Greetings friends, I have the most special treat for you today! Michelle of Ten June is a monthly contributor here, and she’s back with an amazing interview she snagged with the latest sensation to hit the design world, Emily Henderson, winner of HGTV’s Design Star and now host of the design show, Secrets From A Stylist.
This talented stylist is refreshingly down to earth and lucky for us, she agreed to sit down with Michelle and chat about breaking design rules, Nate Berkus, and her forgotten love for DIY. Grab a snack and get comfortable, because we’re about to learn more secrets from this stylist!
All images from Emily’s portfolio.
Q & A between Emily and Michelle:
Q: When styling the accessories in a room, how much is too much? Do you have any advice as to how to accessorize a space well and add balance without creating chaos?
A: This is my biggest challenge because I like a LOT of accessories. Like, a LOT. But here’s what I do, because I’m crazy – I style vignettes using groups of threes or odd numbers. I keep it balanced by using a healthy combination of weighty/graphic objects (stacks of books or boxes) with more feminine sculptural objects (vases, sculptures, flowers). Then (and this is the crazy part) I take a picture with my phone and stare at the picture. If something isn’t “reading” right, then I might have too much stuff, so I edit. I look at the picture as if it’s a magazine page and think “if I had styled that, what would I change about it?” It’s hard to be objective, so I try and take myself out of it and stare at the picture instead.