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EPISODE 67 - JACOB MEDINA
Since beginning his firm in 2016, Jacob has quickly become recognized as an industry leader, having been included in Houston Chronicle’s round up of Most Beautiful Homes for 2019 and 2020, recognized by Luxe Interiors as a go-to designer for contemporary kitchens, and mentioned in Architectural Digest as an "insider". He describes his style as Modern Eclectic, saying “the terms modern and eclectic are pretty broad, but it best describes my ideal style. I draw inspiration from styles that are traditional and contemporary to create something that is unique”. He believes that collecting pieces from multiple eras and styles is the key to a design that is timeless and not trendy. Jacob introduces vintage pieces in his designs to create a layered look that represents his client’s journey and lifestyle. The end result is sophisticated yet comfortable.
EPISODE 66 - DARA CAPONIGRO
Dara Caponigro is the Chief Creative Officer of F. Schumacher & Co. and Creative Director of Schumacher. F. Schumacher & Co. is a 131-year-old American company that comprises both Schumacher, the luxury fabric and wallcovering house, and Patterson Flynn Martin, the prestigious rug firm. Caponigro directs and oversees product development, digital and print marketing, PR and events, licensing, the Schumacher blog and visual merchandising. She is also Editor in Chief of Schumacher’s luxury design magazine, Frederic. Caponigro is the author of The Authentics, which delves into the lives and homes of original trailblazers in the creative world as well as Domino, the Book of Decorating, a NY Times bestseller. Her most recent book S Is for Style: The Schumacher Book of Decoration celebrates the limitless possibilities of decorating and helps readers identify their personal style. Prior to joining Schumacher, Caponigro held many illustrious positions as a magazine editor, specializing in interior design and architecture. Most recently, Caponigro was the Editor-in-Chief of Veranda, establishing it as a global luxury brand. During her tenure, which coincided with both a recession and a decline in overall magazine readership, both Veranda's newsstand sales and advertising revenue increased by double digit percentages. Caponigro was also a founding editor of domino where she was Style Director from 2004 to 2009. She also held the positions of Design and Decoration Director at Elle Decor and Decorating Director at House Beautiful. She began her career at The Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Caponigro is known for her ability to develop and invigorate brands, whether it’s breathing new life into existing companies or building them from scratch. With her discerning eye and uncanny ability to know her audience, she is able to dissect a property’s assets, give it a distinct personality, and evolve it to its full potential. Caponigro holds a BA from Barnard College where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She lives in the Bronx with her husband, David Steinberger, and their two children, Sofia and Stefan. Their homes have been published in House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Veranda, domino, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.
EPISODE 65 - BECKY SHEA
Becky Shea Design (BS/D) is a leading NYC-based full service interior design & lifestyle studio specializing in organic modernist principles across our luxury residential projects and custom, artisan crafted furniture & home decor. Unlike most interior design studios which rely on architects for design elements and drawings, we control and design every single detail of the custom homes we build and renovate, inside and out. From all custom millwork, vanities, windows and door details, down to the grout color and vegetation surrounding you, we holistically create spaces thoughtfully considering how each element symbiotically works together. Our design philosophy is rooted in our deep appreciation for embracing nature’s energy in a sustainable, timeless way that evokes a sense of welcoming calmness & peace. BS/D’s signature use of muted, organic textiles, and layered natural elements paired with industrial materials like steel and concrete, define our studio’s ethos. When coupled with our obsessive desire to ensure functionalism is not lost, the end result is a truly beautiful, yet practical, design that will stand the test of time.
EPISODE 64 - CHRIS GODDARD
Chris Goddard is the Founder and Principal Designer of Goddard Design Group. With over 30 years of design experience, Chris has mastered his approach to creating timeless spaces that tell a story and evoke a mood.
Through his eclectic style and attention to detail, Chris artfully blends elegance with personal history. With a focus on each client’s individual needs, environment and past, he ultimately creates an inheritable home for generations to come. Chris believes that a home should be a sanctuary and a true expression of each client.
EPISODE 63 - LINDSEY BORCHARD
Lindsey’s background as an artist allows her to design spaces that are intentional and unique to every client. From mixing earthy textures with bold textiles, curating vintage finds with contemporary elements, Lindsey pulls her inspiration from the beautiful California landscapes she has called home all her life.
Lindsey Brooke Design was started in 2016 in Lindsey’s spare bedroom of her Thousand Oaks home. With a lot of hard work, endless nights, and a big dream Lindsey has turned Lindsey Brooke Design into a household name. Lindsey also works as a leader in the design community by co-hosting a 4 day retreat called Design Camp throughout the year for fellow design professionals.
Episode 62 - Jean Brownhill
After earning an Architecture degree at The Cooper Union, Jean spent a decade working in architecture and construction. Her own challenging renovation inspired her to transform the opaque construction industry and create the first modern renovation experience that is transparent, efficient and personal. Sweeten (as in “home, sweet home”) launched in 2011. Today, Sweeten has nearly $1.5B of construction projects in the pipeline. The two-sided marketplace brings trust, transparency and technology to a $400B industry, creating the end-to-end standard for the renovation experience. Sweeten has been called a “Renovation Game-Changer,” with Jean hailed as “The Contractor Whisperer” by New York Magazine and one of Inc. Magazine’s “Most Innovative Women Founders in America.” Jean is a Loeb Fellow from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, where she co-founded the African American Student Union (AASU), an organization supporting African Americans in architecture, real estate and urban planning. As a member of the 2018 Class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute, she recently launched SAW (Sweeten Accelerator for Women) to help female contractors build their businesses. Most recently, Jean was recognized by Goldman Sachs as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2020 at its Builders + Innovators Summit.
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