Emily Connolly Profile

Emily Connolly

INTERIOR DESIGNER | SIOUX FALLS 

About Emily's Work

For Emily Connolly, a design project is the beginning of a relationship.

Clients are more than just customers. She says. They’re partners in the process. And Emily can’t wait to get to know them.

“That’s my focus,” she says. “I always focus on getting to know my clients, getting into their home and learning about their space and their entire home’s existing theme – even if we’re just working on a small project – to get a feel for their style and what they will love. I often notice many things about their current lifestyle and interior design that they themselves would have never pointed out.”

“I draw up floor plans for my clients to see a visual – it also helps them trust in my process,” she says. “I will have them come in to try product and narrow down options. After that, I create the color palettes and bring in the finishes touches – what I call the jewelry of the project – once furniture is decided on.”

Emily appreciates the inspiration people can find on the internet, but it’s no substitute for working with a designer.

“Too often clients will get products that are too large for their space or simply don’t go with their space like they thought it would on Pinterest,” she says. “The inspiration is nice, but it doesn’t help find focal points or understand the heights of ceilings and lighting, color palettes and furniture that will fit your lifestyle. That’s what I’m here for. I try to emphasize the home’s foundation by bringing out what’s great about what they already have.”

Emily loves working with people in their homes and has traveled to Arizona, Las Vegas and Florida, but she’s also done virtual consultations via Skype, Facetime, phone, email and text. “I once completed a big project all via text message,” she says. “A picture sure is worth a thousand words!”

Whether in person or at a distance, relationships make Emily’s work better – and her clients happy. “I want to make people feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire process,” she says.

Projects

Emily Connolly has worked for Montgomery’s for 20 years. She had designed homes all her life. Check out some of her more recent projects.

Pictured Below: Bathroom remodel. Emily can redesign merely every element inside a home.

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bathroom

Pictured Below: Emily traveled to Florida to fufill this client’s vision of their dream home. Emily can work with clients both in store and virtually

florida home
emily florida home

Pictured Below: Dining meets Details Project

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Have questions? Would you like to see more of Emily's work? Ask below and Emily will be quick to assist all your design and consultation inquiries.

Emily Connolly

INTERIOR DESIGNER | SIOUX FALLS | E.CONNOLLY@MONTGOMERYS.COM | 605.332.4400 EXT.328

Emily Connolly Profile

A Sioux Falls native, Emily has worked in the commercial and residential design industry since 2000 and joined the Montgomery’s staff in 2008. Emily excels at creating living spaces that are warm and inviting, carefully blending coziness and function and has an expertise in everything from flooring to window treatments. Emily has taken on projects in everything from the old world style to mid-century modern, always eager to work closely with her clients to incorporate their unique tastes – on-time and on-budget.

For Emily Connelly, a design project is the beginning of a relationship.

Clients are more than just customers. She says. They’re partners in the process. And Emily can’t wait to get to know them.

“That’s my focus,” she says. “I always focus on getting to know my clients, getting into their home and learning about their space and their entire home’s existing theme – even if we’re just working on a small project – to get a feel for their style and what they will love. I often notice many things about their current lifestyle and interior design that they themselves would have never pointed out.”

“I draw up floor plans for my clients to see a visual – it also helps them trust in my process,” she says. “I will have them come in to try product and narrow down options. After that, I create the color palettes and bring in the finishes touches – what I call the jewelry of the project – once furniture is decided on.”

Emily appreciates the inspiration people can find on the internet, but it’s no substitute for working with a designer.

“Too often clients will get products that are too large for their space or simply don’t go with their space like they thought it would on Pinterest,” she says. “The inspiration is nice, but it doesn’t help find focal points or understand the heights of ceilings and lighting, color palettes and furniture that will fit your lifestyle. That’s what I’m here for. I try to emphasize the home’s foundation by bringing out what’s great about what they already have.”

Pictured Below: Bathroom remodel. Emily can redesign merely every element inside a home.

bathroom opt
bathroom

Emily loves working with people in their homes and has traveled to Arizona, Las Vegas and Florida, but she’s also done virtual consultations via Skype, Facetime, phone, email and text. “I once completed a big project all via text message,” she says. “A picture sure is worth a thousand words!”

Whether in person or at a distance, relationships make Emily’s work better – and her clients happy. “I want to make people feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire process,” she says.

Pictured Below: Emily traveled to Florida to design a home for client that had a strong vision for the space they desired. Emily can work with clients both in store and virtually

florida home
emily florida home

Emily Connolly has worked for Montgomery’s for 20 years. She had designed homes all her life. Check out some of her more recent projects. 

Pictured Above: Dining meets detail

house
house

Have questions? Would you like to see more of Emily's work? Ask below and Emily will be quick to assist all your design and consultation inquiries.