interior-decorator-buffalo

Kathie Emhof
Principal/Owner

You already know how you want your space to feel, and maybe you even know how you want it to look, but you haven’t been successful in pulling it all together.

I want to partner WITH you to help you get that look, where your space is not only beautiful, but comfortable and reflects your tastes. We will do this TOGETHER.

Kathie is the only award-winning interior design professional in the state of New York who specializes in residential and commercial design of spaces specifically used by childrenHer step-by-step approach to design instills trust and confidence from her clientele, as she makes the process easy to understand while keeping your budget and timeline a priority.

Kathie works with busy professionals like Fortune 500 CEOs, attorneys, physicians, architects, engineers, vacation property managers and flippers, entrepreneurs, and other prominent residents of Buffalo and surrounding areas.  Her expertise spans both residential and small office spaces.

Her 30+ years of teaching experience early childhood has given her the skills to create functional spaces with a keen eye toward universal appeal, and a sense of spaciousness and organization.  

Kathie has designed rooms for the Junior League of Buffalo's Decorator’s Show House and the Horizons Home Show, and she has shared some of her design secrets at the Buffalo Home and Garden Show.

She is trained with the New York Institute of Art and Design, is an expert Certified Color Consultant through the JLW Company, and also is trained at the Academy of Staging and Redesign. As an Allied ASID member, she also holds master’s degrees in Education and Educational Leadership.

Kathie enjoys photography, Tai Chi, travel to all 50 states, cooking, wine tasting, and learning.  She is married to her husband John for over 40 years, with two grown boys and a daughter-in-law, and a new puppy, Eddie.  

My background as a teacher helps my clients. You’ll understand the process, the principles, and the reasons for my decisions in making cost-effective design.  My real estate expertise keeps me in touch with what projects add the most equity to a home.