Welcome to Love Where You Live, a podcast by interior design team Jeremy and Chandler of Peach and Pine Home.
We love what we do because we get to help people create spaces where they can thrive. We love helping people find inspiration and joy where they spend the most time - in their homes! We love listening to our clients dream about what their home could be and how it could better serve them. And we LOVE creating the designs that get them there.
In this podcast, we'll tackle topics in interior design, renovation and remodeling, home tips and tricks, DIY, home decor, and more. You’ll hear practical knowledge on everything from planning full-scale renovations to updating small spaces in your home. We’ll also have some pretty awesome guests on the show with inspiring perspectives on what makes home, well, home!
Your home is vitally important to your ability to live life to the fullest. Are you ready to be inspired to make your home a place where you and your family can thrive? We are here to help YOU Love Where You Live.
Joel and Nathan Anderson of Anderson Design Group
Quick Review If you’ve followed us for long, you’ve probably seen us post about the travel posters we collect depicting places we’ve been. Just a few weeks ago, we wrote on the blog about how we find inspiration for our home in our travels. The vast majority of our travel prints come from a local Nashville business that we love - Anderson Design Group. They have been designing art in Nashville since 1993, as founder Joel Anderson recounts in our discussion. They are a family business, local to Nashville, and have a team mentality. With over 1800 posters, calendars, books, postcards, and more, Anderson Design Group truly makes beautiful art, and we loved having a conversation with them about their business!
Timestamps 3:12 - Interview introduction
4:23 - An introduction to Joel and Nathan Anderson of Anderson Design Group.
for more info, be sure to check out their “About” page
07:42 - What first inspired you to start Anderson Design Group? How did it begin?
11:10 - How do you pick locations for your prints?
14:20 - Do you have local artists contribute to the collection, or are all the designs done in-house? Or both?
16:48 - What are some cool ways you’ve seen people using Anderson Design Group products in the homes?
20:17 - How has the coronavirus shutdown of the past few months impacted your business?
24:28 - Do you have a favorite print or collection?
Grand Prismatic Spring
Yosemite Half Dome Vista
28:48 - Do you have any new designs or other projects in the works right now that you’re excited about and can share about?
National Parks board game
Design Basics Series - Q&A (Live Episode)
Quick Review A few weeks ago, we recorded a LIVE Q&A episode on Facebook and Instagram Live, answering YOUR questions about design basics. You can check out the video on our Facebook Page, or listen to the audio-only version on the podcast!
Timestamps 03:59 - Where do we suggest rug shopping?
Start by shopping local, if possible. In Nashville - Apple and Oak, Brentwood Interiors
7:19 - Do you do any larger renovations when you work with clients?
We do a wide range of interior design projects, from simple furnishings to full-scale renovations
The dream team for a renovation is an interior designer, an architect, and a general contractor
General contractors like to implement plans, architects and/or interior designers make the plans
11:00 - How would you decorate these walls? (Questioner sent pictures)
Check out our episode on Art
Check out digital art prints from Our Store
Focus on doing a little something different with each wall
14:03 - How do you mix different shades of wood, and are there rules for mixing tones?
Typically, you want to keep no more than 2 tones of stained wood in a space
16:38 - We are about to replace our roof and don’t like the current color. How do we take the same principles you talked about in the Paint Colors Episode and apply that to our roof/brick situation?
Check the color wheel
Check with your roofing company for example photos
21:11 - How do you incorporate collectibles into your decor and still keep the look of your home current/fresh?
Don’t group your collectibles all together
Mix and match collectibles with other decor items
24:57 - How do you love where you live without any closets?
Check out our Small Space Living Episode
Find things that fit well into your space but also function really well in storage capacity
27:55 - What backsplash and wall paint colors should I choose (accompanied by pictures)?
If you have a tuxedo kitchen, you don’t need your backsplash or wall to be the focal point. Go simple
Design Basics Series - Art
Design Basics Series - Art Quick Review This is the final installment of our Design Basics Series, and it’s one of our favorite topics - ART! We love art and have collected some vintage art over the years that we absolutely love. Chandler says it in the episode, but art really is one of the easiest ways to express who you are and who your family is in your home. And in conjunction with this episode, we have some exciting news - we are launching an online store! We hope to add products over time, but we are starting with, you guessed it, art! Specifically, digital art prints. We are offering six beautiful vintage digital art prints to begin with that we are so excited about. Be sure to check them out at The Peach and Pine Collection.
Timestamps 1:58 - Dad joke of the week
2:57 - Introducing Art
“Art is one of the easiest ways to express who you are and who your family is in your home” 3:20 - The number 1 rule for picking art - pick art that makes you happy
4:47 - Types of art we like to use: Vintage Paintings
7:00 - Travel photos
7:25 - Modern / Abstract Art
8:06 - Family Photos
9:03 - Typography
9:42 - Photography
13:42 - How close to hang things together. 4-6” from the bottom of the piece of furniture
15:23 - If you’re trying to find a really large piece of art to hang above furniture, typically you want the art to be at least 2/3rds the width of the furniture piece.
