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Textile Designer Emily Daws on Decorating her Home for Fall and a New Baby

Textile Designer Emily Daws on Decorating her Home for Fall and a New Baby
October 2020


The Virginia native, who taught herself to sew when she was young, says she often found herself limited by fabric store offerings and realized that creating her own textiles could “give her an edge.” Recently, the new mom has been making face masks and preparing to launch her latest wallpaper collection. Here, she shares some of her interior design and fall decorating faves

Q How did you design your nursery?
A
I kept it simple with calming colors and soft textures. I made some tailored linen draperies, added an oversized glider, and layered rugs to make it extra cozy. I found a midcentury-inspired crib by Simple Nursery and displayed local art from my friends at Sunwoven, Jennifer Latimer, and 42 Pressed (right).

Q What’s your must-have bag for the season?
A
I have been using the Mina Baie ”Harper” leather backpack for both baby and work; it’s a great multipurpose bag.

Q Do you have a signature accessory or a piece you find yourself wearing all the time?
A
My “Love Face” necklace from Goldbug is my go-to! From work to a wedding, it’s the perfect piece to dress up or down.

Q Tell us your favorite way to style your fabrics in your home.
A
I love swapping out my shower curtains. It’s a quick way to refresh the space and add a statement with minimal effort. The “Palmetto,” the largest scale print of our series (right), is a local favorite.

Q Which local store do you shop for home goods?
A
I’m always able to find one-of-a-kind pieces for a steal at the Celadon Warehouse.

Q What are your key wardrobe items for fall?
A
One of my linen masks with a lightweight, long-sleeve dress, and these new “The Square” flats from Rothy’s

Q Do you decorate your house for Halloween?
A
We don’t really go “all out” for Halloween. Instead, I like to decorate for the season with a few pumpkins, a neutral wreath, and some fall foliage from Brownwood Nursery.

Q How has the pandemic affected your business?
A
I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to pivot from custom home decor to sewing face masks. Being able to add masks to my product offerings has helped keep my small business alive and allowed me to help the community through donations.

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Photographs courtesy of (Daws, shower curtain, & masks) Emily Daws, Ishoes) rothy‘s, (art) 42 Pressed, (necklace) Goldbug, & (stool) Celadon