Eclectic Artsy Odyssey: a breakdown with another mini breakdown.

Louis and Jenny were awesome.  He’s this super passionate kinda nuts photographer/techie guy and she is a super adorable anthropologie loving teacher.  They each sent me a moodboard before i got started.

HIS:

Super MOD.  Super High tech.  I kinda think it was more ‘Antonio’ than me, as i’m not exactly about the latest innovative materials.  I don’t do anything LED, or glass coated flux capacitors…I don’t know anything about polypropolene tables, dieselized garden stools or rubber plated difibulators. So i was worried. (don’t google that sh*t, i done made it up)

….but then Jenny showed me HERS:

Phew. Yeah, obviously more my style, which is why Louis seemed slightly contrary during the diagnostic – he was super worried that he was going to go through this and not really be heard because he knew that i was so much closer to Jenny’s style than his.  Which is a fair fear.  She loved eclectic, totally ‘Domino’ style, mixing mid-century and antiques with a granny-chic bent.  She is super crafty and overall just adorable. She even made these two pieces:

She’s into the modern craft movement which i am too, but Louis thinks it can be really granny.  So the plan was to mix his love of super sleek modern with her mid-century vintage craft.  And thus they were dubbed:

ECLECTIC ARTSY ODYSSEY.

The one thing they really did have in common is that they wanted their home to be totally original and to have a lot of unique pieces that no one else would have. They both love art/design so i knew i could push it a little bit and not exactly shop at Pottery Barn.  Not that anything is wrong with Pottery Barn but these are not Pottery Barn people.  AND by the way ALL of these photos were taken by Louis, the homeowner. Made my job really really easy, so thank you so much Louis. 


Alright.  Man, there are a lot of resources here.   Lets start with the amazing grey linen chair. I bought it from 45 three modern vintage for Joy’s episode 20 episodes ago.  It was crushed gold velvet, which was kinda awesome, but after her ‘first look’ it went into storage.  I fostered it for a while in my house, but then when i met Louis and jenny i thought it would be perfect for them, reupholstered in this super chic grey woven linen.  Its a total piece.  It’s a show-stopper.  It’s incredible and comfortable and covetable.  Yes, i have emotional connections to inanimate objects but this chair was a hard one to give up.  It loved me back, it did.

Those two cup chairs actually came from the Rose Bowl for $300 for both, but i planted them at Amsterdam Modern (that big wharehousey store that i shopped in on camera).  Its an incredible source and she has soooo much at good (but NOT cheap, totally reasonable) prices – but you have to make an appointment, FYI.  I got the sofa there, too for $700 but it was too purple so we took it to a leather guy to make it browner and to add buttons to the tufting (I hate tufting without buttons). I love the shape of it, the arms, its 70′s and indestructable.  The rug is the denim jute rug from West Elm  It’s $279 for an 8×10 which is pretty unbeatable.

OMG THE WALLPAPER

I can’t believe that i haven’t talked about the wallpaper yet.  Its from Kremelife.  Its under the ‘Muse collection’ and its called ‘Geoball’.  It’s new, its crazy awesome and it comes in any color you want.  Yup.  I thought it was perfect for ‘Odyssey’ while still being sophisticated and not too masculine. It has a soft watercolor treatment to it so it feels vintage and feminine at the same time.  Check out their stuff here  They are an LA based company, and have really really amazing patterns that you don’t see everywhere. And again, you can custom color anything. I used their paper for my HGTV’d episode which i have still yet to blog about, too.  One of my favorites.

So here’s the truth about wallpapering the ceiling.  Don’t do it unless you are rich.  We have an incredible wallpaperer, Ricky, (email me for her info i’m happy to give it out) but the ceiing took hours and hours and hours and set us back one whole day – which also put us over budget.

It looked rad, but ultimately it caused a lot of problems in budget and time, so unless you are rich i don’t know if i would do it. I think it cost an extra $1200 in labor and i’m sure a lot in wallpaper, too.

