Emily Henderson

Holiday Party prep

Brian and I haven’t had a proper party since my 30th, and that was just a super casual but big BBQ. I spent hours and hours making four different kinds of potato salad because I assumed all of Los Angeles loved potato salad as much as I do.  You know which was the favorite by… Read More …

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Desperately seeking Interns

It’s time. I need some consistent help on admin and photo shoots. We are busy over here and getting busier. While expanding and training someone can be scary, the pile of receipts on my desk is scarier. The amazing Orlando and I lost the wonderful Bonnie last week; not actually lost, that would have been… Read More …

I'm thankful

Talking about how lucky you are can be an extremely boring topic for others and often comes across all braggy and self-righteous. You all know what I’m talking about. But it’s flipping Thanksgiving, folks, and some things are just undeniable and need to be expressed. For instance, how lucky most of us truly are to… Read More …

99cent Hula Hoop DIY hanging light

Not sure when the last time you hula hooped but I had the misfortune to try it recently (when I bought these), and I looked like an Amish teenager watching their first hip-hop music video and trying to mimic the dance moves. It wasn’t pretty. But you know what is pretty? 99cent (so yes, $4.96)… Read More …

Epcot Food and Wine Festival

I just got back from speaking at the Epcot Center International Food and Wine Festival on behalf of HGTV for the second year in a row. If any of you haven’t been to Disney World, you are missing out on quite the experience. It’s like Disney on crack, except crack that a really happy princess… Read More …

Best Thanksgiving Tablescapes

It’s that time of year where we put turkeys on everything, including our hips. I’ve been trolling for good DIY stuff but then I kept coming across all these beautiful not-so-DIY tablescapes, which I figured never hurts to share. A turkey can always dream, right? For the first one all you need is: A prop… Read More …

Happy Veterans day … yesterday

I missed the official holiday (it was yesterday), but it’s never too late to say “thank you” to all our veterans and troops who have risked their lives to keep us safe and protected. I can get behind many causes, and I feel strongly about lots of charities, but the two that constantly bring me… Read More …

Venice Loft Nursery

Yes, it’s a total coincidence that both yesterday and today’s post are child-centric, although yes, I do love me some miniature humans — and we are hoping and excited for a miniature Henderson too. So I finished this nursery a few weeks ago, but it’s posted on Apartment Therapy today. While I kinda wanted to wait… Read More …

A kid-friendly, baby proof yet stylish living room, ohjoy 2.0.

The words, “kid-friendly,” “child-proof,” “storage solutions,” and “safe” are quite possibly the least sexy words to hear as a designer. I’ll go further than that, we run from them like Charlie Sheen runs from sobriety or Ramona Singer runs from sanity. Design is a constant battle between form and function, and in this case Captain… Read More …

99 cent diy candle makeover

How to copper leaf a 99 cent store candle.  How to take it from ‘meh, i’m just white’, to ‘start a party, i just might’.  From ‘utilitarian’ to ‘universally awesome’.     Welcome back to the ’99 cent story diy makeover’ series that i did for HGTV.Com.  You can see the first one (doily bowls)… Read More …