Emily Hurley


Location
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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micmanos
Aged solid colors always loose against aged patterns. If you're planning on painting a solid color you'll inevitable end up with visually not appealing worn out areas that really stand out (in a bad way).
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Nancy Saint
The parquet floor in the living room was in perfect condition, so I have left it natural. Looks lovely. As a single person in the house, I don't think it will show much wear.
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Avast! 9 Spaces to Treasure for Talk Like a Pirate Day

These swashbuckling rooms and features may just rob you of the need to ever grow up Full Story
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Love all these Pirate themed rooms. Here's one I finished a couple weeks ago.
September 19, 2013 at 8:37PM     
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greeneva
I don't have kids. But I do have a Zen sandbox. This was an old medical cart on wheels. Converted it into a sand box. Sits on my patio. Has a glass cover and can be used as a side table. Anytime I need to chill, I just pick up my piece of stag horn coral rake/pencil, and drift back to the time I lived in the Caribbean.
17 hours ago     
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nothevil2
Not yet. We're about to move into our house and have already discussed one. Glad I read this though because I forgot about the critters.
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River Valley Cabinet Works
No, and I don't name my cars either.
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auntiebuzzybee
Hey, River! You ole stick in the mud!!! LOL! Still hanging onto the last bit of coffee in my cup...hmmm...getting cold though. Got distracted by HOUZZ. Wonder if the pot is still hot or shut off? Good to see you are still giving back! ; )
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bluebird0211
We purchased the perfect home for our family but had to move to another city after having lived in it for 3 years.. We kept saying that we wished we could just pick up our house and move it to our new location. Instead we built the exact same house! All our furniture fits, the kids have their same rooms and we were able to upgrade all the finish work.
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philfebry
After being away for almost 20 years, I finally moved to a small city within an hour from my parents - in a nutshell, I moved home. Absolutely love the neighborhood, and the old 1922 bungalow is exactly what I've always dreamed of. Still fixing it up and making small renovations but I would 100% pick it again!!
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Linda
Single - I find a double door looks too pretentious for my taste. I would rather have a single interesting door than a double. However, I need to add that my single door is 39" wide and has leaded sidelights on each side so it isn't an average door...
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FINNE Architects
Large single door with offset pivot hinge is the way to go!
Here are some custom wood front doors that I have designed:

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Martha Gilmore
Love our double oven. Use it all the time when having guests for dinner.
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southernpointofview
Love the French doors on my la cornue fe oven. Very practical and convenient.
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chloebud
Anything orange or close to it...except for pumpkins in the fall.
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Darla Scheuerman
I have used virtually every color noted above. I had an adorable little house that was bright white with peach trim. My last house, I painted the second kitchen a high gloss candy apple red with white cabinets! Loved it and so did everyone else. My current home has mustard, pink,yellow, blue, ginger and white. Part of this is my daughter's spaces and she chose all the colors according to her taste. BUT IT IS JUST PAINT! Paint it to what you love today! Paint over it next year, or the year after, or Never.
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arubalime
My three year old son asked his older brother for the peanut butter. Then the three year old sat on our new light grey carpet and painted a peanut butter circle around himself.

We learned on that day we couldn't have nice things with kids around! We also learned to store the peanut butter in a very high shelf - a habit continuing to this day although my kids are now in their 20's.....
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I spilled coffee next to my bed on my white carpeting . After many towels worth of blotting the stain was almost gone -- for a day, then it came back. My solution? I moved the bed over by 6". Time to call the carpet cleaners.
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Vintage Jazz.....
I'd sit on the
bench lean back
And fall off ..
Only having had .....
One glass of water ..
No benches in this house ...As already said ....my back hurts !!
Just thinking about it ...
Leave them in the park ......
on Wednesday at 11:03AM        Thanked by Emily Hurley
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shars55
No thanks. I don't find them comfortable at all for more than a quick meal. I certainly wouldn't make my guests sit there!
on Wednesday at 11:21AM        Thanked by Emily Hurley
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Houzz Tour: Details Make the Difference in 700 Square Feet

Thoughtfully chosen furnishings, accessories and artwork turn a plain San Francisco condo into a place to call home Full Story
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Emily Hurley
Somewhat off-topic, but we've created a poetry corner for those that would like to add their Houzz-inspired prose. http://www.houzz.com/discussions/1173609
on Wednesday at 11:04AM     
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farasti
Love it...perfect for its size, less cluter and very light...scandinavian style..loveeee
Yesterday at 4:47PM   
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gunjan_t
Very tastefully done. There are very few homes that are done so nicely.
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Houzz Tour: A Home Designed to Make Work a Pleasure

