EMILY ENNIS MATTEI, mid
owner + principal designer
A New Englander at heart, Emily has spent most of her life living and working near the coast or on the water. She earned a BS in Elementary Education with minors in both Psychology and Studio Art at the University of Vermont. The combination of studies and her love of art led her to study design at the Boston Architectural College. In January of 2010, Emily graduated from the Boston Architectural College with a Masters of Interior Design.
For over a decade, Emily’s has worked in high-end residential design and healthcare design for firms in Portland, Boston and on Nantucket Island.
Prior to her design career, Emily was an outdoor educator leading expeditions for Outward Bound. As a Coast Guard licensed sailboat Captain, Emily led 14-day sailing and hiking expeditions for middle school students in the Boston Harbor Islands and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. During her summers while attending design school, she worked as a First Mate on a fishing charter boat on Nantucket. Emily’s love and appreciation for the outdoors and coastal environments continues to impact the interior spaces that she designs. These spaces often highlight the adjacent outdoor living spaces and pay attention to the environmental impact of design.
Being the mother of two active and curious sons has provided Emily with daily experiences that continue to inform the practicality of her design choices for her clients. These observations have heightened her interest in creating beautiful, comfortable, functional, and safe homes for families to live and grow.
Emily’s positive outlook and infectious energy aid in an enjoyable design process and strong relationships with her clients.