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About E. Esposito Interiors

Truckee, CA

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Pushing the boundaries of design and creating spaces that feel limitless, unique and sustainable. Every design is tailored to each unique individual expressing their personality and sense of style.

Principal interior designer, Emily Esposito, has experience in the interior design industry from Los Angeles, Seattle, Hawaii, Nevada to Lake Tahoe, California. She has a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, other undergraduate degrees in interior design and marketing as well as a home stager accreditation from the Haverhill Institute of Staging and Design. She is a member of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers), IIDA (International Interior Design Association), USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) and a supporter of The National Trust for Historic Preservation. Esposito was born and raised in Southern California and relocated with her husband to Lake Tahoe in 2014. From her start in interior design in Los Angeles she gained valuable experience in high-end residential, commercial, hospitality, medical, home staging, visual merchandising, furniture design, sustainable and historic preservation design. Emily has a passion for furniture design and has custom designed numerous pieces for her clients. E. Esposito Interiors is a full-service high-end interior design firm specializing in residential (new construction and remodels), vacation homes (new construction and remodels), staging, visual merchandising, commercial, hospitality and custom furniture design. Our goal is to make design fun, enjoyable and to reduce the amount of stress that comes with designing a project and making detailed design decisions. Each client has their own unique tastes and styles and their spaces should be a true reflection of them. Emily has been awarded the Interior Design Award by Tahoe Quarterly Magazine in the 2018 Mountain Home Awards issue, Best Multi-Residential Project of the Year 2018 and Best Custom Furniture/Product Design of the Year 2018 from ASID CA/NV Chapter and LVDC. Esposito was a nominee in the HGTV Faces of Design Contest under the Countryside Escapes category in 2018, which was featured on HGTV.com. EEI had a project nominated by CATT (Contractor’s Association of Truckee Tahoe) as Residential Project of the Year 2018. The beginning of 2019 EEI was awarded Best of Houzz 2019-Client Satisfaction. She has also been featured as a guest contributing writer in Moonshine Ink, CATT Guide and has been featured by ASID as an Emerging Professional. Emily’s work has been featured by HGTV, Dering Hall, Elle Decor, Martis Camp, Caesarstone US, Rohl Faucets, Native Trails and Castel Luxe.

Ten Questions

What’s your go-to classic color choice?
My go to color choice is grey because it is a classical and elegant palette that can be transformed through so many different styles and is complementary to so many other colors.
Is there a hotel that’s most inspired your work while traveling?
Recently I was traveling for business in Las Vegas and stayed at the Cosmopolitan. It has a fun and edgy vibe while still making their guests feel like they are staying in the lap of luxury. Every turn through the hotel expresses new and exciting moments. You never feel like you are seeing the same thing twice.
Which pieces of technology do you use to document design inspiration?
Pieces of technology that I use to document design inspirations are creating quick PowerPoints presentations to save my favorite little inspiring moments as well as Instagram, Pinterest and Houzz.
Where do you go to spot new style?
To spot new styles I try to attend the designer markets or visit designer showrooms. I also enjoy surfing through Instagram following many different designers and designer furnishing lines to find inspiration.
Do you have a favorite restaurant (for the design and the food, of course)?
One of my favorite chain restaurants is Yard House. I love the more modern and industrial vibe and of course the food is delicious. For a local restaurant I love the old western turned Italian vibe of Pianeta's in downtown historic Truckee. The food is top notch along with the service. You step down into the restaurant that has a moody vibe and old charm of the old west building it is located in.
What’s your favorite small museum in the world?
I do not know if it is considered small but I absolutely love the Getty Museum. I have visited it a few times over the years living in Southern California. I find the space stunning, inspiring and so fitting of the art that is featured through out. It is a stunning and elegant structure that houses so many precious and profound pieces of art.
How do you usually start your weekend?
I usually start my weekend, at the moment, with my husband working on remodeling our own home in the Tahoe area. We are both hands on when it comes to our project. I am blessed to be married to such a talented man that is willing to take it all on.
Who or what is your biggest design influence?
When I first started to become interested in interior design I found Design Divine on HGTV. I enjoyed watching Candice Olson transform spaces into incredibly stunning and elegant spaces. At the time I was in radio as a promotions and digital content director and knew I would eventually would want to make a career change. I took a few interior design classes to see what it was all about and I never looked back. I completed an associates in interior design and then a bachelor's in interior design. I still love to see what she is doing. She and now so many other designers like Christopher Kennedy, Nate Berkus and Barclay Butera are a sense of inspiration for me and encouragement that I can take my design passion anywhere that I want to.
How do you keep it all together?
I organize every client and keep check lists of all items that need to be completed for each client. I typically juggle what days I am working on certain clients that way every project is looked at and reviewed every week. I visit the jobsites often as well to ensure the desired design concept is coming together and to address any questions or concerns from my contractors and sub-contractors.
Design a garden: groomed or freestyle?
For me I love a freestyle garden because I love the way nature landscapes. It has its own rhythm and flow that feels so perfect.
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