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A lively conversation about the latest interior design trends, travels to industry events, current design projects (the good, the bad and the ugly), do’s and don’ts, product recommendations and more. Just a warning - this is going to be fun and not too serious! After all, they do still have an interior design business running at full speed. Hosted by Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole, two nationally published Atlanta Interior Designers with a wealth of information to share and stories to tell abo ...
 
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It’s crazy to think that it’s been almost three years since the world shut down due to the pandemic. There’s no denying that the interior design industry has been greatly affected in many ways over the last three years. Today Joann and Kelly share how they kept their projects flowing, their clients happy, and overcame endless challenges throughout …
 
We are excited to share Part 2 of our first ever on location episode at the Design Influencers Conference at the Hyatt Atlanta. Today, we have more friends and colleagues talking to us about their businesses and why the Design Influencers Conference is so important for them to attend. A lot of our conversation centers around the ever-changing influ…
 
On today’s exciting episode of Inside Design with Kandrac and Kole, we are on-site at the Design Influencer Conference in Atlanta. We are so excited to be joined by our producer, Russ Riba with Produce Your Podcast, as we interview several colleagues who are experts in their fields. Tune in to hear what value they find in design conferences and wha…
 
Today is a show that we wait for all year long! We are thrilled to welcome Sue Wadden, Director of Color Marketing for Sherwin Williams back for her fourth year to discuss the new Colormix Color Forecast for 2023. Sue began her career at Sherwin Williams in 1998, as an interior designer and color marketing specialist. Today, as Director of Color Ma…
 
Industry expert Julianne Taylor joins us today to discuss monetizing social media and the importance of getting your face on camera as a designer or business owner. Julianne shares with us why your presence is important on social media, discusses the work behind content creation, and how mindset plays an essential role in showing up. Listen to this…
 
While Joann was on vacation, I spoke with today’s guest, acclaimed photographer and longtime friend, Emily Followill. Over the last 25 years, Emily has developed an incredible portfolio of work where she captures iconic images that tell the stories of people, places, and beautiful spaces. We talk about her early work and what a typical day looks li…
 
As you all know, we are connectors and collaborators and all-around lovers of people. So today we are having a chat with another design friend who we know you will adore – Mally Skok. Originally from South Africa, Mally Skok is a Palm Beach-based interior design and textile artist. Since launching her successful interior design business after movin…
 
On today’s episode of Inside Design, longtime Kandrac and Kole Interior Design client, Cindy Murphy, joins Joann to discuss her recent home renovation. What started as a small kitchen renovation, grew into a much bigger project. Cindy knows what it’s like to work through all the excitement and challenges that come with a major renovation, so she is…
 
We are thrilled to be speaking to David Thurston on today’s episode of Inside Design. David is the CEO and Founder of Pulp Riot, an international professional hair color line that was acquired by L’Oreal in a multi-million dollar deal. We had the privilege of hearing David speak at Cosentino’s Global Design Summit and knew we had to bring him onto …
 
We are so excited to have Kelli Lamb join us today. Kelli is the Editorial Director and Co-Principal of RUE, a print and multimedia interior design resource. Kelli regularly moderates panels and is a guest speaker at top design events around the country, like Design Camp in Los Angeles, High Point Market in North Carolina, and Design Week in Las Ve…
 
It’s hard to believe that Inside Design has been around for four years! Throughout the podcast, we have interviewed some amazing guests that have shared quality insight into interior design. This episode is dedicated to our top 6 favorite episodes. Can you guess which ones made the list? In case you haven’t listened to all 130 episodes, tune in as …
 
Recently, Kelly and Joann made the difficult decision not to attend the Spring High Point Market in April 2022. Things are busier than they’ve ever been in their 17 years in business and since Kelly and Joann had been to the last three markets, they decided to stay put and work, work, work! Instead, they reached out to several friends and colleague…
 
There is a lot going on in our world right now and a lot of it is not so great. So for today’s episode, we are going to dive into some retail therapy and have a little fun. As designers and influencers, we get to shop for a living. That means we have a lot of enviable sources for some extraordinary shopping. Today we are sharing those sources with …
 
On today’s episode, we are excited to welcome back Stacy Wray of Prosource Wholesale as we talk about the ins and outs of renovations! She has a wealth of knowledge in regard to home improvement. While we know the steps like the back of our hand, we realize the average homeowner may not know everything involved. Tune in as we, with the help of Stac…
 
We recently traveled to Orlando, FL to attend the National Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. We’re so excited to talk about KBIS which is North America’s largest trade show dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design. Trends are established here, products are launched, and there are endless amounts of inspiration within the design community. Jo…
 
We are freshly back from two weeks of travel, and have so much to share! ​​We want to tell you all about the C.Next Global Design Summit that Cosentino hosted at the beautiful Nizuc Hotel in Cancun, Mexico. These trips, while time-consuming and tiring, are nonetheless lots of fun and provide so much information to keep us up to date with all the ne…
 
