How To Use The Slow Style Framework

Today I'm doing another episode of On The Little Yellow Couch, where I don't have a guest, it's just you and me.  And I want to revisit the Slow Style philosophy I first started talking about back in May.  

Back then I realized it would be really helpful if everyone listening to the podcast and everyone who interacted with Little Yellow Couch in any way, had big picture framework...

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How We Used Paint to Make Our Bathroom Less Boring

 

 

We did a major bathroom reno quite a few years ago.  

We replaced the lino floor with basketweave tile.  We replaced the plexiglas shower insert with marble tile.  (Ok, it wasn't real marble.  But it really looks like it).  We got a new tub, toilet and sink.  The only thing that stayed was the wainscoting, which we painted.  

We did...

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Books Tell the Story of Your Style with Thatcher Wine

 

 

 If you are a book lover, how central are they to the feel of your home?  In this episode I interview Thatcher Wine, founder of Juniper Books.  Juniper is a very unusual company in that they don't publish new books.  They create covers for books and, more specifically, covers for whole collections.  When you look at the shelves, the book spines, an image...

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Taking Ownership of Your Style with Studio LaLoc

 

 So, this interview is so good that I didn't edit out very much.  It's a bit longer than most we share here on Style Matters, and I even considered breaking it up into two parts, but honestly, I'm so excited about so many of my guests this season that I just don't have room in our schedule to extend this one!  So, get comfortable because you're in for a lot of little gems...

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My Favorite Famous Historic Homes

One of the things my kids hate more than reading every single plaque we pass on a hike in a national park...

Is going on an historic home tour.  

Yeah.  I don't blame them.  

I hated that stuff, too.  

But now I'm no longer a not-quite-cool, embarrassed-and-bored-by-everything teenager and I've turned into a  history geek instead.  

And one of...

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Your Aesthetic is an Experiment in Who You Are with Sean Scherer

 

 

My guest this week is someone who I kind of consider to be a friend, even though we've only talked once before, and that was on this show, and we've never met in person.  His name is Sean Scherer and he's a painter by training and profession, and currently a passionate shop owner and creator of interior environments that envelope you in very particular atmospheres and...

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Mixing Different Cultural Styles In Your Home with The Good Abode

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Today I'm talking with Christine Martin of The Good Abode.  The main thing I wanted to talk with her about was her extensive travel history and how her style keeps evolving to incorporate a mix of different cultural experiences.  And we do get into all of that.  But Christine has so much more to say as well.  We talk about the power of re-arranging furniture,...

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A Masterclass in Layering with Marie Flanigan

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There is a genuine warmth emanating from my guest, Marie Flanigan.  She's a designer in Houston, TX and she's just come out with her first book called The Beauty of Home.  Now, I gush a little bit about the book in the very beginning so let me just say here that I found Marie's chapters to each be a foundational lesson in design that clarifies so much of the intangible...

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The Power Of Serendipity When Creating Your Home with Melissa Jenkins

 
Melissa Mary Jenkins is a Canadian watercolor and mixed media artist who also makes her own inks from plant materials she grows or forages on her rural property.  In our conversation today, we talk about the art of layering colors, materials, moods...both in art and in our rooms.  We also share the same passion regarding serendipity: you must slow down to make room for...
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How Your Home Tells Your Story with Heather French

This is a re-released episode from our archives.  This episode originally aired Oct 27, 2017.

Heather French is one half of the design team behind French & French Interiors, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  We talk a lot about how that city has influenced her culturally and visually and how to incorporate your surroundings into your home.  We also hear about how she first...

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