Thursday, July 29, 2010

Chatting with Christina Strutt of Cabbages & Roses, founder and author

This week Megan, Joni and Linda chat with Christina Strutt, founder and creative mind behind the British lifestyle firm Cabbages and Roses and author of their latest book At Home With Country: Bringing the Comforts of Country Home (Cabbages & Roses)

Join us as we discuss with Christina some of the photo shoots highlighted in the book (see photos below and follow along) and about the differences between American and English style and styling.

City home

Christina's Tree House and courtyard room

Long Island home

Cape Cod home

Hanham Court (see more pics here

Christina is looking to open a shop (or shops) here in the States. Where do you think her particular brand of English country style would work best?

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Chatting with Lauren Liess of Pure Style Home

This week on The Skirted Roundtable we welcome blogger and interior designer Lauren Liess. You probably love her popular blog - Pure Style Home - as much as we do, so be sure to tune in! Lauren is so talented and inventive. She is full of wonderful ideas that you can take with you to use in your own house. We were captivated by the recent renovation of her new house and were full of questions for her.

Her entry is so great! Lauren tells us all about the framed prints she used on the walls.

Her living room - the furniture arrangement changes daily it seems!

Another view of her living room, another arrangement. Her husband stenciled the faux fireplace wall. It's phenomenal!

Lauren's dining room with the oversized print. Lauren tells us all about the print and where to order one of your own.

The playroom - Joni tells us how she ordered a lantern just like Lauren's for $89.00 after Lauren sourced it for her. Sweet Lauren!

Lauren's new baby's nursery. She and her husband printed that fabric themselves. Don't ask!

The breakfast room - the wallpaper is so cute!!!!

The kitchen - we talk about Lauren's disastrous episode with painting her appliances stainless steel - it doesn't work, btw.

Where it all started. Before the Liess' moved into their new home, they lived for almost a year in her parents basement. She totally transformed the empty space into an adorable home. Here is her office from those times.

Be sure to tune in to listen to Lauren Liess, our guest this week. You'll be ready to go out and redo your own place too! To check out Lauren's blog, go HERE.

Also, let us know what other bloggers you would like us to interview. We would love to know who you would like to hear! As always, thank you for your support.


Monday, July 5, 2010

Jane Pollak - Author, Lifestyle Entrepreneur

This week Megan, Joni and Linda sit down with business coach Jane Pollak, author of "Soul Proprietor: 101 Lessons of a Lifestyle Entrepreneur".  Linda has known Jane for nearly 10 years when her book was original released. This update includes the new directions that Jane's life has taken in the last ten years, including her experiences as a blogger, something near and dear to us.

Like many of us, Jane started out doing one thing which lead her into new and unexpected directions. From art teacher to artist to coach and motivational speaker - Jane has not only seen it all, she's been through it too!

We chatted about establishing core values, establishing our own worth and charging appropriately, learning from those who have done it before us and enjoying our successes. Great stuff and as we say on the podcast "Food for thought".

Get her book: Soul Proprietor: 101 Lessons from a Lifestyle Entrepreneur

(Contest closed) For a chance to win a signed copy, we'd love to hear a core value of yours, or you can visit Jane's blog and share a tidbit you learned from over there.