We love finding new products when we attend High Point Market so we were thrilled when we met our guest there, photographer Lannie Hall. His company name is Eikones Studio, which is the Latin word for “images”. In this episode, we ask Lannie about his photography background, artistic style, and much more. Tune in as we get all the details on the fu…
 
Today we are asking our listeners to ask us anything! Since Covid is still in full swing which is forcing people to stay home and stare at their walls, our phone hasn't stopped ringing! We answer a range of questions from wallpaper trends to table lamp proportions to what we think you should focus on during major renovations. We know that you still…
 
On today’s episode, we are excited to welcome Bew White, an entrepreneur, author and Chairman of the Board of some of our favorite manufacturers - Summer Classics, Gabby and Wendy Jane. In 2013, Bew was named Entrepreneur of The Year by the Society of International Business Fellows. And in 2021, he received a lifetime achievement award from the int…
 
On this episode of Inside Design, we’re excited to review our year - big projects, Design for a Day projects, speaking engagements, travel and of course our favorite moments on the podcast.. It’s no secret that 2021 was a challenge in the interior design industry. Our business was busier than ever this past year and thankfully, we were still able t…
 
In this episode, we’re so excited to talk with Cortney Novogratz, an interior designer well known for her eclectic style and boutique inspired furniture and home accents. Cortney and her husband Robert have designed and developed many unique properties around the country, from New York City to Napa Valley. The Novogratz believe that every home shou…
 
In today’s episode, we’re talking to Tyler Tice, of Atlanta Bed Swings. Atlanta Bed Swings is a high-end company that southern locals look to for quality outdoor products and has been creating unique wood and metal bed swings partnered with Sunbrella fabrics since 2015. Founded 20 years ago by Mike Tice, Tyler opens up about the obstacles and resil…
 
We are so excited to welcome our guest, Libby Langdon. Libby is an interior designer, an author, a product designer, and a makeover television personality. Libby has her own NYC-based design firm, Libby Interiors, Inc., and is known for easy elegant styles and home furnishing collections. Her designs have been featured on NBC’s Today Show, HGTV, an…
 
On this episode of Kandrac and Kole, Joann and Kelly tell you all about their experience at the High Point Market for Fall 2021. Joann and Kelly are committed to maintaining their strength as interior designers so visiting this market is essential in staying up-to-date on trends and products. Tune in to this episode to learn more on the newest in h…
 
In this episode, we are so excited to be joined again by Phil Pallen, a social media expert and brand strategist. Today he joins us to talk about the seven types of rest, diversifying one’s income, and setting boundaries with our clients. No matter our job or background- we can all use these tips and skills in our lives to be the best version of ou…
 
As the Director of Color Marketing at Sherwin-Williams, Sue reflects on her early beginnings choosing bridge colors, to now creating some of her favorite colors included in the 2022 color palette, titled MODE. We also discuss the 2022 Color of the Year! MODE is a collection of 40 trend colors, with each color hand-selected to welcome a truly wondro…
 
In today’s episode of Inside Design with Kandrac & Kole, we are answering your design questions! Listeners have sent in their design dilemmas and we are going to help them with how to handle their tricky spaces, paint questions, and much more. Tune in to learn more on this episode of Inside Design! IN THIS EPISODE: [02:07] Suggestions on window tre…
 
In today’s episode, we’re talking to Rochelle Porter, the Founder and Creative Director of Rochelle Porter Design. Rochelle is an amazing inspiration for everyone thinking about quitting their corporate jobs and following their true passions. Sometimes, you need to keep doing what you like, and things will come to you. Rochelle also shared her expe…
 
Navigating the High Point Market for the first time can be very overwhelming. In today’s episode, we chat with returning guest Linda Holt about The Insiders Tour organized by Esteem Media in partnership with the High Point Market Authority. Linda, Kelly and Joann will all be tour guides for the upcoming Fall 2021 Market. We’ll discuss how we make t…
 
It all starts with an invisible idea. In today’s episode, we’re discussing the importance of showing up, having dreams and letting the universe do the rest. Our guest is Caroline Hipple, President of Norwalk Furniture. Caroline shares an amazing history that started with opening one furniture store and led to managing hundreds of employees today. Y…
 
Shay Geyer, designer and owner of IBB Design joins us in this week’s episode. IBB Design is a full-service fine furnishings boutique & design firm with a 90,000 sq. ft. showroom. Shay works on extensive residential and commercial projects around the country and is a Style Spotter Advisor at High Point Market. Style Spotters are home fashion leaders…
 
Jill Seale, an artist, designer, and author, joins us in this week’s episode. We met Jill at a design event a couple of years ago, where she was one of the guest speakers. She shared the journey of her “marbling” work and set up a mini marbling workshop for attendee participation. Jill is a talented and driven designer, winning numerous awards and …
 
