About EMI Interior Design

since 2000

emi interior design

EMI Interior Design is a full-service residential interior design and build firm in the Los Angeles area (including Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Hancock Park, Venice, Culver City, Newport and many more cities in the greater LA area). With nearly twenty years in the business, founder Eric Islas uses her array of experiences to develop designs that are both timeless and unique.

Erica Islas & her team at EMI Interior Design have a knack for being able to seamlessly weave together designs using limestone, marble, earthy woods, textured fabrics, and organic colors with materials such as metal and glass in harmony. This firm works tirelessly to create spaces that are both inviting and elegant. Their design approach is to space plan using every square inch to compose a room with function and aesthetic appeal. Each project is tailored specifically to each client with considerable attention to detail.

emi is well-known for their

Incredible Kitchen & Bathroom Renovations.

However, they warmly embrace the challenges of small spaces and multi-functional rooms. Additionally, this design team commits to using sustainable materials whenever possible. Undoubtedly, EMI interior Design has earned every recognition, award, and honor they have received.

Erica Islas

about the founder & principal designer

Erica Islas calls Los Angeles home and loves to create a home in Los Angeles for her clients. She was born and raised in the Culver City / Mar Vista area and has worked her way across the city for the past eighteen years. Her design career began in 1994 when she worked at an architectural commercial interior design firm for four years. She then made the switch to residential interior design for two years at a firm in Santa Monica before opening her own design firm in 2000. When she began her own firm her decided to take it a step further by obtaining a California contractor’s license, therefore making EMI Interior Design an official “design-build” company.

Though she has seen a great deal of success, it has taken years of learning and hard work to earn her accolades. To her, though, the greatest compliment is that many of her clients have worked with her for the past eighteen years on multiple projects. She sets high standards for herself and her projects, and is known by tradesmen as “eagle eye” because she can see when things are off by even ¼ of an inch. Her favorite projects are full renovation projects that are turn-key ready in the end. Though the days are long, she loves her work so much that she wishes there was a candle scent that gave off the smell of sawdust.

Erica’s greatest inspiration and most fulfilling aspect of her life, however, is her love of family. She’s proudly been a wife for twenty-one years to her high school sweetheart, and together they have two beautiful children. She also speaks to her extended family daily and sees them weekly. Erica Islas’s love of family is why she knows that home is more than walls and beams.