Design Oracles is a podcast for anyone interested in residential architecture and interior design. Two
design professionals, Dianne Kett, Architect, and Amity Worrel, Interior Designer, explore and share
topics from working with design professionals to how to avoid or embrace design trends, to discussions
of design periods in history. We are here to educate, pontificate and evangelize about the subject of
residential interior design. We invite the student, the home owner the curious and those seeking
knowledge to join us, The Oracles, in a discussion of all things related to homes, home design,
decorating and architecture.
Do not forget to email your questions the Design Oracles if you have anything you would like us to
answer or reveal!
Never Enough Vintage Furniture with Katie Congusto of The Ronstadt Effect - Austin TX
Katie shares her background and her love of vintage furniture with how she has turned that into a business helping designers solve their furniture needs.
The Discipline of Building – Interview with Brad Whitman of LBR Homes in Austin
In our second interview with Brad Whitman we get a chance to discuss what he sees and his role in the approach to solving client’s needs along side the design team and the homeowner.
The Discipline of Research in Design - Interview with Dr. Debra Harris
Dianne and Amity learn about the more scientific and technical side of design and how research contributes to design in this fascinating interview with an academic in the field. Debra Harris is an Interior Designer, holds a PhD in Architecture, Researcher and Owner of RAD, and Associate Professor at Baylor University
Fabric and Wallpaper Supply - Interview with Callie Jenschke from Supply Showroom
In this interview we learn something about how a very important supplier of beautiful fabric and wallcovering approaches helping supply designers with their much needed goods and how they act as supporters too of the artists that they represent.
Investigation of a Trade - Wall Coverings and Paint interview with Lisa and Peter Moon of Paper Moon - San Antonio and Austin
Dianne and Amity spend time discussing the ins and outs of the important trades of painting and wallpaper hanging. The importance of what these trades do is uncovered, highlighted and celebrated!
The Role of a Gallerist – Interview with Kevin Ivester
We wanted to learn and understand what it is that a gallery owner does in working with designers so we interviewed Kevin Ivester of Ivester Contemporary in Austin, TX about what he sees is his role in bringing artists, designers and home owners together.