50 episodes

Welcome to the Explore Home podcast brought to you by Universal Furniture. Hosted by Universal’s Marketing Director Neil MacKenzie, Explore Home navigates all of the latest happenings within the furniture industry, from design trends to changing marketing strategies. Featuring a new guest every episode, Neil delves into their unique skillset and knowledge as it relates to furniture in a warm, casual, conversational tone. Expect to hear from a range of top authorities, including furniture business professionals, interior designers, design bloggers and influencers.

Explore Home - A Podcast from Universal Furniture Neil MacKenzie

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Welcome to the Explore Home podcast brought to you by Universal Furniture. Hosted by Universal’s Marketing Director Neil MacKenzie, Explore Home navigates all of the latest happenings within the furniture industry, from design trends to changing marketing strategies. Featuring a new guest every episode, Neil delves into their unique skillset and knowledge as it relates to furniture in a warm, casual, conversational tone. Expect to hear from a range of top authorities, including furniture business professionals, interior designers, design bloggers and influencers.

    Explore Home with Megan Molten, Founder and Creative Director of Megan Molten Design and Shop

    Explore Home with Megan Molten, Founder and Creative Director of Megan Molten Design and Shop

    This week, we invite you to Explore Home with Megan Molten, founder and creative director of her eponymous design firm in Charleston, South Carolina. Tune in as Neil sits down with Megan to discuss her design career journey, the importance of building ironclad client relationships, and her forthcoming work featured in Flower Magazine. Megan explains how the positive feedback generated from her design-focused social media accounts gave her the confidence to transitioninto a full-time design ca...

    • 45 min
    Explore Home with Yvonne Christensen and Nichole Speirs, owners of Utah-based House West Design

    Explore Home with Yvonne Christensen and Nichole Speirs, owners of Utah-based House West Design

    Welcome to the Explore Home Podcast. This week, we invite you to explore home with Yvonne Christensen and Nichole Speirs, owners of Utah-based House West Design. Listen as Yvonne and Nichole discuss how “meeting” on Instagram led to joining forces and opening House West Design. They discuss the challenges of merging two companies together, from day-to-day processes to delegation and hiring the right team. Over the course of the last 3 years, they have assembled a tight-knit, well-rounded grou...

    • 45 min
    Explore Home with Rydhima Brar, Founder and Principal of RTerior Studio

    Explore Home with Rydhima Brar, Founder and Principal of RTerior Studio

    Welcome to the Explore Home Podcast! This week, we invite you to Explore Home with Rydhima Brar, founder and principal of R/Terior Studio based in Los Angeles, California. Listen as Rydhima discusses opening her interior design business at the very start of COVID and how her previous corporate role helped her pivot her business strategy. Then, Rydhima shares with Neil more about her childhood growing up in Kuwait and how her upbringing played an integral part in her unique aesthetic. After, t...

    • 44 min
    Explore Home with Carmin Black, Founder of Half United

    Explore Home with Carmin Black, Founder of Half United

    Welcome to the Explore Home Podcast. This week, we invite you to explore home with Carmin Black, Founder of Half United. Half United is a for-profit philanthropic company that puts helping others above profit. Selling “socially good goods,” Half United works with artisans in developing countries to produce one-of-a-kind items. This leads to gainful employment in places that are in desperate need of opportunities.Neil and Carmin talk about how she and her brother started Half United when they ...

    • 27 min
    Explore Home with John McClain, CEO and Creative Director of John McClain Design

    Explore Home with John McClain, CEO and Creative Director of John McClain Design

    Welcome to the Explore Home Podcast. This week, we invite you to explore home with John McClain, CEO and Creative Director of John McClain Design. Home design is in John’s blood, his family built homes and he tagged along as a kid. This led to the discovery that he loved every aspect of home design, from the foundation to the roof. Neil and John talk about how he began by decorating friends’ homes for a free lunch. On a whim, he auditioned for an HGTV special that focused on designers. H...

    • 40 min
    Explore Home with Tammy Nagem, President and CEO of the High Point Market Authority

    Explore Home with Tammy Nagem, President and CEO of the High Point Market Authority

    Welcome to the Explore Home Podcast. This week, we invite you to explore home with Tammy Nagem, President and CEO of High Point Market Authority. As the newly appointed HPMA President, Tammy describes her transition into the role and the anticipation of the upcoming Spring High Point Market. Tammy and Neil discuss how anyone who is serious about the home furnishings business needs to attend HPMKT. It is the epicenter of the furnishings industry, you will see more product, more categories...

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

bunbunnbunnn ,

Love it!

Love the open, conversational nature of this podcast and all of their guests have been super informative! A fun and easy listen.

MadelineLilian ,

Interesting

Listened to this podcast while waiting on some friends. It was an easy listen and made the time pass quickly. Some cool antecdotes and stories.

Kmiller12! ,

Fun Conversations About the Furniture Industry

Such a great podcast that focuses on the furniture industry. Can’t wait to hear more!

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