About Emily

Emily is an interior design student at one of the top universities in Toronto. She is a master of all-nighters, often procrastinating her projects by watching too many TV shows, online shopping, and surfing the internet.

The Basics

What program/major:

Interior Design. It’s the most intense thing I’ve done, it’s a love/hate relationship. I wouldn’t choose anything else though!


In high school, there was another Emily so my nicknames are just short forms of my name like Em, or ET (My initials). Nothing special

Famous Role Model:

I love Jillian Harris (designer on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Bachelorette S5). She is such a positive and bubble person. I fell in love with her when she was on Bachelor s13 (gotta support a fellow designer). Not only is she a designer, but she’s Canadian which is a bonus. Plus one of my dream jobs is to be a designer on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (or something similar), so this girl is living my dream life.


Favourite Designers:

Alessandro Munge and Sai Leung- they started a firm together in the best city ever, Toronto.

Favourite Artists:

Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Tara Donovan.

Favourite Writers:

I really don’t read enough to claim a favourite writer. I really should read more. I’m working on it.

Favourite Musician:

Eric Hutchinson is my go-to music for any mood. I am so in love with Jessie J right now. This girl has an amazing talent. Bruno Mars is also a music genius.

Favourite Bloggers/Blogs:

The Cool Hunter is a great blog about design and culture. Design Buzz is another great one.

Favourite Food:

Ice Cream. Enough said.

Favourite TV Show:

My all-time favourite is ‘Friends.’ I’ve seen all 10 seasons multiple times. Currently I love Big Bang Theory, Grey’s, Bones, Leverage, Private Practice, How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family, Glee, and many many more. I keep up with way too many TV shows.

Favourite Movie:

Death at a Funeral (British Version), Princess and The Frog, Remember The Titans

Favourite Place to Shop:

H&M (despite the incredibly long line up) and Ikea

More About Me

My style best described as:

Simple, casual, touch of girly

Most important thing in my life:

I love my friends and family (as cheesy and cliche this may be)

I can’t live without:

Other than friends and family- gadget wise, I can’t be without my phone or ipod

Where do I look for inspiration:

Magazines and Blogs. Azure and Design Milk are good ones.

In Toronto

Favourite neighbourhood:

Distillery District. It’s a great place to walk around and look for inspiration.

Favourite event:

I am going to cheat on this one. The Toronto International Design Festival is a week of events that is all about design in Toronto. There are many events and exhibits that occur during this week; Come Up To My Room at the Gladstone Hotel and the Interior Design Show are always a highlight.

Why we love it:

This city is a great place to start anything. There are many great opportunities. And there is always something going on. I’m never bored in the city.

Why we chose to stay

The school I chose is one of the best and I could not imagine studying anything else. So why not learn from the best? Even though throughout high school I refused to go to a school in the city, my views have completely changed. I love living in the city. There is always something to do and living in the heart of Toronto makes everything to convenient.

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