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.
(Re-air) Real Housewife and client, Angie Harrington | Next Time on Dear Alice
All Your Deep, Burning Questions Answered | Uncut
We’ve had listeners during our giveaway talk about their favorite episodes and most were saying they loved our listener question episodes where we answer the various questions you guys have sent in to us, so today we’re giving you another listener question episode. Tune in today to hear the various inquiries we answer that we’ve recently received.
Suz, what are your favorite resources to source original art? 9:00
Best home items to add or not add to your wedding registry 13:10
Formula for throw pillows on a bed 20:50
Old home with closed up fireplace in a kid’s bedroom 29:40
Favorite fabrics on indoor sofas with pets 31:15
Renovating a Dutch colonial 34:45
Upcycling an old item into a new design 37:45
In-person, live Dear Alice event 44:00
“My number one tip to people is just to look for galleries around you, look for art shows around you, look for boutiques around you. Try and find the artist. If you fall in love with art, DM them. Talk to them. Find out the story because that’s what makes art so fantastic is the story behind it. You relate to it with your own story.” 9:39
All Your Deep, Burning Questions Answered | Next Time on Dear Alice
Purchasing an Existing Home | How to right the wrongs of past owners
We see a lot of homes in all the work we do and in some of the remodels there are some things that you’re just inheriting. When you purchase a home like this, you have to get really good at planning because it’s not inexpensive to redo the various things you want changed, but there’s a lot of architecture and a lot of things you wouldn’t do today, but they did yesterday. So now it’s your turn to make it right and we think the majority of people are likely in this position who are listening to our podcast right now, so listen in as we give our opinions and expertise on what you should do when you inherit architecture.
Inheriting architecture 9:10
Custom built-ins with little budget 11:05
Older homes and what’s so great about them 20:45
Analyze the way that you live 22:00
A mid-century jewel and pulling fashion in 31:15
Sometimes you will need to start over 34:10
Celebrate the good 38:05
Making existing architecture yours 41:15
“What do you do when you have custom built-ins in the home you purchased and you don’t have the budget to rip it out and rebuild it? How to repurpose, optimize, camouflage, style, paint? Here’s my dilemma, a built in structure between two pillars that separate the kitchen and family room.” 11:16
Inheriting Architecture | Next Time on Dear Alice
Keep or Toss? | Current Trends We Do or Do Not Agree with
We have a fun episode today, which is about finding something and saying if we would keep it or toss it. It might be polarizing and we as your hosts might feel opposite or the same about certain things, but that’s what will help make it fun. Join us as we talk about various items that should be kept or tossed, such as travertine, china hutch, or grasscloth wallpaper.
Antique chest from grandma 11:40
China hutch 14:35
Fiddle leaf figs 26:15
Murals and tufted headboards 29:05
Floating TV 30:05
Wood and stain grade base 31:00
Skinny jeans and leggings 32:20
Bullnose countertops 37:35
Hair extensions 41:15
Crocs and birkenstocks 43:45
French tipped nails 46:20
“I think [travertine] is beautiful in spaces. I do think a modern beach house with travertine, just things that feel really earthy and water could run over them, is so pretty. For myself, I’m not gonna buy any travertine, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think it’s beautiful for myself or another client. If it was in somebody’s home right now, would I have them rip it out? I think it would depend on the style and the tone we’re gonna move into.” 20:45
To all the haters… you’re wrong.
I’m a designer and live in Salt Lake City and have lived internationally… to the lady from New York: this show is not for everyone; and neither are you. Suzanne and Jess are awesome, funny and relatable!! Are you mad that you can’t afford something they are talking about?… they design high end homes so what were you expecting?!? They say themselves they cannot afford many of the things they specify. This is the life of an interior designer!!! Also can’t everyone relate to the last minute renovations Suzanne has to do? So funny and how it is for most of us. Well done Alice Lane! I listen to every episode twice and if I don’t agree with every single thing you say I can move on like a normal person and I sleep just fine at night. ❤️🙏
Also vocal fry is so normal… do you listen to npr? The Kardashian’s? Move on. People use the word like a lot in Utah. If you hate it then don’t listen?!?
You have a choice.
Really wanted to love this…
I have to agree with another review, sometimes they come across as “mean girls”. They are very contradictory. They say “do what moves you” but don’t do this because it’s awful…make your home your own and don’t worry about resale, but make sure when you renovate think about the next purchaser.
I would like to listen to a podcast that teaches the basics of interior design, like pros and cons of quarts vs granite, do I have to offset a pattern pillow with a solid? If I go with a pattern curtain, do I go with solid pillows? How to find good antiques and how to decorate with them? Just some examples.
So now we are blocking reviews?
These women are INSUFFERABLE. Watch what you say before you alienate the country. And your designs are boring.