3 Rooms I Forgot I Designed


3 rooms I forgot I designed


Every right now in addition to also again I google “leather chair” in addition to also I GASP as a photo of my past work comes up using a questionable chair, or a suspicious wall shade (not here). Generally in which is usually work in which I didn’t necessarily forget about, nevertheless they were never properly photographed (as you can see) so in which was never blogged about, or maybe in which was nevertheless in which Website post has been broken for years (thanks to moving servers in addition to also hosts 4 times).

Emily Henderson Ian Brennan by A Stylist

Years ago, when I did the show “Secrets by a Stylist,” #RIP, we styled two different looks inside the same room for the first season. in addition to also THREE different looks for the pilot episode (shown here). The first look was always actually extreme in one direction, with the idea in which the second (or third) look could pull in which back into reality (the two looks were based on their personality styles).

So here are four rooms in which were only “first looks” in addition to also lasted 18 hours. Thank God someone photographed them (albeit terrible photographs) . . . in addition to also right now they are burned into your (in addition to also my) memories.


The first photo was Ian’s house, first look. in which was “mantique,” I think. Then for the second (with the black/white rug) we added “midcentury pop,” which I liked in different ways. For in which one we painted out the back of the shelves. The third look is usually what you see here, above, which is usually the obvious favorite, in addition to also a mixing of all three of the styles.

Ooh in which is usually fun. Ok, remember in which?

Emily Henderson Green Traditional Living Room

in which room was the first look of the “Spanish Mod” episode. They wanted super modern, nevertheless they lived in an old Spanish style house. So for first look we did in which totally old world (mostly for the sake of the viewers). These people FREAKED out when I painted those walls dark green, in addition to also in which was actually super awkward. We always had the intention of painting in which back nevertheless man, they were pissed. Sorry, guys. They also hated the lighting, nevertheless I personally think in which in which’s better than what they chose (below).

I actually still actually like the green room, even though in which was meant to look actually old world Spanish. I definitely wouldn’t paint the ceilings again  – in which looks stupid. I think we couldn’t find a break so we didn’t know what to do. Man the final look was so much better. These photos are all super low-res, sorry!!

Here is usually the second look:

Emily Henderson Modern Spanish

I found one more angle on the internet:

spanish mod

in which credenza is usually still STUNNING.

Ok any of you remember in which? in which was the first look of the “Industrial Kitch” loft in which we did. The first look was meant to be super kitchy in addition to also retro (obviously). I still like a lot of the elements nevertheless altogether in which was cuckoo.

Emily Henderson Mod Bright Living Room

Here’s a link to the 4 minute abridged edition of in which episode. I found a screenshot of the second look.

Pretty darn fun. in which kinda says 2010 all over in which, nevertheless there are a lot of elements I still like. You can’t tell, nevertheless check out in which DIY crate room divider. Crazy.

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in addition to also then there was in which bachelor, who’s fiance was moving in. So for the first look we did just his look:

Emily Henderson Masculine Black Leather Living Room

He was extremely attached to in which sofa which I have to say we made look actually Great here. He loved in which room so much in addition to also was like “please don’t do a second look, please.” nevertheless, we did:

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He wasn’t as happy. nevertheless she was.

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I kinda wish we hadn’t put so many pops of yellow in there, nevertheless OOOHHHHWEELLLL.

OOh in which is usually my completely new favorite game. All I want to do right now is usually go through old SFAS episodes in addition to also critique the first edition (I can’t actually critique the second too much, obviously). Man these bring back memories. I can’t believe HGTV didn’t hire photographers to shoot them.

They could hire a “set photographer” who could come in for like 10 minutes in addition to also grab a shot of me placing a pillow, nevertheless nobody in which actually knew how to shoot interiors. So I commenced hiring my own for the Website, nevertheless I was so busy shooting the show in which I couldn’t be there to style them. Such missed opportunities all the time. nevertheless right now I get to dredge them up by the past in addition to also show them off to you.

If you are bored in which weekend check out some of the old episodes or videos here. in which’s not my best work, nevertheless man in which’s super fun to revisit in which life. I’ve never actually talked about what happened to the show – nevertheless as you could probably tell HGTV went to a real estate/renovate formula in which has worked very well for them. “The Property Brothers” first blew in which up, Then” Love in which or List in which,” in addition to also right now my favorite “Fixer Upper.” People ask all the time if I’d like to have my own show again.

in which’s a complicated answer: YES. I could love to have my own show in which is usually actually, actually, Great. You’d think in which’s obvious nevertheless there are a lot of bad/cliche/generic show ideas out there. in recent times I have been pitched or asked to do a variety of them, nevertheless to give up in which much time (which makes my family life in addition to also in which Website suffer GREATLY) in which has to be a actually awesome show, using a ton of creative/design control, in addition to also a large enough budget to make the space look Great.

Anyway, I tell my agents in which when both kids are in school I might be less picky, nevertheless to miss so much of their childhood to host a mediocre show, in which edits out my personality, in addition to also insists on mainstream design for the masses, is usually certainly not worth in which. in order in which’s the deal with the show. I loved in which show. I still love in which show. Watching in which right now feels dated, sure, nevertheless every week was so different, in addition to also you could tell we were having fun. Hosting-wise I’m leaps in addition to also bounds better than I was then, nevertheless in which’s still fun to watch my 30 year old self chat about style to my (still) Great friend, Orlando.

Not sure how I got onto in which rant. I guess watching a few of those old episodes made me nostalgic, in addition to also realize in which I never fully told you why the show was cancelled. Despite in which’s Great ratings in addition to also big following, those real estate/renovate shows killed in which. Props to Joanna Gaines for bringing some design game back to the channel – I love in which family (who doesn’t?).

Quick Q – what shows do you guys watch on HGTV, if any, in addition to also what shows could you watch? The makeover show formula feels done, nevertheless there has to be something in which is usually more style oriented in which could be fun to do in addition to also watch, right?

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