Finding Freedom in Minimalism

 

 

This is a re-released episode from the archives.  This interview originally aired June 6, 2016.

 

Our guest today is Erin Boyle, the blogger behind Reading My Tea Leaves and author of  the book "Simple Matters: Living With Less and Ending Up With More ".  It's a gorgeously photographed and written book  and its focus is on the joys of living with simple...

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Infusing Floral Design Into Your Interiors with Cynthia Zamaria

 
 My guest is floral and interior designer Cynthia Zamaria.  She is full of brightness.  You can hear the optimism and positivity in her voice but even more importantly, she embodies the soul of this podcast, which is to tie together beauty and meaning, style and substance.  We cover a lot of ground from personal philosophy, to home renovations, to specific suggestions...
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Powder Room Makeover with Photowall's Marble Paper

HINT:  If you just want to get to the good stuff, there's a big discount code at the end of this post! 

Ok, let me start by fully admitting that I'm not a perfectionist.  

And I'm impatient. 

And I want to see what something is going to look like before I know if it's going to actually work. 

These three character traits (flaws) came out big time in my latest...

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How Failing Leads You to Your Signature Style with Domicile 37

 

 

My guest is Jessica Reilly the blogger behind Domicile 37.  She has a degree in industrial design with a minor in interior design but these days, she's putting that knowledge into developing her signature style in her own home.  And wow, does she have an incredible eye for design!  I highly recommend you check out the show notes page for this episode to see photos...

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Making Your Home Work For You with Heather Jorde

 
My guest this week is designer Heather Jorde, who also writes the blog, Restless Oasis.  We recorded this right at the beginning of the corona virus breakout so we touch on that in the beginning.  Then we move to all sorts of other topics such as design philosophy, moving houses, incorporating sentimental objects into your decor and how to personalize a cookie-cutter new...
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Trusting Your Gut & Finding Joy with Tiffany Brown

 

I have a lot of professional designers on the show but I'm also inspired by people who are just really good at making their homes their own, without any training.  Tiffany Brown is my guest today and she's the blogger behind My Eclectic Nest, which she does simply for her own pleasure, when she's not working her regular, full time job.  What I want to highlight from this...

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Pulling Inspiration from Travel with Found & Collected Design

 
It's mid summer, but we're still trying to keep our distance from each other and many of us have canceled our travel plans so this summer is a bit of a bummer.   Which is why it might be extra important right now to bring our vacations to us if we can't go to them.  My guest this week is Sarah Ramirez of Found & Collected Design and her inspiration comes mostly from...
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The Foraged Home with Joanna Maclennan

 
 
Joanna Maclennan is an interiors photographer and she's just come out with a new book, The Foraged Home.  And here's what I really loved about it.  She shows us, through gorgeous photos, the little treasures we find walking the beach, in the woods, even along the banks of a...
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Art & Rugs: The Missing Links with Impeccable Nest

 

Emma Carole Paradis is one half of the design power-duo, Impeccable Nest.  But her other half in the case, isn't just a business partner or a spouse, it's her mom, Kimberly Carole!  And you're about to hear their story.  You'll also hear us talking a lot about art.  And rugs.  And art.  Because it turns out, both Emm and I belive...

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House Lessons: Renovating a Life with Erica Bauermeister

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Erica Bauermeister usually writes fiction.  She's the author of novels such as "The School Of Essential Ingredients," "Joy for Beginners," and most recently, "The Scent Keeper."  But she's also just written a memoir about a house.  One she bought quite awhile ago and has been working on ever since.  Or, as you're about to hear, the...
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