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Homestead Magazine


Style Reboot

> Story by Homestead Staff
> Photography by Latham Jenkins and Chris Figenshau


On Location: Williams is a principal designer and project manager at Stockton & Shirk. Like her colleagues, she enjoys designing for all genres. The design process begins in the rewarding and collaborative relationship the firm forges with clients.

Principal designer Emily Williams’ initial role in this project was to furnish an existing residence and consult on an addition to the home. From there, the remodel grew to more of a top-down design refresh, working with the original bones of the home and its myriad finishes and fixtures. With the end goal of complementing the current structure, the collaboration process with contractors and architects led to bold details and a more cohesive end product.

Kid Approved: “The bunk room is a great example of thoughtful design,” Williams says. The need for additional sleeping space was solved while creating a spacious storage cabinet.

“The homeowners were very much engaged in the creative process,” Williams says. “They both like fun and eclectic. I was able to bring creative ideas to the table and we seamlessly integrated them into the design.” From updating floor coverings and draperies to re-covering existing upholstery and adding character case goods, the home was injected with vibrant color, texture, and pattern.

Eclectic: Both clients and designer embraced a credo of “less isn’t always more,” adding splashes of color, pattern, and texture to every room via fun fabrics and complementary accents.

One of Williams’ main focuses in design is for a home to have flow and purpose. “It was very important to us to respect the house as a whole and not have the addition look out of place,” she explains. Because space was limited, she placed equal focus on both function and design.

This successful project provides another example of the way the design team at Stockton & Shirk strive to make each home, building, or space as unique as the people they serve.

Synchronicity: A mix of Western elements, including historic railroad features and locally sourced Native American and cowboy etchings, brings old and new together in a delightfully personal interior.