We are very happy to have Joanna Hawley as our guest today. Creator of the well loved blog, JoJotastic, Joanna also works with brands such as Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Fossil and Serena & Lily on things such as content creation, styling and product design. She's also a pro Pinterest user and has curated very popular boards for her over 3 million followers. We love her aesthetic and eye for design, her tips for small space living, and her love of donuts.
Today we're airing another episode of "On the LYC." You've probably figured this out but, LYC stands for Little Yellow Couch, and it symbolizes everything we're about: making time to have meaningful conversations with friends while sitting comfortably in a beautiful space. Or at least on an aesthetically pleasing piece of furniture! Over the past few seasons, we've been collecting little bits of wisdom from the stylists and designers we've had on the show and quoting them on Instagram. When looking at these quotes all together, we've noticed several different themes emerge. So for 2017, we're going to base each of our "On The LYC" episodes on a different theme related to creating a home you love. May is all about making DESIGN DECISIONS!
We love it when we find an interior designer who can really explain their process. And that's what our conversation was like with this week's guest, Natasha Habermann. Her portfolio is full of beautiful spaces that she's created with lots of layers, pattern, color and history. But she also seems to know how to take things away and edit a room so that nothing feels overwhelming or too busy. We talk with her about mastering a small space, why having a budget is actually freeing, and how to use what you've got, even if you think you don't like it! We've packed a lot into this interview so let's jump in!
We fell head over heels in love with L.A. Designer Erica Reitman when she told the world "you can rock out your whole damn life with great interior design!" Erica goes big with design even in small spaces and you will fall in love with her approachable nature and dry wit. Seriously, you need to check in with her daily on Instagram Stories for her morning Starbucks fix and rundown on everything from design to politics. If you haven't met her yet, we can't wait to introduce you and you are not going to want this interview with this design guru to end!
Our guest this week is Caroline Rowland, founder and editor of 91 Magazine, a bi-yearly print and online publication for interior lovers. She's also the blogger behind PatchworkHarmony.com and the author of the beautiful book, Shopkeeper's Home. Now, you know when you find a little gem that you didn't know about before and suddenly you have to tell everyone you know about this great thing because you want them to be as excited as you are? Well, that's how we feel about 91 Magazine! It will completely inspire you to change things up in your own homes and maybe even start a few DIY projects as well. So let's get started with Caroline!