Small Steps Toward a Sustainable Home

 

 

Going "green" has become much more the norm these days as all of us are coming to terms with the fact that our planet can't sustain lifestyles dependent on single use, disposable goods.  And we're all at different stages of transformation when it comes to changing our practices to ones that are more sustainable.  If building an eco-friendly home from the ground up isn't...

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Here's What To Do!

 

 

In this episode I address several listener dilemmas by first showing how they all have to do with battling the feeling of overwhelm.  When I asked you what your biggest struggle was when it came to your homes, you said not enough time, loads of clutter, and too many choices!  Not to mention a lack of confidence.   Today, I talk about three ways to deal with feeling...

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Cultural Shifts in Southern Style with Alyssa Rosenheck

 

 

My guest this week is interiors photographer Alyssa Rosenheck.  She's just come out with her first book called "The New Southern Style: Interiors of a Lifestyle and Design Movement."  To define this new movement, she casts a wide net across the south, sharing the homes of activists, designers, chefs, and other creatives.  The focus of the book is on healing deep...

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How To Buy Art with Katharine Earnhardt

 

 

Today I'm talking with Katharine Earnhardt, founder of the art advisory firm Mason Lane.  She is going to crush any mental locks, hesitations or insecurities you may have when it comes to buying art.  And does this by being incredibly approachable.  

 

ART ADVISORY AND ACQUISITION PROJECTS BY MASON LANE

 

 

CREATIVE WALL PROJECTS...

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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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