Three Must-Listen Interior Design Podcasts

Three Must-Listen Interior Design Podcasts

Three Must-Listen Interior Design Podcasts

I used to dread my hour long commute, which I would do four to five times per week (now it’s down two to three). Then I discovered podcasts, and a whole new world opened up to me. For the past year, I have been obsessed with listening to interior design podcasts. I started by listening to The Chaise Lounge and recently expanded to A Well-Designed Business and Million Dollar Decorating.

Through listening to these podcasts, I’ve learned so much about how designers have gotten their start, what inspires them, how they work with clients and contractors, and how their businesses are structured. I find all of it fascinating.

I think that anyone who is interested in interior design would find each of these podcasts to be entertaining and educational. Professional designers often lament the “HGTV Effect.” Podcasts such as these three do much to dispel the myths that surround our industry.

The Chaise Lounge

The Chaise Lounge is hosted by Nick May, a Denver-based painting contractor and just published its sixty-third episode. Nick does a great job at getting designers to open up about their careers as designers, how they started their businesses and the challenges of the interior design industry. I especially enjoyed his broadcasts from the Design Bloggers Conference, where I was able to meet him in person, and his series with Industry Partners series with Phyillis Harbinger.

Favorite Episodes…

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A Well-Designed Business

I discovered A Well-Designed Business a few months ago and have been slowly catching up on all of the early episodes. The podcast is hosted by LuAnn Nigara, who co-owns and operates a window treatment company out of New Jersey. I liked LuAnn’s straightforward style. She doesn’t pull any punches, and I feel like she consistently delivers entertaining and informative interviews.

Favorite Episodes…

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Million Dollar Decorating

Million Dollar Decorating is the most recent addition to my interior design podcast lineup. It’s hosted by James Swan, and the interviews are shorter and less business focused than the two previous podcasts. Each episode is like having a personal chat with a well-known interior designer.

Favorite Episodes…

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Do you listen to podcasts? If so, do you have any favorites that I should add to my list?

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4 thoughts on “Three Must-Listen Interior Design Podcasts

  1. Thank you Jillian for the nice post. I am super glad our paths have crossed, and love your insights and suggestions.

    1. Me too! It’s always fun and inspiring chatting with you!

  2. Hi jillian,
    How fun to find you and your feature of my podcast on a google search!! Thank you so much for listening and for sharing not only my podcast but Nick’s and James’ podcasts as well with your readers. And since finding you, I must return the compliment, I am enjoying your blog! And I see we are both admirers of Gretchen Rubin! Do you listen to her podcast? I am addicted!!
    Thank you again!

    1. Hi LuAnn, it’s so fun to connect with you! I’ve listened to almost every episode of your podcast and have gained so many good ideas from your guests. I thought the interview with Chad was definitely one of the best. Yes, I love Gretchen’s podcast as well. Now I need to read her other books too.

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Jillian Lare Des Moines Interior Designer

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Welcome! I’m a Des Moines based interior designer, boy mom to one, avid reader and always aspiring artist. I started this blog when I moved to Iowa in 2008. Currently, I write about life in Iowa, personal development, and my creative journey.

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