If you’re not familiar with Emily Henderson’s work, prepare to be awed and obsessed. Emily Henderson is a professional prop-stylist. She’s a past winner of HGTV’s Design Star and she has her own show on the network, Secrets From a Stylist. We’re huge fans and have seen every single episode. Her style is very unique and so fun. Today we’re giving you an exclusive look at her holiday party decor and Emily’s sharing all the fun little details.
To see more behind the scenes and how-to’s of the party, head to Emily’s blog.
“Welcome to the first year I’ve actually decorated for myself for the holidays. Sure, we’ve put up trees and had too many eggnogs whilst listening to Mariah Carey, but for the holidays I decorate so much for work that I forget until mid December to do it for us, and at that point I feel like it’s almost a waste of money. Because let’s face it, I’m not going to just light a few candles and buy a few balls. If I’m going to do it, I’m going to do it right. So first I chose my color palette: hot pink, navy, white and gold. Kind of predictable for me, but it looks so good in my house and I already have so much navy, white and gold, so all I had to do was bring in pink.”
“For the mantel I bought really inexpensive classic-style stockings from the flower market ($3.99 from Moskatels) but in navy, so it’s updated and a little edgier. I softened the lines of the mantel with cotton (also from the craft store downtown but you can get some at Michaels) and added a collection of flowers and ornaments to create a pretty easy mantel-scape. The fireplace isn’t functional so I decided to paint the back of it blue so it would pop, then add snow, and naturally a brass deer head, as you do. ”