The Style Matters Podcast

Decorating 101 with Melissa Michaels

Many of you may already be familiar with my guest this week.  Melissa Michaels is the blogger behind The Inspired Room and author of many books, my favorites being "Love The Home You Have," and "Make Room For What You Love."  She has just come out with a new book, "But Where Do I Put The Couch?  Answers to 100 Other Home Decorating Questions," which she co-authored with KariAnne...

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Living and Decorating with Books: Nina Freudenberger

Nina Freudenberger of Haus Interior joins me today to talk all about books.  Now, if you're someone who reads voraciously, you're going to love this conversation.  I, for one, literally can't fall asleep without reading and when I finish a book and don't have a new one to start right away, I go into a slight panic.  I'm sure many of you can relate!  So I was super excited to...

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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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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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Book Review: Habitat

 

The Book

I interviewed Lauren Liess quite awhile ago (in fact, I still had my co-host, Karen Grant), but that episode remains one of my favorites.  And so does Lauren's book, Habitat: The Field Guide To Decorating

She breaks the book into three main parts: The Fundamental Elements of Design; The Intangible Elements of Design; and the Room-by-Room Guide.  

Why I love this...

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How a Maximalist Became a Minimalist with Myquillyn Smith

Myquillyn Smith has figured it out.

You might know Myquillyn Smith as “The Nester,” or as the author of “The Nesting Place,” her first book, and the name of her popular blog. She has long subscribed to the belief that “it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful,” to which I say, Amen! Well, she’s just come out with her second book, “Cozy,...

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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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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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