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i’ve told you before how much love i have in my heart for designer emily henderson. i’m a longtime reader of her laugh out loud hilarious blog. i adored her on design star. i’m pretty sure she and i are friendship soul sisters, what with our love of dumb celebrity gossip, quirky flea market finds and, of course, CATS. that’s right, mrs. henderson is a cat lady just like me. that’s some soul sister stuff in the making, friends.

emily is so currently so pregnant she’s about to pop (and might i say, she’s the coolest, most energetic-seeming pregnant lady EVER), but she somehow managed to find time to design a house for curbly, and while the entire space is pretty much to die for, i fell especially hard for this bright, airy, serene sunroom. try and say that five times fast! that paint color is the most perfect thing i’ve ever seen (sea salt by benjamin moore). and who doesn’t love a bertoia chair with a sheepskin? from hard to sit on to coziest thing ever in 10 seconds flat.


the great thing about this room is that the look is totally achievable on any budget. henderson probably used a real saarinen table, but ikea’s docksta is a great copycat (i have it in my living room and love it). bertoia chairs are pricey, but scour craigslist and you can probably find a set of four for under $150. buy any color; spray paint is your friend. the sheepskins from ikea are uber inexpensive, and that exact pillow and throw can be found at west elm. snag a vintage glass blown vase and voila – a room of your own, just like this one.


table | chairs | sheepskin | throw pillow | throw blanket | vase | paint color


have you guys seen cameron diaz’s re-designed west village apartment? it was given a seriously glamorous  makeover by the queen of glitz, kelly wearstler. you can see the entire apartment in elle decor, but for now, let’s focus on the living room. mostly because it’s my favorite room in the apartment, but also because i put together a mood board for it for one of my freelance clients, and i couldn’t resist sharing it here with you all.

pretty fancy, right? it’s not exactly my style, per se, but i do love me some grasscloth on the walls. especially when that grasscloth is ROSE COLORED. i imagine if you lived in this apartment, you’d always see life through rose colored glasses. then again, if you’re cameron diaz, you probably think life’s pretty peachy as it is.

anywho, you can shop the look with the pieces below. my favorite? the brass legs, designed and created by wearstler herself. they remind me of those vintage hand chairs. so freaking awesomely cool, no? LOVE.

Living In: Cameron Diaz's West Village Apartment