When designer and prop stylist Emily Henderson
won HGTV Design Star in 2010, her career took off at lightning speed. Very soon after, she began hosting her own HGTV show, Secrets From A Stylist
, and her list of clients grew rapidly. Today, the Los Angeles-based designer is a New York Times-bestselling author
, Target style expert
, and mother of two adorable blonde kiddos. There’s a lot to learn from the budget-conscious designer, who creates colorful, texture-filled spaces that are both comfortable and seriously chic. Henderson crushes hard on antique and vintage pieces, and it’s rare to find a space she’s designed without them! Here are some of our favorite design tricks from Henderson’s spaces. For starters, we could all learn a little something from her motto, "Perfection is boring; let’s get weird."
Follow her colorful Instagram account
and check out her blog, Style By Emily Henderson.