Domino editor in chief Jessica Romm Perez hosts this weekly podcast, which spotlights creative strategies for making your home (and every day) feel more special, personal, and fun—from insider tricks on how to tackle your next renovation project to easy updates that instantly refresh a space—through candid conversations with Domino’s editors and community of experts.
Kevin Sharkey on His Color-First Approach to Organizing, Spending the Last 26 Years Alongside Martha Stewart, and the Evolution of His Epic Closet
There is a certain level of polish and style associated with organizing the Martha Stewart way. There’s a reason for this, and much of it traces back to Kevin Sharkey. Kevin is the executive vice president and executive director of design for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, and for more than 25 years he has been Stewart’s right hand and creative confidant. He is a visionary decorating editor, a creative mind, and one of the most organized people I know. His apartment in Manhattan features a number of stylishly organized spaces that lean heavily on color—a beautifully designed bookcase with hundreds of books arranged by hue, a graphic all-black closet that rivals the merchandising at any chic store, and an epic china and silver cabinet for his encyclopedic collections of tabletop. After a conversation with Kevin, I walk away inspired and always having learned something.
Tune in as we explore Kevin’s organizing solutions, which are as hardworking and precise as they are intuitive and cool.
Jeremiah Brent on the Rituals of Family Life, the New Neutral Paint Color He Can’t Live Without, and the Budget-Friendly Reno Hacks He Learned on TV
Jeremiah Brent is on a mission for the original. Known for his megawatt career and likable television personality, Jeremiah’s design approach is rooted in the ritual of living in a home you love and comfort without sacrificing an ounce of style. Despite his visual point of view being highly appealing, he is incredibly thoughtful about what he buys, instinctual, and generous. Natural materials, sculptural lines, and collected vintage mingle in a way that is artistic and uniquely his. Along with his husband, Nate Berkus, Jeremiah’s current TV projects include HGTV’s competition show Rock the Block and Netflix’s Say I Do, along with the popular Nate and Jeremiah by Design, which follows their career and family life with their two adorable children, Poppy and Oskar. His collections of furniture for Living Spaces are a study in emotional and functional design. Listen in as Jeremiah shares his rituals around family life and the budget-friendly reno hacks he’s learned on TV.
Chef Sophia Roe on Redefining the Pillars of Wellness and Unlocking Genuine Connections Through Design
Sophia Roe wants us all to have a conversation. By inspiring an open dialogue, she’s bending the idea of what wellness really means, pushing the boundaries of every industry she touches. Most recently, it has been through her Vice TV series, Counter Space, which weaves a narrative around where culture, food, community, sustainability, racial justice, and storytelling meet.
Beyond cooking delicious, beautiful food and lending focus to its impact on health and well-being, Sophia is a spiritual powerhouse who wants to show you how to nourish and care for your soul—tapping into balance and what makes you feel good, which extends to your home, your surroundings, and the items you choose to touch every day. Listen in as she brings awareness to the topics of food insecurity, welfare, shelter, and body positivity in a way that is approachable and empowering and inspires action.
London-Based Designer Beata Heuman on Fearlessly Throwing Out Design Rules, Why British and Scandi Design Play Well Together, and How to Make Every Room Sing
Swedish-born and London-based designer Beata Heuman believes interiors should really sing. They should tell your personal story and be a reflection of the lives lived within a space and of the places and personalities that have inspired the journey to get you there. Beata is a rising star in the British design world—known for her bright and fearless interiors but also as a smart and open-minded product designer. Her Shoppa web shop sells everything from her fantastical and wildly patterned fabrics to smart lighting and bespoke furniture. Her designs strike this cool balance of effortlessly Scandinavian and distinctly British—which means they are cozy, whimsical, inviting, and timeless. In the foreword to her new book, Every Room Should Sing (Rizzoli), Beata writes, “It is easy to become preoccupied with trying to copy a perfect look. But the truth is that if you try to completely imitate another person’s style, you will always fall slightly short.” Learn more as we explore the dynamic spaces she creates that are a reflection of her go-for-it attitude. They rest not on expensive items or hard-and-fast design rules, but instead value passion, humor, fearlessness, and comfort. Bright, happy colors, new ways to frame and hang art—unexpected details intended to bring you joy.
Chris Loves Julia’s Julia Marcum on What She’s Learned After Six Kitchen Renos and the Hack That Will Save Your Budget
Julia Marcum has built her career around the concept of love. Her popular blog, Chris Loves Julia, launched as a personal creative diary of renovation, home, marriage, and family—all of the very real parts of life that impact how you truly live in your home. Her deep passion for the process of renovation and documenting all the little details—the earned sweat equity and mishaps that happen in the journey of making spaces better and more personal—gives her content an approachability that inspires her fans to do it themselves. With her community following along as she updates her spaces, Julia believes that you can always make a space function better for you and budget is a construct we can all learn to work within. Listen in as we chat with the self-described homebody and explore the six kitchens she has renovated along with her husband, Chris.
Loeffler Randall’s Jessie Randall on Renovating Her Kitchen During Quarantine and Her Forever Love of Ditzy Florals and Sun-Washed Gingham
Loeffler Randall’s Jessie Randall has a spot on the timeline of Domino’s history. The O.G. Domino cover featuring her Brooklyn home with the “For Like Ever” poster launched a thousand Pinterest boards and Etsy shops, and that story is still circulating today. Jessie’s love of sun-faded neutrals, ditzy florals, and reimagined gingham finds its way into her collections, and she shares those inspirations on her Instagram feed. Her brand is embarking on a new chapter this month, with Loeffler Randall’s first retail shop, opening in New York City’s Nolita neighborhood; a ready-to-wear collection; and shoes that strike that magic balance of comfort and style.
So many of the techniques used in crafting the label take their inspiration from interiors—pleating, hand-stitched embroidery, quilting—and it all is informed by Jessie’s own creative process. Listen in as we dive into the projects and hands-on crafts that she’s been working on for the past year.
I was searching for inspiration and found it in this podcast! The episode with Sophia Roe was so beautiful and inspiring I plan to re-listen to it multiple times. I found the new way to start my mornings in this podcast.
Brings Magazine to Life
I am so glad I found this podcast! I’m already a huge Domino magazine fan. These podcasts are beautiful stand alone info bits, but are also amazing adjuncts to the articles (e.g. just saw Sweeten mentioned in the Renovations issue). My favorite part of this series is the Domino quick fire asked of all guests. Keep up the amazing content and guest count!
Pretty great but much vocal fry
I love the concept and hearing the different perspectives of each guest. It’s been kind of like a comfort food when I’m feeling stressed. I had to take off one star because the vocal fry is really distracting and a little grating. Every person from interviewer to interviewees does it.😬