Living Room Evolution

I’ve had a little blogging break, but I’m back – not quite with a vengeance, but I’m back all the same.

I spent the weekend near sunny Brighton styling a Christmas shoot for Matalan department stores. A pretty farm house, even prettier models, real christmas trees, and fake snow. Damn, that stuff is messy!

Anyway, a few personal photos to share today. Our living room is evolving nicely, changing every week as I move things around and acquire new pieces. It’s very different from our house in LA which was really bright and colourful. It’s a work in progress and I definitely want it to be a bit more modern, a bit less granny. But these things take time.

I found this red velvet chair near Soho Square and took it home with me on the bus. I’m a bit of an idiot sometimes! I painted the legs white and hot-glued one of my favourite vintage fabric scraps on the back and I think it’s quite nice.

And yes, I use Hipstamatic because I’m a crap photographer and it helps to disguise that (only a bit).


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  • Reply 3 October 2012 at 12:36 PM

    It's funny how different houses make you decorate them differently isn't it? I have the same thing in my newish house, this fighting the granny business. But yours is looking cosy and warm and inviting, which is a good thing as we're going into winter. Keep up the good work I say!

  • Reply Angeline 3 October 2012 at 6:57 PM

    Love the chair (Hot-Glued fabric remnant? – Can't wait to try it myself!) I love your photos!

  • Reply Emily Henson 4 October 2012 at 8:14 AM

    Thanks ladies!
    @freckleface – yes, this house is turning out a lot less wild than the last one. I'm a bit disappointed! And you're right, it's definitely time to get cosy for the winter, isn't it? Hard to believe my friends back in LA are still sitting by their pools!

    @Angeline – a hot glue gun = a stylist's best friend. I'm a big fan.

  • Reply rebecca_bee 4 October 2012 at 7:23 PM

    I adore the red chair! Houses and spaces let you know how they want to be styled, at least that's my theory.

  • Reply Vicki K 13 October 2012 at 5:09 AM

    Hope to see all of your place when you're done. What you've done so far looks amazing! Vicki

  • Reply Emily Henson 16 October 2012 at 8:49 AM

    Thanks Vicki! It's on my list to take some nice photos, but it's not quite ready yet. (Will it ever be? It's an ongoing, constantly changing thing for me anyway).

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