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Dear Alice is an Interior Design podcast brought to you by Jessica Bennett and Suzanne Hall, the spunky geniuses behind Alice Lane Interior Design. These two ladies break down the highest end of the design and interior fashion world through their beautiful lifestyle approach with a heaping dose of wit and taste.

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Dear Alice is an Interior Design podcast brought to you by Jessica Bennett and Suzanne Hall, the spunky geniuses behind Alice Lane Interior Design. These two ladies break down the highest end of the design and interior fashion world through their beautiful lifestyle approach with a heaping dose of wit and taste.

    Trends That Should Go! | Next Time on Dear Alice

    Trends That Should Go! | Next Time on Dear Alice

    • 2 min
    Pattern & Scale | Answering Listener Questions

    Pattern & Scale | Answering Listener Questions

    Today we’re talking pattern, scale, rhythm, and repeats. This is a really important part of design and keeps things from looking too stale, static, or flat. Pattern preference really depends on what kind of person you are and whether you end up wanting something different down the road hinges on if you’re the kind of person that constantly needs to be changing your style (like in what you wear) or if you’re a person who always wears the same colors, jewelry, and generally stick with the same styles. We touch on a lot more with pattern and scale, which you can find below.

    How to do plaid without it looking like a farmhouse 5:57
    Should pillows have different or repeated patterns? 9:49
    How to know you won’t tire of a pattern? 11:39
    Mixing contemporary and traditional 15:12
    Should you repeat patterns to make things cohesive? 18:43
    Carpet 19:01
    Best pattern for traditional grand millennial nursery 22:17 +1:52
    Combining patterns 23:31
    One good tip for understanding pattern and scale 28:12
    How to decide scale for furniture size vs the room 28:38
    Finding scale problems in your room 33:16
    Pillow sizes 35:32
    Small art 36:33
    When to go small 38:02
    Living room lamp size 39:45

    “I think as you design your home that you should think about what those memory points are gonna be because even though it’s for you, the people that come by will associate those patterns or rhythms of wall paneling or whatever it may be. They might remember your powder bath, but those things are the things that tell your story.” 5:30


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    Answering Listener Questions | More Design Details for Our Listeners

    Answering Listener Questions | More Design Details for Our Listeners

    Today we’re doing listener questions again because after looking at the data, it shows that these are your favorite podcast episodes. Whenever we answer your questions, everyone seems to tune in, so we always want to make sure we do this for you guys after saving up the questions until we have enough to do one of these. If you have a specific question you’d like answered on here, send in your question to dearalice@alicelanehome.com

    Must have item for kitchen styling 2:16
    Rug material for high traffic area 7:03
    Best color and material for bathroom fixtures 10:11
    If lighting is brass, should knobs be brass? 13:28
    Vaulted vs coffered ceilings 22:34
    Finding quality craftsmen 26:48
    Elegant ceiling fan 31:58
    How to elevate a cookie cutter or tracked home 35:53
    Does Alice Lane offer design service for just one or two rooms? 40:29
    Great vintage looking tile that is budget friendly 42:57
    The most important thing to update when renovating a room 44:58
    Making a shower curtain look chic 46:45
    Pocket doors 48:43
    Fabric 51:12
    Can you put a mirror in the middle of a two window wall? 54:32

    “So we have a service, it’s called ‘It’s Furniture Designers’ and it’s free. So you guys, they are going to choreograph and use everything from our showroom and inside of our warehouse that’s ready to go out, they know how to use our website. They just all have really, really gorgeous taste and they’re designers. A lot of them are graduated, they’re using AutoCAD and you’re gonna talk to them on the phone, send them your measurements, Pinterest pictures, and then they’re gonna lay out all the furniture.” 40:44

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    Answering Listener Questions | Next Time on Dear Alice

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    Pools | Best Design Choices and Layouts

    Pools | Best Design Choices and Layouts

    Today we are going to be talking about pools and it’s Summer time, we’re all thinking about it, and some of you are planning them for your future homes, so we’re here to talk about everything we’ve learned and all that we can share with you from an interior designer’s perspective. There are a lot of questions we’ve had for different pools and price points, so we want to talk about the different types of pools, and then we get into the one we used most as designers for homeowners that want something really pretty and lovely.

    The limitations that may come with pools 2:55
    Different types of pools 4:38
    The anatomy of the pool 8:57
    Salt water vs chlorine pools 11:40
    Making above-ground pools look beautiful 13:57
    Pool covers 19:04
    Pool depth/child and safety 20:57
    Stone and tile, patio material for cold weather 28:33
    Black bottom pools 33:58
    Hot tubs 37:44
    Beach towels 39:54

    “We did this one home down in St. George and they called it a spool… spool is for small pool, and it was just enough for them to get wet, for the kids when it’s so hot in Saint George, but they didn’t have a group of room back there. So spool is great, and he was also saying that where he lived he did a lap pool that was 70 feet by 5 feet, strictly for laps, but you can do a pool to whatever constraints you have land wise. You can get as big as you want, or as small as you want.” 16:25

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    Paloma Contreras Interview | Tips and Methods She Uses for Design

    Paloma Contreras Interview | Tips and Methods She Uses for Design

    Today we’ve got Paloma Contreras who is an award winning interior designer and taste maker based in Houston Texas. Her design is a modern take on traditional style gravitating toward classic silhouettes and timeless pieces paired with a touch of glamour and an infusion of color. Paloma is highly decorated when it comes to being a designer. She’s in the Next Wave interior designer by House Beautiful and has been named on LUXE Magazine’s gold list, the ELLE Decor A List, and she has also been named number 4 on Forbes list of the Top Social Media influencers in the home category.

    Her book Dream, Design, Live 3:15
    How she starts with people who are stumped 9:14
    Kips Bay Showhouse 11:47
    Paloma’s style 17:27
    Sources of inspiration 20:03
    Tried and true design advice 23:31
    Being a teacher 26:07
    What she’s learned from having a showroom 29:38

    “You usually get about 2 and a half months from the time that you’re asked to participate until opening night and in this particular case of Palm Beach, we couple that with a pandemic and a global supply chain crisis and it’s not for the faint of heart, but I actually loved that part of it. I loved the challenge and having sort of the satisfaction at the end of it to think ‘OK guys, we pulled this off. We did it.’ And you know, that feels really great.” 14:38

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

R. Letitia ,

A Thursday Addiction

Hello from Toronto! This podcast is the reason for Thursdays. All other work gets put on hold. These ladies are endearing, quirky, lovely, the best friend you never had and oh, so knowledgeable on all things interiors. Jess and Susan - love you guys! Give us more! ;)

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LOVE

I love this podcast. So many wonderful tips and fun to listen to. ✨💓🙏

Jillian Gabel Interiors ,

So Inspiring!

I discovered your podcast just a few weeks ago and binge listened to every episode! Every time I listen I feel like I’m sitting down with some very stylish and sophisticated friends and just having a really inspiring design chat. Having just started my own design business I find this podcast to be the perfect complement to my other business podcasts. It keeps me inspired and reminds me what design really is all about. And you make me laugh! Thanks so much for doing this podcast, I just love it!

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