Podcast

026: Interior Stylist and Blogger, Kirsten Grove

Kirsten Grove Interview | The Honest Home Podcast

Today’s episode is the last in our series on design blogging. We ended with a great one! Kirsten Grove is an interior stylist and blogger at the wildly popular blog Simply Grove. She talks about consistency leading to success, her project with Habitat for Humanity and her best advice for others just getting started.

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image via  Simply Grove

image via Simply Grove

image via  Simply Grove

image via Simply Grove

Show Notes

.Kirsten’s journey to becoming an interior stylist
.being self taught and building a business
.the start of SimplyGrove.com
.best advice for others getting started
.how Kirsten’s blog has given life to her career
.Kirsten’s project with Habitat for Humanity
.a mistake that other designers and stylists can learn from
.if she feels pressure to have a magazine worthy home at all times
.a favorite trend right now and her least favorite trend
.a great decorating tip

Links Mentioned 

Habitat for Humanity Project Part 1
Habitat for Humanity Project Part 2

image via  Simply Grove

image via Simply Grove

020: Interior Designer Casey Keasler

When Casey Keasler was about 10 years old her parents built a house on her grandparents 40 acre farm. She was able to tag along during the whole process. That experience sparked a passion for design that would continue to evolve even while Casey was working in the design industry.

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Casey Keasler for Tanner Goods, LA

Casey Keasler for Tanner Goods, LA

Casey Keasler for Tanner Goods, LA

Casey Keasler for Tanner Goods, LA

Casey Keasler for Tanner Goods, LA

Casey Keasler for Tanner Goods, LA

Casey graduated from University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design with a Bachelor of Science in Interiors.
Worked in the interior design industry while living in New York, DC, Chicago, Denver and is now in Portland. 
Worked at Tanner Goods and helped design and install their Portland and LA store, giving her a new passion for a more hands on approach to design. (Pictured above.)
Started and is now building a brand called Casework. 
Mistake Learned From
"Measure twice cute once!"
Favorite Quote
"It is good to have an end to your journey; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." - Ernest Hemingway 

One Trend That She Loves
Normcore
Not so much
Karate chopping pillows. (Haha!) 
Biggest Challenge
Balance - working 70-80 hours a week (while loving it) but needing to find time for friends
One Piece of Advice
In life - Trust your instincts 
In design - Have a reason for everything you do
Favorite Book
The Architecture of Happiness - by Alain De Botton
Dream Client 
Someone who wants to be involved in the process. Environments should be an extension of a personality so she needs to be able to see their story and their personality. 

018: Interior Designer Lauren Nelson

Today on The Honest Home Podcast I talk with Interior Designer Lauren Nelson. She's an East Coast transplant that is now based in San Francisco, California. Her connection with her clients is apparent as she talks about the joy it brings her when a project comes together and the client is happy. 

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Show Notes:

Proudest Moment
Tie between being named a Next Wave Designer by House Beautiful, or ground up build with a one-day installation of finishings when the client was overwhelmingly thankful and happy with how the project turned out. 

Favorite Trend Right Now
Variety of tile and the indigo trend.

Mistake Made
Not realizing this is what she wanted to do earlier in life. 

What Sets Her Apart
Use of color as a focal.

Incorporating Environmentally Friendly Products
Using no-voc paint, FSC wood with non toxic finish and upholstery with non-flame retardant fill. 

Favorite Publication
Anthology

Dream Client
A client with enthusiasm for design, has fun in the process and doesn't sweat the small stuff.

Favorite Quote
"Know the rules well so you can break them effectively." - Dali Lama XIV

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Going Back to School as an Adult with Bobbi Tone - Episode 17

Does the fast approaching new year give you a burst of inspiration and bravery to do something you've always wanted to? I flailed around in college right out of high school and I had always wanted to go back to school for a creative degree. In 2012 at the age of 29 with two babies in tow, I finally did.

In this episode of The Honest Home Podcast I'm talking about what led me to go back to school. I also talked with principal designer at Studio b. Elements and the Interior Design Lead Instructor of the program I went through about her view of traditional students vs. returning adult learners. We also talked about what it was like for her to return to school as an adult.  

Are you returning to school for a creative degree? I would love to hear from you and encourage you. You can email me at tammy.cody@gmail.com