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New Blog, Who Dis? Emily Henderson 3.0

You are at the right place, don’t worry, although today things look different. Hopefully, you might even use the word better. I’m ECSTATIC to announce that the new website format that we’ve been working on for almost two years is now LIVE. We work so hard to create the content we actually want to read ourselves, but the old blog format didn’t give that content the platform it deserved. Good posts were disappearing too fast, and all our content was getting buried and lost.

I founded this blog 10 years ago because I wanted to share my opinions on style and design with anyone who would listen. In those 10 years it’s grown from a personal blog into a reliable (and hopefully relatable) source of daily style and design inspiration, run by a small team of like-minded people who share my passion for design, style, and human connection. We are all storytellers with a diverse variety of backgrounds, problems, insecurities, expertise, budgets, and styles. We write the articles about design, style, and life that we would want to read. And we create the content that we wish was out in the world.

Change can be scary, but this change was driven by one very big goal – to make the site a better, more useful design and style resource. Hopefully, you’ll find it easier to read, and easier to find the best information (we have 12 new categories that we’ve realized are what you – and us – really want to read). As we were designing the Portland House, then the Mountain House, I was dying to have a website that I could reference in an easy way – from inspiration, to process and all the resources. I just kept thinking about how much more navigable all of our content could be. I wanted to maximize our years of content and organize it in a way that is more intuitive for you to enjoy.

The category that used to be called “Family” is now “Personal” with a drop-down of “Parenting/Relationship,“Business Advice,” and “Controversial Posts.” Instead of just “Design” we’ve created 9 specific design categories that are filled with the most valuable posts (hover over “Design” on the header menu at the top of the page to see them all). Our hope is that this new site format will allow you to find exactly what you’re looking for, when you need it, so you can truly rely on it and share it as a useful design resource. While you’re at it, our hope is that you’ll find content that maybe you missed or haven’t seen before. And don’t worry, if you want to see every single post ever written in chronological order we’ve still got that page, too.

We are mostly just so excited to evolve, shift, and stay nimble in this digital wild west. Which meant creating the site that we wanted, as readers.

You see the changes.

Time to explore it for yourself (with some incentive). While we think the site is pretty intuitive, we want to help you guys get acquainted with every new inch. So we’ve put together a little scavenger hunt that will take you through a few different areas of the site. And those who finish the scavenger hunt could win a weekend at the mountain house (but there are a few consolation prizes for a handful of others who also finish the scavenger hunt):

The New EHD Site Scavenger Hunt

  1. Follow clues to different parts of the site. Don’t worry, there are only 4 of them.
  2. Each one will take you to a blog post, where you’ll be clued into your next destination (we couldn’t resist).
  3. Once you reach the final destination, you’ll be able to submit your email address for a chance to win a VERY GOOD prize.
  4. 5 winning emails will be selected (at random from all the email addresses submitted) to win a framed Jane Denton piece.
  5. 1 lucky winner will be selected (at random from all the email addresses submitted, but vetted for obvious reasons) to win a weekend at my mountain house, as well as a framed Jane Denton piece.
  6. Head here for all the nitty-gritty on those prizes…

Now it’s time for your very first scavenger hunt clue…


Let’s start at the very beginning – Head back to the new home page (all you have to do is click on our logo at the very top of any page to get there). Scroll down until you see a section with 8 different categories in boxes, but you’ll want to “see more”. Design 101 is where you're headed next. Your second clue is hanging out in the post where we answer some VERY important questions we get all the time. 5 of them to be exact…

*UPDATE: The “Scavenger Hunt” is now closed 🙂

So, that’s the new US. There are going to be bugs for a bit – please feel free to let us know if you come across any of them. If, for example, you find one section hard to read or navigate. Literally ANY feedback will be considered (but as always, please keep it kind and constructive). And know we’re still going to be rolling out a few new features over the following weeks. We really tried to put ourselves in your shoes and design this site so that no matter what stage you are in – looking for inspiration, renovating, decorating, styling or shopping, regardless of the type of room – you can find what you need easily. Our new 12 categories hone in on what we do best here, and the Makeover/Our Design Work sections will give you every post for each project for those of you who want to deep dive. Ready to shop and want to know our favorite pieces? We’ve updated our Shop page, and rounded up every shopping guide we’ve ever put together.