Now if you are astute you might notice that their media unit is different then the one on the show.  That was the other issue – I had NOOOO idea how many components he had NOR did i know the restrictions of each of them- some needed breathing room, some had to be by others but not by others, some needed pills three times a day and to be walked twice, some were allergic to nuts i mean, it was way beyond my skill set.  Yes, we hired an expert but even he didn’t know what half of them were.

So we replaced it TWICE (once at midnight) trying to find one that fit the needs that didn’t look like crap and dumb down the whole room. So after the show was over and we found out that the one we got them that i thought finally worked, didn’t work, so we replaced it with this one. I felt terrible.

Also here’s a little story about how i tried to cover up the TV but failed.  So one of their requests was ‘innovative TV situation’.  Not exactly my game, and i shoulda just said ‘sorry, its a decorating show’.  But Louis really really really wanted it, so i researched and researched and here were the options:

Sorry, i just threw up in my mouth.  $4500

These flipped down and could have been an option, but they were a. out of stock and b. $5000.  Then there are the mirrors that cover them up, which we could have done but we hear that they don’t have a very clear picture, they are normally ugly and ‘contemporary’ and finding one big enough really fast proved impossible.

So then we thought what about doing a barn door  with art situation:


YES! but instead of wood it would be a piece of art – but it would have to be HUGE art.  So heres’ what we did. We ordered the track and rails and all the hardware, then Orlando had the idea of taking a photo of their kids and rasterbating it (I know, its super fun to say….’don’t come in mom, i’m rasterbating’).  This is super easy to do, you take a picture, dowload the rasterbating file and it comes out in 8×10 sheets from your simple printer that you put together as a puzzle. It’s all pixelated and awesome.

I loved the idea.  We were going to split them in half, mount them on two pieces of wood and attach plexi on top so it looked high end.  It would open in the middle, but since its a grid you wouldn’t really see the seam.  Perfect idea.  Affordable (around $1000) and far cooler than the above options.

And then all this happened:

1. the track arrived only 6′ instead of the 8′ we ordered.  We tried to overnight the right one, but not happening.  We were pissed and it was expensive so we called a welder. He came to the house within an hour.  Problem solved, he added two feet.

2. We mount the pages – except not like i had asked.  It was hot and humid and they bubbled because glue was used instead of spray mount.  I was pissed.  I was a professional decoupagerer whilst younger, and let me tell you if you want it to be perfect just use spray mount. I was unhappy with how my art piece came out last week due to glue/mod podge so I really didn’t want to make the same mistakes. But I was on camera and stuff happened behind my back.

3. The plexi warped all over the place because it was so big and we didn’t get it thick enough. We tried nailing it with brads, it would split. It looked like crap.

4. the plywood was cut with slightly off 90 degree corners, which once framed created big gaps and huge problems.

ITS 2AM.

So I make the decision that we’ll come back at 6am  and finish, meanwhile the carpenter will put up the new track and cut new plywood.

WELL, the new track was warped, the ‘i’ll come to you’ welder totally blew,  so it never closed properly – the top was closed but the bottom always had a huge gap.  It looked terrible.

I arrive the next morning to everything looking very DIY gone bad.  It would have been fine in a photo but not in person.  And i vowed to myself once that i would never endure a ‘reveal’ with the homeowners where i was embarassed and wanted it over with really fast, again.  It’s the most fun part of the job so if that moment gets ruined, its a massive bummer and ruins the episode for me.

I would rather it look simple and tasteful, than really bad DIY that would really embarass me.

Soooo…. i cried….out of frustration. It was week four (we shoot four weeks in a row, working everyday then a week off…week four is always rough) – i was sooooo tired, and i had just wasted soooo many hours of labor and money on this thing.  The track itself was $800.  Then all the supplies, plexi, printing, etc.  Its one of those things that could have turned out to be amazing, but it failed miserably.

So, Louis, i wanted to give you an innovative tv system, but with our budget and with my skill set, it just didn’t happen.

That’s my sob story.  I took a couple hours (we had to repair the wallpaper) and got my hair did in Woodland Hills, where it was cut way too layered and my french hair cutter in New York is still pissed, but it felt relaxing.

