Monday, August 23, 2010

Design Star

When we were house-hunting, I used to watch a lot of HGTV.  But after a while, seeing countless other people's fabulous homes gets tiring and sad: sooner or later, one has to acknowledge the fact that Vern Yip and a team of carpenters and stylists are never going to arrive at our front door to transform our IKEA crap into custom gorgeousness.

So I went back to my old standby TV diet of Food Network and "Law and Order" reruns.

Last night, however, I happened to catch the last half hour of "Design Star" and developed an immediate style crush on Emily, the winner.  She has an eclectic, restrained, and warm aesthetic that I adore.

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The rustic wood ottomans . . . the Jens Chair (!) . . . the gorgeous open shelving . . . I would move into this living room she designed for the penultimate challenge.

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Speaking of living rooms, check out Emily's own living room.  I love the juxtaposition of the mid-century table, chair, and sofa with the leather ottoman and the rattan or bamboo side table.  It's totally boho chic.

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And you know I love her show concept, which is to use one's fashion style as home design inspiration -- outfit to room, Domino-style.

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Check out Emily's blog, The Brass Petal, for more inspirations.


Sugar August 23, 2010 at 5:05 PM  

Love Emily and her blog is fantastic-ness. And totally obsessed with HGTV- still.

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