Our guest today is Paige Rien, author of one of our absolute favorite books called, "Love The House You're In: 40 Ways to Improve Your Home And Change Your Life." Before writing the book, Paige hosted the home renovation show, "Hidden Potential" on HGTV. Her passion for helping all of us to develop confidence in our own, personal style is clear throughout this conversation and we know you're going to feel just as empowered as we do by the end. We touch on some of her core principles such as breaking rules, finding your true starting point for any decorating decision, and even parenting choices in relation to kids' rooms. This one is packed with gobs of inspiration and we can't wait to get started!
We can't wait for you to meet this week's guest! Creative Director Whitney Leigh Morris is the blogger and stylist behind Tiny Canal Cottage, a 1920's Craftsman-style house by the Venice Beach Canals in Southern California. We talk about how living in a small space has given her more time for taking care of the planet, her family and her community as well as challenging her to consume more responsibly. Whether you live in a tiny cottage or a rambling estate, you are going to be inspired to take a look at how your home can foster the values you hold closest to you.
This week we’re chatting with Lorraine Aaron, founder of the online home goods shop, Curious Egg, based in Scotland. The name of her shop suits her perfectly because it’s her curiosity that has driven her success. Lorraine wants to know the stories behind the objects people create that we then bring into our homes. And she has traveled extensively to find them for her shop. She talks about her passion for creating truly unique homes, through artwork, by displaying personal objects in interesting ways, and by treating our outdoor spaces as opportunities to surprise and delight us. Be sure to check out the show notes page for this episode for links to the places she describes... you'll love seeing what she's talking about! We start by asking Lorraine about her background as a creator of public art works.
We discovered Homme Boys on Instagram and their feed never fails to impress us. Austin Carrier and Alex Mutter-Rottmayer, own a design/build firm in Sonoma, CA, but we think their true calling is in designing interiors. As you're about to hear, they are all about playing with their small space, squeezing potential out of every square inch and inspiring us to layer story on top of story in our own spaces. You've got to go to the show notes page for this one... you're really going to want to see photos of all of the things we talk about with them. This episode was pure fun for us and we expect you'll be smiling, too, as you get to know Alex and Austin.