Emily Henson is a freelance interiors & prop stylist, creative consultant, and author working in photography and film for commercial and editorial clients. Based in London, but working globally for clients including Facebook, Versace, and IKEA, Emily is renowned for her creativity, resourcefulness and calm demeanour on set. For many years, Emily’s interiors philosophy has been 'creativity before consumption', a belief that the most interesting interiors are a result of creative thinking, not simply spending lots of cash. Emily has been involved exclusively in creative industries for her entire career: Fifteen years ago she was designing a collection of children's clothing called Spike & Ella, selling in boutiques world-wide. She went on to work as a display artist and visual merchandiser for the Anthropologie stores in Los Angeles, spending her days hand-crafting and installing elaborate displays. This led to a brief stint in interior design, which in turn led to styling for photography and film.
In 2012 Emily began working on her first interiors book with publisher Ryland, Peters & Small (RPS). Modern Rustic was released in October 2013 and received both commercial and critical success. Her second book Bohemian Modern was released in February 2015, just in time for the seventies revival to hit the worlds of fashion and interiors. In October 2016 Life Unstyled was released, named after Emily’s popular blog, which encourages the reader to embrace imperfection to create an authentic home. Emily’s most recent book, Be Bold: interiors for the brave of heart, was published in October 2018.
Emily frequently hosts styling workshops and talks in London and abroad, including a week long workshop and talk in Taipei, Taiwan as well as numerous workshops with Anthropologie, Graham & Green and Soho House. She is often asked to speak on panel discussions, offering expert advice on various interiors-related topics.
Emily also writes an interiors blog called Life Unstyled sharing her views on various aspects of interiors, from styling secrets used on photo shoots to advice on how to be a stylist to creative DIY.