The Style Matters Podcast

Get Rid of Your "Happy Place" Pillows!

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You know that phrase, "My Home Is My Happy Place"?  You've seen it on mugs, pillows and hand lettered wooden signs.  Well, we were thinking that not everyone may agree with that sentiment.  Even the people who actually own one of those items!  (If that's you, no judgement).  In fact, some of you may want to punch that pillow in it's Happy Face!  The thing is, we...

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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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Junking with Carter: Why Collecting Is Good For The Soul

We are honored and excited to open our 4th season of Style Matters with the eloquent, warm and charming Mary Randolph Carter.  You're about to be delighted by stories of her life working with Ralph Lauren, her prolific work as a writer and, above all, her passion for collecting.  She currently has a regular column in Country Living Magazine and has recently released her...

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2 Rooms Inspired by Favorite Novels

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This week on the Style Matters podcast, we interview Lisa Borgnes Giramonti, author of a fantastic book on developing your personal style.  It's called, "Novel Interiors: Living In Enchanted Rooms Inspired by Literature", and it's unlike any other interior decor guide we've read.  

Think of your favorite books of all time.  The ones you...

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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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10 WAYS TO PERSONALIZE YOUR EVERYDAY STYLE

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We are delighted to have Desha Peacock, author of "Create The Style You Crave On A Budget You Can Afford" on the Style Matters podcast this week.  Desha has a lot of wisdom to impart when it comes to creating a home that looks more beautiful than what you see in the fancy magazines.  She does this by encouraging us to incorporate so much of our own selves...

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How To Display A Collection

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We're in the middle of March and for some people, that means March Madness (something about basketball), but for us, it means we're going stir crazy with drizzly, damp, gray weather.  What better way to get out of the doldrums than to start planning a few trips to go antiquing!  

Mid-century modern furnishings at ReNew Arts & Industry , Natick, MA

Mid-century modern furnishings at ReNew Arts & Industry, Natick, MA

A lot of...

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5 Ways To Layer Rugs

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Is your space suffering from outdated wall-to-wall carpeting? Are you bored with what's underfoot?  Are you looking for a way to update a room that's a little different?  

As seens on Street Scene Vintage

As seens on Street Scene Vintage

 

Here at Modernize, we used to feel the exact same way, until we realized that there was a special trick that could free us from the monotony of a...

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