Pasadena born and raised, Emily exemplifies our community's quintessential lifestyle. She is loved by everyone who knows her for her relaxed personality, genuine kindness, and easy laugh. Besides being a dedicated philanthropist, celebrated entertainer, and serious contender on the tennis court, Emily runs a thriving interior design business, Rollins Andrew Interiors.
Emily's career kicked into high gear after launching her three adult children. As a third generation interior designer, Emily embraces tradition while adding her own flair. Emily's clients rave about her friendly, calm, thoughtful personality, as well as her exquisite taste. She's known for intently listening to her clients and truly collaborating with them to fulfill their dreams. Emily's husband Henry is an integral part of the company, so their projects are truly a labor love.
Our visit with Emily...
Plans for Christmas?: Christmas Eve is an intimate family dinner with good food and wine. Christmas morning is always started with Danish Kringle and coffee, followed by a French Christmas lunch with a delicious selection of charcuterie and cheese, and of course, some yummy crisp white wine. Christmas night with my extended family starting with a festive cocktail hour, followed by a lovely formal dinner prepared by our favorite chef Jean Pierre. Heidi from Jacob Maarse creates a beautiful arrangement for our table, and I put together a festive table scape to set the atmosphere for a spirited evening.
Your personal Style?: I find a balance between stylish, yet comfortable. I have to be practical because I am on the go either meeting with clients on job sites or making trips to the design center.
What's the best part of living in Pasadena?: Our community has such an incredible history of philanthropy in the arts and education which goes deep for generations. Families that give back to the community in so many ways which create an extremely rich society culturally. Also, an extensive variety of historical architecture, homes, and insitutions.
Favorite Pearls Purchase?: Love my L'Agence jeans and beautiful Samantha Sung sweaters which can carry me from day into evening. Also, love my Liberty of London print blouses by Mona Thalheimer for everyday.
Favorite places to go?: Celestino's is my favorite restaurant. Favorite home stores are Salutations Home and Maude Woods. Art Center College of Design, especially the Student Gallery visit to see the latest in design.