This has truly been a labor of love on our part, so we hope you all enjoy it as much as we do (if you do, let us know :)). A massive thanks to Paul at Flywheel Agency (who also happens to be one of my college best friends), as well as Arlyn, Jess, Sara, and Ryann for organizing years of content and helping manage all the changes – these people have been busting it and deserve some extra love. BIG CLAPS AND CHAMPAGNE FOR MY CREW (we celebrated Friday, but will continue). The only thing we love more than design and style is our avidly engaged audience – YOU. And we’re honored that you’re spending your time here with us. Thank you. Always. THANK YOU.


Emily & the EHD team

P.S. Now go and explore the projects page, dive into design 101, and learn some of our styling hacks (and more).


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207 thoughts on “New Blog, Who Dis? Emily Henderson 3.0

      1. Hi Paul, Jess, and Sara!

        The concept is amazing!
        I suspect only teething bugs, Is there any way you guys could remove all the old/ now non existent information; eg page doesn’t exist, item no longer available, etc as I notice a bit disheartening/frustrating to look back in older blogs to think you have found what you want only for it not to be at the end of the redirection link.
        Of course we understand this can’t be done for all, or kept accurately up to date and still I was surprised how many non existent links.

        I can see you have done a lot of work and it has the potential to be great, if we had higher confidence knowing when we use it, will lead to data that even if older, has been checked.

      1. Hi Emily. I see your issue. Make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the final post where there is a form field to enter your name for a chance to win the prize. Hope that helps!

    1. I just finished the little scavenger hunt which, btw, didn’t feel like a hunt so much as it did a journey of rediscovery and reconnecting with a long lost friend. I got lost somewhere around the Griffith Park House…I’d never seen that post – gaaaaah old website, how did that happen? And hurraaah new website, you made it so easy to rekindle my love affair with all things EHD! Well done to all the EHD team, it’s fab!

  1. I love this with my whole little heart! The website looks great. I wasn’t able to get to all of the scavenger hunt posts (example: the coffee table post did not come up under “shop” for me) via your directions, but I was able to search the website and find the listed post. Congratulations!! I’m sure this was a huge endeavor and it looks great

    1. Hi Marsha. I’ve cleared the cache on our end, so I hope you’ll be able to find it now. Let me know if you’re still having issues.

    2. Hey Marsha, at the bottom of the home page there are two shopping sections, one just for SHOP and one for shopping guides. They’re right next to each other, but the final post is only in one of them 🙂 You’re SO CLOSE. But THANK YOU for your kind comment.

  2. So excited to check out the new site! This is such a treat and I’m sure represents a crazy amount of effort. I like the scavenger hunt idea but it seems all the shopping guides are “page not found” so was stymied by the last clue.

  3. Hi Emily and team,

    Thanks for the redesign. Love the new features, esp. in the comments section !

    A few things that are not working for me:
    – The pop-up windows are a bit out of control (new site, subscribe to newsletter, accept cookies + bottom of page ads – not a popup but overlays some comments). May I suggest you implement a limit on some of those? At least the popups. If I’ve closed it once + accepted cookies, you should be able to track that and not show it to me again.
    – I’m probably the last dinosaur that still uses RSS feed, but I’d love love love for it to work again. Maybe it’s a one-off bug, but this article didn’t show up in my reader (Feedly) this morning. FWIW, Feedly tells me there are 20K other dinosaurs that also follow you there 😉

    Thanks again for the redesign and your hard work!

    1. Yikes, the comment machine ate half my text and line breaks 🙁 (Also, I have to re-enter my name+email). I was just saying, I’m probably the last dinosaur to follow you on Feedly (although their stats say there are 20K of us) but I’d love for your RSS feed to work again. Maybe a one-off bug, but this article didn’t show up there.

      1. Hi Sophie. As a fan of dinosaurs, we’ll be sure and add the rss feed back in so you can get all the posts on Feedly! 🙂

        1. Another dinosaur here! (I always make sure to click through so the blog gets the read hit) It’s still not showing up in my RSS feed today, in case that’s helpful, but also you’re probably dealing with 10,000 bugs and this is not crucial. I’ll just assume the posting schedule is normal, and check the site directly until the RSS is up. But that’s my internet reading hub, so I’ll be psyched when it’s added again.

