49 episodes

Dani from fig & farm (at home) inspires REAL moms, with REAL homes and REAL budgets to transform their houses into homes they love.

She breaks through the Pinterest and Instagram perfect traps to uncover the potential of home decorating by sharing affordable and practical tips, tricks, DIY tutorials, and more. She helps home owners break through the barrier of what's keeping them stuck in their home design, while also encouraging them to tell their home's story from within by living a life of intention with the people they share their home with.

She is obsessed with the idea that your home doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful, that you can mix your style with inherited furniture from Great Aunt Betsy, and there's always space for one more at the table.

She spills all her secrets, teaches you how and guides you along the journey!

Learn >> www.figandfarmathome.com
Connect >> figandfarmathome@gmail.com
Work with Dani >> https://www.figandfarmathome.com/design-packages
Community >> https://www.figandfarmathome.com/join-the-community

Fig & Farm (at home) - Design Happy Living Danielle Watson

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    • 4.9 • 8 Ratings

Dani from fig & farm (at home) inspires REAL moms, with REAL homes and REAL budgets to transform their houses into homes they love.

She breaks through the Pinterest and Instagram perfect traps to uncover the potential of home decorating by sharing affordable and practical tips, tricks, DIY tutorials, and more. She helps home owners break through the barrier of what's keeping them stuck in their home design, while also encouraging them to tell their home's story from within by living a life of intention with the people they share their home with.

She is obsessed with the idea that your home doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful, that you can mix your style with inherited furniture from Great Aunt Betsy, and there's always space for one more at the table.

She spills all her secrets, teaches you how and guides you along the journey!

Learn >> www.figandfarmathome.com
Connect >> figandfarmathome@gmail.com
Work with Dani >> https://www.figandfarmathome.com/design-packages
Community >> https://www.figandfarmathome.com/join-the-community

    Room Edit: When you have the motivation, but you don’t quite know what to do in home design - a behind the scenes look at Aimee’s Room Edit

    Room Edit: When you have the motivation, but you don’t quite know what to do in home design - a behind the scenes look at Aimee’s Room Edit

    "My house looks stupid!" No one should ever say that or feel that way about their home, but that's exactly what Aimee said when she contacted me. 


    A Room Edit is a designer's eye on your space identifying the parts of the room that don't quite feel right, as well as the parts that do - and steering you in the direction that you, the homeowner, want to go. You don't mind doing the work, in fact you WANT to do the work...you just don't know what to do. 


    This episode is for you, a fly on the wall, as I walk Aimee through two rooms of her home instructing her on changes that she could make in order to achieve the look that she'd like. I share tips, tricks, product sources, general rules of thumb, and SO much more that you'll WANT to get out a notebook, a pen and a tub of popcorn as you listen to this room re-shaping take place. 


     


    Book YOUR Room Edit here: https://figandfarmathome.com/room-edit


     


    Important Links:


    // Website: https://www.figandfarmathome.com


    // Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/figandfarm/


    // Join the community: https://bit.ly/design101group


    // Book a Room Edit: https://figandfarmathome.com/room-edit


     


     

    • 46 min
    Quick Tip Tuesday: I need a new couch and I DON’T want to buy one on-line without sitting on it first. HELP!

    Quick Tip Tuesday: I need a new couch and I DON’T want to buy one on-line without sitting on it first. HELP!

    In 2022, shopping on-line for things has become the status-quo, but when it comes time to shop for a couch, Michelle didn't want to buy her couch without testing it out in person.


    In today's Quick Tip, we chat about tips for making her in-store couch shopping experience efficient, productive and successful, but we do it starting with a little on-line homework!


    I teach Michelle the steps I would use to first identify the purpose of the room she's placing the couch in, navigating its size using materials she has around her home and using Pinterest to understand her aesthetic. 


    Helpful resources and links mentioned in the show:


    >>Episode 6: Understanding the purpose of your room


    https://figandfarmathome.podbean.com/e/6/


    >>Back to Basics (a 5 day guide to getting started in the design process):


    https://bit.ly/fandfb2b


    >>Email: figandfarmathome@gmail.com


    >>Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/figandfarm/


    >>Book a call to get one-on-one help in YOUR home design decisions:


    https://www.figandfarmathome.com/book-a-call


    >>Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/design101group


     


     

    • 11 min
    10 Things that are ALWAYS on my list when I’m shopping at thrift stores and what to do with them once you get them home

    10 Things that are ALWAYS on my list when I’m shopping at thrift stores and what to do with them once you get them home

    So...we decided to follow the trend of DITCHING the cheap replicas and bringing in the GOOD OLD STUFF! We know we can find it thrifting, but how do you actually find the good stuff? 


     


    It starts with identifying and understanding your aesthetic (you can listen to the episode about that here: https://figandfarmathome.podbean.com/e/7/). Once you have your home style identified keeping an eye out for home decor items with your aesthetic will help you be most successful so you can bring home the treasures! 


     


    In today's episode I share with you my top 10 items that are always on my list when I go thrifting. Use these as a guide for the next time you go and be sure to tag me on Instagram @figandfarm or post in the Facebook Group (https://bit.ly/design101group).