In this episode, we talk about our recent trip to the High Point Furniture Market we attended June 5-8. This event is the largest home furnishings industry trade show in the world, with over 10 million square feet and 2000 exhibitors. Combined, the two of us attended almost 50 markets! We break down the most popular trends, designs, and furniture f…
 
This week's episode continues our previous conversation about our favorite design furnishings, accessories and options from different retail and online stores. This is an important aspect of our business as we offer a Design for a Day Service where we sit down and pick out design options for clients, that includes a complete retail and online shopp…
 
In this week’s episode, we are joined by Yash Ranga, a Conscious Luxury Evangelist and Stakeholder Engagement Partner for Jaipur Rugs. We were honored to hear Yash speak recently at the Design Influencers Conferences and were blown away by everything we learned about rugs and especially the compassionate and uplifting initiatives Jaipur Rugs is tak…
 
The Spring High Point Market is almost upon us, and we are organizing our famous must-see list of manufacturers, speakers, and functions to attend in June. We thought it would be a perfect time to share with you our guest today, Lauren Clement, an award-winning, Charlotte-based Interior Designer who has a lot going on with the Market this year. Tun…
 
We've been in business for 16 years and are fortunate to have acquired many wholesale furniture accounts, as well as having an arsenal of talented artisans that we purchase for both our residential and commercial projects. There are times though that we turn to online sources and catalogs for certain items. Our wholesale sources may be out of stock…
 
As we discussed in our last episode about renovating vs. buying, Joann and I have spent the better part of the previous ten years making selections for renovations and new builds. Finishing touches are a daunting task when you aren’t in the business, so we thought we’d share some of our wisdom by chatting with Stacy Wray, our rep extraordinaire at …
 
Stay at home orders have left Kandrac and Kole swamped with an incredible amount of work this year designing remodels and new construction. We all know that many homeowners now place a high value on making their homes more beautiful and functional. However, for some homeowners, selling can be a much better option – tune into this episode to figure …
 
We are happy to introduce Katerina Rothman to our show today. She is the founder of Beflax Linen which offers 100% pure linen bedding and home décor products for bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. Katerina talks about the importance and benefits of linen, how to choose a suitable fabric for your home, and styling tips using linen. In This Episode: …
 
The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is North America’s largest trade show dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design. It’s how we see the latest products and innovations, as well as hearing from industry leaders. Since we could not attend, we reached out to our design colleagues to fill us in on trends and new introductions. Due to t…
 
We are celebrating our 100th Episode with a very special guest that we are honored to have on the show - award-winning actress, author, activist, and consummate hostess, Marlo Thomas. Marlo serves as the National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and is launching a collaboration with Williams Sonoma - Pottery Barn for an e…
 
After reviewing our podcast analytics to see which episodes are the biggest hits with our listeners, one of our top requests is to open our hearts and minds to all design-related questions and dilemmas you all have. In this episode, we are answering questions on floor plans, brands, lighting, making mistakes, and more. Tune in as we answer our list…
 
The infamous Robert Rufino, Style Director of House Beautiful Magazine, joins us for an exceptional episode of Inside Design. Robert opens the show explaining how Covid inspired him to reach out to designers and do something extraordinary for them. So, Robert started doing thirty-minute portfolio sessions; he gives designers the gift of time. Then,…
 
Today we give you ten tips on how to set business goals and achieve them. We are so glad that 2020 is over, and we have big aspirations for 2021. Hopefully, the vaccine will turn things around, and we can get back to normal. Because our 2020 goals were sidetracked, our 2021 goals are more critical than ever. One way to ensure you have a great chanc…
 
Let's put 2020 in our rearview mirror, shall we? Before we do, we thought we'd take some time to review the blessings, the fantastic projects, the podcasts, and the people we met along the way! The most exciting thing that happened in 2020 was our rebranding - a labor of love to revamp our entire website and service offerings. Come March, we starte…
 
What we are going to talk about today is the “science” behind paint, the applications and the many options available. We’ll try to keep it light and not make it sound like a science class! We are excited that our paint representative Rachel Moeller is with us today to share her expertise as she comes with years of experience in the “technology” of …
 
As you know from listening to our podcast over the last three years, you know that we run a very successful interior design firm in Atlanta that is now over 15 years old. We have invested a substantial amount of time and money to continue our education over the years to keep improving our operations, sharpening our design skills and expanding our d…
 
As the holiday season is upon us, Kelly and I are putting together gift ideas for our families, friends and our amazing team at Kandrac & Kole. We are also researching ways we can do something charitable to those in need. We’ve been very blessed this year and it is in our hearts to give back. We’ve given many interesting and thoughtful gifts throug…
 
We were two of the brave few who attended the Highpoint Furniture Market this Fall. Because of this, we had many peers as well as industry fans watching our every move anxious for all the news about trends. In case you missed many of our social media postings, we wanted to bring you the trends right here on the podcast. We have to give a huge shout…
 
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