Designer Emily Henderson plays into her love of eclectic styling by mixing various patterns, furnishings and accessories to create a light and airy living room with feminine charm. For more casual appeal, she added some oversized patterned throw pillows by the sofa. They're perfect for floor lounging, gathering 'round the coffee table and other cozy cushioning. Plus, they're an additional visual accent against the stark, white sofa and hardwood floors.
One of the best investments you can make in life is a sofa with good bones like this teal blue tufted beauty. As seen on HGTV's Secrets of a Stylist, this living room also features an eclectic mix of accessories, including a horse figurine and a white vase full of roses, atop a glass coffee table.
You can unify a shelf display by function, too. Mary Carol Garrity, author of Feather Your Nest: It's All in the Details and the owner of Nell Hill's, an accessories emporium in Atchison, Kan., likes to turn a shelf into a bar or a serving station. "Take out the shelf above to create more room, then top a tray with pretty cut-crystal decanters and glassware," she suggests. Design by Emily Henderson.
For an eclectic, collected-over-time look on bookcases, Emily Henderson, host of HGTV's Secrets From a Stylist, likes to create balance without symmetry. To achieve the look, pepper books, objects and artwork throughout the shelves.
This bold royal blue bedroom is softly contrasted by the pale yellow bed linens, white curtains and fresh flowers on a side table. A natural wood headboard adds a rustic touch to the space, as do the reclaimed wood side tables. A crystal chandelier gives the room an elegant accent.
White and gray walls, a cheery yellow duvet and a bright chandelier keep this bedroom nook from feeling cramped, as seen on HGTV's 'Secrets From a Stylist.'
This space designed by Emily Henderson for HGTV's Secrets From a Stylist offers an ideal spot for dining for two.The simple dining area features a drop-leaf table and black Windsor chairs, while black-and-white toile wallpaper sets a traditional backdrop.
An antique dining table and chairs is paired with a contemporary light pendant and simple framed artwork. Gray walls ground the orange rug and green chair cushions.
A glass-top dining table and six Eames chairs anchor this dining room in midcentury modern style. A donut pendant illuminates the neutral room, while a chevron rug frames the dining area.
Light blue walls create a peaceful yet dazzling eclectic living room and dining area featuring gray, white and warm wood accents.
As seen on HGTV's Secrets From a Stylist, a more refined wood table and blue upholstered captain's chair tone down the '50s vibe from host Emily Henderson's first makeover of this space. The room still features plenty of kitsch with DIY chandeliers made out of socket splitters and a fun centerpiece of salvaged architectural and design elements. Instead of buying one huge, expensive area rug, Emily saved money by buying three smaller area rugs and laying them next to each other.
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