  4. The Shop page has every section listed as ,’not found’. Do I have to play the game or can I just browse the site? In any event your shop has nothing to view.

    1. Hi Lisa. I’m sorry that you’re not able to find anything in the shop page. We’ll take a look into that. Thanks for pointing it out!

      And no you don’t have to play the game, you can just have fun browing the site. Hopefully some of the new features will help you discover some useful posts that you might not have seen in the past.

    2. Hi Lisa, everything seems to be working now so feel free to take another look. In any case, you are always welcome to just browse the site!

  5. Hey Emily, beautiful design! Hats off to your team for all of their hard work. I wanted to let you know that the shop pages are broken now; they don’t display any items under each category. Also, did you decide to get rid of a search bar?

    1. Hi Jessica, it seems that it was acting up a bit this morning so the IT team turned it off until they can mess with it a bit, but it should be back by tomorrow.

  6. wooop wooop it looks great!! And I love the scavenger hunt idea – couldn’t find the last clue but had a lot of fun trying 🙂 I tried to get to your site just at it was going up, so I was ‘blocked’ and just got kinda excited because I thought ‘Ouh I bet that’s the new site’ and tadaa it was! 😀 It might be a little silly to get excited about but anyway – I’m both silly and excited and it really does look great – congrats team! 🙂

  7. Wow, the new site looks terrific. So nice to have it all organized and so easy to navigate. Thanks to you and your team!

    1. Hi Ray. You’re not the only one who’s missing the search function right now. It was acting a little funky this morning, so we turned it off while we fix it. But we’ll have it up and running again by tomorrow at the latest.

  8. But how do I search? I jut want to search for something specific and you don’t even have a search bar. Guess I’ll google it..

  9. Wow, I follow you on Instagram but always found the site a bit to overwhelming (with all the ads IN the text) I love love love how this turned out. Easy to read. Content has always been great but now it is more readable. Think I’ll be visiting way more often.
    (one small thing that might have to do with the newness. The site is very slow loading)

    1. Thank you VERY much for this comment. Making the site easier and better to use was the whole point!

    2. yes. readable was HUGE for us and believe me, nobody wants less ads than us (but we have to have them) so we got rid of most that break up the text and created more places for them other places. crossing fingers that works!

    1. Oof you are totally right, we’ll get that working again soon. Thanks for pointing that out.

  10. Just a heads up that the very first welcome banner when I arrived at the site this morning invited me to explore and maybe win some “prices”. Can’t wait to explore the new site!

    1. I also just entered my email for a week at the “mountan” house. Hoping to win 😉
      Sorry, I’m not one to mind spelling mistakes but these stood out because they were on big banners on the central parts of the site you are directing us to today. I am sure there are a million details to sort out. Again, as a long time fan/reader I am so excited for this change.

    2. “we have 12 new categories that we’ve realized are what you – and us – really want to read” also drove me a little crazy this morning. “Us” really want to read sentences with fewer distracting grammar choices.

      Agreed that the site looks great and all the changes seem really well thought out!

  11. I have a feeling this new website layout is amazing – sadly my work computer just can’t take the change and it’s all wonky. Yours isn’t the only website that is formatted weird for my work computer, so I’ll just have to save my visits for when I’m not at work! Excited to explore it in all its glory, and looking the way it’s supposed to!

    1. Oh no, I wonder what that issue could be. But we’ll be excited for when you can see it all correctly!

      1. I think it has something to do with the corporate filters. Some websites are fine and some are just super weird. I can still use it, I just can’t appreciate how beautiful it certainly is!

  12. Excited about the new website design. Just a heads up – I almost thought pop-up wasn’t real because it said you could win a “price”. Glad I clicked on it though. Congrats on the upgrade. I’m excited to explore. 🙂

  13. Congrats! So excited to explore the new site. Also, the scavenger hunt was very fun and such a creative way to walk us through the changes. Well done!

  14. Hi! Just want to say that the pop-up ad for the scavenger hunt on your homepage has a typo; it teases winning a great “price,” instead of “prize.” I was confused for a second and wondered if you guys were introducing some kind of paywall system for readers, until I clicked on this post!

