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Be Fearless.

I'm Emily Henson.

Sewn art pieces are created from a client’s photograph or drawing. Lines are traced and projected onto the material. A refined art in modesty.

I am a prop stylist living in Los Angeles, working with photographers to create beautiful images. I grew up in London where I shopped second-hand stores from a young age. Thrift store shopping is still my favorite pastime. Now I get to collect junk and call it “prop shopping”. I like to customize everything, from furniture to clothes to recipes, putting my own stamp on them. 

I love to sew, particularly things for my home – pillows, curtains etc. but I also create machine sewn portraits on commission – very tedious, but I love them. I’m very happily married with two lovely children ages 8 and 11 and I live in a sweet little (very little) house with purple and green trim and a wild garden.

In my work today as a decorator and stylist I always ask the question, “How can I make this home/office/store/set more beautiful in a way that is imaginative, original and if possible, thrifty?” If I can re-vamp a client’s armchair with paint and new upholstery, it’s much more gratifying than buying something new. And take my word for it when I tell you that a gaudy brass chandelier circa 1982 can be transformed into something quite spectacular with bright red spray paint and hand made ornaments. 

I’m so lucky because I get paid to do something that I would be doing even if I wasn’t getting paid! That’s how much I love what I do.

Featured Projects.

Over the Table

Over the Table

Residential Interiors

Interior, Living Room

Commercial Interiors

Interior, Spa

Home Decor

Decorate a Kid’s Bedroom with a Sports Theme

A sports themed bedroom can be the perfect retreat for a young boy or girl. If your child is especially interested in one sport, then you will have to...

Home Decor

How to Decorate Your Kitchen in a Spanish Style

One popular design for kitchens today is Mexican style. Mexican decorating styles incorporate bright colors and textures, which will make your kitchen...

Home Space

Designing a Basement Apartment

At the mere mention of designing a basement apartment, many of you can quickly imagine all the good reasons for the time and expense involved in such ...

Home Decor, Home Space

How to Decorate a New Space in Your House

Whether you’re looking to decorate a new space, breathe life into an old one, or create a dramatic focal point in your home, there is no denying...


How to Decorate with Primary Colors

Visit a paint store and you will be surrounded by colors like ‘cornflower blue’ ‘honeysuckle yellow’ and ‘brick red̵...

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