Back to pretty pictures:


The dining table (ikea) and the credenza (vintage) were both theirs. The chairs i got on Amazon for $70 each, but i can’t for the life of me find where.  The drapery is just ikea.  And that pendant we made from three vintage lampshades. I actually kinda like it, its playful and weird and since we blew the budget with the TV thing we couldn’t buy anything too expensive and this ended up being super cheap ($5 each for the wire shades, then we bought the bulbs at West Elm and chordage from Home Depot).

On the tabletop I used a combo of vintage and anthropologie plates.

Let’s talk red pot.

So i’ve been a huge fan of Adam Silverman (Atwater pottery) for years and years.  My old boss, Cindy, was personal friends with him and she had one of his first amazing pieces before he was all famous – this matte black vase that was super gorgeous (we brought it to soo many shoots that you’ve probably all seen it, it looks similar to some of his below, but they are all one of a kind.)



I know. It’s all insanely beautiful. It’s a total artist.

And i’m a huge fan.  Now, lucky for us, he is the studio director and in-house potter at one of my favorite companies in the world, Heath Ceramics, right here in Los Angeles.  In case you don’t know heath, its an incredible family company based out of the bay area and has extremely classic stoneware that will last you a lifetime.  Plus at the store, they are constantly having art openings and they sell amazing flatware, tea towels, books, cheese boards, etc.  It’s VERY much worth a stop in.



Here’s what the back looks like, where we shot the shopping segment:

So I commissioned Adam to throw me a pot in two days that was bright red and would sit on their dining table. I’m bummed that the segment was so short and so much funny stuff was left out.  It takes 2 hours to shoot shopping segments and 90 seconds make it in, bummer.  Anyway, thanks Adam and Heath for doing this.  And if anyone ever wonders what to splurge on me for a gift, just think Atwater Pottery.

Anyway, back to the episode:

I love that dome lamp.  Like a lot.  Vintage, as is the stool.

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Now you can’t really see it, but back there is the paper heart art that i love so much.  Its made by this artist in England, but ships fast to the states.  Their name is Sara and Bendrix and i found them on Etsy.  Here’s the deal with them:  you can buy the art as is, all hand made, like this:

Or you can personalize it like i did, where i had her write in pencil on four of the hearts the names of the people in the family.  It’s super subtle, but totally customized and sentimental.  Here is some of her other work:


ANd i got one similar to this for Louis and Jenny. I wanted to get it in a more masculine color palette since its hearts and i wasn’t sure how he would feel about it, but of course he loves it.

I think its such a good gift and bought one for my parents for their 40th anniversary, and Sarah put their names and the wedding dates (in pencil) on the bottom. But Sarah and Bendrix were not the only Etsy artists featured this week, no siree.  Check out these guys:

Its soooo cute.  From an Etsy designer ‘Plumed‘, and she sent it overnight because i wanted it so bad.  Check it out, here. It’s $36 and adorable.

And then there is that red peacock that i LOVE.  From Dekanimal on Etsy.    I might need to own it. I framed it in an Ikea frame.  The wire balloon (and the wire sculpture on the mantle) were mine – i have a thing for wire sculptures, but they fit in really well here.

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OOH. Now i love that ripped fabric art up there. I got it at Reform School and its made by one of the guys that works there, Jimmy Marble. He’ll write anything in any color. I tried to find his web-site but i couldn’t.  I found his card with his email and phone number so if you want just call Reform school and ask them. They sell others of his but you can commission them as well. I think this was around $200. It’s ripped raw linen.

The adorable little print is from Etsy, Blanchuca (Blanca Gomez) and i love it.  I didn’t see that one for sale anymore, but she has others or maybe if you ask she can print that one again.

The coffee table is CB2, it’s the peekaboo clear coffee table, $249.  The stool underneath was flea market, two for $80.

Not to brag, but the two spaces tied together ridiculously well.  It felt totally ‘them’ and Louis afterwards told me that he felt i understood him better than his own mother – which i think he was kidding obviously, but i got the point.

