Emily Henderson
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How To Style Your Shelves in 3 steps

Maybe you’re someone blessed/cursed with built-in shelves in your home. Or maybe you can’t throw a book away. Or worse yet, an object hoarder in need of shelving to house your collection of vintage baby doll heads. Either way, making the shelving in your house look pulled together, interesting and stylish is challenging and poorly styled shelves are a problem riddling America.

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Analyzing My Past Work – Dresser Vignette 2012

Have you ever stared at your bedroom dresser and thought “hey dresser, you know what you are missing? Vintage porcelain legs.” Listen. I was going through my “body part” phase. I live in a state of phase, after phase, after phase, and having this blog amplifies it because I see my own house all over the place. Which makes me want to try something different much faster than most of you. It forces me to take risks and be weird, and then I find myself in Pomona splurging on some Art Deco stocking/pantyhose department store display pieces.

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One Step at a Time

Guest Suite/Home Office Progress

Progress has been made in the guest room and I’d say its 72% done. It’s certainly habitable, but since I’m trying to make every room in my house/life a portfolio piece it’s not quite there yet. Let’s recap and break it down… When we bought the house this room was a terrifying mess – totally unfinished, full of storage, with layers of carpet. It’s about 400 square feet and we knew that we wanted to utilize that space.

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It’s in the Bag

I always thought handbags are like wedding dresses – don’t start shopping for the real thing because you will fall in love, and then you’ll be sad that it can’t be yours. At least that was my wedding dress philosophy. I’ve never had a thing for handbags like other women, instead I’ve stuck to the vintage Coach bag that I can find at the flea market – and not because it’s Coach, but because it’s simple, pretty, and classic leather. So when Trendlee inquired about collaborating on a post I didn’t know what to do.

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LLumar Lets the Light In

How Window Film Changed My House (and life)

The thing that I love most about this house is also the thing that has caused me the most stress (and damage, and money), up until just recently: The beautiful west facing California sunlight. It made the house unbearably hot in the afternoon (almost year round), and it bleached out all furniture, textiles and wood in a very bad, sad way . . . until I met LLumar.

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Now on shelves . . .

PillowFort Kids Decor Collection

Hold on to your toddlers folks, because it’s finally here. Target has a kids decor line called PillowFort, and it’s very good, stylish, fun, and extremely affordable. It officially launched yesterday, so we thought we’d highlight our favorites and show some of them styled in my house (with a sneak peek into Elliot’s nursery). Part of my job with Target is receiving advance pieces of their new collections and playing with them. It’s just terrible.

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Projects In My Own Home

Brian and I recently talked about selling our house. It’s upsetting, I know. We always knew this house wasn’t our forever home – there isn’t a yard (just a dope deck) and we are backyard people (I prefer the yard to be backed up to 100 acres of Pacific Northwest forest, actually). Every time we talk about selling it I say, “well, we can’t sell it ’til I finish the . . .” and then I list off all the things that need to be done.

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