Designing Homes with Style: Emily Henderson
Having stylish interiors for our home gives a very fulfilling feeling for many of us. While designing our very own home is such a fun and satisfying thing to do, it is true that it’s not always easy. To successfully design your home to perfection, you’ll need time, money, effort and most of all – inspiration.
In line with amazingly beautified interiors, we thought of talking about Emily Henderson. If you are a home aficionado and if you watch HGTV on a regular basis, you are probably highly familiar of her. We can’t help but be in great awe whenever we browse around her glorious interior designs!
How it all began: Emily Henderrson’s Journey to Styling
Emily Henderson is a stylist, TV host and author well-known for very creative home interior designs. She’s currently 37 years old and she started in the home styling business in 2007. While Emily graduated with a degree in History and English from the University of Oregon, she landed into many different jobs not related to her course. She moved to New York without any clear career path but what she solely had in mind is to pursue her dreams.
With so much hard work and passion inside Emily, she carried on to a more creative journey. She applied to be on HGTV’s Design Star show and because of her immense creativity and talent, she won. Since then, she also produced a TV show of her own called Secrets of Stylist. This led to her prominence and fame in the field of home designing. She even gained a huge following of fans, including top celebrities all across the globe!
Interior Design Blog
“I started this interior design blog in 2010 as a journal of my style and home projects with the belief that design should be approachable, informational and accessible no matter what budget.”
Emily Henderson has a particular sense of style that truly enamors home enthusiasts. According to her, she has a signature touch which involves a mix of vintage pieces. She believes that a room without any type of vintage piece is soulless. Whether it’s a furniture that draws function or sentiment, it truly adds a unique touch to every home.
Emily Henderson’s Most Popular Creations
In Emily Henderson’s official blog, she showcases some of her greatest design work through her online portfolio. As we browse through her numerous amazing work, we have come across exceptional ones that truly epitomizes individualism in interior designing. Check out some of her work straight from her online portfolio which you can see right here.
Blue & White Sun Room
Photographed by Tessa Neudstadt, this beautiful interiors embrace the delightful sea breeze with its minimalist furniture. Its subtle touch of blues gave life to its neat, white walls. We can notice how the color complements to how the window attracts natural light! Isn’t it a relaxing view?
Ban Do Office
If there’s a place girls should go party to, it’s Ban Do’s studio! It has this quirky pink interiors that brightens up everybody’s mood in an instant. Emily described her feeling while working on Ban Do Studio’s design as “Love at first site and the perfect whirlwind romance“. Well, based on how everything turned out – it’s definitely love!
Pillowfort Playroom and Nursery Makeover
Emily used Target’s new kids decor line, Pillowfort, which consists of really wonderful and affordable decoration pieces for kids. The colors are very pleasing – perfect for young kids! We also love how creative the pieces are which would greatly benefit the young one’s creative mind.
The Fig House
Photographed by Ryan Phillips, this modern interior design gave way to marry antique wooden pieces to modernized colored furniture. It’s a very innovative combination that turned out gorgeously beautiful! The colors of the interiors gives a warm and delightful feeling that transcends into something vibrant and uplifting mood.
Here’s another modern mix of vintage furniture along with artsy frame placement. The colors are definitely a delightful mix. In addition to that, hanging art and photos in random frames also makes a beautifully creative way to save space. Read: Biggest Room Decorating Mistakes and How to Fix Them
Well, this is not quite the “lake house” from the Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves romantic flick. However, just as how that was beautifully designed, this one gives it enchanting interiors too! According to Emily Henderson’s blog:
This lake house was a massive renovation with a not-so-massive budget. It was meant to feel like a really casual, fun, easy weekend home, for a pretty adorable family. The client and I were very much aligned in styles and she was just as happy with thrift store finds (like that wicker elephant) as she was splurging on a sofa. There were some challenges, of course, but generally it was a lovely project with a super happy ending.
Bri Emery’s House
Bri Emery is the blogger genius behind DesignLoveFest and Blogshop. Emily Henderson was the one who designed her new space by adding touches of unique furniture to match Bri and her boyfriend’s creativity.
STYLED – Book by Emily Henderson
Now a New York Times Bestseller, Styled is a book authored by Emily Henderson which takes you to a whole new styling approach in terms of beautifying your humble abode. Styled aims to free you from having your personal style trapped inside a box. As Emily says, “The single biggest problem I confront with my clients, friends and family is ‘style paralysis’. They are just stuck and because of that they don’t do ANYTHING for fear that what they will do will waste money, time or generally be embarrassing and lose them friends.”.
Styled is a complete and honest guide for people who are not sure about what kind of approach should they take in terms of interior designing. It aims to be exact and simple as it walks you through pages of interior designs to let you come up with your own style. Emily Henderson wishes to guide you on how to add a distinct personality to your home – your own way! Need more ideas in designing your own home? Check out Top 8 Tips to Maximize a Tiny Home