Style Matters is all about the substance behind developing a personal style in your home and surrounding yourself with beauty in a way that is meaningful. We interview top stylists, designers, artisans and tastemakers both nationally and internationally about why style matters to them. The guests we interview each week inspire us creatively, and give us insight into why the art of home making is so powerful. To continue the conversation on why style matters, sign up for our monthly newsletter, packed with photos, stories, tips and resources, at www.littleyellowcouch.com
The Healing Power of Art with Cheryl Janis
We're going to hear about the beauty of Cheryl's natural environment, feng shui, her artwork and the importance of art overall when it comes to creating a home that gives something back to us. Here's Cheryl.
How A Quilt Makes A Home with Jen Kingwell
I've wanted to interview many Australian designers but haven't been able to make the difference in time zones work. Until now! You're about to hear my conversation with Jen Kingwell, fabric and pattern designer, quilter, and now author. She's just written a book called Quilt Recipes, and I fell in love with the gorgeous photos showing how her quilts are used in interiors. Not only can you follow her patterns and design ideas to make your own quilts from this book, she also includes recipes from her mom who was a terrific baker. When you think about it, it's the perfect combination for a cozy winter day... curling up with a soft handmade quilt and a sweet treat. You'll have to check out the photos on the show notes page of this episode to really get a sense of the feeling this book has inspired in me! Ok, here's Jen.
I'm very happy to have Marian Parsons open up this new season of Style Matters for us. You may also know her as Miss Mustard Seed, which is what she called herself when she started a blog over 10 years ago. From the blog came other business pursuits such as creating a line of milk paint, creating fabric and product designs, and selling her original artwork. She's just come out with a new book, "Feels Like Home: Transforming your home from uninspiring to uniquely yours," and her approach to design completely aligns with what we believe here at Style Matters. And that is that your story is your style. Let's hear from Marian.
The Art of Living With Collections with Melissa Parks
Melissa Parks is a hunter and seller of vintage goods just outside of Chicago, Illinois. She's also a regular contributor to the digital magazine, Lived-In Style and wrote for the print publication Flea Market Style before that. You may know her as "Megillicutti," which is the name she uses on Instagram where she has over 26k fans. If you don't follower her on Instagram, you're going to want to have you hear this conversation, and I'll link to it in the show notes page. This episode has turned out to be one of my favorites and I think it's a really good way to wrap up 2021. That's because Melissa exudes pure joy... she delights in the creative act of composing a home that could only be described as pure Melissa! And she's going to inspire you to do the same.
A Beautiful Home Doesn't Have To Break The Bank with Jamala Wallace
Every once in awhile, I like having a guest on the show who isn't doing design professionally. Just someone who loves creating beauty on her own, for her own, absolute pleasure. So I'm delighted to share Jamala Wallace with you today. She shares her many room and furniture transformations through her personal blog, vivalavintageforyourhome.com. In this conversation, we really zero in on the idea that beauty comes from the act of finding and creating it, rather than acquiring it. And to fully appreciate what she means by this, you really need to see the photos of her home. So be sure to go to the show notes page for this episode at littleyellowcouch.com. Ok, here's Jamala.
How a Rug Becomes the Soul of a Home with Emmy Ellison
Emmy Ellison, founder of de Maroc. Her mission is to bring the beauty of handmade woven rugs from Morocco into all of our homes. I'll let her tell you her story, starting with her wandering around Morocco, following the trail of the centuries-old tradition of designing, weaving, and dying these beautiful, soulful pieces
So enjoyed this episode! Yes! I have a lovely king sized quilt my mother made for me and my husband that is now our bedspread! It makes our master bedroom look so much cozier than the store bought comforter that used to be on our bed. The book sounds wonderful and can’t wait to get it!
Informative and entertaining
What a lovely podcast! I have learned so much ! Wonderful variety of guests!
Love this podcast!
I call Zandra my design fairy godmother! This podcast is thoughtful, heart-felt and a joy to listen to. I always learn something new or discover a new artist/designer to follow. As someone who loves “slow style” and intentional and sustainable design, this podcast is a super supportive addition to my journey as a designer. Thanks, Zandra!