After a successful Management career in Corporate America, I decided to go with my first love Interior Design. The name park21 comes from my first apartment out of college off of 21st street. It had these amazing black and white large tile floors. I was finally able to do something with the design and my roommate and I painted the kitchen red and the living space yellow. (My landlord may still not have forgiven me.) I will never forget how much joy it brought me as an early 20-something. I may have struggled financially to live in that hip neighborhood in the city but boy was it beautiful.
Fast forward all of these years later, as a graduate of Parsons School of Design, I own my own full service Interior Design Firm - park21 design by Emily Johnson. We are located in the desert cities of Southern California - the Coachella Valley or "the valley" as I like to say. We service La Quinta to Palm Desert to Palm Springs. Of course I love my clients from other places too.
You will see from my work that I don't have one style. I prefer it this way personally. Prior to being a designer, I never wanted to hire one because I wanted my home to feel curated and represented by me and what I love. I didn't want my friends or neighbors to have the same "look". That ethos carries with me today with my business.
I want your space to be a reflection of who you are. My job is to help you identify what your style is. When your style changes or life happens such as kids, moves, pets, grandkids, etc., I'm right along with you for the ride. I don't want to be your one and done. I also don't want to give you a space that doesn't fit your personality or your lifestyle. My goal is to form relationships with my clients so that we take a journey together through this thing called life.
My approach is very laid back as far as my clients see. On the back end, I have my spreadsheets and my days of "Corporate Management" are in full effect.
Please follow me on Instagram to get to know a little more about me. I'd love to hear from you and see what we can do to give you that feeling of peace, beauty, and joy that we all deserve in the spaces we call home.