Small Steps Toward a Sustainable Home

 

 

Going "green" has become much more the norm these days as all of us are coming to terms with the fact that our planet can't sustain lifestyles dependent on single use, disposable goods.  And we're all at different stages of transformation when it comes to changing our practices to ones that are more sustainable.  If building an eco-friendly home from the ground up isn't...

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Here's What To Do!

 

 

In this episode I address several listener dilemmas by first showing how they all have to do with battling the feeling of overwhelm.  When I asked you what your biggest struggle was when it came to your homes, you said not enough time, loads of clutter, and too many choices!  Not to mention a lack of confidence.   Today, I talk about three ways to deal with feeling...

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How To Buy Art with Katharine Earnhardt

 

 

Today I'm talking with Katharine Earnhardt, founder of the art advisory firm Mason Lane.  She is going to crush any mental locks, hesitations or insecurities you may have when it comes to buying art.  And does this by being incredibly approachable.  

 

ART ADVISORY AND ACQUISITION PROJECTS BY MASON LANE

 

 

CREATIVE WALL PROJECTS...

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How We Used Paint to Make Our Bathroom Less Boring

 

 

We did a major bathroom reno quite a few years ago.  

We replaced the lino floor with basketweave tile.  We replaced the plexiglas shower insert with marble tile.  (Ok, it wasn't real marble.  But it really looks like it).  We got a new tub, toilet and sink.  The only thing that stayed was the wainscoting, which we painted.  

We did...

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Taking Ownership of Your Style with Studio LaLoc

 

 So, this interview is so good that I didn't edit out very much.  It's a bit longer than most we share here on Style Matters, and I even considered breaking it up into two parts, but honestly, I'm so excited about so many of my guests this season that I just don't have room in our schedule to extend this one!  So, get comfortable because you're in for a lot of little gems...

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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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How Your Home Tells Your Story with Heather French

This is a re-released episode from our archives.  This episode originally aired Oct 27, 2017.

Heather French is one half of the design team behind French & French Interiors, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  We talk a lot about how that city has influenced her culturally and visually and how to incorporate your surroundings into your home.  We also hear about how she first...

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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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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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