    1. hahaha. we fixed that days ago but some of the changes are slow to change. i just caught that, too. 🙂

  15. Looks good! On my screen at least, the new links along the top bar are squished together. I see (- equals the triangle drop-down): BLOGDESIGN -SHOPLIFESTYLE -PERSONAL -ROOMS -MAKEOVERSABOUT

  16. Any change takes some getting used to. In general, the site navigation seems to be a bit quicker and I like the multiple sections. I am a believer in being able to navigate to the same content in multiple ways so no matter how your readers’ minds work, they will get to the content you want them to see. So, for example, I would prefer to get to the same content with the top rail as with the home page. If I click on shop, I only get to the actual furniture and not the shopping guides, which is annoying to me. I only would know about the shopping guides if I navigate there from the homepage. Even during the scavenger hunt, I clicked shop rather than the shopping guides thinking I could filter the furniture to get to what I needed. Nope. Plus, the furniture filter appears to only have price – why can’t you filter on type of furniture? Don’t have much more time this morning to search around but those are a few initial comments. Thanks for taking a fresh look at things and hope the redesign gives you the desired results. I work in a completely unrelated industry and last year worked on our website redesign so I know how painful it can be to tag all the content to new menus, decide what that architecture should be, etc. Good work!

  17. And you must have character limits on in comments b/c half my previous comment didn’t show up. Sorry, don’t have time to write it again. These types of bugs can really turn customers off but hopefully you have built enough loyalty at this point that it will be only a minor setback.

  18. I don’t know if someone already mentioned this, but the lightbox pop-up has a typo. It says could win a great “price” when I think you want to say “prize.”

  19. Hi — Blog looks nice — seems easier to read! I look forward to exploring all of the sections!!

    (a) Several times, when I was trying to page through in “Shop” “Decor” it wouldn’t let me get past page 1. I could click page 3, I could click forward arrow, and I still got page 1.
    (b) Ads are fine & I know you need to make a living & I want you to make a living, but having the kind of ads (like the banner on the bottom) which kind of assault you & you have to click it to get rid of it & see the whole screen is just really annoying. When I go on websites that have these, I honestly get the impression that this is some awful website that might have malware. That said, if it’s the only way you have to present the ads, so be it.
    (c) You can win a “price” on the opening post — is odd (?)

    Love you & your site —

    1. Hmm – message was cut off. If there is a character limit, might want to show in the box itself, the way twitter does. Or else long-winded people can just get used to it, I guess — ha!

    2. Plus 1 for that bottom page navigation (running Windows 10 on a laptop).

      BTW, where is Arlyn? She is not in “Meet the Team”

  20. What a beautiful website! Whenever I have a design question, I usually just go to google and type, “Emily Henderson ‘my design question” and I’m constantly amazed at how much content you have! I can’t wait to explore your website more! Thank you for this labor of love.

    1. We would do the same when we were looking for a specific post! That is why it was so important to us to get this site up and running. So grateful for your kind words and hope you a fun time exploring:)

    2. Same here!

      Congratulations team! What a huge amount of work. I love how much you can see just scrolling on the landing page. And–everything is so much easier to read! Font, size, typesetting–all of it so improved!

      The only issue on my computer is that the left hand side of the main image is partially cut off. Not sure if a white border/frame is embedded in the code. I’m using chrome with a macbook. Same thing when I checked safari.

      I haven’t explored yet, and am excited to.

      Congratulations again!

  21. I’m on a Chromebook and am stuck in a loop. I don’t see your logo at the top of the page, only the bottom. And when I hover over that, it says the link is, but when I click it, all I see is this post. I can’t get to any kind of home page!

  22. Looks great, and will be very useful. One technical note, this post does not show up in my RSS reader (I use Feedly to subscribe to your blog posts).

    1. Hi Lisa, another reader asked the same thing and our tech team is adding it back in! Just give us a little time to get it sorted:)

  23. I love the redesign and no issues at all with the scavenger hunt! Plus, it made my nerdy day!! Really loved seeing the Griffin Park house again. Wonderful job, no wonder you went to HH on Friday!

  24. What a super-fun launch, with a scavenger hunt too!
    I’m excited both for and with you, on this massively energized new website!
    As soon as I saw the page loading I just knew that today was the day!
    Whoo hoo!
    You’ve done it again.
    The only, seriously, only thing that is a glitch for me is the gray font, instead of black. It isn’t user-friendly, it’s difficult to read as it doesn’t have enough visual ‘weight’, if you get what I mean. Even enlarged, it’s just not thick enough to make reading ‘comfortable.’
    The font itself is pretty, but, dang, it’s smaller than before and it’s lightweoght.
    +1 increase in font size AND black instead of gray…..pretty please?!?

