Po r t f o l i o
About Me My name is Emilia Wheeler, and I am an Interior Design Student at Iowa State University. My design philosophy stems from the belief that interior design should embody the feeling of comfort while still being extraordinary and timeless in its design. A design goal of mine is for my designs to transform a seemingly empty space into something innovative, luxurious, and functional.
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The goal of this project is to take the Fendi store in Rome and transform it into a flagship store for our client, Chiara Pagliaroli. She is a recent graduate from the European Institute of Design.
Palazzo Fendi, Largo Carlo Goldoni, 420, 00187 Roma RM, Italy Altera Flagship 10,800 sqft
Designer Profile Chiara’s collection called Altera is mainly inspired by nature. Her designs were made to be simple showing contrast between different textures and colors. Her designs, also, show details in the right way without it being too much. The collection was influenced by three key ideas: Destruction, Erosion, and Invasion. Chiara likes the idea of a warm setting with natural elements.
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B O Concept Statement Nature plays a large role in today’s world. It tends to bring feelings of comfort, relaxation, and freedom. Nature has many contrasting surfaces and colors, which bring about one’s senses. Raw materials, textures, and natural elements will be incorporated throughout this space. Neutral tones create the perception of hospitality and being at ease. They are, also, looked at as sophisticated colors.
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Reflected Ceiling Plan
Floor Plan 6
S1- Interactive Space / Lounge Section
E1- Accessory Display Elevation
E2- Hanging Rack Elevation
S2- Front Entry Section
E3 E1 D1
E3- Cash Wrap Elevation
Round Hanging Rack Display 9
Front Entry Display 10
Spanish Style Home This Residence was designed for a growing family located is Castle Hills, TX. The Familyâ€™s mother is a textile designer, therefore needing an at home studio, the father commutes to San Antonio for work and needs his own office. They have two kids, one girl and one boy. They are also planning on adopting another child therefore needing a spare bedroom. This family also has a live in nanny due to both parents having busy work schedules. The nanny has a private space on the main floor with her own private entrance.
Concept Statement This growing family has family from Mexico and it is important to them that this residence reflects their spanish heritage. Therefore, this projects color scheme is heavily influenced by a type of flower called the Dahlia. This flower is native to Mexico, the flower has a wide variety of colors including beautiful blues, deep reds, vibrant yellows and many others. In many areas of this home it will showcase accents of reds, blues, yellows, and whites.
Level 1 Floor Plan
Level 2 Floor Plan 14
Level 1 Reflected Ceiling Plan
Level 2 Reflected Ceiling Plan
S1- North Section
E1- Dining Room Elevation
E2- Studio Elevation
S2- West Section 16
Living Room Perspective 17
Kitchen Perspective 18
Master Suite Perspective 19
Childâ€™s Bedroom 20
Ames CoLab This coworking space is being created for a new business venture called Ames CoLab. This space accommodates for young professionals, artists, freelancers, independent consultants, and start-up businesses in the Ames, Iowa area. Clients will pay a monthly fee for work spaces or for enclosed artist studios. The studios will have a block scheduling time from 4 hours to 6 hours. The spaceâ€™s open hours are from 8 am to 12 am, 7 days a week.
Concept Statement Since this space is located in Ames I wanted to connect the overall design and spacial flow to Ames and some of its history. I chose to connect it to the colorful knitted quilt that was hung over one of the buildings on main street in 2016. The quilt idea was created by the Iowa state design school, but people from all over the U.S. participated. This also shows how quilting is still a part of peopleâ€™s culture today. I also decided to use the color yellow because it not only is warm and welcoming, but it also symbolizes optimism, which is important in a space like this.
Floor Plan 22
S1- East Section
S2- West Section
Kitchen / Workspace
Dining / Workspace
Floor Plan 31
E1- Kitchen Elevation
E2- Kitchen Elevation 32
E1- Kitchen Elevation
E2- Kitchen Elevation 38
â€œHappiness is the secret to all beauty; there is no beauty that is attractive without happiness.â€? 39
- Christian Dior
18215 Bearpath Trail, Eden Prairie, MN, 55347
EMILIA WHEELE R E M P L O Y M E N T H I S T O RY Coaching Assistant, Eden Prairie Volleyball Association
2016 - 2017 Eden Prairie, MN Gave pointers on correct form for successful passing, setting, and serving in a group environment
Nanny, The Scott Johnson Residence
SKILLS AutoCad Revit Adobe Photoshop Adobe InDesign Microsoft Excel Enscape Sketchup
T R AV E L Greece Italy Monte Carlo France Study Abroad
Iowa State University Rome Studios
Jun 2017 - Aug 2019 Chanhassen, MN Cooked, Cleaned, helped with homework, and drove to and from camps
Assistant, Nancy McCormick
Jun 2018 - Aug 2018 Edina, MN An assistant to interior designer, Nancy McCormick. Pulled and put away materials, sat in on meetings with manufacturing reps, and client meetings.
Private Lesson Coach
May 2018 - Aug 2019 Eden Prairie, MN Gave pointers on correct form for successful passing, setting, and serving in a one-onone environment.
May 2019 - Jan 2019 St. Louis Park, MN Greeted customers, pulled clothing and helped style, and learned valuable customer service skills.
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Iowa State University, BFA Interior Design, CIDA accredited August 2017 - Present Expected Graduation May 2021
Here you will find a current portfolio from Emilia Wheeler, a junior student at Iowa State University.