And look at this photo that had someone take of us:

And that folks, is Eclectic Artsy Odyssey.  There were some bumps, but such a fun week and i absolutely love how it turned out.

All photos taken by Louis, that dude up there.  Awesome, right? I know.

Whew.  That post just took me almost four hours to do:  to download pics, upload pics, credit all the etsy artists and stores properly and write, so do me a solid and tweet this thing if you are so inclined.

  1. I must say that I absolutely LOVE these show breakdowns! I have been a fan of you work since the HGTV design star days and just recently found this blog and am absolutely in love and astounded by all the information you give to viewers/fans! Seriously the wealth of knowledge of stores and websites to visit makes me so happy! Plus it doesn't hurt that I love just about every single room you do. As a 25 year old I think that your design style really hits a note with the "young, modern, yet crafty" of us out there and it's soooooo refreshing to see when so much of the design out there on tv tends to be either a bit too "mature" or a bit too "ultra modern" My fiance and I just bought our first home and I can't wait to take some of the ideas from this blog and the show and use them!! :)

  2. You are an amazing wizard. That is all. :)

    Seriously, whoda thunk anyone could've married those two styles?! I am SOOO glad you won Design Star so you could inspire us! :)

  3. Deb

    Loved the gray chair! Please tell me the source (and let it be easy for me to go buy)

  4. Neenie

    What a gorgeous room! Although I will now have a very disappointed husband since he decided he absolutely had to have that gray chair and ottoman for our family room. This a man who has no opinion on anything design or fashion related, so it kinda cracked me up that he would get so passionate about a particular chair when he normally couldn't care less. I'll definitely be scouring vintage and resale shops now for something similar!

  5. Karlie

    Where is your dress from???

  6. Let me just say – I was soo sick yesterday. Bad combo of cold virus, long flight day, and flu shot, and this episode TOTALLY cheered me up. One of my faves so far. The dining room chandy – geeenius. And wallpapering the ceiling – so bold. I would never be so gutsy, lol. Can't wait to see whats next :)

  7. Lauren

    Please don't ever stop blogging. I love the way you write and your humor. I seriously want to be your friend, not in a creepy way – I swear.

    I knew it was coming, but I still felt like crying when I read that the grey chair was vintage. I knew in my heart it was, but still. Tear.

  8. Jessi

    Love it! Thank you so much for always sourcing everything in blogs. I know it must be a huge pain but it's so wonderful!!!! Love all the behind the scenes info. Sorry your tv solution didn't work out, I'm sure it would have been awesome. But don't fret, the room looks amazing!

  9. Cathy

    You are fabulous. So appreciate the time and effort you took to explain the tv issue. It is super heartening to have you explain working through a problem to meet the challenge at hand. It really captures the family. Would love to shop at Round Top with you! Went for the first time last spring and almost hyper-ventilated in some of the stalls.

  10. Christy

    I thought this episode was absolutely brilliant. I've been waiting for you to post the breakdown just so I could tell you so. How you married those styles is just crazy stuff. And I totally agree with the other posts about your amazing sense of style and balance! The information you provide on the show about your decorating process is simply inspiring. After watching your show and finding this blog, I'm truly decorating my house for the first time…ever…and I'm old, well, ok, older than 25…30…35. Ok, you get the point. Keep up the great work!!

  11. lexi

    love this room, love these follow up posts!!! total wow!!

  12. Karen

    I've been waiting for this post! I loved this show even more than I love your usual shows because you clearly showed how to mix 2 very very widely different styles so successfully. :)

  13. Might have been hell getting there, but this is absolutely one of my favorites that you've done on the show!

  14. Louis

    Emily – we're lovin' our casa…thank you for puttin' up with my craziness…and makin' our place so rad.

