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'Design Star' Winner Emily Henderson on Her New HGTV Show, 'Secrets From a Stylist'

by Kelly Woo, posted Feb 24th 2011 2:00PM
Emily Henderson Secrets From a Stylist'HGTV Design Star' season 5 winner Emily Henderson knows the secrets to styling a room, but she also knows the secret to being a good TV host: Not to act like a host at all!

When Henderson spoke to me by phone recently, she said one of the biggest lessons she took away from 'Design Star' was just to be herself. "Nobody wants to watch a real person perform," she said, "they want to see an actor perform."

In her new show, 'Secrets From a Stylist' (premiering Sat., 9PM ET), Henderson redecorates a room based on a style diagnostic of the owners. She transforms the space based on one style, then takes it to another level by layering on another -- giving the show two big reveal moments.

As she worked to fix a rug emergency, Henderson chatted about her new show. Read on to see what she said about her own personal style, her budget-conscious tips to updating a room and what to expect from the first season.

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'Design Star' Winner Emily Henderson Talks Style, New Show and Her 'Glee' Connection

by Mike Moody, posted Aug 26th 2010 2:30PM
emily henderson hgtv design starEmily Henderson had one of the most compelling arcs on this season of HGTV's 'Design Star.' The Portland, Ore. native went from uncertain underdog in the season's first challenge to determined finalist in the last few episodes.

In last Sunday's finale, she pulled it all together with a stunning New York apartment space and a spunky hosting reel to win the competition and a shot at hosting her own show.

So what will Emily's new show look like? We'll get a taste when she makes over the home of 'Glee' co-creator Ian Brennan this Sunday (10PM ET) on her first HGTV special, 'Secrets from a Stylist.'

I chatted with the new Design Star earlier this week about her new show, her stressful stint as a reality TV competitor, and what it feels like to hear Vern Yip call you a winner.

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