Emily Hurley


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CA  
About me:
Community Manager at Houzz and nester by nature. 
My favorite style:
Eclectic and warm. I definitely know it when I see it, but have a hard time creating it for myself. :) 
My next house project:
We have a 1926 Mediterranean bungalow, that is always in need of *something*. 
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flair lighting
this is not even comparable.........scale?
Yesterday at 1:36pm   
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algarroway
None i don't like them. Just got back from Scotland where they placed so many pillows on the bed that we could have fit two more people in the room if they removed them. They are unnecessary clutter and get in the way.
1 hour ago     
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Monarch Sofas
yes i voted "pillow tiiiime" ;)) but do you guys actually make the bed everyday? my pillow time pillows tend to sit next to the bed monday - friday ;)) as a working mom i don't have time to arrange pillows everday :/ wish i did ! maybe one day, when i'm ordering my dream headboard, i won't need so many pillows to make my bed look nice !

xoxo eva @ monarchsofas.com
http://www.houzz.com/pro/thesofaworks/monarch-sofas


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Chandler's Roofing
Thank you Emily Hurley, that is exactly what I was looking for too!
last Wednesday at 3:53pm     
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For Houzz Pros: Learn About the New Affiliation Badge Program

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     Comment   June 26, 2014
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Emily Hurley
Hello all, Great to see so much excitement over the new badges! If you want to see your associations participating or have questions about the badges offered by your association (like the NKBA questions above) be sure to contact them directly and they should be able to address that for you.
June 26, 2014 at 10:29am     
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Emily Hurley
@Your Space A school or organization with a profile on Houzz can submit their badge through their profile edit screen.
June 26, 2014 at 5:22pm     
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Elmwood Fine Custom Cabinetry
Suggestions:
Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturing Association (KCMA)
Canadian Kitchen Cabinet Association (CCKA).
U.S. & Canadian Green Building Councils
Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP) from the KCMA.
July 8, 2014 at 8:25am   
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Siemasko + Verbridge
Would love to see the Boston Society of Architects too!
last Wednesday at 10:09am   
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jasperpelt
I voted "other" because we used to have them here, in New Orleans, when I was a kid in the 70's. I am hoping that one day the fireflies will come back.
last Wednesday at 6:55am   
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Republic Gardens
Nope! Must be too hot for them in Arizona!!
last Wednesday at 11:58am   
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Trilliums Landscaping & Horticulture
Naturally soft water and artificially softened water are completely different in all respects, the natural soft water that comes out of my taps tastes great, is great for washing with, and my plants love it. The artificially softened water from my daughters home tastes like soap, leaves the laundry stiff, the hair and skin "icky", and kills her plants.
July 1, 2014 at 3:03pm   
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katej9410
We have extremely hard water - so hard, in fact, that the area has an exemption for water quality. No one drinks the water if they can afford a filter or to buy bottled. Good way to get kidney stones really fast! We soak shower heads and faucets in vinegar often, run vinegar through the dishwasher as the softening agents really are not the best. I also use vinegar in the washer to remove smells from towels because without it, the towels smell awful no matter what I do.
July 1, 2014 at 6:13pm   
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Paisley Ize
Screaming screeching hellion children
Yesterday at 8:05am     
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yummyfun
Traffic noise and the lawn mowers/ leaf blowers are most notorious.
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halfpint2
I love the use of barn doors, absolutely beautiful!
last Friday at 11:18am   
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Nur Latifah
I love them, but it all depends on the rightful setting and it's concept. :)
last Friday at 8:22pm   
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gkcarr
Got the message loud & clear. Sometimes it's hard to resist a really good deal, but I'll go with the majority (and feel good about it.) Thanks a lot!
June 25, 2014 at 1:07pm     
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rararach
Definitely a solid measuring tape like this, built to last http://canopy.co/products/2169. Also just discovered this little fancy outlet, which could be a great asset in any home. http://canopy.co/products/1056
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tiamay
A list of phone numbers. Plumber, electrician, handyman. For invariably the DIY goes haywire for most of us!
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kathleen MK
Got overflowed to the oldest un air conditioned dorm on campus and loved it. Unlike the institutional new high rises with built ins, we had walk in closets and moveable furniture. We improvised storage with coke crates instead of the container store. I did make sure to bring matching bedspreads to share with unknown roommates. Now life long friends.
June 25, 2014 at 2:02pm     
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mmarbuv
Back then, we didn't have much" stuff", so it looked fairly neat whether it was, or not.
June 30, 2014 at 7:16pm   
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Jessica
Poor "flow" is the best way I can express it. I want the "private" rooms like my bedroom either on the 2nd floor or at the end of the hallway past the bathroom so company has no excuse to wander in there. I want easy access from the kitchen to the dining room so I don't have to carry hot casseroles and other dishes up or down stairs or long distances increasing potential for a bad accident. I want easy flow from the parlor/living room/great room/family room or wherever I entertain guests to the dining room so I don't have to have my guests traipse throughout the house to be fed. I want a powder room or guest bathroom somewhere the guests can get to it easily from the dining room or parlor without getting lost and stumbling into my bedroom or office. If I run a business from my home I want my office to have its own entrance from outdoors so I don't have customers coming through my living areas. I want closets and storage handy to where they will be used - i.e. linen closet near the bed and bathrooms, coat closet near the door, pantry off the kitchen. I want utility outlets like power sockets, phone jacks, internet connections in convenient locations so they can actually be used without crawling under the desk every time I want to vacuum the floor.
