At Home With Emily Henderson
Emily Henderson, Target's new Home Style Expert, unveils her biggest design challenge yet: the new Los Angeles home she shares with her husband and child.
Published Dec 7, 2014 11:23 AM
Henderson commissioned this string sculpture from Berlin-based artist Nike Schroeder. “I chose every color myself and told her to just have fun,” says Henderson. “It turned out so beautifully and is such a showstopper.”
After 12 years of renting in New York and Los Angeles, designer Emily Henderson and her husband started combing the real estate listings. They were expecting their first child and needed a space large enough to suit their growing family.
Flea market treasures and Target accessories—in the designer’s signature palette of blue, white, and gray—are woven throughout Henderson’s rooms. “It’s the combo of old and new, high and low that makes a home inviting and interesting to be in,” she says.
WALL COLOR Super White (PM-1) by Benjamin Moore $6.99 RUG Contemporary Byron in bluestone by Loloi $2,939–$9,029 TRAY (on coffee table) Threshold green agate $19.99 target.com COASTERS (on coffee table) Threshold teal $9.99 target.com MUG (on coffee table) Threshold metallic $4.99 target.com PILLOW (on bench seat, second from left) Threshold cream and gold $24.99 target.com STOOL faux fur by Nate Berkus $54.99 target.com THROW (on back of sofa) Threshold cream $24.99 target.com
“I wasn’t looking for anything move-in ready,” Henderson explains, “because, let’s face it: I’ve been eager to have my own space where I can do everything my way for years.”
Splurge on vintage pieces. “Mix them with Target items to keep costs down,” says Henderson. “The Target fall collections touch on all the key trends I’m coveting, and they make fantastic layering items.”
Henderson discovered these vintage dining chairs at MidcenturyLA, a favorite local emporium.
The designer spends quality time in the kitchen with her nine-month-old son, Charlie.
The nursery’s walls are covered in whimsical hand-printed wallpaper by French studio Minakani Lab.
“I’m all about keeping my bedroom clutter-free,” says Henderson.
“I love color,” says Henderson.