A Texas native, Emily Mackie moved to Chicago to attend the Illinois Institute of Art, where she graduated with a B.F.A. in Interior Design. She began her design career at Gensler and, in the years that followed, she continued to work on large-scale commercial interior design. In 2003, Mackie found her niche working in residential design. She received her National Council for Interiors Design Qualification (NCIDQ) and license in the State of Illinois, and became a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID.) By 2004, she founded her own luxury design firm, Inspired Interiors. 

Twelve years later, Inspired Interiors has worked on everything from sleek city penthouses and stately suburban estates to trendy corporate offices and boutique hospitality spaces. The Inspired Interiors team is made up of skilled professionals, each with a unique skill set ranging from highly technical knowledge to project management. Together, the team works to create interactive environments that enhance the way clients live, love, work and function.


Inspired Interiors has been featured in an array of prominent national and regional publications including Modern Luxury Interiors, Modern Luxury CS, Men's Book Chicago, Crain's Chicago Business, SPLASH Chicago, Professional Remodeler and more.