Info

Style Matters

Style Matters is all about the substance behind developing a personal style in your home and surrounding yourself with beauty in a way that is meaningful. We interview top stylists, designers, artisans and tastemakers both nationally and internationally about why style matters to them. The guests we interview each week inspire us creatively, and give us insight into why the art of home making is so powerful. To continue the conversation on why style matters, sign up for our monthly newsletter, packed with photos, stories, tips and resources, at www.littleyellowcouch.com.
RSS Feed Subscribe in Apple Podcasts
Style Matters
2019
May
April
March
February
January


2018
December
November
October
September
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2017
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2015
December
November
October
September
August
July


Categories

All Episodes
Archives
Categories
Now displaying: Page 4
Sep 25, 2017

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. September is all about EMOTIONAL LIVES!

Sep 18, 2017

You are going to love our guest this week!  We talk with Becki Griffin, stylist for major shelter magazines, interior decorator, and the blogger behind Curious Details.  Becky is one of the funniest people we’ve had on the show, and you’re going to feel like you’ve made a terrific friend by the end of the interview.  She’s also a straight shooter when it comes to what she likes and doesn’t like about home decor trends, bucking up against your fears, and not taking everything so seriously when it comes to making choices.  We love her and we think you will too!

Sep 11, 2017

We are completely honored and downright excited to have Holly Becker of Decor8 and Blogging Your Way on the podcast this week!  Zandra and I have been reading her blog since it was launched in 2006.  Holly was one of the first interior design bloggers and has lead the way for many of us who are passionate about interiors and about sharing our love of it with others.  First, she digs into why blogging is still relevant and a way for us to get our voices and stories out there.  Then she dives into her most recent book "Decorate for a Party: Stylish and Simple Ideas for Meaningful Gatherings“ to inspire us to create homes where we will want to gather our friends and family, let our hair down and enjoy one another’s company.

LINKS:

Blog Post:  I Am Enough
Kvadrat Textiles
Milan Design Week
Book:  Decorate for a Party

Aug 7, 2017

If you need a mood booster, this episode is going to be like taking a happy pill.  Will and Susan, photography coaches and the bloggers behind House of Brinson, talk about their life changing move from New York City to becoming stewards of an old country mansion in the Hudson River Valley.  The love they feel for their new home is infectious and we pretty much guarantee you’re going to feel uplifted after listening!  Plus, we get some great design insight into honoring the history of a home while at the same time, adding your own considered style on top of it.  They’ve become masters of giving life to the past while living in the present.  We ended our conversation completely inspired and we hope you will, too!

Jul 31, 2017

You guys are in for a treat today because we’re about to step into a calm and reflective space with our guest, Melia Malmquist of the blog, Contemporary Life. Melia works as a stylist for several brands and her Instagram account was recently voted one of the Top 10 for Interiors by Vogue magazine.  She consistently brings her Swedish sensibility to her professional and personal work.  We talk with her about creating rituals to change habits, why style for style sake isn’t very meaningful and how, when done with mindfulness,  style can be a tool to create a life you want to live.  Let’s get started. 

Jul 24, 2017

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. July is all about STYLE!

Jul 17, 2017

If you’re obsessed with rugs, you’re going to love this episode!  We talk with Brittany Chinaglia, interior designer and owner of the online boutique, The Vintage Rug Shop.  She also gives us some eye-opening advice about how to work with a contractor on a home renovation project.  She and her husband recently did a huge backyard makeover and we were surprised at some of the bumps she experienced along the way.  So if you want to be prepared for that first meeting with your contractor, you’re going to be so happy you listened to Brittany’s stories first!

Jul 10, 2017

This week we are excited to have designer Fiona Cameron joining us on the podcast! On her blog, Around the Houses, she lets us step into her charming home in a beachside suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland.  She challenges us to overcome choice overload and to unlock our own styles to create homes that feel like us.  Join us as we have some laughs and really connect about why style matters.

Jul 3, 2017

We are extremely excited to have Ki Nassauer on the podcast today!  She is the queen of all things junk and vintage.  Ki is the editor of Flea Market Style Magazine and  founder of Junk Bonanza vintage markets.  Her entrepreneurial spirit is contagious and reminds us to find something that we love and put our hearts and souls into it.  Ki has an amazing eye for collecting and displaying and you will be in junking heaven listening to her talk about her fantastic vintage finds.  

Jun 26, 2017

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. June is all about TRAVEL!

Jun 19, 2017

This week we're talking with stylist Liz Kamarul.  She's one of the most creative people we know when it comes to making a one-of-a-kind space!  We ask her all sorts of questions about our favorite projects, and she has some great stories to share.  She recently packed up her gorgeous home and has hit the road with her husband in a renovated Winnebago.   She's documenting her travels and we're looking forward to living vicariously through her.  Liz is so personable and easy to talk with, you're going to want to hang out with her long after you're done listening!  Let's get started! 

Jun 5, 2017

This week we are chatting with the smart, fearless and statement making designer and blogger, Sarah Akwisombe!  She is on a mission to empower you to confidently show your wicked personality and she will have you seriously inspired to take on your home and your life in a fresh and exciting way by the end of this show!  