    Louis de Barraicua

  15. oh, emily. eeeeemmmillllyyy! this space is by far, 100% my favorite i've ever seen. the kind where there's just a little too much to look at, handmade everywhere you turn, one of a kinds, COLOR, clean + modern… and above all – a good red. not a trashy red, not an annoying red, but good red. there are 3215475 bad reds… and a few good reds. i'm high-fiving you right now for that red.

    i mentioned it in a tweet the other day – but i thought for SURE louis was being so contrary for the sake of good television. i couldn't believe what was going down on my tv. but now, after reading all 4 hours of your blog post… i get it. maybe like i understand him better than his mother.

  16. amyks

    You.are.the.best. Hands.down!!!!

  17. LadyLara

    Loved this. Thanks for the detailed post!

  18. Leah

    Dude, you so nailed this. One of the best yet. I WANT THAT GREY CHAIR…I'm impressed you were able to give it up, it's one of the most amazing chairs I've ever seen!
    I loved the dekanimal art so much that I did a random search on etsy and found her..she has some really amazing & unique pieces.
    I pretty much loved everything about both rooms and the couple looked SO HAPPY with their new space…what a great feeling you must get from doing this for people!
    Random sidebars-loved Orlando's light from last week. I saw he posted instructions..he made it look so easy, what a talent!
    Can't remember the name of the other episode (too lazy to try and figure it out right now) but I think it was the one with the hip bohemian sisters..I loved the stag bookend pair so much that I looked on ebay and found a pair for $15..SCORE!!
    One of my other fav episodes was the Osbornes (had to look that one up since it was a while ago)….every time I see the opening credits I want that vintage bench and the zebra rug to go with.
    My point is that your show is constantly inspiring me and you're getting better every week, which is awesome to see.
    I kinda feel like Lauren (above) does…you're seriously hilarious and talented and I love your outfits (and the fact that you wear the hell out those boots) and you could totally be many of these peeps BFFs because you're so relatable.
    I know you're all LA now but I'd love to see some NYC sourcing. It's slim pickins' here for affordable vintage housewares/furniture, just curious if I'm missing any secret spots…
    Finally a big THANK YOU for taking the time out your insane schedule to give the masses what they want..and NEED!
    Keep it real, Em!

  19. Bethley

    This post is awesome! It's kind of relief that even the pros have troubles when trying to DIY. I thought it was just me who cries when attempting house projects. Thanks for the mega post. I loved the room. Those dining room chairs are rad. Keep on bloggin'!

  20. Hi! Love this room! Can you explain how the pendant above the dining table was made? Love it!!!

  21. It's so pretty, so vintage, but so not granny! Great job once again!

  22. jewel gem

    Sorry but I hated the wallpaper, especially on the ceiling. Also a little too Valentine's Day looking. The couple seemed to like it so that's all that matters.

  23. Emily- I can't wait to watch this episode – That chair finding it's true home is wonderful!

    I don't have cable, and have to tell you I am going to upgrade my internet because of you. When I tried to watch SFAS it comes all chopped up. So off to a neighbor's house to see if her internet connection can handle SFAS – and if it can – I'm switching!

    Loretta

  24. I just knew that gray chair was going to be vintage. Dang! But seriously, this was a fun show to watch. It's amazing to watch the way you pull together disparate styles. I was totally thinking of you when I watched the Design Star finale and Karl's homeowners wanted very different things. You would have totally rocked that! I also appreciate that you share the ups and downs with us about each of your episodes, like the TV contraption issues and wallpapering the ceiling issues, and that you totally PLANTED those two cup chairs at a different store. I don't know if you're still trying to go to different stores for each episode, but as a viewer, I certainly don't mind repeats! I'm just jealous that our vintage stores are not nearly as awesome here in the Louisville, KY, area! Anyway, just want to say that you are awesome, and keep up the great work!

  25. Sunnie

    Just added a bunch of the listed etsy artists to my "favorites" list, so thanks for listing them. It's my favorite part of your work – that you feature original art! But it only comes in second to, oh…EVERYTHING else that you do :-)

  26. Desi

    it looks amazing. if you didn't have issues like you had with the tv stuff it wouldn't be real. plus you would make me feel like a loser. instead you make me feel like anything is possible, sometimes things don't work out the way we want, but the potential is always there.

