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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 newslette ...
 
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Cara Newhart is like my other half, perfectly complimenting the things I know with the things I don't know. Namely, how to actually build stuff. Cara is the woman, the carpenter, the visionary behind Never Skip Brunch where she is on a mission to empower women to hold a drill as easily as you hold a handbag. She has all kinds of ways of interacting…
 
In this episode, Cara sits down with the Editor of Better Homes & Garden's DO IT YOURSELF Magazine, Brian Kramer. They dive into what's next for Modern Farmhouse Style and some design strategies for keeping it fresh. Brian shares a peak into the summer issue of Do it Yourself magazine and a preview of some of the on-trend projects you'll find insid…
 
My guest this week is Debbie Mathews, a well established antiques dealer in Nashville, Tn, who has also moved into the design arena because so many of her customers have recognized her exquiste taste, her eye for detail and her ability to mix antique pieces with contemporary ones in ways that make a room feel relaxed and welcoming. Debbie has a lot…
 
Max Humphrey is my guest today and it's his second time on the podcast. In that first interview, he shared a lot about his background, which is really interesting, and his overall approach and philosophy toward design. Today, we're picking up where we left off, conversationally, but a lot has happened in the years since that first time we talked. F…
 
This conversation left me feeling very inspired and I hope you feel the same energy that I've taken away from it. My guest is Carmen Rene of Aquilo Interiors. She's baed in Oakland, CA and has worked on everything from hotels, restaurants and bars to private homes all across the Bay area. Carmen's aesthetic is pretty wild, very bold and unlike a lo…
 
Ki Nassauer is a repeat guest on the Style Matters podcast and I'm so happy to have her back. Ki has been rolling up her sleeves and digging in to all things vintage for many years. This time, I wanted to talk with her about her newest venture, an online magazine called Lived-In Style. When I first met Ki, she was the editor in chief of Flea Market…
 
In this episode, Cara sits down with her diy bestie + Furniture Flip Challenge co-host, Jessie Ecker. They share some of their best tips for flipping furniture, strategies for infusing personality into your project and trying new diy techniques. They also chat about how to leverage DMs on social media to get expert advice from brands and some ways …
 
In this episode, Cara sits down with the Editor-in-Chief behind the top home & design site, Hunker — Eve Epstein. They dive into the nuances of 2021 design trends and how to adopt them in your spaces, design strategies for the everyday girl, how wellness and coziness are driving diy space design, and a little bit about Hunker's new diy video series…
 
In this episode, Cara has a conversation with internationally sought-after color expert Maria Killam to uncover pro strategies for picking paint colors for your spaces and dive deep into understanding undertones.This conversation will help you learn why you're probably picking paint colors all wrong, the biggest way to get color right, how to use c…
 
Today, I have a very special guest to wrap us up for the winter season. I'm talking with the one-and-only Marlo Thomas. That's right. THE Marlo Thomas! She has recently collaborated with Williams Sonoma on a 10 piece collection of that's perfect for when we're all able to start hosting friends again! We talk about how this all came about and the in…
 
You may know my guest this week from the seemingly boundless energy she shares on her HGTV show, Good Bones. But she's no TV star diva. Mina Starsiak Hawk is the real deal when it comes to construction and renovation. Before being approached by the network to pilot a show about two women, a mom and daughter team, who could take a dying home down to…
 
In this episode, Cara is chatting with luxury designer, Kate Lester, who has designed for clients who are professional athletes, entertainment industry insiders, and the Hollywood elite. Kate is the queen of live-able luxury and offers tips for telling your story in your space vs chasing trends, incorporating luxury home decor on a budget, and some…
 
If Martin Scorsese and Coco Chanel had a baby... If Big Band sound met a leopard in a Thai restaurant...How do YOU define your style? Today on the show, I'm going to dig into our new Style Mash Up guide where you can finally, once and for all, forever put to bed that annoyingly difficult question to answer: What is your style??? Download the guide.…
 
Michelle Ogundehin is a leader in the interior design world. Most recently, her first book, called "Happy Inside: How to Harness the Power of Home for Health and Happiness" has just been published. The interview you're about to hear is one of the most substantial conversations I've ever had about design, on a personal scale. How design affects real…
 
My guest today is going to come at the question of how to design our homes from a very different perspective than what you're used to hearing on this show. Susan Weis Bohlen isn't a designer. She's a chef and author and practitioner of Ayurveda, an ancient Indian holistic approach to life. Susan gives us a quick intro to the basics of Ayurdeva and …
 
In this episode, Cara is sharing all about getting the courage to dive into diy projects when you're feeling scared or afraid of failure. She shares how to reframe failure, push past the fear, and how to approach diy so that you have a sure path to success in creating projects and a home you love.You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, G…
 
