Emily Klimkiewicz, principal designer

Emily was born in Virginia and raised in Maryland. A student of design, history, and style from an early age, she found her perfect environment when she visited Manhattan at the age of 10 and fell in love with New York City.

She moved to NYC at age 18 to attend New York University. After spending a year studying abroad in Paris she graduated with a B.A. in Art History and French. She started her design career in the film industry, where she spent several years working in the art department on tv shows and feature films including "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "Serendipity".

She shifted her focus to residential interiors in 2003 after completing an interior design program at Parsons the New School for Design. She started Purple Martin Interiors in 2006 after the birth of her first child.

She recently relocated to Atlanta, Georgia from Brooklyn where she lives with her husband, two kids, a cat, and a guinea pig.