Designer and HGTV star Emily Henderson lives for fresh and fun finds from bygone eras. Her Los Angeles home is a showcase for her colorful, happy, and relaxed spaces.
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“Like art, vintage flags make a huge statement on a wall but are far less expensive. They’re also easy to frame, and each one has its unique color and details. Every one has a history.”
“Lamps are easy to mix in with a wide range of furniture styles. My office instantly feels more edgy and young with a midcentury lamp. A more traditional style would feel predictable.”
“I follow a few rules when mixing art. Keep a consistent color palette, and vary big and small pieces and different shapes (vertical, horizontal, and square). Mix prints, photographs, and paintings—it will elevate the entire space.”
“Styling surfaces can be intimidating. The trick is to mix horizontal, vertical, and sculptural pieces together. With these, create a landscape mountain shape to keep your eye moving up and down smoothly without extreme peaks and valleys.”
“I like to vary the scales of the vintage patterns. Don’t use all large scale or they will fight with each other. And be sure to mix in some solids to give your eyes a rest. Limit the number of different patterns to three, then blend in a solid or two.”