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Pam Moore
Interesting comments about open floor plans. We have an open floor plan, and it has its pluses and minuses. If I bought a new house tomorrow, I'm not sure which route I'd take, but I'm afraid I would miss the openness, and the light that it brings in. It also helps the flow when we're entertaining; open floor plans seem to have fewer pinch points. Open floor plans often have 2-story ceilings, and I've decided that I'm not a fan. It's just too hard to make a room warm and cozy when the ceilings go on forever. Plus, changing a light bulb becomes a huge ordeal. And I agree with comments about those darn wire closet shelves. I hate them! We had a small linen closet in our master bath, and when we redid the room a few years ago, I had the contractor replace it with a linen cabinet, and not only does it look SO much better, but it's more functional too. Our house also has a Jack & Jill bath, and I have also decided that I would never intentionally design a house with one. It isn't really a big deal for us, because it's just the two of us, and the bath is between our guest room and a bedroom that we actually use as a small TV room. But if we had 2 guest rooms there, it just would not be comfortable for guests because it's less private. They probably work fine for small siblings; I don't know. Another pet peeve is a small laundry room, but I consider myself fortunate to even have a room as opposed to a laundry closet. I would love to have a large laundry/hobby/utility room that could be used for laundry, gift wrapping, pet food stations, etc. Bottom line is that I will never live in my perfect house, but I'm good with that. I'm very thankful for my house, and for having the luxury to even be concerned about whether my garage doors face the street.
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printesa
When we moved in, we had nothing,,just a mattress:) The first big purchase was the Sketch sectional by Ligne Roset. After that, we bought one item at a time since all of them were pricey and we didn't want to rush and buy something that we didn't like.
last Wednesday at 4:40pm   
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Margo
I started with the front door;)
last Wednesday at 4:48pm   
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larkspurproject
I'll take "Claustrophobia" for $500, Alex
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Harmoni Designs, LLC
It just has to be the right size. Not too tiny, not unnecessarily huge.
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midmodfan
Definitely no. I think it's suffocating.
July 1, 2014 at 5:33am   
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js72455
I love the way they look from the outside, but I need more color in my home than wood alone can give.
July 2, 2014 at 3:28pm   
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bergenstein
This is exactlly what I am going to do with my double attached garage, sliding door and all. I want a seperate garage with a small apartment above.
June 25, 2014 at 7:58am   
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Robbi
We have one in our spare room, if I had a big house with lots of extra rooms, I wouldn't need one, but since I don't ,and we rarely get guests, it doesn't make sense to have a dedicated guest room. When we do have guests, we don't want to put them on a pull out sofa which is horrible to sleep on. Most of the time it stays folded up and I use the room for yoga, art projects, etc. When we give people a tour of the house, I am surprised at how many say that it is a great idea, I think a lot of people have forgotten that these exist or assume that they are ugly (mine fits into a nice wall unit). I think they would be great for a studio apartment too.
July 11, 2014 at 10:40pm   
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Lauren Albertson
Check out Houzz Site Designer - - accessible through your profile - - which is a FREE website complete with various design selections/customizations courtesy of Houzz. How awesome is that?
June 23, 2014 at 9:43pm        Thanked by Torogoz Metallic Art - Sacred & Religious
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Sarah Reade
By the way here in Australia, we use a clothes line mainly and only ever use a dryer when we need something urgently or its pouring with rain for a week! Our power bills are way too expensive to run a dryer as a matter of routine. I loved using one when I visited the USA, it was so fast! I did worry about the environmental cost of all that electricity though.
July 8, 2014 at 4:00am     
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Nancy Sloop
Muriel Geny-Triffaut, when posting it's usually not a bad idea to avoid sweeping blanket statements, especially those which could resemble personal attacks. "Insane?" Not if one recycles the gray water, as we do. And I would compare my wash side-by-side whatever means you champion any day in a cleanliness comparison. BTW, just what method are you championing? Just wondering...
July 8, 2014 at 4:22am     
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katerlyn
@ladyrob1 finally here you go, enclosed (top is off) cat litter boxes...Used wood pellets slide out easily, these wallpaper paper trays fit nicely in the garbage bag to dump and they seemed to adapt to them well. I assume having the cover on keeps the smell inside better until I get there to replace with new wood pellets. Big Lots had them 20 marked to 11.50 on 20 percent off day and a resale shop had some used ones, very strong for sale one day so I nabbed several. I also use the costco or sams aluminum trays, the larger ones are nice for multi cats...they are also nice in dual usage as plant starters for the garden (put small pans in the larger pan with holes, larger pan holds the water under the florescent). I am presently using a large dog kennel tray to catch any stray stuff, plus one cat periodically leaves a pile outside the box, just one cat! A farm store sells the trays separately for about $14 (Rural King) To make the hole in the outer box, I read that it is helpful to warm it up with a blow dryer first, then use exacto knife or other sawing tool.
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gizmo1107
My house is their house and they are welcome on any furniture they like. 3 of them sleep with me every night.
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Reviews by Emily Hurley (10)

