Summer is just around the corner and whether your summer plans include actual travel to far flung places across the globe, or you are simply dreaming of these kinds of experiences, you're going to be inspired by our guest this week. Julieta Tello, the blogger and purveyor of handmade goods behind the brand Design Junkie, talks with us about her incredible life traveling all over the world and collecting pieces made by artisans that she then sells in her online shop. Travel isn't only a passion for Julieta, it's a way of life. And she wants to make it accessible to all of us, especially if we can't visit as many different countries as she does! We also talk with her about why collecting pieces from places you haven't actually visited is good for the soul and how she's on a mission to blur the lines between art and interior design.
We all know that flipping houses is a popular thing to do. But have you considered a "slow" flip? Our guest today is Emily Netz and she and her husband have lived and breathed their Slow Flip Formula that they're now teaching to others. By actually living in the homes they flip rather than buying a second home as an investment, they have created financial freedom for themselves that would otherwise be out of reach. The trick is to buy with an eye toward getting a return, but to never skimp on the amount of love you pour into your temporary home. In this interview, we learn all about the hows and whys behind the Slow Flip. And who knows? Maybe you'll be motivated to do it yourself!
Today we're airing another conversation from our Little Yellow Couch, called "On The LYC." These episodes are where Zandra and I get to dig a little deeper into a topic that was brought up in our interviews with stylists and designers from recent shows. We offer some examples from our own lives where we're changing things up in our homes, and we also share one thing that each of us is currently obsessing over. May is all about ANCESTRY as a design element!
Maybe you've been following House of Hipsters for awhile... Kyla Herbes is a very popular blogger, and for good reason. But if you haven't seen what she's been up to, we are so happy to introduce her here. She is someone you just want to meet for a coffee date on a weekly basis and swap stories about new decorating projects. We love her bold powder room with the killer wallpaper and ornate mirror, and we learn some new tricks on how to make the most of an estate sale. But most of all, we love her passion for her home and her interest in getting all of us to feel that way through her "No Makeup Home Tour" project. We talk about that at the very end and share how you can join the movement!