You guys are in for a treat today because we’re about to step into a calm and reflective space with our guest, Melia Malmquist of the blog, Contemporary Life. Melia works as a stylist for several brands and her Instagram account was recently voted one of the Top 10 for Interiors by Vogue magazine. She consistently brings her Swedish sensibility to her professional and personal work. We talk with her about creating rituals to change habits, why style for style sake isn’t very meaningful and how, when done with mindfulness, style can be a tool to create a life you want to live. Let’s get started.
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. July is all about STYLE!
If you’re obsessed with rugs, you’re going to love this episode! We talk with Brittany Chinaglia, interior designer and owner of the online boutique, The Vintage Rug Shop. She also gives us some eye-opening advice about how to work with a contractor on a home renovation project. She and her husband recently did a huge backyard makeover and we were surprised at some of the bumps she experienced along the way. So if you want to be prepared for that first meeting with your contractor, you’re going to be so happy you listened to Brittany’s stories first!
This week we are excited to have designer Fiona Cameron joining us on the podcast! On her blog, Around the Houses, she lets us step into her charming home in a beachside suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland. She challenges us to overcome choice overload and to unlock our own styles to create homes that feel like us. Join us as we have some laughs and really connect about why style matters.
We are extremely excited to have Ki Nassauer on the podcast today! She is the queen of all things junk and vintage. Ki is the editor of Flea Market Style Magazine and founder of Junk Bonanza vintage markets. Her entrepreneurial spirit is contagious and reminds us to find something that we love and put our hearts and souls into it. Ki has an amazing eye for collecting and displaying and you will be in junking heaven listening to her talk about her fantastic vintage finds.