Eye on Interior Design: Emily A. Clark

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We’ve learned a lot from our Eye on Interior Design series so far! if you haven’t checked out the previous posts, we are interviewing interior designers and influencers to learn more about their craft — and to get advice on decorating with art!

This week we caught up with Emily A Clark, a design blogger looking to make the task of designing a home easy and affordable. Her blog’s motto is “design.simplified.” and as a mother of five — and overall busy person — she knows exactly what to do when you have little time and not a ton of money to spend.

Keep reading to find out more about her blog and tips for designing with art — plus a fun fact that you movie lovers will enjoy! 

Tell us a little bit about what you do.

I’m now a full-time interior design blogger. I previously had a design business, but gave that up after our twins were born (#4 and #5). My blog centers around the idea of simplifying design. I try to share affordable and attainable projects that just about anybody can do. I don’t believe that creating a beautiful home should be an intimidating process. 

When did you first get interested in interior design?

I never really considered a career in design until after I was married and we bought our first home. I fell in love with the idea of decorating without spending a lot of money and became addicted to the thrill of the hunt. 

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What kind of art do you like?

I like all kinds of art. I have a gallery wall of watercolors in our home, but I’ve also incorporated some abstract pieces. And, of course, I like any art that my kids make. I’ve framed lots of their masterpieces and display them on the wall going up our stairs.

What’s your best piece of advice when it comes to decorating a home with art?

Art doesn’t have to be expensive or come from a certain place. Art can really be anything that speaks to you and makes you happy. 

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Give us a fun fact about yourself

My only brush with fame was in the movie Shallow Hal (with Gwyneth Paltrow and Jack Black). You can see (the back of) me walking down a hallway in an office scene for a whole eight seconds. I decided being a movie star wasn’t for me after that.

Stay tuned for the next interview!