UncategorizedThe Master of Contrast: Emily Henderson March 21, 2013I’m so sorry if y’all are getting tired of that word already: contrast. I’m afraid you might hear it a bit more… If you follow me on Pinterest, you already know what this post is going to be about: Ms. Emily Henderson. I have loved her HGTV show, Secrets From a Stylist, for quite a while, but had no idea she had a blog. What?! How had I not discovered this brilliant fact? I found her blog yesterday and am in heaven. My evolving style is so much like hers. This patio that I posted yesterday was done by her. When I clicked on it on Pinterest, it took me to her blog. In going through her portfolio, I was in design heaven and overflowing with ideas for our new place. Most of her rooms have white walls or very dark walls: my two favorite wall colors! She says her tried and true colors are blues and greens, whites and golds. Again, my favorite! When I do use color, blues and greens are my go-to colors. Her work is filled with contrast. Tons of mid-century modern, which is quickly becoming one of my faves, mixed with vintage/country. Here are some of my favorites from her portfolio. Some are of her personal home and some are clients’ homes. Love this side table: rustic wood top, modern gold legs, and a touch of cowhide rug that you can see. Mid-century modern chair, fur pillow, with vintage floral and gold. Melts my design heart. I love how she brings TONS of plants and greenery into her rooms. Brings in color, but also brings in so much life. I’m definitely incorporating a lot of house plants into our design. She is a champion of the navajo/tribal inspired prints that I am really feeling right now. They pack such an impact and have history at the same time. That chair…seriously? She really rocks those modern dining chairs that I’ve talked about recently and have really been loving. This image gave me serious inspiration for our future dining room. Picture those arm chairs on the end with our rustic farm table. And sheepskins. I’ve so been digging sheepskins and antlers and the like. Many of her rooms have one or both somewhere in them. Yep, I think it’s safe to say that I officially have a new style icon. When I poured over her gorgeous pictures yesterday, I felt I was seeing rooms I’d imagined in my head. Not that I’m any Emily Henderson, mind you, but I am really, really, loving her work.