Emily Katz is the designer behind of one of Portland's most-loved Instagram accounts, @emily_katz.

She currently travels the world teaching macramé workshops, learning about energy healing, art directing and styling photo shoots, hosting dinners and events, and collaborating on interior design projects and products.

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Emily recently came by City Home to scout home decor and get some gift ideas. Here's personal snaps of some of her favorite finds from our shop:

 Emily Katz Portland Oregon Modern Macrame City Home Designer

Rey Mirror 26" ($158), Sea Maiden on Side - 48" x10" x 14" - ($498)

Emily Katz Shopping Trip City Home Blue Table

5th Avenue Santorini Bone Inlay Table ($1058)

Blue Table Celestial Moroccan Style

"The table of my dreams." - Emily Katz

City Home Portland Rugs

Clockwise from top right: Love Rug - 3'11" x 5'7" -  ($168), Justina Blakeney Folklore Collection - 5'0" x 7'6" ($618), Magnolia Home Fog/Azure -2'0" x 4'0" - ($88), Seasoned Treasures - 3'11" x 5'11" - ($158)

Eames style lounge chair City Home furniture leather chair reading chair

The Grayson Lounge Chair & Ottoman ($1428) - A classic Eames style chair

Vintage Brushes City Home Portland Oregon

Orde Lees Brush ($44 ea)

City Home Portland Oregon Vintage Signs

Vintage-Inspired Signage - Prices Vary

City Home Justina Blakeney Mor Suite Sofa

This shop vignette featuring the Mor Suite Sofa by Justina Blakeney ($2298) inspired Emily to pick up a sheepskin throw ($98) and take it home! 

Emily Katz portland home and her adorable dog

Emily's living room with its newest addition: the sheepskin throw from City Home. Instantly approved by her adorable pup Donut.


Emily Katz Portland Oregon Bedroom Interior Design

Emily's gorgeous Portland home that she shares with her partner has been featured in publications from Nylon Magazine to Elle.

nomad restaurant portland oregon emily kaatz interior designer

One of Emily's latest projects: collaborating with her fiancé, Adam Porterfield of Golden Rule Design, on the design of local portland restaurant Nomad.


One of the biggest projects Emily has been working on lately is her upcoming book release, Modern Macramé, 33 Stylish Projects for your Handmade Home due out May 15, 2018. It's the ultimate guide to creating and styling modern macramé projects in the home! Emily gave us a preview of the book spreads and my-oh-my it looks amazing ... pre-order here!

Emily Katz Modern Macrame DIY 1

Emily Katz Modern Macrame Book 2

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"Something that people don't normally know about macramé is that it is a great upper body workout! Calm your mind, make something beautiful for your home, and get strong while doing it! The perfect new years resolution!" - Emily Katz


Interior Designer Q&A Emily Katz Portland Oregon

Q: Your work includes creative consulting, interior design and teaching macramé. How do you describe your work to the world?

A: Good question! I am a multi-tasking master! I naturally combine all the things I am interested in to bring people thoughtfully curated experiences and spaces. 

Q: How will you be celebrating the holiday season?

A: My dad and sister live in Portland and we celebrate Christmas by eating bagels and lox for breakfast and then open presents. My dad is Jewish but we always celebrated with a Christmas tree. My sister has a little white dog ... we do too ... and ours hides behind the sofa while hers plays with the wrapping paper. Then we will go see Star Wars!

Q: How do you approach holiday shopping and gift giving?

A: I shop year round actually. When I travel and see something special for the people in my life I buy it, even if it is in April! I have a box full of gifts that I collect throughout the year, and I will wrap them up in time for the holidays!

Q: What are your top tips for DIY interior design?

A: I love designing with plants in mind. They filter the air and bring life to a space and look great everywhere from hanging from the ceiling to sitting on a shelf in a cool container. The other most important part of my design aesthetic is using natural materials: Wool, sheepskin, wood, etc. The texture lends incredible interest and depth!

Q: What's one of your favorite projects in your upcoming book release?

A: I love all of the projects, they have all been such labors of love. But my favorite beginners project is the Welcome Home Accent Rug. It is a great project to really get into the groove of knot tying and the meditation aspect of it. Another favorite is the Ghost Ranch Placemats. They show macramé  as a fun and playful way to dress up a table.
All 33 projects were shot in homes around the world, from Portland to LA ... Copenhagen to New York! So you can make the projects and get inspiration at the same time!

Q: What are your favorite accounts to follow on Instagram?