BEFORE & AFTER Emily Henderson’s Office

Featuring the Hand Chair

It’s another Wednesday of “Design Under the Influence” on La Dolce Vita, and today I’m discussing the Hand Chair by designer Pedro Friedeberg! You’ve seen it around, and maybe you don’t really get what the heck the deal is with it. Check out my post and maybe you  still won’t get what the heck the deal is, but at least we’ll have some fun along the way…

Per usual, upon investigation, I came across a space that I had to share! HGTV Host and Stylist Emily Henderson recently updated her home office, and she takes us through the transformation step-by-step so that we can marvel at her flea market finds and hope that we select the perfect paint color on first attempt too. I’m kidding of course. She’s really talented, and I am always in awe of her ability to throw seemingly random pieces together so effortlessly.

She chose Loyal Blue from Sherwin Williams — the perfect blue, wouldn’t you say? She also installed IKEA flooring. Check out the “Before” image:

What a transformation!

For details on the various pieces within this space, and to see her step-by-step how-to’s, check out her post!

And to see some pretty amazing spaces featuring the hand chair, check out my post on La Dolce Vita! You may be surprised how many times you’ve seen it in your favorite rooms, and didn’t even realize it. I was!

Erika Brechtel

Erika Brechtel

Creative Director

Desiring an online space to explore well-rounded, inspired content in all topics she loves most, Erika created 'The E List' (formerly the Small Shop blog) in 2010. When not enjoying an “occasional" glass of wine and wanderlusting for even warmer climates, Erika can be found sharing laughs with friends and family, and trying her very best to keep up with her 6-year old daughter (yet failing miserably).

18 Comments
  1. I love the wall colors she always chooses….and the art! everything really……I can’t believe all the amazing things she finds in the flea markets. Best of all I love her humor and how she writes about everything. So amazed by her.

  2. emilys post is one of my daily reads right alongside yours! loved seeing her office here.

    btw – true story – i DROVE BY those amazing green chairs on the sidewalk outside the thrift store and didnt stop for them. when i went back they were gone (of course) and i was SO MAD… until they resurfaced on EMILY’S BLOG!

    i kid you not i screamed out loud. lesson learned for sure!!

  3. You really pull the best images – headed over there now! Hope you are having a great week!
    xoxo -e (modern24seven)

  4. Before you said it was the perfect blue in that first room it was my initial thought actually. It really is such a rich color. Something I need in my own flat, when I own one in the future.

  5. I dig Emily’s style too! Thanks for sharing this room. It’s a great combo of ink blue, my fave green, cow hide rug- a fabulously fun room and what a joy to work in a space like that.

  6. I love the look of a floating desk, and I sure see it often in design, but it seems like a fantasy. How do you have a desk with no cords? How does she plug in that lamp, the laptop? Where’s the phone?