Ode to Emily Henderson

Monday, November 21, 2011

So lately I have developed a little design crush on Emily Henderson. I don't know what the girl version of bromance is but that is what I feel for Emily. I want to be her BFF. I want to go to flea markets with her and pick out little ceramic animals and tufted chairs together.

She's adorable no? And I love a good belted dress.

If you are not familiar with the awesomeness that is her blog - she was also the winner of HGTV's Design Star and has an amazing TV show called "secrets of a stylist".

Here is what I like about her.

* she is a cute dresser - which helps my theory that there is a direct relationship between people's fashion and people's home decor. If you take risks in fashion - you will take risks in decorating.

* she is a good writer. Sometimes I read blogs for the pictures..and sometimes I read, well to read. And her blog I read for both. Love her witty style.

* she likes vintage and weird things.

* her design tends to be more cluttery than sparse. I love me some cluttery goodness.

* she likes floral (wallpaper, fabric, whatevsies)

* we have the same tufted wingback chair.

* she likes color. Sometimes I feel like my style is lame and kid like because I like color. But Emily (yes, we are on a first name basis) likes color so I feel totally validated.

Ok, enough of that. Here are some of my fave Emily inspirations. All pictures are from her blog.



A teal tufted couch....yes, please.

You may have pinned this already. I cannot imagine living in such a cozy grey and yellow nook.


Christmas carols on a map? I don't think home decor gets much better.


That is her desk chair. I love it. I have a similar one. I wonder if hers came with as much cat hair as mine did?


This is her living room. Shut the front door. It's awesome.


The rug. The brass lamp. The awesome gallery wall on golden wallpaper. I love it all.

I never met a pop of pink I didn't like.

Her winning room on Design Star. The blue and green is so so so lovely. And I will take two of those wood stools please.

Another map I love. On a navy blue wall? Too much awesome.

That isn't a ceramic peacock is it?! And those yellow shelves are kind of ridiculous.

I heart this rug. And the pops of pink. And the kooky dog painting.

Kinda trendy - but cute. And I love the print.


I need her to take me to the awesome teal couch store and then to the yellow velvet chair store.


See? Risks.

And thus concludes my blog of all things Emily Henderson. Thanks for stopping by:)

6 comments:

elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness....she is AWESOME. Thank you for introducing her to me. AND PS Your BLOG is absolute GORGEOUS! LOVE IT! Love you :)

Liz @ The Blue Eyed Owl said...

Mmmmm...have you seen her gift guide? Amazing!

Joshua Stamm " The Husband " said...

"This is her living room. Shut the front door. It's awesome." This made me lol. You are hilarious.

jen said...

love a new blog to read! and LOVE that hand chair...too cool!

The Cantelmo Family said...

I saw you today at the Vintage Market at Liz's house. I loved your stuff, wish I could have bought some things!!

Hilla Hryniszyn said...

great and very inspiring interiors. love the strong yellow accents and use of old maps

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