Friday, August 27, 2010

The Year Of Emily

Emily makes over Glee co-creator Ian Brennan's home

Emily Henderson has the whole world in her hands. Well at least a couple of globes she is considering to use for her a project for her first HGTV show premiering Sunday (9 PM Central, 10 PM Eastern) August 29, called Secrets From A Stylist.

One her secrets seems to involve globes, so in her honor I did round up of some globe images for you.

Visual Vamp uses a vintage globe on a French chest HERE

Globes have been used as decor objects forever. They are probably one of the prettiest scientific tools to crossover into interior design.

Antique globes were highly prized for posh studies and libraries in the home, but since using vintage objects is so ingrained in the way we decorate, vintage globes have been a staple in mod hipster rooms too. And vamp granny rooms. And fancy designer rooms. And most importantly, your rooms.

House Beautiful

To keep a globe stylish do not use those hideous ones made from semi precious gem stones.
For some reason guys like buy these expensive fugly globes. In fact most new globes are tricky. Vintage (or vintage style) and antique globes work better for our purposes.

Step away from the fugly gemstone globe

How do you all use globes? On your desk? Do you have a globe collection? Do you think globes are lame and over used? They've been around since ancient times, so I think they qualify as a classic that's here to stay. Maybe you have one from your school days in the back of a closet, and it's time to get it out. Kids love globes, and they are great to use in their rooms.

Joni Webb's famous globe collection

A vintage style globe at Hazelnut in New Orleans

Ralph Lauren style vignette using a globe

Globe from a favorite shop of Sketch 42

Blackboard style globe

Vintage globe collection

Book shelf filled with a globe collection

Open shelves with a globe collection

from Velvet and Linen HERE

Back to Emily -

Emily has been giving us a great diary of her whole experience on her blog The Brass Petal, which I fear is going to be taken over by HGTV in some way. Maybe they have to control creative content, and/or Emily will not have the personal time she has spent with us since she started her blog.

She tells us this on her blog: "Two years ago I was struggling to get clients in LA after moving from New York. I was kinda bored and we weren't exactly Scrooge McDucking it in money. But I woke up January 1st, 2010 with less fear than I've ever had. This was my year, I could feel it. I started a style blog (hello), auditioned for a reality competition show, and its turned out to be one of the best years of my life."

What resonates in all of us with Emily is that we have that blog connection to her. She's one of us and she has really made the big time, and we are very proud of her, and hopeful that if she can do it, maybe we can do it too.

As she takes on the world, some things will get left behind, like maybe The Brass Petal.

I know we all wish her the best of everything in this Year of Emily!!!!

Watch her show Sunday night, and send her some Tweets and comments on her blog.

Visual Vamp vintage globe


LaurenFaythe said...

O.K., now I'm going to have to go out and get a globe, (or steal my daughter's globe out of her room.) These images are fabulous -thanks for the inspiration!

Fifi Flowers said...

Hmmmmm... maybe I need a globe in my home!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I do love them but truly only the vintage ones. Had to laugh out-loud out the fugly globe. Think I scared the dog. Leave it to Joni to have such a gorgeous little spot mixing in her love of globes. Bravo Joni!

But..are globes going to follow the trend of Fu dogs our zebra rugs? What the heck, I still adore my zebra rug & I'll still fancy vintage globes.

Have a great day Val xo

Laura said...

You're sweet for giving Emily a shout out. It is great when someone so sweet finds recognition.
I am glad we will still have your fab blog!

pve design said...

Just yesterday, I admired a globe in a Kate Spade store and then dusted off the one in my sons room and thought of some places I would love to travel to. I love how one of "us" can take us places and meet in new spots.
You are so great about giving kudo's and compliments. That is what I love about you - you share so much good.

Marilyn said...

My all time favorite display of globes is in Gary P.'s LR when he won the Brickmaker's Table contest on the Velvet and Linen blog. Check it out!

Visual Vamp said...

Hi Marilyn,
How could I forget Gary????
I was one of the judges for that contest, and his was a room I voted for! I just added it to this post!
Thanks for reminding me!
xo xo

Velvet and Linen said...

Emily did an amazing job styling my clients' home for a photo shoot last Spring. I feel so lucky to have seen her in action. She is so talented! I'm sure her new show will be the beginning of huge things for her.

As for globes.... I have a collection on a shelf in our family room. i started collecting them years ago at flea markets and garage sales. They were so cheap back then!


Visual Vamp said...

Oh Brooke you know all the best people!
Thanks for stopping by!
xo xo

Ms. Smart said...

I love globes! The three bookcases in my bedroom are topped with many globes, planets... looks pretty dang cool. my universe! :)

Unknown said...

How did you know I've had globes on the brain - for my son's room?! Love the bookcase filled with vintage ones. Hmmm.....need to tuck that away in the style file.

And, love Emily. So happy you are loving her too!
xo Elizabeth

AppleTree said...

I think I have a globe or at least a map in every room of my house.

josh healy said...

hi, hope it's ok to contact you here. we would love to include your blog on our giveaway search engine: giveaway scout ( have a look and if interested, use our online form to add your blog ( ). thanks, josh

Beadboard UpCountry said...

Hi Valorie!
Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, I feel I am getting back into the groove...... Love that blackboard Globe!!!!!!!I'll have to check out Emily too! Maryanne xo

Swedish Interiors said...

Well done Emily! It is always exciting to see talent and hard work pay off.

I laughed sooo hard over the "fugly man globe" - we all know a male client or (cough) significant other who has one!

xoo edie

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

We've got several....and maps up the ying yang! Love em...have no more places for 'em though.

Kudos to Emily....I have only watched the last two episodes...but liked her most!