Interior designer Beth Webb‘s spaces are comfortable, tailored, and utterly timeless, so you can our imagine our delight when she joined us for this week’s episode of the podcast. We talk about her recent challenge of blending her own style with her new husbands, we talk entertaining, southern hospitality, and the importance of great lighting, among other things.
What You’ll Hear on This Episode
- My garden related triumph and allergy related trial
- Taryn has a cleaning conundrum she needs help solving
- Taryn talks about her recent accessory addition
- Karen’s stranger danger experience in her neighborhood
- Why it’s so great to be an interior designer in Atlanta
- We talk the business of design, including comraderie, client relationships, and social media
- How she’s combined her own style aesthetic with her new husband’s more contemporary style
- What are her decorating pet peeves
- The importance of having layers of light in your space
- Why scale is so important, why it’s hard to teach, and how to approach scale in your own home
Hi Karen, Caroline, and Taryn,
I hope this finds you well! I absolutely love your podcast and find it both entertaining and helpful.
I have a decorating question for you. I live in a cute one bedroom condo that I’ve slowly been renovating since I bought it in 2014. When I bought it, the previous owner had updated the kitchen and bathroom using cabinet solutions from ikea and a cream/ tan tile blend with gray grout. Since the tile is newer and in great shape, even though it might not be what I would have picked, I am seeking solutions for what might look good with it. I would really like to find a way to add to my kitchen without ripping out the existing tile, so I’ve been contemplating new countertops. I love the look of quartz or white marble but I’m not sure if that would look good with this tile pattern? I am attaching some photos so you can see the kitchen layout and the tile pattern. I’m also attaching a photo of the entry way that is right outside the kitchen so you can get a feel for what my home looks like. I would love to hear any ideas you have for countertops that would complement the existing tile (also used as a backsplash). Budget friendly options are also appreciated 🙂 The kitchen is sort of closed in so lighter tones are likely what I would prefer, and eventually I hope to update the black appliances to stainless steal or something else that would look classy and timeless. I look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas, thanks ladies!
We all agree that updating your appliances to stainless steel will help a lot. There are great alternatives to stone countertops like caesar stone. An inexpensive subway tile in a 3×6 on the backsplash is a classic choice, and maybe even try regrouting your tile floor. You could likely do that on your own! You may want to switch out your island for something that isn’t so heavy. Beth suggests something more industrial chic like metro shelving — that’ll also help tie together with your stainless steel appliances. All of these are relatively easy fixes that will make a big impact! Good luck, Erica!
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