As per usual, emily henderson loves keeping us on our toes—the designer and HGTV star just announced her newest project, and it’s gorgeous. Henderson wrote via Instagram that she has just purchased a fixer upper in a mountain town about two hours away from her current residence in LA.
According to the budget-conscious designer’s blog, Henderson began looking for a design project after her LA home was almost completely finished. Since some of her most popular blog posts center around the progress of her house—as well as her ability to be candid, transparent, and honest about things like mistakes and prices with her own home—Henderson admits she panicked, and began looking for a new outlet that would serve both her and her loyal followers.
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I’m super excited to finally, officially announce that Brian and I are about to embark on another re-modeling adventure because… we bought a mountain fixer-upper. For those of you thinking we’re on the verge of actual insanity, you’re not wrong. But we filed it under the “blog content” tab, and pulled the trigger. So get ready for a whole new project, and head to the blog to see what we’re gonna be working with. Plus, stay tuned for some ever bigger news (about the project, don’t worry).
Raised in woodsy Oregon, Henderson admits the hustle and bustle of a big city like LA is not always for her, so the new home will serve as a welcome respite from the chaos of everyday life. “It pulls me down to said ‘earth,’” she writes. “No child care. No meal delivery services. Just us, our kids, and a lot of woods.”
The 3,400-square-foot abode sits on a property featuring a man-made stream that ends in a little pond in the backyard. There’s lots of quiet and lots of trees, which is what drew Henderson to the idyllic abode in the first place.
The goal is to create a space that will be able to accommodate more than one family, so that Henderson can have friends over on the weekend. She admits that she and her husband thought about doing the project as a budget/DIY, but then weighed their options and decided that the finished product will likely be a combination of saves, splurges, and sponsors.
“It’s a total rehaul—a gut job, both in style and finish,” Henderson writes. “The space is big. The property is wonderful, the neighborhood is silent yet safe, the light is great, and the flow is easy. But everything else is going to change. I’m so excited.”