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HOME TOUR: EMILY NDOJA

Home decor content creator Emily Ndoja from @via110design gives us an inside look at her Georgian style Columbus, Ohio home.

Q: Tell us about yourself.

"I am a content creator and have always loved all things design. I went to school for fashion design and worked in the fashion industry for many years before switching focus to interiors."

Q: Where do you live and what makes it home to you?

I live in Columbus, Ohio with my husband and our three kids. For the past few years my husband and I have been renovating our Georgian style home. The original design and finishings were very much not our aesthetic, but we’ve transformed it into a place that functions for our kids and lifestyle while remaining true to our (ok, my) style.

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Q: How and when did your love for design begin?

This is a little bit embarrassing, but I loved the show Trading Spaces when I was younger, so my first transformation was my childhood bedroom. I wanted my walls to be ombré and requested paper trials from the painter for approval before he started. From then, I knew I wanted to be doing something creative.

Q: How would you describe your personal design style?

Organic modern with a twist. I love to incorporate nature through stone and wood. I love neutral colors but always try to add warmth with earthy tones. I always have to add a quirky or fun element that sparks joy like something vintage, or a wavy/scalloped piece…and texture, always!

Q: Tell us the story of your home.

Our home was built in the mid 90’s and was built to resemble true colonial lifestyle—most of the rooms didn’t have power/lighting in the ceiling! We wanted to make it more modern while remaining somewhat true to the traditional Georgian style.

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Q: Tell us about your creative process when designing a space.

I always start with one or two pieces of furniture or art that inspires me, and build from there. I rarely make design boards or plan ahead because I always need room to change my mind and deviate.

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Q: What's a design trend that will never go out of style?

Marble! But I also think if you love something, it’s never out of style!

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Q: What are 5 things in your home you can’t live without?

A lounge-worthy sofa, great coffee table books, vintage elements, cozy throw blankets, and great bedding!

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Emily’s favorite designs, all handcrafted in distinct corners of the globe.

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Follow along with Emily on Instagram at @via110design