Emily Henderson

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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Sneaky Peaky ...

Target Spring Summer Preview

Every season most brands do what they call ‘Editor Previews’ which showcase the upcoming season’s line. It’s basically a home decor runway show, which basically makes me Gigi Hadid. They have ‘long lead’ which is for print magazines and ‘short lead’ for websites/blogs. As Target’s Home Style Expert I get to go, see the pieces in person myself, and chat with editors and pitch story ideas. We haven’t documented these for you before, but since they were taking photos I figured why not give you guys the same sneak peek into whats coming out as the editors get? Plus a lot of it just became available so you can get your hands on the goods before they sell out.

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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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Beach Inspired Kitchen (INSTALLED IN 1 DAY!)

A couple of months ago I had a rather interesting kitchen design challenge, with a capital C. I was hired by LG to promote their new Black Stainless Steel series at an editors event in New York – that wasn’t the challenging part. The challenging part came later (keep reading). The ask: Design a kitchen on Pinterest then, weeks later, install said kitchen in one day/night in an event space, in New York (with lots of help from a strong design/build team). It was insane, and was full of fixable bumps and exciting problems to solve.

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Let's Play Dress Up

My 27 Favorite Pieces For A Toddler Boy’s Complete Wardrobe

When I first got pregnant with Charlie I started stalking little boys clothes and here is what I found: It ain’t awesome. Definitely not as good as the girls roundup we pulled together a few weeks ago on the blog. Generally what is out there is designed to have them look like miniature frat boys – and not in a fun ‘Old School-Will Ferrell’ kind of way, more like douchey-guy-that-hazes-for-no-reason kinda way.

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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 A Party!

My Pastel Easter Brunch

Welcome to our pastel exploding Easter brunch with Cooking Light. When I was 8 months pregnant Cooking Light asked if they could do a feature at my house to celebrate Easter (this was in September) that would shoot when Elliot was 3 weeks old. I remember thinking “hmm . . . that is terrible timing and you should probably say no, dear God just say no.” But then I also remember thinking “ooh, free party! Free food! Free beautiful content for the blog! And an excuse to host a fancy brunch at our house, with our best friends during a time that typically is less social.” So yea, like any insane content obsessed blogger I said “YES!”

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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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