. Each project is tailored specifically to each client, as Erica pays special attention to every detail that goes into project. Known for her incredible Kitchens and Bathroom renovations, challenges such as small spaces and children's rooms are welcome and embraced by Erica and her staff, as they creatively transform some of the smallest most unusable spaces to multi-functional rooms. EMI Interior Design is committed to using sustainable materials, wherever possible.

Mrs. Islas has been featured on HGTV's Designer's Challenge and is currently featured on HGTV's designer portfolio. She is the 2006 winner of Dohghia's National Contest "Almost Great Moments in History" –5th Challenge and her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, amongst other articles. Erica's design career begins in 1994 where she worked at an architectural commercial interior design firm for 4 years, followed by 2 years at a residential interior design firm in Santa Monica before opening her own design firm in 2000. Ten years since opening her design firm, she took it one step further and obtained a Contractor's License from the state of California, making EMI Interior Design, Inc. a "Design Build" company.

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