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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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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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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Using What Matters with Natalie Papier

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 My guest today is someone who I can't take my eyes off of when I'm on Instagram.  Designer Natalie Papier of Home Ec has one of the best profiles on IG because her designs are so arresting.  She really does combine things in ways you're not expecting with beautiful results.  I'll share some photos on the show notes page at...

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Book Review: Novel Interiors

 

The Book

Definitely in my Top 5 of all time favorite decor books is Novel Interiors: Living in Enchanted Rooms Inspired by Literature by Lisa Borgnes Giramonti.  And that's saying a lot!  

I suppose it's because she melds two of my passions, reading fiction and interior design.  That, and because there is no other book like it, period, the end.  

What Lisa...

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