The Style Matters Podcast

Understanding Color with Rockett St. George

Extraordinary Interiors In Colour 

My guest today is one half of the partnership behind Rockett St George, which is a fanciful interiors shop that has a home in Liberty's of London as well as an extensive inventory online.  Jane Rockett (on the left), along with Lucy St George, have taken their passion for all things home and written two great books on "Extraordinary Interiors," the...

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How the French Live at Home with Danielle Postel-Vinay

My guest today is Danielle Postel-Vinay, author of "Home Sweet Maison: The French Art of Making a Home," which gives you a pretty good clue as to what we'll be talking about.  There's something about the French lifestyle that we Americans are enamored with.... there are a gazillion cookbooks, travel guides, and movies to devour, but there are also books about how French women stay thin and...

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Sacred Spaces with Bea Pila

My guest today is Bea Pila, who, for over 25 years has been making the connection between design and the spiritual, emotional aspects of our well being.  We talk about her book, "Sacred Spaces" where she lays out the principles of she calls "design enlightenment."  Her creative process starts with functionality, specifically making sure that the furniture placement encourages a flow...

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Monica Leed: Simply Spaced

Monica Leed of Simply Spaced, a pro organizer and author of the new book, also called Simply Spaced, said to me that organization is not a once and done kind of thing. 

And I think I've been kind of assuming it was.  In other words, I've been telling myself that if I set up the Right system, with the Right tools and the Right bins, file folders and compartmentalized drawer inserts,...

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Paige Hull The Vintage Round Top

This week I'm talking with Paige Hull of The Vintage Round Top, a beautiful retreat space in the heart of antiquer's heaven in Round Top, TX.  Paige and her husband Smoot have put a lot of love and soul into it, starting with a gut renovation of the first house, "No. 1450," and then adding another they call "Boho," and most recently two small cottages named after their children, The...

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Steve Schrenk of Polycor Natural Stone Quarries

This week's episode is jam packed with information and inspiration.  I'm talking with Steve Schrenk, a sculptor and media director for Polycor, the largest natural stone quarrier in North America.  We cover a lot of ground, starting with Steve's training and his personal love affair with stone, and then he teaches us about the different kinds of stone you might want to consider using...

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Secrets From a Pro Stylist: Becki Griffin

You are going to love our guest this week!  We talk with Becki Griffin, stylist for major shelter magazines, interior decorator, and the blogger behind Curious Details.  Becky is one of the funniest people we’ve had on the show, and you’re going to feel like you’ve made a terrific friend by the end of the interview.  She’s also a straight shooter when...

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Honoring the Old, Incorporating the New with House of Brinson

If you need a mood booster, this episode is going to be like taking a happy pill.  Will and Susan, photography coaches and the bloggers behind House of Brinson, talk about their life changing move from New York City to becoming stewards of an old country mansion in the Hudson River Valley.  Their love for their new home is infectious and we pretty much guarantee you’re...

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Cultivating Timeless Style with Melinda McCoy of House 214

We are so happy to have Melinda McCoy on the show today!  We have become friends with Melinda through many, many conversations on Instagram, where we first discovered her elegant and welcoming home. Melinda is passionate about cultivating a timeless style that makes the tasks of daily life feel pleasurable.  And that approach is exactly what she has broken down into a step by step...

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Design Inspiration from Literature with Lisa Borgnes Giramonte

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Sometimes you come across an author who's book resonates with you so deeply you have to share it with everyone you know and anyone who will listen.  That's how we feel about our guest, Lisa Borgnes Giramonti and her book, "Novel Interiors".  The subtitle is "Living in Enchanted Interiors Inspired by Literature," These spaces aren't literal representations but rather, homes...

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