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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Check Yourself! | This Year’s Number One Trending Pattern
This podcast started with a great question in which Sue decided she would write a finals paper for us so that we could then record a podcast for you. We are excited to share this podcast as you guys will be on this journey with us, because we are learning with you at the same time. We received a question from one of our listeners, Monica, that said “I love the timeless yet trendy look of checkered or diamond floors. I’m planning on installing it in my new home, however I’m stuck on scale. Is there a rule for pairing tile size with square footage of a room? I would love for this to be addressed in an episode, thank you.”
What’s going great for us and what’s a stumble 1:00
Checker board is everywhere 15:00
Figuring out your border rather than the scale 20:20
Graph paper 27:00
“I feel like all 3 of us were the check. We’re gonna be justified with the wall. We’re not gonna throw it on the diagonal, right? I don’t consider myself to be formal or fancy enough and I honestly hate it when people take their shoes off at my house. I’m like ‘Oh no, just please stay comfortable.’ I don’t want anyone to feel like I’m overly fancy.” 30:25
Check Yourself | Next Time on Dear Alice
Dear Alice Live Edition | A Recap of the Event
We are talking about our Dear Alice Live recap in this episode. We did a live event here in Draper, Utah and 50% of the people that came were from out of state, and then a lot of our attendees bought E-tickets and had so many questions, which we didn’t have time to answer nor did we even expect there would be questions at the end. We wanted to do an episode dedicated to all of those E-ticket questions and figured probably a lot of you would like to know those answers, so we’re gonna answer those questions here.
What to do with a large blank wall that’s not framed art 4:15
Styling a corner fireplace 8:10
Most popular art frame right now 11:00
Construction of rug to go on a bedroom carpet 14:20
Sectional vs sofa 19:20
Night stands do not have to match? 22:05
Do you iron your sheets? 25:00
Combining different styles 26:10
Bench or daybed/sofa at the end of a bed 32:05
Determining the size for living room side tables 33:30
“[Spot tables] are so easy to pick up and they can be so sculptural and so fun. We use spot tables a lot just next to a chair like a quick little pull up, often they can migrate. My kids pull them around all over the place because it’s easier for them to pll up and eat their Lunchable on, or whatever it is. They can just bring it over to this chair and put this drink on it while I’m reading this book.” 37:00
Dear Alice Live Edition | Next Time on Dear Alice
The Gift Guide | What we are gifting this season
In this week’s episode we are talking about The Gift Guide, our favorite gifts to give, and who to give gifts to. Many of us are last minute kind of people, especially as creatives, and we wanted to talk about some methods or ideas that may help you, especially if you’re an overthinker and the kind of person that just wants to get that perfect gift for that special someone, such as your significant other, family member, best friend, or even coworkers.
Our season’s vice’s and what we’re craving 1:20
Talking about teacher gifts 10:30
Host gifts 20:10
Sleep masks 35:35
Cozy Earth 36:50
Curiosities Collection 45:40
“A little plant is really cute too or an orchid. We have pots right now at Alice Lane from one of our favorite vendors that makes beautiful ginger jars and beautiful Asian pots and stuff, and you just drop an orchid in it or any plant and you’re giving this beautiful thing they can keep on their table, or entry console. Something living is–I love it. I love having plants to love and take care of.” 34:48
Wow wow wow!
I have listened to nothing else for what seems like 3 months, and dread getting to the last episode! Living in England, it’s inspiring to listen to your huge range of ideas and your openness about design challenges :) I’ve learnt so much, and as we are half way through building our own house and barn your insights have changed many parts of our design inside and out. I admire your achievements, hope one day you’ll ship outside the US and have your own Netflix/Amazon too. Thank you for your constancy.
This podcast has helped me understand good design principles and the advice is something I can act on straightaway. Really delightful.
One suggestions for the hosts: more inclusive language would be appreciated. Your listeners are hosts and hostesses, not just hostesses. Maybe use the term “host” going forward, much like we refer to actors to encompass all? It would be most welcomed.
Fun and informative!
I’ve been slowly working my way through all the episodes and they are a trove of fantastic advice and information! Not quite sure what they think the word “gracious” means as they seem to use it as a replacement for “grand” but otherwise I would definitely recommend!