Two weeks (or so) ago I started an Instagram contest where you/we took up to three photos of the things in our house (furniture specifically) that you would save in a fire — and then used the hashtag #emilysaveme. I had no idea that y’all had such good taste and such pretty houses. Scott (my stylist best friend) and I just kept looking at each one, going “I want that” and “Wait, that’s awesome,” over and over. There are simply just so very many good entries. When you have a second, click HERE to see all of them on your computer, but of course you can always put #emilysaveme in your search in Instagram to see them there as well.
When I first started going through them there were around 60 that I loved, but that seemed kinda crazy to feature my favorite 60. That would truly out me as the indecisive person that I can be, and clearly takes the importance and kinda specialness out of the contest. So I decided to approach it like this: what pieces would I want to save from your fire.
Picture this: I have 15 minutes left of the season finale of “Homeland” with NO DVR, Bearcat is on my lap, Brian is giving me a foot massage, and somebody is brushing my hair super softly, when I get a call from all 550 of you to save your furniture from a fire. Oh and my car is full already so in order for me to come I have to UNLOAD my car first — truly testing my limits. These are the 20 pieces that I would actually leave that situation for, drive to your house, and help YOU schlep out of your house in a fire. All of these pieces I want to own VERY badly and I would buy in one second. So while there are so many that I loved (including someone that had MY EXACT sofa) these are the ones I would go to extreme lengths to save.
Nice job everyone. That was CRAZY fun. We simply must do it again sometime, although next time I’m thinking “best score” could be good, or “my favorite DIY.” I’m still debating. Thank you all so much for hashtagging and playing. My inner voyeur is temporarily satisfied. If any of them are you and I mistagged or if you have a blog let me know — tracking that down was taking hours when I was down to 60 so I thought that maybe the Instagram handles would suffice, but let me know and I can add your blog.
So which one is your favorite?