May 29, 2017

We are very happy to have Joanna Hawley as our guest today.  Creator of the well loved blog, JoJotastic, Joanna also works with brands such as Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Fossil and Serena & Lily on things such as content creation, styling and product design.  She's also a pro Pinterest user and has curated very popular boards for her over 3 million followers.  We love her aesthetic and eye for design, her tips for small space living, and her love of donuts.

May 22, 2017

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. May is all about making DESIGN DECISIONS!

May 15, 2017

We love it when we find an interior designer who can really explain their process.  And that's what our conversation was like with this week's guest, Natasha Habermann.  Her portfolio is full of beautiful spaces that she's created with lots of layers, pattern, color and history.  But she also seems to know how to take things away and edit a room so that nothing feels overwhelming or too busy.  We talk with her about mastering a small space, why having a budget is actually freeing, and how to use what you've got, even if you think you don't like it! We've packed a lot into this interview so let's jump in!

May 8, 2017

We fell head over heels in love with L.A. Designer Erica Reitman when she told the world "you can rock out your whole damn life with great interior design!"  Erica goes big with design even in small spaces and you will fall in love with her approachable nature and dry wit.  Seriously, you need to check in with her daily on Instagram Stories for her morning Starbucks fix and rundown on everything from design to politics.  If you haven't met her yet, we can't wait to introduce you and you are not going to want this interview with this design guru to end!

May 1, 2017

Our guest this week is Caroline Rowland, founder and editor of 91 Magazine, a bi-yearly print and online publication for interior lovers.  She's also the blogger behind PatchworkHarmony.com and the author of the beautiful book, Shopkeeper's Home.  Now, you know when you find a little gem that you didn't know about before and suddenly you have to tell everyone you know about this great thing because you want them to be as excited as you are?  Well, that's how we feel about 91 Magazine!  It will completely inspire you to change things up in your own homes and maybe even start a few DIY projects as well.  So let's get started with Caroline!

Apr 10, 2017

This week we're talking with the design duo behind Jersey Ice Cream Company, Tara Mangini and Percy Bright.   They offer "full service" home design, and they mean that very literally.  Tara and Percy specialize in moving into a home for several months, actually living there to understand its particular quirks and to give themselves time to let the bones and atmosphere of the home sink into their consciousness.  From there, they reveal hidden potential and, in most cases, completely overhaul every single detail.  If you take a look at the show notes page for this episode you'll see why we're tripping over ourselves, trying to find the right words to express our obsession with their work.  

Apr 3, 2017

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. April is all about why your home should be an AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

 

Mar 27, 2017

Our guest today is interiors expert, Anna Smith, founder of the blog and interior design firm,  Annabode and Company.  Anna lives in Colorado and really enjoys working face to face with clients in her community.  But she also does e-design for people across the country.  We particularly love seeing her own home as she and her husband renovate and decorate a 1970s ranch that they bought before ever seeing it in person!  In our conversation, we're really excited to hear about her very actionable suggestions when it comes to approaching the development of your own personal aesthetic and making decor decisions over time.

Mar 20, 2017

Hannah Bullivant is our lovely guest today!  She is a stylist for dozens of brands and loves her work.  But a couple of personal upheavals led her to completely change her lifestyle and the aesthetic of her home and surroundings.  On her blog, she chronicles her transformation and the home that has resulted from celebrating every day delights that change with the seasons. And while she may have purged her old eclectic style in favor of embracing a simpler approach, she has not lost that feeling of abundance in how she lives.  And today, she's going to share with us exactly how she does it!

Mar 13, 2017

Today we're talking with Emily Henson.  By day, she's a professional stylist making brands look their absolute best.  But the other side to Emily is the blogger who feels that only showing perfectly styled vignettes, rooms and whole houses is unproductive and unhealthy for our self esteem.   She's the author of three books.  Modern Rustic and Bohemian Modern came first.  And then most recently, her book Life Unstyled, which is a beautiful companion to her blog of the same name.  Emily is on a mission to show the behind-the-scenes reality of what real homes look like when they are actually being used by real people!  She is a breath of fresh air to all of us who want to find the balance between beauty and chaos!  Let's get started.

Mar 6, 2017

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. March is all about finding the PURPOSE & MISSION of your home!

Feb 27, 2017

Jennifer Harrison of Flea Market Fab joins us for a special bonus excerpt about our shared love for Mr. Abe Lincoln.

Feb 20, 2017

Today we're interviewing our first stylist who is creating a beautiful home...  on wheels!  Katie Nathey of Mountain Modern Life blogs about living in a 280 sq ft RV camper with her handy-man husband, Eric.  Katie's style, actually her whole lifestyle, is focused on nature, and in particular, the inspiration she gets from spending time in the mountains.  When she and Eric were looking for the perfect mountain town to call home, they realized that they weren't ready to choose just one place to settle down.  So instead, they decided to take time away from a brick and mortar home, rebuild and renovate an RV, and travel from one beautiful natural spot to another.  At this point, Katie and Eric have been living in the RV for several months but have only traveled to places where they have family.  We've caught her just as they're about to head out for the first leg of their non-family related adventure.

1 « Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Next » 8