Design your home yourself? Or hire a pro? And what’s the difference between a designer, a decorator, and a stylist anyway? On this episode, Kirsten and Graham chat with Interior Designer Terra Mimikakis about all what it’s like to work with a professional.
We talk about trends in design and how Graham & Kirsten both have what they would call “traditional taste” but worry they may sometimes look outdated! We discuss how things like wall coverings, crazy paints, or unique pillows are easy to change out after a few years and can freshen up a room, keeping it from looking stale. However, more expensive pieces like furniture should be timeless.
We talk about what happens when a designer and a client don’t agree on what looks good! Terra explains how examining things on paper and in drawings to really see the ideas visually before committing with real dollars can usually prevent mistakes and disagreements. But sometimes, in the end, it comes down to finding the designer who you mesh with style-wise before the project even begins!
We also learn that Terra lives in a very cool part of town, very close to the airport. (Yes, we hear about five planes land and take off in our interview!)
If you want to see some beautiful interiors that will make your mouth water, be sure to visit Terra’s website Terra Mimikakis Designs!
We also discuss Graham and Kirsten’s exciting weekend trips (sans kiddos!)
Graham and her husband went to Austin, Texas with friends for a 40th Birthday. They did their part to “Keep Austin Weird” by visiting the “Cathedral of Junk!”
Meanwhile, Kirsten tagged along with her husband on a business trip to Florida. While he was working, Kirsten stayed busy scoping out great places for Graham & Kirsten’s future “Golden Girls” style retirement!
Palm Trees + Pink Walls = Kirsten’s favorite!