     


    And...what DO you do with the second hand furniture you brought home? You loved it when you saw it in the store, but now you see all the flaws. These 6 things are the most common ailments I find in second hand furniture, but don't worry...I don't leave you with the ailment, I teach you how to fix it too. Need help? Join the Facebook Group to ask all your questions!


     


    Links mentioned in show:


    Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/design101group


    Painting Furniture Class: https://bit.ly/paintingfurniture101


    Bookshelf Style Guide: https://bit.ly/bookstyleguide


    Blog (thrifted vase to Pottery Barn replica): https://www.figandfarmathome.com/post/pottery-barn-knock-off


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/figandfarm/


     


     


     

    • 41 min
    Quick Tip Tuesday: Should I replace the bathroom vanity or will it be ok to paint it?

    Quick Tip Tuesday: Should I replace the bathroom vanity or will it be ok to paint it?

    "Will it look ok if I paint the bathroom vanity?"


     


    That's the question on the table from Tammie in today's Quick Tip Tuesday and my short answer...it depends on how experienced of a painter you are! The answer, like most things in home design, is more nuanced than a simple yes or no. In today's episode, we talk about how important it is to know the end goal of the bathroom in order to make a decision to paint or replace. We also talk about how important research, correct tools and talking to the right people is in the journey of DIY projects like painting bathroom vanities. 


     


    Do you love painting or just the idea of a fresh new look?


    How do you know if you should use enamel, latex or chalk paint for the project?


    We talk about all of these things, but mostly the thing that should NOT be skipped is PRACTICE. Practice, by its very nature, builds skill and confidence...both things you need if you're ready to paint a bathroom vanity! 


     


    Are you ready to practice painting a piece of furniture? Head to my Painting Furniture 101 class: https://bit.ly/paintingfurniture101


    And then, join the Facebook Group so you can get support while you practice: 


    https://bit.ly/design101group


    And...tag me on Instagram so I can see your project! @figandfarm


    But follow me, so you can see my projects too: https://www.instagram.com/figandfarm/


    Do YOU have a question that you want featured on Quick Tip Tuesday? Send me an email at: figandfarmathome@gmail.com


     

    • 17 min
    Quick Tip Tuesday, part 2: But where doI start in home decorating if I want to redecorate my entire house?

    Quick Tip Tuesday, part 2: But where doI start in home decorating if I want to redecorate my entire house?

    Sequels...do you love them?! Today's Quick Tip is a sequel to last week's question from Susan. The question was something like this:


    I HATE my home...but where do I start in home decorating if I want to redecorate my entire house?! If you haven't listened to part one of that answer, I encourage you to go back and listen. You can hear it here: 


     


    Why do you hate your home and what is keeping you stuck? Does your home serve you or do you serve your home? Those concepts were the focus of last week's answer, but Susan (and I believe that many of you can be 'Susan') needs more than that. Susan needs direction, actionable steps that help her move her design needle forward. 


     


    So, as I sat and thought about Susan (and ALL OF YOU) I created a FREE five day mini-guide that includes resources and five minute power packed videos to help you get started! Each video steers you in the design direction that you could be headed as you begin your home decorating journey! You can access the five day FREE guide: Back to Basics here: bit.ly/fandf2b


     


    Then, let's continue the conversation with my community of mamas just like you, over in my Facebook group: https://bit.ly/design101group


     


    Other resources:


    Website: figandfarmathome.com


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/figandfarm/


     


    Do YOU want to be featured on the show with your question for Quick Tip Tuesday? I'd love to answer your question. Submit your question here: figandfarmathome@gmail.com 

    • 6 min
    Is thrifting right for you? 7 tips for thrifting efficiently as you hunt for home decor treasure

    Is thrifting right for you? 7 tips for thrifting efficiently as you hunt for home decor treasure

    It's in...the home decor/design trends of 2022...and the one we're talking about today:


    Ditching the cheap replicas and bringing in the good ol' pieces! 


    But how do you even begin to find them? Thrifting, second hand shopping, shopping Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, even hand-me-downs are all considered thrifting. The trend setters are saying that's where the home decor gold is this year, so that's why I should do it? Nope (and maybe)...four reasons why shopping second hand for home decor items is a good thing: 


    1. Saves you money


    2. You can find some pretty unique pieces


    3. Reduces your carbon footprint


    4. Treasure hunting is FUN!


     


    But HOW do you do it in a way that is efficient? That's what we're talking about today and you're going to want to take some notes!


     


    Links mentioned in show (and important places to check out!):


    Facebook Group so you can share YOUR favorite finds: https://bit.ly/design101group


    Blog (so you can see the pretty wood & glass bookcase I mentioned): https://www.figandfarmathome.com/post/mixing-old-and-new-is-it-possible-part-1


    Instagram (so you can tag me with a picture of your favorite find and follow along as I go find MY treasures!): https://www.instagram.com/figandfarm/


     


    Happy treasure hunting!!!

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Pach85 ,

Practical and Encouraging!

I’m loving this podcast! Dani presents her experience and expertise in very practical and easy to follow strategies that make designing your home feel possible, even when your budget and experience are limited. She’s so encouraging! I definitely recommend listening!

bluebrd3 ,

I love this podcast!!!

What a breath of fresh air! This podcast is encouraging, fun, helpful, and practical. I love all of the home tips and I love Dani’s down-to-earth approach to family and home life.

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