Give (Yourself?) the Gift of Great Design! Happy Holidays from EMME

Big ups to outhousecreative.ca for putting a bird on our logo—he really gets us. 

Our holiday logo is a lot more wintry than our weather but that has not prevented us from falling into a celebratory mood here at EMME Design HQ. It's been quite a year (understatement). 

We're incredibly grateful to our fabulous clients who welcomed us into their homes this year, we loved every moment of helping you transform your spaces. And we'd never forget our team of rad and talented trades, vendors and retailers. Can't wait to see what we all dream up together in 2016. 

And speaking of our festive moods and looking ahead to the future, we want to offer a special treat to any NEW clients that come aboard the EMME Design train between now and January 31, 2016! Sign up for Online Design or any Room-by-Room package and we'll give you 25% off just because we want you have a freaking gorgeous New Year. 

Last minute gift idea? Give the gift of design! Online design packages start at just *$560 (+HST), that's $420 (+HST) after discount! What?! That's less than the LEGO Death Star. Or better yet, stop hesitating already and treat yo'self! Kick off 2016 with a fresh new pad.

CONTACT US. We'll be here, sipping our eggnog and patiently waiting. 

Happy Holidays to all! 

Mia & Elana 

*based on an online design package for one room, 150 sq ft or less

Merry & Minimal

Allow me to preface this by saying that while it's no secret that I'm a Scandinavian minimalist at heart—by blood and by choice—my own home looks NOTHING like this at Christmas time.

My tree is fat and dripping with toys and tiny pre-school handprint ornaments. My mantel is laden with lights and pom-poms and whimsical (some may say gaudy but I prefer whimsy) woodland creatures. Our stockings have penguins and reindeer and felted balls everywhere! It's a riot of colour and crafts. 

But inside my brain? Inside my brain, the holidays look exactly like the above. Maybe one day I'll stage the Scandinavian Christmas of my dreams, with spindly unadorned trees in baskets and nothing but wooden bead garlands strung about with calculated (yet somehow also casual?) precision.

Until that day arrives (never) I'll just enjoy the images above, breathe a deep sigh of calm-yet-joyful happiness, and share these pretty ideas with you. 

  1. This stick tree from ReTreeJoy won't shed needles all over your house and it gives you the perfect perch for when you feel like putting a bird on it. Obviously it's completely sold out due to its utter perfection.
  2. The Nordic sensibility and graphic symmetry of traditional Finnish Himmeli decorations are what I see floating behind my eyelids while drifting off to sleep at night. This brass interpretation would make an excellent gift for me (in case you were wondering).
  3. I can't imagine anything more perfect to drape, just so, over that little floating Rhino head. This is Scandi  mantel perfection and I'd leave it like this all year long. If you need me, I'll be out collecting pastel coloured wooden beads. 
  4. Many have made attempts at a perfect decorative Advent calendar and failed, myself included. You probably shouldn't ruin this one by putting any treats in it but if you feel like just receiving a tiny numbered white bag each day in December, this one is for you. 
  5. Unless your home is entirely white with nothing in it at all except for a beautiful brass bunny, do not even attempt this tree. People will think you  gave up on Christmas half way through decorating. 
  6. Wrap everything in craft paper. This woman glued her fingers together to achieve this look so do not consider this the easy way out. 

We'd love to help you achieve the holiday look of your dreams—whatever that may be. Call us!  

Happy Holidays!