  27. C

    So here's the thing. I think I might love your episode breakdowns on the blog more than I love the episodes. That seems impossible. But it MIGHT be true. Your humor gets me every time, as does your honesty and candor. Your sourcing and reflections are SO helpful. And, I love that you have bumps in the road and that you sometimes get confused, have trouble making a decision, and have things go horribly wrong and you tell it all like it is. I know YOU don't love that, but I love it. It means it's okay when the rest of us have decorating dilemmas and hurdles, becuase Queen Emily has them too, so it's totally understandable for us plebs. And you're so natural about it and then you come up with wonderul solutions and it gives us all hope. And trust. Still my favorite line ever of yours — "You gotta trust." And I do.

  28. Maggie O

    So not my style, I couldn't live here . . .but I don't care! So fun to look at! You're not kidding the rooms tied in ridiculously well. 2 cool spaces. I like the red stools. He's an good photographer too.

  29. Jentri

    SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! I OWN that gray chair!!! I bought it last year at a thrift store with the ottoman AND A MATCHING BARREL CHAIR for $15 (TOTAL!). I just about died when I saw MS. Emily VON Henderson herself used it on her show! I have been procrastinating the reupholstery job but this might just be the kick in the butt I need! Mine is still lovely crushed gold velvet. What an amazing room! Hopefully mine can come together 1/2 as cool!

  30. I LOVE this room! I think it's my favorite of the ones you have featured recently. It's such a great mix of modern, masculine, whimsical, fun… I love it. Can I have it? PLEASE!

  31. This was such a great episode. I'm not even into red, but the room was amazing. Also, seemed to be great relationship therapy; I wonder how many arguments you could prevent by decorating rooms for couples with disparate tastes?

    That grey chair looked epic. Attractive and comfy, what a good combination. I definitely love all the original art you use, it gives every space you do so much originality and character. As an artist myself, I totally appreciate the attention to using great work for lesser known artists. As soon as I get my etsy shop up and running I'm definitely sending you a link!

    Also loving all these DIY light fixtures! I'm all for one-of-a-kind things that I could actually make. Well done, as always!

  32. Marie

    Like usual, this show was terrific! My husband thought it was hilarious that Orlando was talking about where to store the electronicals. You have to let Orlando know that electronical is not a word.

    One thing I'd love to learn more about is what you do to refresh and clean vintage items. Cleanliness is one of my big hangups when buying previously owned items. I have to be able to thoroughly wipe it down; throw it in the sink or washing machine; reupholster it; or repaint it before I'll buy it. Can you share some of the behind the scenes prep work that is done on vintage decor?

  33. michelleJ

    I have to jump on the bandwagon and say that that linen chair is amazing. I love watching your show to see all the amazing vintage finds (and hate it at the same time). Thanks for posting links to those etsy artists! There can be so much to sift through on etsy, and I think I may now have found a set of 4 prints that I've been trying to find forever.

  34. elz

    I love it all. Every time you post one of these room descriptors, I find something new I "Must" have. Today's- the picture thingy that didn't work, but really would be amazing. I really love how you promote independent artists too, so cool. Keep on doing what you're doing, I love it!

  35. Gwen

    Fabulous room!!! I love your style the best on HGTV. You're style is so young and hip in a sophisticated way…not boring! I also love your blog and feel like we are hanging out over coffee and just chattin' about your last project. Thanks for keeping it real.

  36. laurielulu

    Emily,

    I am more and more a huge fan. I really need to start shopping in LA more. I need so much furniture/funk to finish my house. I am always inspired by your show and I think it's really fantastic. You're also a great blogger,thanks for that!

    Sincerely,

    laurielulu in the IE (SoCal gal too!)

  37. ben

    so, it's pick right things for the right place. then a perfect home~

  38. beth

    you're my favorite. EVER.
    thanks for being awesome.

  39. Lauren

    This has nothing to do with this post (which I enjoyed by the way)…but I was visiting one of my fave bloggers sites and she has joined your dollhouse challenge. She makes me laugh. I thought she would make you laugh. And at the very least, you would like to see how much the peeps out in the world are enjoying the dollhouse process. So…if you don't know her already I introduce to you Bri!: http://timmythewienerdog.blogspot.com/

    I have never met her, but she is one crafty mf and hilarious. Enjoy!

