Meet Emily Henderson, Professional Designer and HGTV Host

Sunrise Senior Living  |  February 14, 2012

Emily Henderson is the host of “Secrets from a Stylist” on HGTV. On her show, she customizes a room layer by style layer to ultimately create a room that is completely unique to that person.

Emily, winner of HGTV’s “Design Star” Season 5 competition, owns her own design firm and writes the style blog www.stylebyemilyhenderson.com where you can get daily style secrets, trends and personal stories.

Emily grew up in coastal Oregon sewing her own clothes and refinishing her own furniture. She was a fixture at the local thrift store where she learned to appreciate old and antique furnishings. After moving to New York for 8 years, she now resides in Los Angeles.

Emily recently visited a Sunrise community in Los Angeles to spend time with residents and see the Sunrise Signature Experience for herself. After her time at the community, Emily shared, “The rooms are easy to transform into your own personalized home. In the Sunrise community that I visited, the rooms have big windows and have an open layout - my biggest fear was that they would be sterile and dingy, but they aren't. The natural light makes them the perfect blank canvas for you or your family member’s personality to shine through.”  She had a blast talking with residents about their lives at Sunrise and shared that the community was warm and soft with lots of happy energy!

Over the coming weeks, check our blog for Emily’s 10 Tips for Designing for Seniors. And, visit a community near you during our annual Sunrise Tour of Homes March 18-24, where we invite you to meet our team, talk with residents and pick up a complimentary copy of our Comforts of Home Design Guide with tips from Emily Henderson! Click here for more details.