Emily Henderson said I can have a bohemian chic paradise by shopping at Target…

I am an expert in fitness and health, but in home decor–not so much. I have been inspired by beautiful blogs like younghouselove.com. They stopped blogging, so I have been searching for something to fill that gap. Enter: stylebyemilyhenderson. Ugh. Even with all the money in the world, I am not sure I can achieve that level of chic. But still, half the stuff right now is from Target. I thought to myself, I can do that right?

Look, all you have to do is go to Target and your place will look like something out of a magazine, right?!!! And all those knick knacks won’t become weapons for your toddlers and preschoolers right? They will stay on the shelves perfectly styled. Doesn’t she have a two year old? They don’t lock him in a play pen and say, “Don’t touch Mommy’s things…” with just a touch of Mommy Dearest, right?

Seeing this ad on the Target website:
I went to my local Target and attempted to create fall, bohemian chic in my abode.


It’s just not there yet. I think a big part of the problem is the “slipcover over the slipcover” Pottery Barn sofa. I will save that for another post. Maybe my palette isn’t “tight” enough.

So dear Reader, these home experiments can just be a laugh with me while I try to be a style blogger. I’ll stick to Pilates.