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 process for her clients and students in her online courses. We talk with her about her business, House 214 Design, her approach to decorating, and how both of these have been shaped by raising three children ranging in age from 3 - 13.
This week's guest is Jennifer Harrison of Flea Market Fab. We sit with baited breath every day looking at her Instagram feed for new drool worthy photos of her textile layered home. Jennifer has been honing her flea market fabulous style since she was a kid being dragged to estate sales and antique markets with her mother. Her home is expertly layered with her amazing finds and begs you to come in and put your feet up with a cup of coffee or glass of wine in hand. Jennifer will completely inspire you in this interview and have you headed straight for your nearest antique store and thrift shop! Even better, check out Jennifer's online shop at fleamarketfab.style to purchase her custom designed pillows and poufs made from her personal collection of vintage textiles.
In this episode, we talk with Roger Hazard and Chris Stout-Hazard, founders of the boutique furniture company, Roger + Chris. We first found them on Instagram and were immediately taken with Chris's photography. You can tell right away that furniture is going to be an integral part of the entire experience they want you to have in your home. Their pieces are drop dead gorgeous all on their own, but they really know how to bring together timeless style with personalized taste, and it helps that Roger spent years in the design industry, starring in television's first ever home & real estate show, "Sell This House." Chris is the technology wizard behind the scenes and together, they have created not only an amazing business, but a colorful and rich life together.
So this is our 51st episode and we're introducing something a little new... Karen and I are going to interview each other today! We've designed the show around 4 different segments, which we'll tell you about as we go. We're going to try this out about once a month, mixed in with our regular interviews of guests in the home interiors world. So, here goes...let us know what you think!
Our first segment is about a design dilemma. Kind of a cheesy name, we know, but it makes us laugh. We're going to focus on a particular issue or stumbling block one of us is having in our homes and how we've decided to deal with it.
If you've been at all following home design blogs over the past decade, you'll be familiar with our guests this week, John and Sherry Petersik of Young House Love. Their blog was one of the first out there to hit the big time, due to a combination of their warm personalities and their roll-up-your sleeves attitude toward renovation and decorating. Young House Love became a primary source of inspiration for DIYers who wanted to create a home that was personal and meaningful. Along with developing products for major national brands and starting a podcast, they have also written two books. In this episode, we talk about the second one quite a bit. It's called Lovable, Livable Home, which brings up the opportunity for Sherry and John to tell us what it's like to do so many home projects and still stay happily married. Tomorrow, October 4th, their third book hits the shelves, but it's not a typical home decor book. Sherry and John reveal what their newest project is in the episode, so be sure to listen all the way to the end!