ADAMS & COMPANY
EMILY ADAMS INTERIOR DESIGN
Emily
ADAMS
OWNER, ADAMS & COMPANY
A year of knocking around the beach and living in a hammock near Acapulco inspired Emily Adams back
to the civilized world and an education in interior design. For me, all that nature translated into
harmonious environments for the home. "Forget the flora and fauna, furniture rules!" says Adams, who
designs high end residential interiors with an emphasis on French and English antiques. Adams' designs,
have been featured in House & Garden, Walls and Windows, Homes & Lifestyles, New Orleans Magazine
and the book
Majesty of the French Quarter. Her interiors have also been showcased on HGTV network,
House
Hunters, and Awesome Interiors.
What is your current state of Mind?
Full tilt boogie.

If there were one thing you could
change about yourself, what would
it be?
My enduring patience with narcissists.

What do you consider your
greatest achievement?
Staying alive.

Which talent would you most like to
have?
I play a pretty mean blues harp, but oh,
how I would love to really sing.

What is your idea of perfect
happiness?
Three thousand states of existence in a
single second of true love.

What is your greatest fear?
Mediocrity.

What is your most admired
characteristic?
That I'm so fallible  I'm compelled to
have compassion.

Who are your heroes?
People who change themselves, their
circumstances or others for a greater
good.

When in your life were you
happiest?
I am the happiest now.

Which living person do you most
admire?
My great friend Anne Teachworth,
author of the book, "Why We Pick the
Mates We Do".
What do you find most attractive in
a man?
Intelligence is sexy, but I want the soul
level, too.

How do you measure success?
Success is the amount of laughs I get
throughout the day.

What is the trait you least admire
about yourself?
My willingness to rationalize other
people's bad behavior.

What is your greatest
extravagance?
My horse, Elijah's, fine leather apparel.

What do you dislike most about
your appearance?
That I give the "appearance" of
tolerating what someone else regards as
a joke.

Who is the greatest love of your
life?
I've had great loves in my life but the
greatest is yet to be.

If you could change one thing
about your family, what would it
be?
That their idea of a good time would be
more than sports events and their idea
of art more than family photographs.

What is your most treasured
possession?
The time I've been given to making my
life worth living.

What do you regard as the lowest
depth of misery?
For a child, the death of a parent; for a
parent, the death of a child.
If you could live anywhere in the
world, where would it be?
I want what I have, but a palazzo in
Venice on the Grand Canal would be a
dream.

What do you value most in your
friends?
Loyalty. That they believe in me enough
to lie for me, but not to me.

Who is your favorite author?
Iris Murdoch.

What is it that you dislike most?
Stupidity in intelligent people.

Which historical figure do you most
identify with?
Nefertiti, She was a staunch supporter
of monotheism.

What is your motto?
Miracles begin with a revelation.

What do you consider the coolest
thing about living in New Orleans?
Seeing the sunset from my balcony
overlooking Jackson Square with a soft
wind blowing.

What is your favorite local
restaurant?
Always and still is Galatoire's

If you could come back as anyone
in the world, who would it be?
No need to be redundant; hopefully,
this is my last, and best, go'round.
New Orleans, Louisiana 985-515-7677
emilyadamsinteriordesign.com


  Kingfish
STEEL MAGNOLIAS
THE BETTER HALF OF BUSINESS  
Steel Magnolias Special Section KINGFISH April 2003
Photographer:
JEFF STROUT

Assistants:
JAMES GRAY
ALEX MENDOZA

Hair Stylist and Photo Stylist:
BETTYE HAMMAC

Make Up Artists:
TRACY EWELL
AIMEE STUIT

Photographed at:
THE W HOTEL NEW ORLEANS
Interviewed and awarded by Kingfish Magazine a Steel
Magnolia "one of the top 12 business women in New Orleans"