A house built for working, cooking, gardening and entertaining opens to the landscape while offering shelter from the summer sun Full Story
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Emily Hurley
Somewhat off-topic, but we've created a poetry corner for those that would like to add their Houzz-inspired prose. http://www.houzz.com/discussions/1173609
on Wednesday at 11:02AM   
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mariposakim
Bee wall paper... yes!!! Love the colors on the huge walls, it just works beautifully. Don't agree with the "lodgy" comments at all, just lovely really. Thanks for sharing.
on Thursday at 6:33PM   
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wpnschick
I love the mid-century modern clerestory windows and roof line. Absolutely stunning home in a beautiful outdoor setting, and the bright colors are just fun.
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zazfuzzroc
:)
Yesterday at 2:17PM   
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Vintage Jazz.....
I looked on Houzz
To see what I could do!!!

Should I paint my ceiling bright red,or lavender blue
The knobs on my kitchen cabinets don't match
What was I to do ....
Should I buy this chair ..maybe a Hammock ....
That lamp looks nice .....where oh where
Dilemmas.............
comments sometimes seem so unfair
I only asked what colour Curtains
You've Redesigned my house!!!!!
Don't move that ...
I said.Move this !!!!
Oh heck I am so worn out
This dilemma lark keeps you fit ...
Post a picture!!!!Your nearly done
Is my room looking better
my god what have you done ....
To many people commenting do this .
no do that
This dilemma has gone on far toooop long
It's been a year since I last posted ....old post they said
Oh no this wallpaper makes me feel sick
Will OH like it ......
I type in wallpaper and up come 10,0000 more!!!!!
Oh my eyes are sore

Telling us what's best to do
well that's
what
i have been told ....
designers do
We should have done a poll on that ...
Think outside the designers box funky,fab,more to life then grey
Or drab
Yesterday at 3:20PM     
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I personally do not do that only in the winter months towards the end of year we would place the annual natural poinsettia plant that does give the feeling of the holidays

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edithsmom
I like to pile mixed-sized pinecones in a large silver bowl with a large whelk shell (we live on Cape Cod) among the cones. As Thanksgiving nears, I add pine twigs (too small to be called branches).
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Pamela DeCuir Interior Designs
LOL tomatito!

I think the general term of "wicker" is used to describe almost any piece of woven grass/wood type furniture. There are some really fabulous pieces done in a variety of colors and textures. I'm thinking of some done by Padma's Plantation which work well in traditional or modern interiors/exteriors.
on Wednesday at 7:49AM      Thanked by Emily Hurley
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floridaisland
Those who have allergies to mold and dust mites should stay away. My allergist said to not have it because it's just too hard to get all the dust out (indoors) and will form mold where you can least get to it or see it. Banned natural baskets, too (but some I've sprayed coats of polyurethane on them and am hoping it works. Shame, because some newer styles I like (agree with not caring for "matchy matchy) and I love that I can easily pick up and sweep/vacuum under it. But I'm using easy to dust and clean lined furniture ... a bonus since I'm getting older and cleaning is not my favorite hobby.
on Wednesday at 1:35PM        Thanked by Emily Hurley
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Vintage Jazz.....
When ...
You have scary neighbours ....
Who needs Halloween ....
on Wednesday at 11:31AM   
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unwantedadvice
Gosh, I don't put out any Halloween decorations anymore. We have lived in this house since 1993 and there are barely any children who ever came into our small area of a much larger neighborhood so I was always disappointed.

Now, since we have grandchildren, we close up the house, turn off the lights and head to their house for trick or treating. Hubby stays and mans the door and candy handouts and the rest of us go out and have a fun time with the grandkids along with a pleasant stroll through their neighborhood. Works out great!
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Inside Houzz: See the Houzz App’s Latest Features

Update your Houzz app for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® for your new profile page, enhanced searching and easier uploads Full Story
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Sheila Schmitz
Den of Interiors, we love you too, and your upgraded app is also coming right up. Stay tuned. :)
September 10, 2014 at 12:13PM     
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Emily Hurley
There is an update available that addresses a crash that some people were experiencing. Be sure to download the update! :)
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greenyogini
Every day! I keep a pretty wicker laundry basket in the bottom of the closet. Every time I try something on that doesn't fit, is stained or torn, or that I know I won't like the next 3 times I try it on again ;), it goes into the basket. When the basket is full (or whenever I get notices about charity pick-ups in my area), I fill a trash bag and donate the clothes. Works like a charm!