    1. oh really???? good to know. I actually thought it was black but we can easily darken it. I want this site to be SO EASY to read. thanks for letting us know. xx

      1. I’m having trouble reading on my phone bc the size is a smidge too small (and I need readers but am in denial). I never had trouble before.

        I did the scavenger hunt this a.m. and as a lover of scavenger hunts THAT was a fun start to the day! And I’m EST and did it reaaaally early so I hope I was first (although I know that does nothing for my odds, it’s still fun to think I was maybe an early bird!)

      2. You fixed it already?! That’s impressive!
        Yaaay! ?
        Buuuut….the font as I write this on the comment box is still very small and gray, not black.
        Just one more little tweak….

  25. Yay! A couple bugs:
    1) At the bottom of this post, the PS reads “P.S. Now go and explore the projects page, dive into design 101, and learn some of our styling hacks (and more).”
    1a) PROJECTS: your header menu annoyingly reads MAKEOVERS instead of PROJECTS and I think you should be consistent — either call them PROJECTS or MAKEOVERS but don’t switch up the names.
    1b) the links for “design 101” and “styling hacks” in that PS are broken
    2) When I go to each of the projects, I’m taken to a blank page — there are no posts that appear below the title of the project.

  26. Congrats guys – what a huge redesign project!

    I love love love this site. I’m still hoping that there can be a section for all the awesome Roudups. Like the Lighting Roundup, Wallpaper Roudup etc etc. I’ve been searching the site off and on for fabric resources. And it’s just still not accessible. I’d love to know where Emily suggests we look online to find upholstery fabrics but apparently it’s still buried in small chunks in many posts, so I’ll probably never locate it.

    1. the shop section at the bottom of the homepage has all the roundups! but I too just realized that our roundups aren’t also promoted via the shop page when you go to the shop nav at the top. So we’ll add that so you don’t have to scroll to the bottom just to get that information. xx

      1. Omg omg omg Emily replied roll my comment and I got an xx. Best morning ever.

        I will go check that out now, and I’m so impressed with the launch. You guys seriously had all hands on deck sorting things out all day yesterday.


  27. first-time commenter – regular reader who happens to work in technology so I understand how difficult it is to introduce change. The new layout is amazing! So much easier to find content! Im absolutely in love and want to give you guys an A+.

  28. What a fun and engaging way to launch your new site! Kudos to the whole team! I LOVE this format and see how it will be a fantastic resource going forward!

    One critique — it’s not immediately obvious to me why Design Rules and Design 101 are separate categories (and also overlap with Biggest Design Mistakes). I imagine it had to do with the amount of content you have, but I don’t see the distinction. Just my two cents in case there’s a EHD 3.1. 😉

  29. This was seriously so much fun. Props to the team for actually encouraging us to INTERACT with the new site. And all I can say is YES!! I kept saying, “oh that’s so smart! Oh how great to have things organized this way!” And now I’d just like someone to come organize my life like this…

  30. Congrats on the exciting changes! My two cents: the font and small size of the comments is really hard to read, to the point where I would just skip the comments, whereas I usually really enjoying reading them…hope that’s helpful.

    1. Congrats on the update!. I TOTALLY agree with this. I’m reading on a laptop and the font is soo tiny that I have to zoom my screen in. 🙂 Excited to explore the rest!

  31. Wonderful! Ama-zing, c’est formidable, Team EHD!
    Also, I think scavenger hunts should be quarterly, at the very least. Easter’s around the corner … X, Fei.

  32. This is so wonderful and so much easier to navigate. A few years ago I remodeled our Seattle condo and relied heavily on your blog. Now we are preparing to do a major renovation of our 1920’s craftsman and I’ve been pinning older content from the site like crazy (including a lot of the Griffith Park house!). I noticed one of the pages from that project is not on the Griffith Park project’s page though (“Griffith Park Client Library and Powder Room Intro”). Just an FYI, I know there will likely be a few things like that you will find over the next few weeks. So excited to comb through the new page and rediscover all the resources that have made me a longtime reader!

