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#049 — furniture strategies: trying trends + investing in staple pieces that aren’t boring [with tov founder + ceo chaya krinsky]

In this episode, Cara sits down with TOV Founder + CEO Chaya Krinsky to chat furniture strategies. They cover everything from selecting furniture pieces, how to be bold with trying trends, furniture care, and a peak inside the furniture industry in terms of trends and design. Chaya also discusses ... READ the POST

#048: furniture layout & space planning strategies, plus Tops Tips for Renting Furniture with Kate Sands of Honestly Kate

In this episode, Cara sits down with Amazon Live Host + Influencer Katie Sands to chat about how fashion influencers her space's style as well as how and why she rents all her furniture. Cara also breaks down furniture planning basics and some pro strategies for space planning that you can use to ... READ the POST

#047: what’s next for modern farmhouse style, summer trends & judging FFC with senior editor of do it yourself mag. brian kramer

In this episode, Cara sits down with the Editor of Better Homes & Garden's DO IT YOURSELF Magazine, Brian Kramer. They dive into what's next for Modern Farmhouse Style and some design strategies for keeping it fresh. Brian shares a peak into the summer issue of Do it Yourself magazine and a ... READ the POST

#044: picking paint colors + understanding undertones with color expert maria killam

In this episode, Cara has a conversation with internationally sought-after color expert Maria Killam to uncover pro strategies for picking paint colors for your spaces and dive deep into understanding undertones. This conversation will help you learn why you're probably picking paint colors all ... READ the POST

#043: design strategies + incorporating luxury home decor on a budget [with kate lester]

In this episode, Cara is chatting with luxury designer, Kate Lester, who has designed for clients who are professional athletes, entertainment industry insiders, and the Hollywood elite. Kate is the queen of live-able luxury and offers tips for telling your story in your space vs chasing trends, ... READ the POST

#042: facing fear and pushing past failure in diy & design

In this episode, Cara is sharing all about getting the courage to dive into diy projects when you're feeling scared or afraid of failure. She shares how to reframe failure, push past the fear, and how to approach diy so that you have a sure path to success in creating projects and a home you ... READ the POST

#041: moodboard magic — how to create a mood board to uplevel your diy room design

In this episode, Cara is sharing all about mood boards and how to use them to create diy-designed spaces with a designer vibe. She shares her mood board process, favorite hacks and apps, plus a really cool challenge you can dive into and create a mood board for a space. Cara will choose her favorite ... READ the POST

#015: how to style fun chairs + super good DIY furniture makeover tips with wendy conklin

If you have an affinity for chairs or DIY furniture makeovers, this is your episode! I sit down with my favorite chair designer to talk stying fun chairs, how to mix & match prints and make mis-matched chairs work, some amazing tips for giving your furniture pieces a makeover — like what you ... READ the POST

#013: decorating with plants: why you’re doing it wrong + how to raise plants that thrive with paige briscoe

Plants are key for helping your space feel fresh and alive, but are you taking care of them like you should? Whether you're a plant goddess or a reformed plant killer, this one's for you. We dive into houseplant tips, some great plants to start with or add to your home, how plants foster a ... READ the POST

#011: what a pro event designer can teach you about creating a home you love with kristen johnson

You can't beat the vibe of walking into a gorgeous, opulent event where every detail is creatively planned with precision. If you want that vibe for your own home, this episode is for you. I sit down with a pro event designer to talk all about what event design can teach you about creating gorgeous ... READ the POST

#010: creating polished color palettes + using bold colors successfully in your space

Want to use bold colors but feeling intimidated? Cara gives you the scoop on how to build a color palette and how to know what works and what doesn't when incorporating bold colors in your home. She breaks down the trick to color — which is using it intelligently and confidently and shares a color ... READ the POST

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