I also keep items that are questionable (to keep or give away) toward the front of the closet with the hangers turned backward. (Turning them backward didn't work for me alone because they were still buried between other items I wore more often, so I brought them all to the front.) If I don't wear them when they're front-and-center (and I'm bypassing them to find other favorites), after about 3 months or a season change, they go in the basket as well.

I do the same thing with shoes and jewelry, so that items I pick up and put down again because I don't like the way they look or feel will go into the donation pile as well. I do it with kitchen implements, books, magazines, paperwork, etc. - every time I'm looking for something particular is a great opportunity to "weed" out unnecessary items. I donate or use Freecycle-type groups at least once or more per month.
on Tuesday at 12:56PM     
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Get Organized!
Speaking as a Professional Organizer I usually purge Once or twice a year. I use the hanger trick that tells me what I haven't worn. Effortless purging It what I call it. Once my daughter & I make our piles we load up my SUV & go search for the homeless & give them all the warm winter wear like Coats, Sweaters, Tennis Shoes & such to get them through the cold season. I then donate whats left.
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River Valley Cabinet Works
@Genevieve- Hahaha, it could be taken that way. Maybe it's the 93% lean beef. The last time I made burgers, I made my own-1/2 ground round, 1/2 chuck. Mrs. River even complimented.
September 13, 2014 at 5:22AM     
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Select Hardwood Floor Co.
@River...
Agree with you re: "too lean" beef... it's almost as bland as ordering a well done steak.
In the interest of PRETENDING to be health conscious... I've evolved to making Churkey Burgers (it's not chicken & turkey).
However, in the interest of getting back to the subject at hand, which is second ONLY to the crisis in the middle east... NO... condiments are brought out & left on the counter.
September 13, 2014 at 6:44AM     
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thnx
September 10, 2014 at 7:41PM     
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hickorysprings
I respectfully disagree. They do not shed, have no dander, need no vaccinations, and keep themselves groomed. Changing out drop liners daily is much easier than walking a dog or vacuuming up cat hair. Washing off their cage monthly is easy for me. Wheel it outside and hose off. I am disabled and needed an easy to care for pet. They eat health fruits/veggies/ and glider chow lasts a long time along with their vitamins. So very economical.
16 hours ago     
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Brenda Jensma
My daughter breeds Axolotls
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JudyG Designs
We have a Title Five/4 bedroom septic...no choice. We can not have a garbage disposal. Some have installed one after building/closing, but to market the house the disposal must be removed. We live on an island; most towns have some waterfront; If one town converts to sewers and the abutting one does not, then the water is still not protected.. Our town is in the political throes of voting for/against a waste water management system which is resulting in many heated arguments. Hopefully the state will step in and resolve this issue...it is becoming the" Hatfields and the McCoys".

BTW, I don't know if this is true of every town with septics only, but here a house which was built years ago with a cesspool, may still have a cesspool. The only time you can be made to convert to Title 5 is if you pull a building permit or sell your house. Otherwise these homes go on for years and years using out an outdated method of waste disposal. Once a good cesspool was fine; that was before washers/ dishwashers, etc and the big culprit : automatic dish washing detergent.
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johnriley
Sewer! If my neighborhood would get it I'd gladly pay more monthly than have to shell out thousands in on shot. My experience has been that septic systems go when you can least afford to repair it and in a very untimely manner like a holiday!! Not fun to deal with, not to mention the smell when it backs up or when you get it pumped out! Embarrassing!
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Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC.
I scrapbook with Pinterest.
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trolauemicol
I LOOOOOOOVE to buy scrapbook supplies, but I'm a terrible picture taker and I never remember to take photos off digital camera. So I keep buying the supplies because they are so pretty, but I don't actually scrapbook. I'm terrible.
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minename
I'm 63. So far it has been 4 major quakes (7.6, 7.4 and 2 over 6.0 with the many aftershocks), 2 tornados, 1 flood, 3 blizzards, and a fire in my apt. building. Of course these were all in different areas of the U.S. but anyone who does not prepare has either been very lucky, or hasn't thought it through. My plans include both stay in place ( if home is safe) and to vacate the city for my daughter's mountain property. If required to relocate I have 4 forms of transport including my own two feet.
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