Principal interior designer, Emily Esposito, has about a decade of 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 (Art Institute of Pittsburgh), an Associates of Arts in Interior Design (Antelope Valley College), an Associates of Science in Marketing (Antelope Valley College) and is an accredited home stager (Haverhill Institute of Staging & Design). She is a member of ASID, IIDA, USGBC and a supporter of The National Trust for Historic Preservation. E. Esposito Interiors is a member of the Truckee Chamber of Commerce and CATT (Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe). Esposito was born and raised in Southern California and relocated with her husband to Lake Tahoe in 2014 for a change of pace and new surroundings. From her start in interior design in Los Angeles she gained valuable experience in high-end residential, commercial, hospitality, medical offices, home staging, furniture design, sustainable and historic preservation design. Emily has a passion for furniture design and has custom designed numerous pieces for her clients; dining tables, credenzas, beds, nightstands, bookcases, media cabinets and more. Each design is unique to each client bringing their dream into reality.
Esposito trained under two renowned designers in Los Angeles, Sarah Barnard ASID, LEED AP and historic preservationist and Celebrity Designer Steven Cordrey (See samples of work below). Under Sarah Barnard, she gained experience in high-end residential, commercial, sustainable and historic preservation design. While under celebrity designer Steven Cordrey she worked on high-end residential, medical offices, visual-merchandising, commercial and hospitality projects as well as learned the art of custom furniture design. After relocating to Lake Tahoe, Emily worked and trained under an international renowned architect and a local builder, where she developed and successfully started the interior design divisions for both companies. Working for an architect and contractor allowed her to develop better working relationships with all key professionals and gain strong relationships with sub-contractors.
E. Esposito Interiors is a multi-award winning high-end full-service interior design firm specializing in new construction residential projects, new construction vacation homes, remodels, commercial, hospitality and furniture design. Our goal is to make design fun and enjoyable and reduce the amount of stress that comes with designing your 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. “I strive to create spaces for my clients that show off their personalities and personal tastes rather than fitting into a specific style that becomes known as my design style. Like my clients I want to push the boundaries of design and create spaces that feel limitless,” states owner Emily Esposito. E. Esposito Interiors has experience with working with clients that live in distant locations from the project, is experienced with working on projects that are outside of the Tahoe region and the state of California and is always looking to take on more projects in different areas across the country and international.
Emily has been awarded the Interior Design Award by Tahoe Quarterly Magazine in the 2018 Mountain Home Awards issue for the Dunsmuir Way project located in the prestigious gated community of Martis Camp in Truckee, California. Esposito has also been awarded Best Multiple Residential Project of the Year 2018 and Best Custom Furnishings/Product Design of 2018 from ASID CA/NV Chapter (American Society of Interior Designers) and LVDC (Las Vegas Design Center). Also in 2018, Emily Esposito was selected as one of 14 nominee finalists under the Countryside Escapes category by HGTV in their 2018 Faces of Design Contest, which was featured live for five weeks on HGTV.com for the national public to view and vote on each project under multiple categories. The Dunsmuir Way project was also nominated by CATT (Contractor’s Association of Truckee Tahoe) for Residential Project of the Year in 2018. She has been featured as a guest contributing writer in the local publication Moonshine Ink, featured by ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) as an Emerging Professional and has been featured by HGTV, Dering Hall, Elle Decor, Martis Camp, Caesarstone US, Rohl Faucets, Native Trails and Castel Luxe. In 2019, E. Esposito Interiors won Best of Houzz 2019 for Client Satisfaction. Volunteer work includes serving as the Emerging Professionals Chair for her local ASID chapter the Central CA/Nevada Chapter, a docent for the Santa Monica Conservancy’s Living in a Landmark Home Tour and served on the Santa Monica Conservancy’s Program Committee.
Past Work Experience under Celebrity Designer Steven Cordrey and ASID, LEED AP and Historic Preservation designer Sarah Barnard
Projects Emily worked on while under celebrity designer Steven Cordrey and Lori Neal of Diamond Interiors in Los Angeles. She assisted with the Hilton Garden Inn in Marina del Rey, Aston Manor Nightclub in Seattle, Washington, Hi-Connect Hospitality Event (the team won “Vignette most likely to make guests want to move in permanently”), and visual merchandising of the Cordrey Collection Showroom and the 10th floor elevator lobby at the LA Mart.
Under ASID, LEED AP and Historic Preservation designer, Sarah Barnard, Emily assisted Sarah with the layout of the Santa Monica Conservancy’s Resource Center office. This Shotgun house was converted from a residence into an office space and home to the Santa Monica Conservacy, which is a non-profit organization that celebrates architectural heritage and advocates to preserve the architectural past of the Los Angeles area. Esposito also volunteered as a docent for their Living in a Landmark Home Tour and served on the program committee. Emily’s feature about being a docent on the home tour was published by the Los Angeles ASID chapter in their ASID Summer 2012 Magazine publication.