    1. Guess there is a character limit that it didn’t notify me of. 🙂 Anyway – just ended that by reiterating how EXCITED I am to comb through and rediscover all the content that has made me a longtime reader of the blog. Best wishes!

  33. Congrats Emily and team!! As a web developer who has been a long-time reader of your site and follower of your Instagram… I am thrilled for you and the team and am celebrating alongside you!

  34. Exciting! Does any one else find the font of the comments hard to read? It seems really light colored and narrow. Maybe it’s just my 40+ eyesight!

  35. Gorgeous! Nice work to the whole team. I noticed, looking back through comments on the Ikea kitchens post, that comments after a certain number of words are getting cut off, with no way to “expand” them. Just a small bug I’m sure you’re already aware of. Congrats on the purdy new site!

  36. Beautiful! You need a “Home” link (maybe on the site’s logo) between your social media buttons and site links on the little sticky header thingy that appears at the top when you scroll the page. Otherwise there’s no way I can see to get back to the home page via clicking.

    1. Hi Grace! So glad you like the site. You can actually click the logo at the very top of the page and that will redirect you back to the home page. 🙂

      1. I think she might have said this because when you’re scrolled down (like I am now at the bottom of the comments), you can’t see the logo/home button and would have to scroll all the way back to the top of the page or might just not know it was there. Just another note – the text of this post was partially covered up by the ads in the sidebar for me. Love the new site!

  37. Thank you for the stylish scavenger hunt! The years of hard work have paid off, the site redesign is glorious. Well done!

  38. I love the changes! It’s so nice to be able to easily find makeovers and then binge on them all day. However, I am finding the comment font really difficult to read. And I love reading the comments! It’s almost too skinny and compact for my eyes to make out…anyone else having this problem?

      1. LOVE the rest of the new comment layout and functionality tho, specifically how it shows your new comment right away-so satisfying!

    1. We are definitely looking into making the font easier to read! You are not the only one:) Thank you for letting us know!

  39. It looks so good! You didn’t ask for an editor so feel free to ignore this feedback… In Emily’s bio it says she’s a serial monogamist…but that implies a series of monogamous relationships. Is that what you mean? Also, how is she a Utahnian if she’s never lived there? I guess you mean her family is from there? And someone who is actually Albino might take offense to that reference. Ok, stopping with the annoying comments now ?. It’s really great!

    1. …and is the “two dead cats” supposed to be funny? Emily, you’re not funny, stop forcing it.

  40. Beautiful job all!!! Just want to give a shout out that I adore this blog. I check you out every morning over coffee. New site is terrific.

  41. The website design is so good! The organization makes soooo much more sense than just an never ending stream of posts in chronological order. Thank you so much for a) providing such great resources for free and b) making it so much easier to go back and get your design guidance when working on a specific project in my home. You are the best, Emily Henderson. The best.

  42. Very nice! Over all, I like it. I don’t want to undermine your hard work (bravo!), but I do have a few suggestions for readability (as a UX designer) if you’re open to them. The new comment section format is much improved but the comment text is too small and hard to read, even with good vision (need 17px+ with that font). There is too small of text in a few locations (like pretty much all of your gold text — I’d bump up from 9px to at least 11 or 12px; 9 is often fine for print, but always too small for web). Your search button is teeny tiny and the text field tends to disappear unless you move your cursor just so. Also your scroll to top button doesn’t seem to be working at all.

    Your actual blog text looks great though! It’s a great size for reading and an improvement over your old site. I also like the new categories, header, and front page layouts. Much more user friendly. 🙂

    As a fellow designer, I understand the appeal of small text — it does look pretty! But pretty design is only good if it’s usable. Since your site is meant to read, make sure it can be even by those with less than perfect eyesight. Thanks for all you do, EHD!

  43. The redesign is beautiful! The scavenger hunt was very fun!
    Another oldster here concurring that the comments are a little hard to read. (50 year old eyes).

  44. Just a grammar note: periods go inside of the quotes. For example, in your second clue, it should be “Fashion.” not “Fashion”. You did that a few times in the clues. Also, if you end a sentence with an ellipse, as you do in your second clue, it should be four dots, not three.