  40. What brilliant comparisons!!! You have been nailed it,expertly and artfully restored as well!You never cease to amaze me with your creativity and your ability to made things around you beautiful!! Thanks fro sharing.

  41. Jill

    You are fantastic! Great rooms!!

  42. Don't know if I'm the first to chime in with this, but the dining room chairs are a design classic by Verner Panton. Here is a link to the chair in red on Amazon. (http://www.amazon.com/Verner-Panton-Chair-Red-Guarantee/dp/B003Y5AJJU/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1317399702&sr=8-4)

    They come in lots of other colors too! Of course the version being sold on Amazon is almost definitely not the real thing which can be found for $260 on websites like Hivemodern.com and DWR.com. Just search for "Panton Chair".

  43. lori maur

    I would love to find out where to find the placemats, I have looked all over the internet. Do they go by a particular name or style?

  44. Dani

    Loved this episode although I don't think it's my style (space cadet?) I loved everything about this eclectic, bright and comfy home.

    And your dress is fabulous too!

  45. Joanna

    have to say, this might've been my favorite episode of the season yet–I was totally unsure how you were going to be able to pull it off with their styles being sooo different and you seriously SERIOUSLY nailed it! Even I wanted to live in their electic artsy odyssey world–it looked ridiculously cool! and Im glad I just got to relive watching that awesome episode by reading this post!

  46. Ashleigh

    This was an insane post – insanely AWESOME! Thanks so much for taking the time! I have been loving the show since day one, but in a way I feel like this episode took it to a new level. You killed it. Thanks for all the sources for your friends who aren't actually your friends (cuz if we were you'd be hooking us up and turning our crummy houses and apts into cool spaces but instead we just watch your show and then fumble our way through "decorating" on our own). You totally rock. Please do an NYC season! xx

  47. HelpSavePluto

    Nice work lady! Even though the post took you so long to write know that you are appreciated. You're a design super hero! Thanky for all you do. Be well!

  48. Andrea

    That grey chair – source info PLEASE!!! The people want to know!

  49. angie

    I love this room! I can't believe I've watched design TV for years, and been scared of wallpaper, only for you to slowly reintroduce it. I will take your word for it, but I am still tentative about it. You have wonderful style.

    Also, do you remember that early HGTV show, "Designing Between the Sexes"? A British designer would create a room for a couple of disparate tastes. I love how you have brought that concept back, only your show is much more compelling.

  50. this is one of my favorites! The artsy aspect was something that I don't think we see a lot on HGTV, and it's so popular right now!! Thanks for being so cute, and fun, and inspiring!

  51. Pix

    I loved all the art but you didn't mention my favorite piece…the Rhino wall sculpture! I NEED it in my home today. Please post where you got it?

  52. Johanna

    What a great post about a great episode, thanks! Love the heart artwork.

  53. ♥Annaliza♥

    Emily-
    I just sent an email inquiry about the gray linen chair a couple days back. Should have went through your blogs more thoroughly. Darn it!!! I adore the chair, wish I could have two of them! Oh well… it's why I LOVE your show, so original, can't get enough.
    Keep up the rockin-awesome-friggin-style!

  54. lori maura

    In the show you have for the table setting colorful placemats, I would love to find out where to find the placemats, I have looked all over the internet. Do they go by a particular name or style?

  55. Judy C

    Emily, my son and I watch your show religiously(sometimes the same episode twice when we need our Emily fix) and plot how we could get on it. I just discovered your website, thanks to the InStyle Nov issue and now it's hard to say which one I love more – thanks for the etsy references, I heart the heart art too.

  56. megan

    This room does warm fuzzy things to me… It's seriously like the best room (okay 2 rooms) in the whole entire world.

  57. jrIevI Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic blog.Much thanks again. Keep writing.

  58. Major thanks for the article post.Really looking forward to read more. Will read on…

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