A Few Of Our Favorite Things

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By Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole and Kole Interior Design. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
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 you, from clothing brands, home decor, accessories, apps, and customized gifts that we personally recommend. Get ready to shop as we share a few of our favorite things! IN THIS EPISODE:
  • [03:11] Gifts for all occasions
  • [09:37] Favorite clothing & jewelry brands
  • [14:42] Best decor and home accessories
  • [18:00] Favorite luggage and work bags
  • [21:40] Exercise apps we love
  • [24:14] Funny and serious quotes

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  • Coffee table books are a piece of art in themselves. If you’re at a loss for what to do with a coffee table, layering these are a great option for styling.
  • When styling a large bookcase, you cannot do it without books. You don’t want everything sitting flat on a shelf and when you need to raise and lower certain pieces, books are the way to do it. Another tip is using wallpaper to cover books!
  • Taking the time to personalize a gift can make such an impact on friends and family.
  • Two of Joann and Kelly’s favorite things are also featured on Oprah’s list - Cozy Earth pajamas and the Paravel Large Cabana Tote!

RESOURCE LINKS:

Norwalk Furniture Website

GIFTS:

A perfectly unique and meaningful gift - Tribute.Co

The most unique and fun art for your walls - Grey Malin ArtBeautiful coffee table books of travel and other topics - Assouline Books

Celebrate successes and send get well wishes - Blooms of Hawaii

Cozy up - Barefoot Dreams

Start a gallery - Museum Bees

CLOTHING & JEWELRY:

Mark Edge Jewelry

Shannon Koszyk Jewelry

Diane Bailey Designs

The Zina Sneakers - Dolce Vita

Cozy Earth Pajamas

Lake Pajamas

HOME:

Rugs - Annie Selke Kit Kemp Collection

Books for styling - Books by the Foot

Kitchen countertop heaven - Etú Home

Dish soap extraordinaire - Hudson Grace

TRAVEL:

Our suitcases - Away Luggage

Carry on - The Large Cabana Tote (Don’t forget to monogram. Also on Oprah’s list.)

A great work bag - Consuela Style

FITNESS:

FitOn App

Down Dog App

QUOTES:

“My toxic trait is that when the sun starts shining, I want to quit my job and get drunk.” - @MyTherapistSays on Instagram

“Why am I seeing hiring bonuses everywhere? Where are the retention bonuses for loyal staff who have worked this whole time.” - @TeacherGoals on Instagram

SPONSOR:

This episode of Inside Design is sponsored by Norwalk Furniture. Norwalk has been handcrafting custom upholstery for over 100 years and serves the design community throughout the country. Comfortable, trend forward designs and fabrics with exceptional quality are a hallmark of this employee owned company. In September after 120 years, Norwalk became a wholly employee owned company. Please visit their gorgeous products at one of their three year round showrooms (Dallas, Atlanta and Las Vegas) or online at NorwalkFurniture.com. Also, don’t miss the remarkable 360 Design Tool app that makes selecting custom upholstery fast, fun and foolproof. Available for Apple, Android and on their website. Make sure to check it out!

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