My guest today is Ariel Garneau who is known for her bold, colorful, quirky, somewhat retro, mash up of styles. I went in to this conversation hoping to see if I could uncover what makes her tick because she's one of these people who have developed a very particular style that's unmistakeable. And I wanted to know where it comes from, how she defin…
 
David Supple is the founder and CEO of New England Design & Construction. Schooled in architecture and trained in carpentry, David is about to explain how the profession of architecture has come to be and how it has estranged itself from its roots where craftsmanship and design went hand in hand. Now, David has a great personality so, he's very ent…
 
My guest today is Mehaz Khan. She's a color psychology specialist and talks with us today about choosing color from the perspective of how it will affect our behavior, via our emotions. She's very much invested in her client's mental and emotional health, and understands the connection between those aspects of who we are and the environments we cre…
 
Bertille de Lestrade is an artist and on her Instagram account called Darling Toutim, she primarily shares her sculptural and mixed media pieces. Her other instagram account is called Cette Maison Bleue, and that's where she showcases her paintings of private interiors... living rooms, bedrooms, etc. and that's why I wanted her to come on the show.…
 
Today I have a very special guest whom I sought out after hearing from so many of you about your struggles with the other humans you live with. Specifically, you've been telling me that your biggest struggle when it comes to your home is getting your spouse or partner on board with whatever it is you want to do! So let me introduce you to Sarie Tay…
 
Going "green" has become much more the norm these days as all of us are coming to terms with the fact that our planet can't sustain lifestyles dependent on single use, disposable goods. And we're all at different stages of transformation when it comes to changing our practices to ones that are more sustainable. Ifbuilding an eco-friendly home from …
 
In this episode I address several listener dilemmas by first showing how they all have to do with battling the feeling of overwhelm. When I asked you what your biggest struggle was when it came to your homes, you said not enough time, loads of clutter, and too many choices! Not to mention a lack of confidence. Today, I talk about three ways to deal…
 
My guest this week is interiors photographer Alyssa Rosenheck. She's just come out with her first book called "The New Southern Style: Interiors of a Lifestyle and Design Movement." To define this new movement, she casts a wide net across the south, sharing the homes of activists, designers, chefs, and other creatives. The focus of the book is on h…
 
Today I'm doing another episode of On The Little Yellow Couch, where I don't have a guest, it's just you and me. And I want to revisit the Slow Style philosophy I first started talking about back in May. Back then I realized it would be really helpful if everyone listening to the podcast and everyone who interacted with Little Yellow Couch in any w…
 
If you are a book lover, how central are they to the feel of your home? In this episode I interview Thatcher Wine, founder of Juniper Books. Juniper is a very unusual company in that they don't publish new books. They create covers for books and, more specifically, covers for whole collections. When you look at the shelves, the book spines, an imag…
 
Get comfortable because you're in for a lot of little gems of inspiration today! Lauren Caron is the owner and principle designer of Studio LaLoc, now based in Seattle. But she started her career working at Tiffany's flagship store in Manhattan working on product display. From there, she worked her way up at the iconic Bergdorf Goodman's, managing …
 
In this episode, Cara is sharing all about mood boards and how to use them to create diy-designed spaces with a designer vibe. She shares her mood board process, favorite hacks and apps, plus a really cool challenge you can dive into and create a mood board for a space. Cara will choose her favorite space to win $500 to Home Depot! Follow along on …
 
Sean Scherer is a painter by training and profession, and currently a passionate shop owner and creator of interior environments that envelope you in very particular atmospheres and emotions. Sean has written his first book called Kabinett & Kammer: Creating Authentic Interiors. The German words Kabinett & Kammer refer to the name of his well-sough…
 
Today I'm talking with Christine Martin of The Good Abode. The main thing I wanted to talk with her about was her extensive travel history and how her style keeps evolving to incorporate a mix of different cultural experiences. And we do get into all of that. But Christine has so much more to say as well. We talk about the power of re-arranging fur…
 
There is a genuine warmth emanating from my guest, Marie Flanagan. She's a designer in Houston, TX and she's just come out with her first book called The Beauty of Home. Now, I gush a little bit about the book in the very beginning so let me just say here that I found Marie's chapters to each be a foundational lesson in design that clarifies so muc…
 
Melissa Mary Jenkins is a Canadian watercolor and mixed media artist who also makes her own inks from plant materials she grows or forages on her rural property. In our conversation today, we talk about the art of layering colors, materials, moods...both in art and in our rooms. We also share the same passion regarding serendipity: you must slow do…
 
In this episode, Cara is chatting with furniture maker, content creator, and fellow podcaster Katie Freeman. Katie gives insight into her furniture design process, including how she finds inspo for her designs. She covers tips for getting started in your DIY journey using furniture flipping or restoration.You can download this episode from Apple Po…
 
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