Colour is a power which directly influences the soul.
― Wassily Kandinsky
Emily June Designs is lead by founding designer Emily June Spanos. The company’s name honors the cherished family name of ‘June’, which has been passed down from mother to daughter for generations. Working in and around the Houston area, the luxury interior design firm’s design philosophy emphasizes ‘out of the box thinking’, insuring form meets function. They approach every project with a refreshing and transformative design perspective that is dynamic, bold and bright.
Emily June Designs reimagines and transforms residential spaces into elevated and unique livable designs with bold patterns, vibrant colors and individual flare. From concept to culmination, the firm’s full service design process brings life to each space curating custom interiors for their clients that are a direct reflection of the client’s personality, taste and lifestyle.
- What’s your go-to classic color choice?
- Greens, blues, yellows, oranges.... I can't pick just one. I love them all!
- Is there a hotel that’s most inspired your work while traveling?
- Kit Kemp's fresh use of color, pattern and vintage pieces at the Ham Yard Hotel in London is always inspiring!
- Which pieces of technology do you use to document design inspiration?
- I use my iPhone X more than anything to snap pictures of the unexpected inspiration that is around us everyday.
- Where do you go to spot new style?
- I travel abroad a few times a year to hunt for unique furniture, decor and antique shops. I also take note of the city's street style! Fashion design definitely correlates to the world of interiors.
- Do you have a favorite restaurant (for the design and the food, of course)?
- Any of Chris Shephard's restaurants in Houston- delectable and well designed !
- What’s your favorite small museum in the world?
- The Cy Twombly Gallery at The Menil Collection in Houston, Texas. Cy Twombly is a favorite- I could stay and view his work for hours.
- How do you usually start your weekend?
- My husband and I usually walk with my young son to our neighborhood park. We always stop on our way back and pick up chocolate croissants. Its a delicious way to start the weekend!
- Who or what is your biggest design influence?
- 1950's films and musicals in general were a big design influence growing up. The bigger than life color and design old Hollywood movies imprinted on me long after my childhood years. I attribute the love I have for patterns to my discovery of Jackson Pollack and other abstract expressionist work in school. I visited Pollack's work at the Met in New York and instantly wished I had been a part of the 1940's Manhattan movement. Today, I am influenced by the city I live in and its people. Houston's growing art and design community is a fresh and vibrant mix of cultures, communities and artisans that never grows old.
- How do you keep it all together?
- Lots of to do lists and a stellar team!
- Design a garden: groomed or freestyle?
- Groomed, with a bit of freestyle in areas. Every garden needs a bit of both- refinement and chaos!