This week, pro stylist Becki Griffin talks with me about...well...style! How she does it, what she uses, what she shops for and lessons she's learned on a photo shoot that can be used by all of us in our regular, every day homes. She's been working in the interiors business for many years, styling covers and pages for magazines such as Country Living, as well as taking on her own clients for interior design. Becki is super funny and easy to be with, which is a big plus for anyone who gets to hang out with her. Which, by the way, could be you! Becki is teaching the styling workshop during our Little Yellow Couch Style & Antiques Retreat that's happening in September at The Vintage Round Top in Round Top, TX! As of this airing, early bird prices have just opened up so grab your spot so I can meet you in person! But first, let's get on with my interview with Becki.
This week I'm talking with Paige Hull of The Vintage Round Top, a beautiful retreat space in the heart of antiquer's heaven in Round Top, TX. Pagie and her husband Smoot have put a lot of love and soul into it, starting with a gut renovation of the first house, "No. 1450," and then adding another they call "Boho," and most recently two small cottages named after their children, The Pierce and The Eisley. This magical place is where you can join me on the next Little Yellow Couch style retreat so be sure to check that out on the website, but today, I really wanted to give Paige the floor to share why and how she designs her homes with antiques. If you're a true vintage lover, this episode will naturally resonate with you. But if you skew more modern, I'm particularly excited for you to hear what Paige has to say. Because I think she and Smoot have really nailed it when it comes to incorporating a few chipped and scarred pieces in the most clean-lined, minimalist of spaces. Proving antiques really are for everyone.
This week it's just you and me! I'm going to share my process when overhauling a room design and then walk you through some ways in which I get myself unstuck if I hit a roadblock. It's all about creativity -- where it comes from and how to cultivate it. We're talking about problem solving in a way that feels great!
My guest this week practices holistic design. And by the end of the episode you'll know exactly what that means to Laurence Carr. She has taken her classical ballet training, her life lived on many continents and her passion for sustainability and translated all of that into a thriving interior design studio. Laurence introduces us to three elements that show up in almost everything she creates: space clearing, interior realignment and sensory design. Let's dig in.