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Arlyn Hernandez

Design Contributor

Arlyn Hernandez

Former Babysitter’s Fan Club devotee turned championship marching band life-time bragger turned tortured writer/editor, Arlyn is a recent-ish LA transplant after deciding to move across the country from Florida on a whim (very on brand for her). A proud Puerto Rican-raised woman, she consistently has 30k+ unread personal emails in her inbox and is the youngest of four yet somehow everyone’s “mom”…including her mom. You’ll likely find her under a blanket on her sofa watching a time-travel-related movie (or reruns of The Office), staring at photos of pasta on Instagram, humming along to basically every song known to man without actually knowing any real words, asking what’s for lunch or laughing loudly.

What Makes Me Tick

  • Sign/Enneagram/Myer-Briggs/Hogwarts House:

    Aquarius / 2 (The Helper) / ENFP-T / Hard Gryffindor

  • Design Aesthetic in 5 words:

    Eclectic British grandma who decluttered.

  • Favorite EHD Room Of All Time:

    120-Year-Old Barn (THAT BLUE ON BLUE IS LIFE)

  • Favorite Instagram Follow:

    @evachen212 (if I say it often enough, maybe I can “Beetlejuice” her into my life and we’ll be BFFs). Eva Chen, Eva Chen, Eva Chen.

  • Title of Memoir:

    It’s Pronounced Are-Lin: On Growing Up Puerto Rican, Always Hungry & Constantly Laughing Out Loud”

  • Silliest Secret Single Behavior:

    Pretending to be an Olympic gymnast nailing a challenging beam routine or vault. And I ALWAYS stick the landing.

  • Most Likely To

    …move across the country because it sounds fun.

  • Favorite Place To Shop For Home Decor:

    For furniture: ReStore (Habitat for Humanity’s thrift store) |  For decor: Etsy or Target (and no, I didn’t get paid to say that…wait I guess I kind of did?). ::inserts affiliate link::

  • Favorite Place To Shop For Fashion:

    Nordstrom when I feel like going to a mall, ASOS when I don’t.

  • Dining Room Rug:


  • Reversing Book Spines:


  • Wallpaper or Paint?

    Wallpaper (hard)

  • Maximalism:


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