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Emily Motayed, BA’10: Interior design on a dime

Nov. 1, 2017, 2:43 PM

As a freshly minted Vanderbilt graduate, Emily Motayed moved to New York City to work as a health care consultant. But the cost-conscious professional faced an immediate challenge in figuring out how to outfit her first “big-girl apartment.”

“I had no idea how to go about buying furniture, and no traditional interior designer would work with me because my budget was so low,” says the Washington, D.C.-area native, adding that “I was traveling every week for my job and didn’t have the time to do it myself.”


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