My love for Emily Henderson began when she won HGTV's Design Star.
I loved her quirky, collected style. She designs to the beat
of her own vintage, mid-century drum shade....ha!! I'd like to
think that we could totally be friends - or like sisters, with her the
cooler, skinier, younger sister - with our shared love of vintage
shopping, vintage art, brass anything, quirky objects, the
color blue, Portland, Oregon......plus we are both blond, so
we have that in common!
My house hardly reflects her style, however, I have always
said if I win the Powerball someday, Emily Henderson would be the
designer I would call to work her magic in the new home
I have built (and renovated) in my head many times over......
So when a fun new client mentioned in our first meeting that
she really liked Emily Henderson's style I knew I would
love this project. The client is pretty design savvy herself, a pro at finding
great mid-century pieces on Craigslist, so
working in a true vintage mid-century piece was a definite.
The client also had the bed, nightstands and bench.
Early on in the process, I found the great vintage
Persian rug on Craigslist which really brought some great
color and pattern into an otherwise pretty neutral space.
The walls were painted BM Simply White.
The bedside lamps are from Rejuvenation and I think they are pretty fabulous.
I worked with the client to choose art for the smallish gallery wall that was installed.
I finished the space by adding some small accessories, fresh flowers and plants,
a mix of vintage and new textiles and a vintage seascape.
This project is the perfect example of how the best results come from
trusting, brave clients who listen to the crazy ideas from their
designer - who invest in the designer's time to style the space
after all the 'big' pieces have been purchased.
This project was FUN! And really, I would love to work
more in this style....clients?????