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. October is all about ART!
We are so excited to bring our chat with designer and blogger, Victoria Smith of SF Girl By Bay. She started her blog in 2006 and Zandra and I have beenfollowing her for inspiration since the beginning. We talk about her unique style as well as her new venture, her online shop Super Marche. We also had quite a few laughs including getting to hear the story behind her blog name! Listen in and you willleave with tons of inspiration and might even be asking yourself “What would Victoria do?” We also want to note that this conversation was recorded before the launch of Super Marche. But lucky for you, its already open for business! Head over to Super Marche to check it out!
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 became interested in interiors, starting as a student of anthropology, and what it's like to feel her best self as an interior designer. She gives us lots of insight about her process working with clients, how design creates atmosphere, how to make a room feel cohesive, how to choose what goes in your home and what stays out.
Popular blogger Nikki Brantmark of My Scandinavian Home is our guest this week. She has won numerous awards for her work and is recognized for bringing Scandinavian style to the world outside Northern Europe. We talk with her about her recent book "The Scandinavian Home," which examines three different kinds of living spaces across the Scandi countries of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Nikki shares her perceptive eye for design from the vantage of being a transplant from London. By the end of this interview, we wanted to move to Sweden, right next to her in the town of Malmo, in a house by the sea. You probably will, too! Also check out Nikki's newest book "Lagom: Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a Balanced, Happy Life".
For the first time, we are welcoming back a previous guest to the Style Matters podcast! Desha Peacock has written a new book called "Your Creative Work Space" and we thought this would be a great time to check in with her. If you do anything at all creative, whether it's with a paint brush or collaborative problem solving, you need to honor that work by creating space for it in your life. We talk about how to get focused, how to eek out a space for yourself when you have no room or no budget, and how the traditional office might not work for our modern times. We felt an immediate connection to Desha during our first interview with her because she so beautifully articulated why style matters. So if you haven't already, give that one a listen, too!