16 episodes

What does it mean to design a nourishing home post 2020? What are millions of people now craving in their spaces that has changed? Join Contemporary Felt Artist and former Wellness Designer, Cheryl R. Janis, for deep conversations with soulful and extraordinary female interior designers who design homes, hotels and work spaces that make us feel safe, nourished and held through it all.

The Lavender Room Design Podcast With your host Cheryl Janis

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    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

What does it mean to design a nourishing home post 2020? What are millions of people now craving in their spaces that has changed? Join Contemporary Felt Artist and former Wellness Designer, Cheryl R. Janis, for deep conversations with soulful and extraordinary female interior designers who design homes, hotels and work spaces that make us feel safe, nourished and held through it all.

    “Beyond a Couch and a Rug” with Sandra Funk; CEO and Creative Director of House of Funk, in Franklin, Tennessee

    “Beyond a Couch and a Rug” with Sandra Funk; CEO and Creative Director of House of Funk, in Franklin, Tennessee

    What happens when a 13 year old budding interior designer suddenly begins to experience that metamorphosis from child to woman, with all its constraints and heightened emotions, and she has just been granted her own bedroom?
    Meet my special guest this week; Sandra Funk, CEO and Creative Director of House of Funk - an interiors and build/renovate design firm in Franklin, Tennessee. Sandra’s award-winning design work has been featured in publications such as Elle Decor, House Beautiful, The Huffington Post, Aspire Design & Home and Luxe Interiors + Design.
    When Sandra was 13, she was awarded her own bedroom and dove headfirst into redesigning that space; ripping out the old carpet, tearing off the old little girl style wallpaper, and transforming it into a new space–one where she could nourish and flourish into the woman she was becoming!
    What does Sandra mean when she says, “I am always looking beyond a couch and a rug” and how does this deeply spiritual human marry her holistic and spiritual practices with her interior design business?
    Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy my nourishing conversation with Sanda Funk.
    Learn more about Sandra Funk and House of Funk, visit: https://houseoffunk.com/.
    Follow Sandra on Instagram: @houseoffunkdesign

    • 48 min
    "Radical Self Expression and Radical Self Acceptance Meet Stylish Surroundings" with Rachel Moriarty, Chief Creative Officer at Rachel Moriarty Interiors in San Diego, CA

    "Radical Self Expression and Radical Self Acceptance Meet Stylish Surroundings" with Rachel Moriarty, Chief Creative Officer at Rachel Moriarty Interiors in San Diego, CA

    What happens when an award-winning interior designer, #1 Best Selling Author, Style Expert,  Color Expert and Patternista suffers a personal loss? Where does she go to grieve, self nourish and heal?
    My special guest today is Rachel Moriarty, Chief Creative Officer at Rachel Moriarty Interiors in San Diego, CA. On today’s episode, Rachel and I dive deep into what nourishment looks like from Rachel’s internal empathic lens, and how she grieved the sudden loss of her beloved Grandfather during a redesign of her bedroom for a One Room Challenge event! How did Rachel’s new bedroom help heal her during this time?
    What does Rachel mean when she says, “A nourishing space is where radical self expression and radical self acceptance meet stylish surroundings?”
    Enjoy this deep and real conversation with me and Rachel Moriarty–a truly thoughtful and insightful interior designer who is not afraid of color nor texture, and who wholeheartedly embraces design influences from across the globe.
    Learn more about Rachel Moriarty and Rachel Moriarty Interiors here: https://www.rachelminteriors.com/

    Follow Rachel Moriarty on Instagram: @rachelmoriartyinteriors
    Connect with Rachel Moriarty on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rachel-moriarty-08251522/

    • 50 min
    "What Does It Mean To Be A Homebody?" with Melinda McCoy; Founder & President of The Homebody Fellowship

    "What Does It Mean To Be A Homebody?" with Melinda McCoy; Founder & President of The Homebody Fellowship

    What does it mean to be a homebody in today’s world, and why is there such a negative connotation with that word? 
    My special guest today is Melinda McCoy, Founder and President of The Homebody Fellowship–a Community for Fellow Homebodies. Melinda runs an online membership for those of us who love to be home, and find joy in the simple comforts that center around our homes. 
    Lean in and listen to this self-professed homebody (and yes, I’m one too!) share all the goodness and nourishment that comes from decorating your own space from the season that is most resonant with your personality.
    Download Melinda’s free “Timeless & Classic Home Decorating Plans" by following this link:
    https://house214design.com/designplan/
    To learn more about Melinda McCoy and The Homebody Fellowship, visit: https://thehomebodyfellowship.com/
    Follow Melinda on Instagram: @house214design

