I know I just posted about Design Star winner Emily Henderson, but I felt that I owed all of you a really great interior design post, and this talented lady fit the bill once again. The first episode of her new show, Secrets from a Stylist, featured a home redesign for Glee co-creator Ian Brennan.
LIVING ROOMBEFORE: To be honest, I thought the mostly white living room was looking decent in this "before" shot. I love the Petrie sofa and want it for myself. But clearly the room could use a rug, a piece of artwork or a mirror over the small chest, and some major bookshelf styling. Aside from that, it wasn't entirely hopeless.
AFTER 1: Then wham, bam, thank you ma'am! Emily steps in and wows me like I didn't know I could be wowed! First - there's the grey walls to make the trim and bookshelves pop. Le sigh. Then there's the rock star trunk doubling as a coffee table. Le sigh again. The pouf, rug, ladder, and navy sofa are just icing on this delicious cake of beauty.
AFTER 2: Emily's iconic eclectic style really stands out in the dining nook of the same room. The lanterns seem slightly out of place, but hey - that's styling.
MASTER BEDROOMBEFORE: Then you see the master bedroom. This room was a lot more dreary than the "before" of the living room. It definitely looks like a guy's handiwork. And I'm using the term "guy" to mean "typical man with no taste or style direction." That bedding hurts my eyes.
AFTER 1: I think we all see the difference here. Love the navy accents. Not sure why Emily didn't add any window treatments - even white wooden blinds would have been the perfect accent to this quasi-nautical theme of white, navy, and distressed wood!
GUEST ROOMBEFORE: What we see here is a sad, helpless little space with an awkward shape, unfortunate built-in seating, and even worse upholstery. One needs major vision to turn this room around.
AFTER 1: Fortunately, Emily has a degree in "major vision" (as I like to call it). Goodbye, built-ins, hello fabulous wallpaper and room for two.
AFTER 2: This vignette defines charm. For starters, it's a vintage trunk. Awesome. And the sweet, dainty accents and antique mirror don't overwhelm the small piece of furniture yet they provide balance to the antique-looking chandelier over the bed.
OFFICEBEFORE: Then there is the office. This is the before/after that left me sitting in my chair proclaiming "Holy shnikies!" and deciding that I could NOT not post this. The before shot is a sad compilation of great pieces - a sawhorse desk always has potential, as does the vintage chair. (And as far as I'm concerned, a photo of one Sue Sylvester should be worked into any interior. She's the bomb.)
(That means I'm speechless.)
AFTER 2: Fine, I will list some of the things I love, even though it should be clear why this room is fantastic. Dramatic grey walls. Sleek, white furniture. Vintage trunk as coffee table (again - and I still love it). Perfectly styled bookshelves. The vintage fan. The antler/lighting/art combo above the couch. The hide rug. The French doors to what I can only imagine is a lovely terrace overlooking the Hollywood hills. Ok, I think you get it. I love this space. And Emily Henderson is amazeballs.
So... does this make up for all the short posts you've been getting lately?! Are we still friends? I loooove you! : )