Review for SDDEMO2:

We could not have asked for a better experience, start to finish. From our initial meeting to our final walk through, we felt like we were in the best hands an...
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Review for SD Preview Pro:

Our experience working together was outstanding. We had heard stories about embarking on this kind of project, but we have to say, we feel like the luckiest pe...
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Review for Wilson Kitchen and Bath:

When I found Wilson Kitchen and Bath on Houzz, I knew I had struck gold! I had been planning my kitchen renovation for years and not getting anywhere, but from...
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Review for Houzz Sample Profile:

I could not be happier with my craftsman! The team I had working on my site every day was reliable, responsible, and best of all, right on time in terms of mov...
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Review for Jennifer Friess:

Jennifer has helped me with a few small design projects over the years and was always so easy to work with and had exquisite taste, particularly in selecting fa...
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Review for Z Gallerie:

I've long been a fan of Z Gallerie. It was one of my favorite places to shop when I first had my own place years ago, and it is still one of my favorites all t...
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Review for Just Windows:

We used Just Windows on the advice of our Realtor and we could not have been more pleased with the results. The crew did a great job and the price was more tha...
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Review for ManEstate:

We hired Lindy to replace the flat portion of our roof after they were recommended by several neighbors. Their crew was fast, responsive, friendly, and the job...
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Review for The Land of Nod:

I fell in love with The Land of Nod catalog before I ever had children, but when my son was born, I furnished his room with bunk beds and beautiful blue dresser...
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Review for Emily's Odds and Ends xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxs:

She knew just what to do with my vintage pieces! It's almost like we are one and the same person. We were just on the same page with every decision.
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