    • 42 min
    "Art is the Soul of the Home" with Andi Yablonski; Principal at Studio Yablanska, San Francisco, California

    "Art is the Soul of the Home" with Andi Yablonski; Principal at Studio Yablanska, San Francisco, California

    My special guest today is Andi Yablonski, Principal at Studio Yablanska in San Francisco, California. Andi is also a painter of exquisite oil paintings and believes art is the soul of the home.
    Andi shares, “Art and accessories make a space feel soulful. I have been slowly working my way toward getting to a place by picking the art first in the beginning of a project so that it informs the space.”  Learn why picking the art first in a project is important and how this fits into Andi’s design philosophy of creating deeply nourishing spaces for her clients.
    To learn more about Andi Yablonski and Studio Yabonska, visit  https://www.studioyablonska.com/

    Follow Andi Yablonski on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/studioyablonska/

    • 47 min
    “How to be a Space Shaman” with Angela Mazzi, Principal and Senior Medical Planner at GBBN Architects

    “How to be a Space Shaman” with Angela Mazzi, Principal and Senior Medical Planner at GBBN Architects

    What does it mean to be a “Space Shaman” and why is it so dang important in today’s crazy world? Join me on today’s episode where I go on a deep and oh-so-fabulous dive with Angela Mazzi, Principal and Senior Medical Planner at GBBN Architects. Angela is the first architect I’ve met who is also a Feng Shui Practitioner and a Career Coach who often uses the phrase, “Space Shaman.”
    Learn more about Angela Mazzi and GBBN here: https://www.gbbn.com/.
    Subscribe to Angela’s podcast, ARCHITECTING, here: http://architectingpodcast.com/
    Learn more about Angela’s coaching programs here: http://architectingpodcast.com/index.php/coaching-programs-angela-mazzi/
    Follow Angela on Instagram: @architectingpodcast or follow this link: https://www.instagram.com/architectingpodcast/
    Connect with Angela on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/angelamazzi/
    Angela hosts a weekly show on Clubhouse on Monday mornings called, “Architects as Healers, Building as Medicine” at 9am EST, and “Critical Conversations” on Sundays at 2pm EST

    • 55 min
    "The Consciousness of a Home" with Heather French, Co-founder, Principal, and Lead Designer of French & French Interiors

    "The Consciousness of a Home" with Heather French, Co-founder, Principal, and Lead Designer of French & French Interiors

    My special guest today is Heather French, Co-founder, Principal, and Lead Designer of French & French Interiors in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico. Learn how Heather went from being a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and an acupuncturist for a decade to designing soulful and nourishing spaces for her clients in beautiful Santa Fe. 
    What does Heather means when she says, “Homes are for connections and memories and a soft place to land and for healing. If that's not right, then you're not healthy."
    There’s so much Heather and I unpack today on today’s episode including how living in Santa Fe, New Mexico has influenced and shaped her style of designing spaces that appeal to the senses. I’m absolutely thrilled to share this episode with you here now.
    For more information on Heather and French & French Interiors, visit: https://frenchandfrenchinteriors.com/more/
    Follow Heather on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frenchandfrenchinteriors/

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

DermDocinSR ,

Wonderful podcast!

This is such a wonderful podcast both for people in the design industry and lay people who want to learn about creating a beautiful and nurturing space. The host Cheryl Janis has such a soothing , warm voice and her guests all have incredible wisdom and vision. I love the perspective of bringing in intuition, higher guidance, and beauty into one’s home. I highly recommend this podcast.

giigiigina ,

Interior design in a relatable way!

I just discovered this podcast yesterday and I've already listened to all the episodes! I'm not a designer, just a regular ole person with a deep appreciation for interior design and on a quest to create a nourishing environment in a very small house for my small family. I love the format Cheryl uses for the interviews and that she is presenting interior design in a very relatable way.

beans1515 ,

Refreshing and thoughtful

With the proliferation of interior design shows that depict only the superficial aspects of the industry, Cheryl’s approach is very refreshing. I love listening to the other designers origin stories and learning how they create and why. Thank you for this podcast, Cheryl. You have created a nurturing space for all of us to appreciate.

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