About Emily

EMILY HENSON is an art director, set designer and author known for her creative and approachable style and her belief in putting creativity before consumption. She began her career with her own line of children’s clothing while living in Seoul, South Korea when her children were small. She went on to work as a visual merchandiser and display artist for Anthropologie in Los Angeles before venturing into interior styling for photography and film. After 20 years in the US, Emily returned home to the UK where she oversees styling and shoot creative direction for a variety of brands including IKEA, Versace, Depop, Anthropologie, Graham & Green, Habitat, Facebook, eBay, Selfridges, Cath Kidston and many more.


In 2012 Emily began working on her first interiors book with publisher Ryland, Peters & Small (RPS) and went on to publish a total of five books in ten years. Modern Rustic was released in October 2013 and received both commercial and critical success. Bohemian Modern was released in February 2015, just in time for the seventies revival to hit the worlds of fashion and interiors. In October 2016 came Life Unstyled, about embracing imperfection to create a personal and beautiful home. In October 2018 came  Be Bold: interiors for the brave of heart, perfect for the return of maximalism in interiors. And most recently in 2022, CREATE was released, all about inspiring homes that value creativity before consumption. All books are available on Amazon UK and Amazon USA and most bookshops internationally.


Emily hosts workshops and talks on styling and interiors in the UK and overseas, including a week long workshop and talk in Taipei, Taiwan as well as numerous workshops with Anthropologie, Graham & Green and Soho House. She is often asked to speak on panel discussions, offering expert advice on various interiors-related topics. For enquiries, please email emily{at}lifeunstyled.com.


  • Reply Nicole Howarth 2 December 2019 at 10:02 PM

    Hi Emily,

    I hope you’re well.

    I’m contacting you to ask if you have any assisting work?

    I hope to hear from you soon,


    • Reply Emily Henson 14 January 2020 at 5:57 PM

      Sorry Nicole, I’ve just seen this. Best to email or contact me through Instagram. I don’t need anyone right now but I’ll be in touch if I do.Thanks!

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