The three of us - Megan, Linda, and Joni are going to throw our voices to airwaves - well, sort of. Each week we will be talking about blogging and interior design - not for too long though - we promise to keep it nice and short and hopefully informative and humorous. We are going to try really hard not to be snarky, but when talking about blogging, we may slip up here and there. We know this radio version of the design blogosphere has been tried a few times before and we're going to add our names to the pioneers. But, instead of going the usual route through blog radio - we'll be taping our discussion ahead of time - so it won't be live. Yeah, we know, you're disappointed - no chance to call in anonymously! But, we do want to hear feedback from the readers and other bloggers, so leave us topics and questions you want us to discuss. Also, we plan on having guest hosts, so if you want to be a part of this, let us know that too. Hopefully this won't be lame - instead it will be something we can all have some fun with, learn something new, and hang out together while you listen to our nasally and whiny voices (not Linda's though - she's got the silkiest vocal cords of us three.) So, is there anything you want us to talk about? Leave a comment and let us know.
and what a great idea with your 'talk show' :-)
Thanks everyone for your kind comments!
Another topic I hope you will discuss is your favorite places to shop (locally, in each one of your cities and on-line) and if there are any places you frequent for great accessories (not massed produced items) at great prices, if you are willing to share your secrets : )
Good luck! You are all very talented so I know you will do well.
I love both of these ideas. I'm taking notes!
It is great to hear your voices! I have gone through phases where I emailed Joni a lot and then other times I just follow her every single day to see who she is watching and hear what she is saying! Linda, I like your work on your Surroundings blog. Megan, you and Joni NEVER SLEEP!
I DO have a question for you all. I have asked this of Victoria Hagan before and didn't really get an answer: do all lamp shades in one room need to be the same color. Most of mine are a neutral
cream sort of, but one small side table has a lamp with a gorgeous muted sage green shade...should I change it?
I agree, I would love to hear a discussion about favorite paint colors -- "tried and true...."
Also, I'm in a quandary about window coverings, specifically the most stylishly neutral, if you will, for privacy. Love bamboo shades, but are plantation shutters and plantation blinds still okay to use? And what do you use on french doors when you need privacy, but still want some light during the day? Have two sets out to my front porch and would rather people not be able to walk right up and look in, ya know?
These are my big questions for the moment. Hope y'all can help.
Again, love, love the idea. Looking so forward to it.
SO, I have a question: On the subject of trends and what goes in and out of style- when looking to update a house, picking out furniture or accessories what should we look for to keep a timeless look? For example you mentioned the Ghost chair. What if we still want to use Lucite or acrylic in a room but don’t want a piece to go out of style in a years time. Is there such a thing, and if so what type of details should we look for to make something timeless?
Another hot topic currently in my life is how to go about blending my boyfriends style with mine. Could you give some professional advice on how you’ve combined couples style before? How did you get them to meet in the middle?
Love this, I can’t wait to hear more!
Thanks so much ... I marvel at your generousit and talent.
I would love to hear something on what each of you might use in a design project when a house (or room or even office) might need some warmth or texture like dried or faux branch-y/leaf-y/fruit-y/flower-y -ish things. (How's that for a command of language?) My design friends & I struggle to find these that are not tacky. I have a retail store, & our customers look for them, too - I can't even find much of it to sell that I would even have! Or do you not use them at all?
I second the suggestion on favorite paint colors & favorite shopping haunts, too!
i love that you have all obviously put thought into this issue (like me)- it's such a fine line between having a opinion, and being a you-know-what, and putting yourself out out there, and just not saying ANYTHING at all. we have to have some sort of voice on our blogs, or why bother?
i guess all we can do is each try in our own way to hold true to our own standards, and define for ourselves (and our blogs) what is and isn't appropriate.
again, LOVED what y'all had to say and i loved that y'all cared enough to say it!
Something I'm curious to hear your opinions on: do you think a genre of blogging such as design has a saturation point - can there be too many blogs about design?
In a related question, how do people just joining the rank and file of design bloggers keep their blog fresh and new - we all know we love to look at pretty pictures, but how do we mix it up? (Or do we even need to?)
This is going to be great fun!!
Opinion: I think there is a way to design that is timeless and will not date. Look at Albert Hadley for example. It is the mixing up of lots of styles that happen to be classic, whether modern or antique, and throwing in a couple of quirky things with personality. I think it just happens to be very hard to do....so many interiors don't get there. That is why some designers have become known as "masters". Eek...too much opinion I think. Sorry!
And loved the opinions on the snark!
I would much rather listen to you all. I will be back often!!!!
P.S. Oh, how I love that room in the photo!