17:50 - If you’re hanging art that isn’t connected to a piece of furniture, you want the art centered around eye level (specifically 57” - 60” off the floor)
19:23 - Try not to have the top of any art piece above the window or door trim in the room.
22:35 - Where to find art
25:24 - Online Digital Art Prints. These are hi-res digital files of original art that you can print from your home (at a local print shop, FedEx, etc.) in various sizes to be the perfect fit for your space.
27:32 - Introducing the Peach and Pine Collection
Design Basics Series - Accessories
Today we’re talking about something that most anyone who is into interior design loves to talk about - accessories! Accessories are a big part of what makes YOUR home feel like YOUR style. Whether that’s books, containers, art, greenery, or fun decorative objects, accessories make a huge statement in your home. As usual, Chandler shares a few of her “rules of thumb” about accessories on this week’s episode.
Timestamps 01:45 - Dad Joke of the Week
03:06 - Introducing Accessories - “decorative or functional items that add the finishing touches to a chosen home’s style.”
5 categories of accessories we always keep around for styling a home.
05:39 - Books - take the book jackets off and you’ll find that many books are BEAUTIFUL to display as an accessory.
08:04 - Containers - vases, boxes, jugs, etc.
10:47 - Art
One of my favorite uses of art - having a small art piece that leans up against the all on the shelf. It doesn’t have to be framed, just lean it up to take up some height and give visual interests. 12:02 - Greenery and Botanicals
Check out our favorite faux plants that look real 13:33 - Fun Decorative Objects
20:12 - Shelf Styling Freebie
Design Basics Series - Textiles
Textiles are a part of home design that can often be overlooked but are incredibly important. There isn’t a simpler way to establish your design style in your home than with textiles. As you’ll learn (or may already know), textiles are simply fabrics in your home - pillows, window treatments, bedding, etc. On today’s episode, we’ll hit the basics of using textiles in your home and give a couple tips and tricks to help you use them effectively.
Timestamps 04:38 - Dad Joke of the Week
05:14 - Introduction to Textiles.
Definition of Textile: A type of cloth or woven fabric
07:46 - Window Treatments
A common mistake to avoid: hanging curtains too low and too close together. Hang your window treatments HIGH and WIDE.
The ideal width for curtains is 2-2.5x the width of your windows
12:11 - Pillows
A common mistake to avoid: pillows made to match your sofa.
13:21 - Tips for mixing patterns with pillows. Pillows generally fall into 4 categories: organic, geometric, textured, solid. You don’t want two of the same type in a single place. If you are going to do two in the same category, you want them to be different scales.
17:49 - Bedding
A common mistake to avoid: not layering.
19:28 - Standard bedding setup. Duvet and cover, full-sized bed blanket, regular shams, euro shams, and a decorative bolster or lumbar pillow. On a queen-size bed, you want 2-3 euro shams, whereas on a king-size bed you want 3-4
23:10 - Rugs
A common mistake to avoid: getting a rug that is too small.
Design Basics Series - Furniture
This is the third episode in our Design Basics Series, and today we are talking about furniture! Like most people, we had a shoestring budget when we were just out of college and freshly married. We bought plenty of furniture that was function over form and super cheap, but we found that those things really aren’t built to last. As we’ve grown our business and worked with talented carpenters/woodworkers like Kyle Levy of Broken Compass Woodworking (remember episode 8?), our appreciation for the fine craftsmanship of quality furniture has really grown. There is a time and a place for places to invest in quality and places where you might not want to. It’s important to think of your furniture as an investment rather than just an expense. We hope that this episode helps you think through your own home and how you can best invest in pieces that will last.
Timestamps 02:52 - Dad Joke of the Week
04:00 - Introducing Furniture
04:52 - The evolution of our appreciation for quality, well-made furniture. Growing up, our parents had quality and beautiful furniture, but we didn’t really understand the difference between quality-made furniture and cheap furniture.
06:42 - Good, Fast Cheap - Everybody wants all three, but you can usually only pick two when it comes to furniture.
8:40 - A couple of things that shifted our perspective on the value of quality furniture.
(1) Working with quality woodworkers like Kyle Levy at Broken Compass Woodworking
(2) Going to High Point Market
“If you get a good piece of quality furniture, it can truly last a lifetime.”
12:51 - There is a time and a place for places to invest in quality and places where you might not want to. It’s important to think of your furniture as an investment rather than just an expense.
14:45 - 8 questions we recommend you ask yourself when you’re buying new furniture.
15:00 - How long do you want to keep this?
15:35 - Where is it made?
16:28 - How is it made?
17:28 - What are the materials used to build?
You really just need to do your research so you know what you’re getting when you’re purchasing furniture - especially with the materials.
21:32 - How is the customer service of the company?
Quality customer service generally indicates quality products.
24:00 - Will it fit correctly into my space?
Measure twice, buy once.
25:45 - Is new really the best way to go, or should I be looking for something that’s used or antique?
27:25 - What about something custom?
29:25 - Things We’re Loving
Jeremy - The gallery wall above my desk (be sure to check out my post about it!)
Chandler - Homemade pizza on the grill