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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.

    Process of Building Our Homes | What We Would Do Differently

    Process of Building Our Homes | What We Would Do Differently

    Our podcast today comes from a listener question. She said that she’d love to hear us discuss what the process was like for us personally and what we learned, what we would do differently, etc. when we built our own homes. So today Cory and Jess talk about their process and what they learned just to help you overcome some of the shortcomings that maybe you’ve experienced. Even as professionals, we still experience shortcomings, so hopefully we can help you not have to fall into those same traps.

    More about Cory 2:11
    What we would do differently in building our new home 8:39
    Exterior pain point 16:36
    You cannot predict the supply chain 22:03
    Finding the right people to work with 26:49
    Terminology 29:28

    “If you like to make a million decisions, build a house because that is exactly what it is. You’re just gonna have to, every day, make 5-10 decisions that you’re gonna have to live with for however long you’re living in the home.” 7:17

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    • 32 min
    Process of Building Our Homes | Next Time on Dear Alice

    Process of Building Our Homes | Next Time on Dear Alice

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    Jess and Cori Listener Q's | More of What You Want to Know

    Jess and Cori Listener Q's | More of What You Want to Know

    Today we are answering your questions again, which is your favorite podcast and ours. We love knowing what you guys want to know from us and know that we can always answer your questions. Sometimes your questions will require a lot of information to answer and we will dedicate a whole episode to it, but often we get smaller questions that require shorter answers, and so that’s what we’ll be doing in this episode.

    The art of effing it up a bit 2:22
    How to display family pictures 7:45
    Achieving a lux look for less 12:15
    Find affordable modern chandeliers 16:06
    Is backsplash out? Is it all about the slab now? 21:54
    Blending styles 28:26

    “The one thing that they have in common is scale. Scale makes everything, and scale meaning the size of things, makes everything feel more luxurious, more expensive.” “Err on the larger side of scale?” “Yes for sure.” 12:43

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    Interview with Carrier and Co | A Quality Perspective

    Interview with Carrier and Co | A Quality Perspective

    We’re so excited to have Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller with us today. They are the great Carrier and Company and have the whole meal deal. If you’re an interior designer, you want to be them. They have collections through Loloi rugs, Century Furniture, Visual Comfort, Lee Jofa, and Soicher Marin. They’re also named on Architectural Digest AD100, Elle Decor’s A list, Deluxe Gold list, and they’ve been published in Vogue, Town and Country, Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Oprah, World of Interiors, and many others. These two are married, live in Upstate New York and share 2 children.

    Working together and their roles in the company 2:24
    Their love story 8:21
    Where they find their inspiration 17:25
    What they find most fulfilling 22:53
    The most challenging and most rewarding part of their job 26:50
    Favorite thing to collect 32:56
    Defining luxury 36:18

    “Because life is getting so busy, I really enjoy the fact that we really do a deep dive with our clients and I kind of live vicariously through them, like figuring out what the fantasy is for their home and their property, and when we’re lucky enough to do projects that are vacation homes where I think there’s always an added element of kind of romance or fantasy. It’s I think what keeps it really fun.” 19:03

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    Adam and Jess Interview | Our Story of Alice Lane Interior Design

    Adam and Jess Interview | Our Story of Alice Lane Interior Design

    Today we’ve got Adam, Jess’s husband on the podcast who will be interviewing her, which we have been wanting to do for a while, but haven’t been able to until now because Sue just had a baby and will be away for a bit. Adam has a very good understanding of construction and the quality of how and why things are made a certain way, and Jess has a great eye for design, so blending them together is always entertaining and some of the secret sauce to everything.

    What it was like when they started 5:21
    Some of the roles played when starting 9:26
    Do you recommend working with your spouse? 16:13
    The first market they went to 19:00
    Who Jess likes to surround herself with 23:51
    How the vision has changed 31:09
    The hardest part of running this business over the years 36:15
    Getting Jess to be the face 38:38
    Quick questions 42:18
    How has this business affected our family? 48:02

    “Something that you really, really latch onto, and maybe the question is ‘where did this come from?’ but it’s your communication skills. Like when you’re working with a client, when you’re with a friend, or whatever, I’m always so impressed by how it goes beyond the surface and you really want to understand their needs and their wants, and how this piece is going to function within their home and not that it just looks pretty. I think a lot of people can build off a lot of pretty things, but will it last over time? And will it continue to be pretty and functional, and serve people’s needs.” 27:52

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    Keeping Traditional Fresh | Reviving Conventional Design

    Keeping Traditional Fresh | Reviving Conventional Design

    Today we have a special treat for you. We’ve got Kristina Kellett and Jessica Talbot who are both senior designers at Alice Lane Home. We had a question from one of our listeners about how to keep traditional design fresh, so we brought in the designers to get their opinions, some of the work they’re doing, and some of the risks they take to just update, freshen, or even what our fresh approach is to keep things looking amazing.

    Kristina’s and Jessica’s expertise 2:18
    Where they get their inspiration from 4:44
    Paint colors and finishes 9:52
    How to keep traditional design fresh 12:40
    Some more projects we’re doing to keep it fresh 19:01
    Wallpapers 20:43
    Tricks for pattern on pattern 22:04
    Tile 26:09
    Window treatments 29:40
    Final advice 33:40

    “You’re gonna pair something really geometric with something very flowy. So if you get this really cool Gracie paper, you probably want something more structured on the floor and maybe less opinionated because you want this Gracie paper to shine, but it’s still OK to put a pattern on the floor. It’s still OK to layer a piece of art on top of your Gracie paper, and it’s still great to start layering in mirrors and these sparkly elements that all just add to the story.” 22:11

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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Yisk1506 ,

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!

madinacath ,

Ok but not for me

The advice feels a little out of reach for the normal person living in a normal sized home (or is it because I’m a Brit)? Appreciate their knowledge, but can’t relate or utilise the advice for my small flat in London.

Beasee ,

Inspired over the pond

As a Brit, I’m not sure where I expected to find life-giving interiors inspiration but I don’t think it was Utah. Let me tell you though, Dear Alice makes my heart sing every time I listen. You have such a wealth of knowledge and I have found so many new sources of inspiration thanks to you ladies - please don’t stop!

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