Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Room to fashion style, mine and yes, i'm embarassed.

What am I laughing at, you ask? Just the ceiling.  It's just hilarious. It was telling me the one about 'the window, the floor and the rabbi all walk into a bar'.  gets me every time.  I'm not accustomed to getting my portrait taken, so in order to smile naturally I make myself laugh, and while I think this is better than a fake smile I realize now that I look a like a loon.  I had to do an 'outfit to room' of myself for an outside project.  My friend Teri (who is awesome) took these pics.  In case you aren't aware of the outfit to room concept, it's basically that your home style is often inspired by your fashion style or vice versa.   Clearly mine is - the colors, patterns, mix of woods and leathers, random, vintage, etc. etc. etc,  although I had to help the concept along by adding the hot pink pillow, that isn't normally there.  The flower corsage that sadly i realize was placed to low in this pic, is Ban-do.  thanks, Jen.

and while the blog tries not be blatant self-promotion (that's why i don't post a lot of my own work which many of you have ask for, and by many, i mean my mom and my sister), it seems silly to have it be non-self-promotionery.  My spell-check is up in arms over that last word, but i'm going for it.

Where I bought stuff:  The rug was on craigslist for $75 (it's 8x10, chinese, and prob 80 years old), the sofa is ikea and not the best bt-dubs, the floral pillows are either vintage fabric or fabric from Mood, made by muah - oh except for the white pleated one, that's from CB2, and the blue polka-dot, that's from Ikea.  Everything else is vintage.  The biggest painting was done by Penine Hart, who has an art and antique store in Soho that is underpriced and fantastic

I had to do four other examples - not of me, i'll post them daily.  underneath I did a one-sentence style bio to help the client understand the concept better.
dress by Mayle (no longer exists, bastards), room not sure, sorry!


  1. One of the best outfit to room examples. Especially since its a picture of your own home.

  2. I'm all for a little self-promotionery. Er, something. But honestly, I'd self promote the hell out of myself if I had anything to promote. Other than my quick wit, that is. Love this shot btw. Oh, and my slouchy duffle-esque (take that, spell check) handbag told me it wants to date yours. Thank you.

  3. um, i like it low. you make a low corsage look good, girl. xx

  4. I too am inspired by fashion, color palettes, and design in creating my art. I love your room! It is light, cheery, stylish!


  5. I love that flower! It's like the EmersonMade flowers that are so cute!



  6. Hey Emily! Nelya from Head Over Heals sent me over here and I'm so glad. Love your style and sassy flair. Your cuddly cat sounds hilarious too. Ummm, so, I think you SHOULD promote your stuff more. WTF its your blog after all. Share, sister, share!

    xo Naomi

  7. you and your home are adorable! share as much of your own work as you like. we like it!!

  8. I just happened upon your blog and I love it. I love your space here and you are pretty cute yourself. You really do match your room. Your space is beautiful. I love the colors.

  9. This is the best outfit to fashion I've seen. Not only are both the room and the fashion awesome, they're real. Oh, and you're blog is funny. That doesn't sound right. . . Your posts are so witty, I like your style.

  10. Emily,

    My seven year old son picked you from the start from Design Stars first show. He thinks your funny and quirky. I agree and we Love your style! I used to be a merchandiser (dating myself with that term!) and miss it! Thanks for letting me live vicariously through your new show. We'll be watching!
    p.s. Your hometown Portland is a great City!
    ~nearby Seattlites



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