About

Our Story

Branching out into the community and adding zest to spaces in need of love.
That was the goal when Emily decided to turn her passion into a business.
The inspiration behind our name, Salty Oak Home, is the idea of bringing happiness and love into homes around the community through interiors.
Do you have a space in your home that needs a little love? Not sure what this might look like? We are here for you. At Salty Oak Home, LLC, we can help you create the interior space you have always dreamed of. Whether you want to rearrange current interiors or start fresh in a whole new space, we offer a variety of design services for your home.
In November 2020, we launched an online shop! The unique products in our shop have been very carefully curated.  While delivering a touch of coastal charm, the organic feel of this collection can easily be adapted to create a special finishing touch into your home.
​Our goal is to turn your space into a happy place!
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 About Emily 

     Emily Gerken is the owner and decorator at Salty Oak Home, LLC.  ​She is a wife to Clark and mom to Jack. Emily is a Gulf Coast native and enjoys spending her free time at the beach with family and friends. Her love for the coast is an inspiration behind many of her designs. Emily graduated from Auburn University, where she majored in Apparel Merchandising and minored in Business. Additionally, she has an extensive background in Visual Merchandising. She possesses a sense for art, design, and proper placement. In the past, Emily has assisted friends and family with color schemes, room designs, and accessorizing. Clark and Emily recently renovated their own home in Daphne, Alabama. During the renovation process, it was evident that interior decorating was the next career path for her. She has the eye for design and a knack for discovering vintage statement pieces. By mixing her unique finds with transitional pieces, Emily's designs are well-balanced while never losing touch of the client's individual style and budget. Emily has a passion for helping others. Thus, through her love for the community and design, Salty Oak Home, LLC, was created. In November 2020, Emily set another dream into action. She launched the Salty Oak Home Shop. Owning a home decor boutique has been a goal of hers since the initial launch of her business. As of now, the Salty Oak Home Shop is online only.