Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cool Alert.

First of all, thanks for all your lovely comments about Steph's yummy glossy white painted floors (can you tell I'm in love with them?) and his finished kitchen. If you missed it, you can check it out here.

Second. Emily Henderson rocks my socks. I'm currently in love with her. My eyes poor over every detail of every room that she has designed. Her eclectic style reveals rooms which are the perfect mix of vintage, classic, traditional and modern and never seem to take themselves too seriously. She's got style with a sense of humor!

If you are wondering where Emily came from, she is the talented designer and winner of HGTV's Design Star season 5. Also has her own show called Secrets of a Stylist. Which to my dismay, I can't find in Canada. Boo. I secretly dream about having her come style my home and becoming my BFF. Hey, why not? :)

So let's get back to the point of this post. I have been slightly obsessed with the pendant light in this room. (Also seen in the first image in this post). I think it's quite possibly the perfect mix of vintage and industrial. You may disagree but I'm convinced that I could make it work in my house...

And the best news of all? Yesterday I found the DIY instructions to make my own! I'm so pumped! Orlando Soria, Emily's hilarious assistant, posted the instructions on his blog. Which is also an extremely entertaining read, by the way, because I'm sure you don't already spend enough time online reading blogs :P. Oh, and he calls it the Orb-Lando... which totally cracks me up!

Anyway, I am FOR SURE making it. Maybe not tomorrow.. but I will. Promise. I'll let you know how it goes.


  1. oh my....good luck with the pendant. I seriously need an indigo couch now...love it!

  2. I can't wait to see what you come up with. I love all of Emily's rooms. She's amazing.

  3. It's cute, you could do it! Reminds me of the string ball chandelier.

  4. Can't wait to see your DIY of that lamp. It was absolutely the first thing that caught my eye on this post. I've seen the shot before and I just think it's amazing. DO IT!! It will look great in your cozy little house!

  5. Oooo can't wait to see the finished one!

  6. Um, yeah... love everything that Emily does... can't stand it that we can't see the show in Canada!

  7. Hehehe...I didn't know about his blog, but I'm going to have to check it out! Yes, I also fantasize about being besties with Emily...she is just so *COOL*!

  8. oooh some seriously juicy pics here! Love it...can we petition to get her show on here?? God knows that holmes, sarah, and the property virgin chick make up a good chunk of US HGTV time!

  9. Yes love her! Look forward to seeing the pendant.

  10. I love Emily's design, too! The rooms she designed are eclectic and beautiful! I also like the fact that she doesn't take design very seriously.

    I also did a feature on her designs not too long ago, check this out.


    Great minds think alike?

    Have a great day!


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