One of my favorite winners from HGTV Design Star is the adorable Emily Henderson. As a designer and stylist, she has a creative eye for infusing any space with character and charm. Her aesthetic often has a rustic flair and makes use of vintage accents to make each space feel warm and unique. You can definitely see her influence throughout the home tour that appeared in Country Living of writer/director Shana Feste’s California bungalow. As good friends, Emily and Shana teamed up to decorate the home, and their creative souls definitely spoke well to one another because the end result is nothing short of inspired. Take a look…
These window frames were painted in blue and are such a simple touch that add to the home’s natural character.
One of Emily’s most notable talents is her ability to arrange the heck out of shelves. Globes are a recurring theme that pull all the accessories together.
Choosing to go blue on the Chesterfield sofas was an inspired choice to infuse color into the space in a relaxed way.
Dining tables with mismatched chairs have the most personality. I love the addition of the bench on one side and the pop of blue in the buffet.
The subtle blues continue into the kitchen on the cabinets, which make a warm pairing with butcher-block countertops and a Spanish tile backsplash.
They made great use of a 15-foot-wide section of the hallway by turning it into a sitting area and adorning it with family photographs.
The clever bits of color in the rug and tassels along the bedding bring some fun and personality to this bedroom, while the white walls keep it clean.
The nursery is every bit as charming as the rest of the home with a playful spin. Get this: the wallpaper features adorable drawings actually made by an 8-year-old artist.
Shana’s office features one of my favorite elements I’ve seen: a swing. Now, my own home feels a little less complete without one.
Shana and Emily did a beautiful job of mixing contemporary sensibilities with vintage character suited to the home’s history. Could you see yourself living in this home? What elements inspire you most about it?