Today we're talking with Natalie Freeman: blogger, farmer and entrepreneur. She and her husband own a farm in Arkansas that also serves as a community gathering place. They recently opened up an old-fashioned general store called "Freckeled Hen Farmhouse," which, like the rest of their lives, is a mix of beloved tradition and modern sensibility. Natalie shares her farmhouse lifestyle through beautiful photgraphs and stories, all of which you can find on her blog, Natalie Creates.
Our guest today, Joanna Thornhill, has spent many years in the interiors industry, multitasking like crazy. She stages photo shoots, sources props for styling and does project management and social media planning for all kinds of brands who need her particular eye for design. And she also fits in private clients looking for help decorating their homes. Her book, "Home For Now: Making Your Rented Space or First Home Beautiful," caught our attention because we haven't talked that much on this podcast specifically about finding your style when you're renting or when you're cash strapped after buying your first home. There is a lot of information out there on how to save money, but what Joanna does is connect the dots between how to decorate on a budget and why going to the trouble of doing so is worth it in a temporary space. This interview will inspire all of us to stop worrying about making great big decisions that are supposed to last for decades, and allow ourselves to decorate with less constraint. We start by talking about renting in the US vs. the UK.
We are delighted to have Karonlina Barnesas our guest on the show this week. She is the editor in chief of the UK based online magazine, High In Style, which has reached 10,000 subscribers in its first year. First we'll hear her personal story. Undaunted by major health issues and moving to new countries with small children in tow, her passions have continued to push her forward. We go on to talk about the ways style can impact our sense of who we are. We love how Karolina is able to really explain why style matters!
We first came across Anne Sage through her book, "Sage Living". We were drawn to the subtitle, "Decorate for The Life You Want," because it sounded like she would be talking about the very substantial link we believe in, between your home and the foundation of a happy life. And we were not disappointed! This book is full of practical, hands-on ideas for setting up your home in ways that will help you bring your life goals to fruition. So, we're going to be asking Anne a lot about the book, but she also talks a little bit about her blog, City Sage, which you should definitely check out.