  45. Hi Emily & Co. –
    Wow this is truly a WEBSITE. You’ve come a long way, baby. <3. Fantastic. Thanks for the giveaway. I finally found it. It took a bit but maybe I should have read the directions a little more carefully… 🙂 My bad!
    Some much to revisit here. So. Much. Better.
    Thanks again. Take care, all!
    Mary Ann

  46. The site looks great! I came over from Instagram when I realized I missed something… I usually read in Feedly and this didn’t post there ? hope you’re not doing away with accessibility to reeders as I don’t often make it over to individual sites!

  47. Beautiful new site! Some things on mobile are not sized correctly. Like the graphic of the recent blog post. and when I went to put my email on the last part of the scavenger hunt the writing is too big.

    1. it was sized right at the beginning but I, too, noticed it was vertical and not horizontal. fixing all those issues, i promise. xx

  48. Hey! One of the things that is glitchy for me is the Google display ads on the right side obstruct some of the page’s text when reading

  49. I do like the scavanger hunt but on the last page of the hunt, i don’t see an option to enter the contest.

  50. Congrats on the site launch!

    – The ‘Blog’ link on the top navigation links to (maybe it should be /blog?) however the ‘Blog’ link on the footer (left) links to
    – I think someone already mentioned it, but the ‘Projects’ page link on the navigation is labeled ‘Makeovers’ maybe it should be one or the other for consistency and less confusion.

    1. agreed. we decided to change it to makeovers because “projects” felt too stale and scientific. working on making them consistent, i promise 🙂

  51. hi there and congrats on the overhaul! now, to work out some bugs …. on my machine (using either Chrome or Firefox, same results), the pop-up ads on the right side of the page have the post content text running behind them. And neither browser allows the “^” page up carrot to bring me to the top of the page. anyone else?

  52. Love it! Love it! Love it! So intuitive! I particularly love the size and readability of the blog type, but am struggling with the comments in the smaller size type. I wonder if anyone else is having that problem?

    1. Just saw the other comments! Hah! It was so hard to read that I didn’t scroll down far enough! Thanks for taking our feedback seriously.

  53. Hopefully my comments will show up now. I haven’t been able to comment for 2 years :((

  54. I love the font on mobile!! Easy to read, not weird looking, classic serif. Big fan so far and I haven’t clicked farther than this!

  55. Love the new format, but a couple of things I noticed…on some articles, lengthier comments are cut off Midway through, and I cannot find a way to expand them and read the full comment. Also, when browsing through the post sections, i.e. Personal>Controversial Topics, the button for loading more articles does not work.

    1. interesting … re being cut off. we do NOT cut people off (opposite – i love a long comment). working on it and thanks for letting us know. xx

  56. The redesign/re-org of the site is fantastic! From an information architecture perspective, the new re-org definitely is making it easier to find past posts and information.

    Some suggestions:

    – include the site’s logo in the sticky header for brand awareness and just pure functionality to quickly get back to the homepage after you’ve scrolled down in a post
    – website performance is a bit slow. You can try using Pingdom’s website speed test to identify some areas of opportunity where page load can be improved.

    Congrats and great job! It’s beautiful.

    1. ugh. bad news. its the EFFING ADS. they slow us down. this is the bane of my existence. I wish we didn’t have ads but then I would have to, well … we couldn’t exist. we’ll work on how to make it faster (we took off 2 big annoying ads that we had last year because i was losing my shit while reading my own blog). its cutting our revenue in an extreme way but I know first hand how annoying it is and its top of mind/strategy I promise 🙂

  57. I already unloaded my excitement in an earlier comment and came back to say again: THIS IS SOOOO GOOD!! And also to ask if there could be a way (like in the previous set up) that could take you right to the comments of a post? Because uh I sometimes (often/a lot/ always/multiple times a day) come back to a post just to read the new comments and it was just really convenient to be able to get there immediately instead of having to scroll down. Not a big deal if not but thought I’d suggest anyway…:)

    1. yes!! such a good suggestion. I agree. there are so many times when I just want to see what people are saying but i’ve read the post a million times and don’t want to have to scroll…. good idea. stay tuned 🙂 (and thank you so much for reading, commenting, and coming back to comment again – THANK YOU).

