As much as I love new glass modern houses (and I truly do) they can go cold and stark really easily. So when method approached me to style the living and dining room of a very modern house using their product as my inspiration I thought that while styling a room based on soap wasn’t the usual ask, their brand is really clean, fresh, young, happy and colorful which is something that I can get into. I personally love soap. All over my house and body, especially non-toxic safe soap that comes in nice looking bottles that are easy to refill. We forged a partnership with a few other YouTube folk which you can read all about here: methodhometour.com
My goal was to take the bright punchy feel of the product and layer it on top of what was already at the house – really simple, streamlined pieces. The house needed personality and I, Emily-“loves-lots-of-pretty-things’-Henderson, can do “personality” with my eyes closed.
Here is what the house looked like before we got our grubby (in this case “clean” *winky wink) little hands on it:
After I saw the pictures of the house I pulled a rough design plan starting with the colors – bright pinks and greens, (inspired by the method bottles), with a fairly simple Scandinavian meets California vibe. That basically means bohemian and bright, but with paired back shapes and lines.
These kinds of projects are really my jam because it’s not the hard stuff – I don’t have to figure out the electrical plan or choose between 10 different tones of virtually the same flooring. It’s all of the really fun stuff, and the process goes as follows: Buy beautiful things, style, play and move them around ’til you’ve found the perfect balanced composition.
Come back the 19th to see the full reveal in video form. Meanwhile, here are some of my pics from the set last week. We had an hour to install which isn’t exactly a lot of time, but with the right people and the right pieces we pulled it off.
Also, I wore wool blanket disguised as a dress in 95 degree heat, 9 months pregnant. I love that blanket dress but perhaps a linen or silk would have been a better choice what with my condition and all.
Come back October 19th for the video and photos of the whole reveal. It was COLORFUL, fun and everything is sourceable, too.
Stay tuned, come back and don’t forget to wash your hands with method. testtest