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Passion for Style & Design
To me, Interior Design is when
comfort & practicality
meets style.
About Emily
BEST OF HOUZZ 2018 Winner
Featured Editorials in Houzz, HGTV, Wayfair, Ottawa Citizen & Decor For Kids

Emily has the vision and ability to blend high and low design styles in order to create practical, chic and stylish designs. She specializes in clean, contemporary and modern décor using earth tones and neutral palettes.

Emily takes the time to get to know her clients in order to be able to visualize and fully comprehend their visions and needs for the space. She understands the scale of all decisions and costs for home remodeling projects and has the ability to help her clients feel in control and at ease throughout the process.

Emily’s personal approach to interior décor and redesign is what sets her apart:

“Your home is one of the most personal things someone can share with you. It is where you spend the majority of your time, where you invite those closest to you, and is often a reflection of your personality and style. In order to decorate or redesign a space properly, I need to get to know my client, create a close working relationship with them so that I can understand their likes vs their dislikes and what would be practical vs impractical. Redecorating or redesigning a space is a journey, it starts with an idea and evolves from there.

There are many decorators and designers to choose from, but for me, redesigning or decorating a home is a huge undertaking spanning many months and even more dollar signs, and it makes all the difference to embark on that journey with a friend rather than a stranger.”
Emily began her journey into interior décor over 10 years ago, and continues to explore the world of design & decor out of pure love and passion.
Testimonials
35 Reviews
christinalanaw
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2017

I bought an old house knowing that I would need to completely renovate it and also knowing that I have no clue where to start with that stuff. I hired Emily and I’m so happy I did. She took care of ab...Read More

jordanangus1
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2017

Emily came recommended from a friend after a failed attempt of updating my condo on my own. Emily had vision and great ideas that made me excited to try again. She managed all the moving parts and mad...Read More

aly_angus
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jul 2017

I hired ‘Emily Tait Designs’ after my divorce. I needed a fresh start. Not only was Emily Tait a hard worker and very talented, she’s also a great person who became my friend. She really listens to yo...Read More

Marc Diguer
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jan 2017

We approached Emily to help us transform our main floor (kitchen, living room, dining room, den, front hall and pantry/laundry room) as well as a large loft on the second floor. After 14 years our ho...Read More

gaetanmurray
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Feb 2016

We had such a wonderful experience working with Emily! We could openly discuss our taste and ideas and she would hear us out and make recommendations based on her experiences and expertise. Also, comp...Read More

jennz
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Jan 2016

My husband and I cannot say enough about our experience working with Emily. We hired Emily to help with the redesign of our kitchen and front hallway. After just one visit to our home, she was able to...Read More

refinnej_setay
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Apr 2015

After just one meeting with Emily, she completely understood what we were looking for in our ensuite renovation. Every sample she brought us could have worked because she was able to distill our disjo...Read More

mohawk55
Relationship: ClientProject Date: Feb 2015

As we downsized from an older home to an exciting new development, we were looking for a designer that understood our needs and wants. We found Emily Tait on Houzz.com and she was terrific. Creative,...Read More

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