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EMILY MANGUS IS AN INTERIOR DESIGNER,
which makes her own decorating process an interesting
one. Mangus already had her business degree and after
becoming certified for interior design, she worked for
two well-known designers in the area before going out
on her own in 2015. Emily Mangus Interiors is "going
really well" and she is thankful for her clients who put
their trust in her. To Mangus, her job is fun and never
feels like work.
When it came to her own home, however, the process
wasn't as simple. Her talents allow her to see potential
in every home, which meant every house they looked
at during the buying process was "the one." Upon finding their 1940s colonial-style home, Mangus says the
average person might have been concerned at the work
needed for updates, but with her keen eye and close
community of vendors, she knew it was the perfect place
to call their own.
Mangus and her family moved into their home a little
over a year ago after it underwent six months of construction. Her husband Rob, a banker at Hometown
Bank, grew up in their neighborhood and was excited
for their children to attend his elementary school only
a block away.
Virginia Building Services handled the renovations,
working closely with Mangus to ensure a smooth
process. VBS partner and
estimator David Levan
often works with interior
designers and found the
Mangus home renovations to be an enjoyable
"The truly nice thing about Emily is that she has
wonderful taste and knows quickly what will and will
not work within the confines of the space being considered," Levan says. "It was a pleasure working with Rob
and Emily and we hope that they enjoy the space we all
helped to create for many years to come."
Mangus describes her own style as "traditional with
a twist," incorporating contemporary or antique pieces throughout her home. In her world, Mangus is exposed to every kind of design, be it trendy, traditional
or forward-thinking. She has no problem walking into
a client's home and immediately knowing what to do.
When it came to her personal space, however, she faced
the challenge of making decisions for herself.
"Being my own home, things have already changed
or been replaced!" she says. "We don't all have endless
Opener (previous page):
Mangus mixes prints and
patterns in such a way that
traditional and modern
meet in the middle for a
Left: Mangus often hosts
clients in her home, where
they're able to see her
visions come to life in her
own decorating tastes.
Above: Metallic wallpaper
and colorful artwork add
texture and brightness to
the living room.
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