Hi! I’m Kathie.

Kathie Emhof

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.

I’m the only award-winning interior design professional in the state of New York who specializes in residential and commercial design. My step-by-step approach to design instills trust and confidence from my clientele, as I can make the process easy to understand while keeping your budget and timeline a priority.

I work 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.  My expertise spans both residential and small office spaces.

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

I have designed rooms for the Junior League of Buffalo's Decorator’s Show House and the Horizons Home Show, and have shared some of my design secrets at the Buffalo Home and Garden Show.

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

I enjoy photography, Tai Chi, travel to all 50 states, cooking, wine tasting, and learning.  I am married to my husband John for over 40 years, with two grown boys and a daughter-in-law, two rescue kitties Lloyd and Kerwin, and my yellow lab 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.