After having spent many years in the corporate world, in September 1999 with a three year old daughter at home, I launched EmmaShea Interiors which morphed into Sapphire Design Build in 2018 with the specific mission of helping all of my clients have a home they love to live in.

Like many women in this day and age, I wanted to be able to spend quality time with my daughter, be there for the big and little important moments of her life, generate income and have a creative outlet. I continue to love creating beautiful spaces for my clients both inside and outside. And through this wonderful endeavor, I have been able to be all that I wanted to be.

Well … here I am 19 years later … my precious three-year old daughter is now nearly 23 and finishing her senior year of college … I couldn’t be prouder of her efforts and achievements over these years. I recently relocated from the suburbs to the Pearl in NW Portland and am loving all the wonderful inspiration I see each and every day that I am out and about in our fair city!

I continue to serve my wonderful clients, many who have become like family over the many years we’ve continued to work together. I maintain an amazing team of construction trades who provide the highest quality of service on every construction project and allow our vision to become reality. And, I continue to give back to my community through my partnership with Rose Haven is a day shelter and community center in Portland serving more than 3,300 women and children annually who are experiencing the trauma of abuse, loss of home and poverty. Rose Haven first helps meet basic needs for food, clothing, hygiene, and safety. Then guests are provided education, support and resources to assist them in regaining stability in their lives.

I look forward to helping more individuals and families create homes they love to live in.