Kicking off Season 12 of the Style Matters podcast is the full-of-life plant lover, Hilton Carter! He's totally someone you want to hang out with as soon as you start talking with him. And talk we do! He's just come out with his first book called Wild At Home and it's all about how to bring plants into your home and work with your style. We happened to both be at the Alt Summit conference in Palm Springs last month so we got to meet in person. That doesn't always happen with my guests, so I was really happy it worked out for us. Let's get started.
Great story. Great designer. One of those who can really express how and why he does what he does. This episode originally aired in January of 2017 and I continue to go to his portfolio over and over for my own inspiration and when I'm looking to learn something specific about design. I think you're gonna love him as much as I do!
Jennifer Harrison lights up a room. Or, in this case, she's lighting up our earbuds. When we first met Jennifer, we were pulled into her undertow of happy energy and ended the interview on such a pure high that I knew I wanted to share it again for those of you who missed it the first time. In this episode, Jennifer talks so beautifully about the design value of incorporating vintage, antique and flea market finds into your home. She's the founder of the online shop Flea Market Fab, which you'll be jumping out of your skin to go check out as soon as this is over. But best of all is probably toward the very end where, completely off the cuff, Jennifer paints a picture of how she pulls a room together, starting with a single piece and imagining all of the different furniture and accessories she'd use. So good. Here she is.
One of my favorite books on design, and one that's had a lot of influence on how I think about helping clients with figuring out their aesthetic, is by Anne Sage and it's called Sage Living. In this episode, which originally aired in 2016, we talk with Anne about her realization that her home could be a source of support as she was making a major life transition. She talks candidly about her personal life and how her professional life has taken many different turns, with the ups and downs all of us can relate to. I think you're going to get a lot out of this episode when it comes to connecting the dots between how you want to feel and how your home can foster your goals.
This is a re-release of our episode with designer Liz Kamarul, originally recorded in the summer of 2017. We talk about her stunning home in Portland OR that she was leaving behind to spend several months traveling around the country in an RV that she and her husband had just started to renovate. Since then Liz has settled in New Orleans, working her style magic from there. I wanted to re-release this episode because I think Liz's "just do it" and "why not" approach to decorating is a good reminder to all of us to lighten up and let our homes be incubators for our creativity. Here we go.