So we all know Emily Henderson. She’s the host of the show ‘Secrets from a Stylist.’ She’s blonde, funny and rocks the flair bottom jeans like no other. She first came into our lives while competing on HGTV’s ‘Design Star’ (there hasn’t been a better season yet.) I love her designs and style and I just want to shout it from the front of a boat with my arms spread-Leonardo DiCaprio style. So I came up with my five top reasons for being in love with Emily.
REASON ONE: She is so talented.
She really stood out for me in her seasons’ finale of the glass house challenge. The challenge was to create a space from, you guessed it, a glass box. Really intimidating. I get overwhelmed thinking about how to design a small studio apartment with actual walls- this was glass. Do you know how hard it is to make four glass walls and a roof look warm?Neither do I but Emily does:
At first glance you dont even realise its a glass box, you just see all this amazing-ness.
REASON TWO: She has the best style.
Everything she touches has a certain signature look, trademark Em. (Sometimes I shorten her name to Em so its easier for me to pretend we’re good friends.) She has the perfect balance of old and new, she does vintage like no one else. She’s like this mix of thrifty,boho, modern, 70s glam.
This is a picture of her home office:
Beautiful blue- which has also sort of become a signature color for her. I love this office. I would get a job just for this office.
Emily’s guest room.
This lamp. I still don’t know how she even got this lamp into her house being married. My husband would of stopped it at the door like customs. ‘Do you have anything you want to declare? What’s in the bag? No no no no no..’ So not only do I love the lamp I love that its in her living room for her and her husband to see.
REASON THREE: She is really pretty.
See, I told you she’s really pretty.
REASON FOUR: She has the best tv show.
The best part about her show, Secrets from a Stylist, is the process Emily uses. She brings all her clients into her design studio where she then gives them a design diagnostic. (Emily knows how to make the word diagnostic sound cool.)
She has door knobs, belts, platters, scarves in all different styles and has the client choose which one speaks to them. They are then given three words to sum up their style. Thespaces she designs on her show always turn out perfect, always dead on with meeting the needs of the client. If you’re not already watching the show shame on you it’s brilliant. Watch it. No I’m not getting paid for this endorsement it’s just that good.
Here are some pictures from her show:
A dining room she did, ‘Mantique Minimalism.’
‘Exotic Contemporary Comfort.’ This was one of my favorites. I tried doing my own version of that abstract blue painting behind the couch, but it looked more like the aftermath of bad stomach problems.
‘Untamed Modern Funk.’ This one felt close to home. My mother loves tribal and funky things but my house did not look like this growing up. I’m pretty sure my mother took more of a literal approach to it, we just had elephants and giraffes actually move in with us.
‘Mad Men Bohemian.’ Another one of my favorites.
REASON FIVE: She’s really funny.
The truth is I can’t know this for sure because I’ve never actually met Emily. From what Iwatch, read and follow about her (I promise I’m not this weird stalker who walks around with binoculars) she is really funny. She’s laid back, really easy going on her show and always ends off with something funny. Her blog is so good. She has a great style of writing, the best tips and gorgeous pictures. All the pictures from this post are from her blog. Click here.
Im starting to regret this post a little. I may have lost my one and only follower to Emily Henderson. Times are tough.