New House Goals

A lot has happened over here in the last few months: I’ve worked with some great new clients, I finished my third interiors book (out in September), I sold my house in LA, and the house I’ve been renting in London is being sold so it looks like we’re on the move again…

We have a busy and probably very challenging few months ahead as we figure out where to live (we LOVE our neighbourhood but the house prices are insane). Do we buy or continue to rent? When do we move? How do I make it easy for the kids? How do I balance yet another move with work/life? It’s one of those times where I’m just keeping my chin up and facing one thing at a time, otherwise it gets a bit overwhelming!

But of course the fun part of moving is starting to think about how that new home might look. In times of worry and stress it’s always good to do a bit of positive daydreaming right? I’ve been pinning madly to my Pinterest boards, especially my secret one called something cheesy like “My new house that I will buy in 2016”. (I love a bit of intention setting, don’t you?) And what have I noticed about my pins? My taste is changing, that’s what! Perhaps in an effort to simplify my life and to streamline everything, my interiors style is also becoming more simple, less cluttered and more calming. There’s still colour, it’s just more thought out and doesn’t consist of the entire rainbow. There’s still some clutter, it’s just minimised and more restrained. And hopefully there’s still character, it’s just a little less in your face. (I’m looking back at these images now and realising that maybe calm isn’t the right word! Not sure this would be considered calming by most people…Maybe just less cluttered?)

There also seems to be a lot of pink, a fact that I love, but also irritates me a bit because wasn’t blush the ‘colour of the year’ or something? I do my best to not pay attention to that stuff, but it seems I’ve been sucked in by the trend anyway! Ugh! Anyway, here’s what I’m loving right now.

Life Unstyled toned down boho

Life Unstyled colourful home

Life Unstyled pink kitchen

Life Unstyled tiled desk

Life Unstyled half blue wall

Life Unstyled pink tiled bathroom

Image credits:

One, twothree, four, five, sixseven.

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  • Reply Janet W 29 June 2016 at 3:50 AM

    These are beautiful and timeless images! The ceiling fixture in the third picture is unbelievable! Good luck with your upcoming changes – always a challenge but one I’m sure you’ll execute with creativity and style!

    • Reply Emily Henson 6 July 2016 at 10:39 AM

      Thanks so much Janet! That’s one of my all time favourite images and the light is incredible!

  • Reply Janet W 10 July 2016 at 4:10 PM

    Is the fixture an old piece or custom made? I’ve never seen one like it!

    • Reply Emily Henson 11 July 2016 at 3:39 PM

      I’m afraid I don’t know. I’ve been trying to track it down myself!

  • Reply Kristina Jobe 26 April 2017 at 2:33 AM

    I need to know where that fur throw is from. I absolutely love it and it goes perfectly with our bedroom!

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