  58. I got to the end but had to do some creative sleuthing. I’m using an iPad and there is not “our design work” or “roundups” listed under design work for me. On the shop tab I searched for “coffee table” and realized it wasn’t the right place as the picture click into the retailers, so I searched for coffee table on the main page and saw the 105 table roundup and figure do it out. I only see “makeovers” although the body of your post had it listed as “makeovers/our design work” so I figured that one out too but I’m not seeing a header anywhere listing “our design work.”

  59. Beautiful! One thing: on a mobile I can’t see the full cover photo, only half of it. But everything else is perfect.

    1. Agreed. I was in a cab on the way to my event tonight and I explored on mobile and some things were weird (like the main image as you said showing up cropped too much). we’ll fix, stay tuned and THANK YOU. xx

  60. Draga Emily,
    Va urmaresc de mai mult timp si ma incanta tot ce vad in postari. Un pic de schimbare spre mai usor si clar, e bine venita!
    Important e sa ne transmiteti cat mai mult din experienta si stilul dumneavoastra, din frumosul si bunul gust de pretutindeni!
    Calde imbratisari, Mia

  61. I love the new website! Thanks so much for all the wonderful content – which is now so nicely organised. Well done and keep up the really amazing work!

  62. Love the look of the site – my feedback is more about function – but I know they are mostly kinks that might get worked out. Working on a fairly large laptop screen, but the EH header is so large, that it doesn’t leave room for much content, so I go to scroll bar on the right, and because the page is so long, the scrollbar is so tiny, but there is no arrow at the bottom to help you, so you end up scrolling down way too far by clicking on a random section. I can just use the down arrow, but thought I would point that out since there IS the awesome UP-arrow to get back to the top!

    Because there are so so so many pop-up ads at the bottom, it’s distracting and completely covers the awesome UP-arrow almost all of the time. Every page you click on has a new ad, they move, and they re-size. So I know you want sponsors, but in the time it took me to post this, it scrolled through 10 different ones within a minute! Between the bottom toolbar and the large header at the top, doesn’t leave a lot of room for actual content to be devoured!

    Otherwise, beautiful!

  63. I love the new website! I’m always looking back on your posts for reference. Just one thing I noticed – the button that should take you to the top of the page doesn’t seem to work for me; I tried across multiple pages. I just wanted to let you know as you work on eliminating the bugs. (I work with machines and programming and it’s always the worst part of troubleshooting :))

  64. I am an avid reader of your posts…. but never come to the blog. I think yours is one of the very few that I can still read directly through feedly which I love. But I have been told that feedly reads don’t count toward your reader count. So just something you might think about if you care about that at all? Not sure since you are a lot bigger than other blogs out there 🙂

  65. Hi Paul, on the Shop page.. while trying to click through the page #s of all the products, before and after applying a filter, the website is stuck on page #1.

  66. Love the new site. In the shop section under Decorative Accessories, at the bottom of the page when I push the arrows to advance to the next page, it takes me to the top of the page, but still the same page.

  67. I absolutely love the new website! And what a brilliant idea to have the scavenger hunt to entice people into exploring the format of the new site. Thank you for the clue in the Griffith Park House, it’s one of my favorites and having a great excuse to go back and see it was so wonderful!

  68. Hello! Loving the new site! The scavenger hunt led me to read an old post about screentime for kids and I noticed that some of the longer comments are cut off. Just wanted to give y’all a heads up 🙂

    Great post as usual. You have written it so well that I really understood everything and enjoyed reading it. Keep up the good work. Expecting more posts from you in the future.

  70. Rats, this is so not my favorite. Ads popping up everywhere. This looks like everything else on the internet. Your old site looked different and unique. This is blah. And hard to search for things. And the ads…

  71. As someone who reads on an iPad via Bloglovin, I am thrilled sidebar ads are gone and the text goes side to side. I used to always have to zoom in, but no longer ????

  72. So fun! And what a creative way to introduce us to your new improved site! Well done Emily and friends!

  73. Seriously? “Who Dis”?

    I’m a Black American and I am fond of your blog posts as well as your collaboration with Target. I was, however, disappointed by the title to launch your website redesign. Frankly, it was unnecessary and off-putting. I didn’t see that coming and nor should I. I don’t no what value or humor you found in it

    I’m not sure how many Black followers you have but I feel somewhat alienated by a post that perhaps you did not think would have that effect.

    Sure I could simply go away, but you would not know and more importantly you would not know why.

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