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Million Dollar Decorating

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With the launch of Million Dollar Decorating, James Swan adds media-host to his career accomplishments. This interview-based show becomes the first daily podcast devoted to the worlds of design, decorating and beautiful living and features interviews with the world’s leading designers, decorators, architects and artisans. Life-style leaders like Robert Couturier, Sandra Nunnerly, Vicente Wolf and Timothy Corrigan populate the podcast where unguarded conversations reveal behind-the-scenes sources of inspiration, resources and stories that inspire and motivate. James Swan has built a career crafting classically influenced interiors across the United States. Swan has been featured in House & Garden, House Beautiful, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and The Chicago Tribune and wrote for the “Trends & Shopping” column in House & Garden magazine. His book “101 Things I Hate About Your House” won a 2011 American Bookseller’s Award. Television appearances on HGTV’s “Homes Across America,” speaking engagements with the professional design industry association NEOCON, regular guest spots on national radio programs have consistently placed Swan in the media spotlight.

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With the launch of Million Dollar Decorating, James Swan adds media-host to his career accomplishments. This interview-based show becomes the first daily podcast devoted to the worlds of design, decorating and beautiful living and features interviews with the world’s leading designers, decorators, architects and artisans. Life-style leaders like Robert Couturier, Sandra Nunnerly, Vicente Wolf and Timothy Corrigan populate the podcast where unguarded conversations reveal behind-the-scenes sources of inspiration, resources and stories that inspire and motivate. James Swan has built a career crafting classically influenced interiors across the United States. Swan has been featured in House & Garden, House Beautiful, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and The Chicago Tribune and wrote for the “Trends & Shopping” column in House & Garden magazine. His book “101 Things I Hate About Your House” won a 2011 American Bookseller’s Award. Television appearances on HGTV’s “Homes Across America,” speaking engagements with the professional design industry association NEOCON, regular guest spots on national radio programs have consistently placed Swan in the media spotlight.

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Fine design speak by some of the masters of our time!

By Kenn Gray Home - Mar 03 2016
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Fantastic podcast! Love this and want more!

Inspirational

By Jeff k Boston - Mar 01 2016
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I thoroughly enjoyed these interviews and can't wait to listen to what's next...

iTunes Ratings

216 Ratings
Average Ratings
211
1
0
0
4

Fine design speak by some of the masters of our time!

By Kenn Gray Home - Mar 03 2016
Read more
Fantastic podcast! Love this and want more!

Inspirational

By Jeff k Boston - Mar 01 2016
Read more
I thoroughly enjoyed these interviews and can't wait to listen to what's next...
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Million Dollar Decorating

Updated 3 months ago

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With the launch of Million Dollar Decorating, James Swan adds media-host to his career accomplishments. This interview-based show becomes the first daily podcast devoted to the worlds of design, decorating and beautiful living and features interviews with the world’s leading designers, decorators, architects and artisans. Life-style leaders like Robert Couturier, Sandra Nunnerly, Vicente Wolf and Timothy Corrigan populate the podcast where unguarded conversations reveal behind-the-scenes sources of inspiration, resources and stories that inspire and motivate. James Swan has built a career crafting classically influenced interiors across the United States. Swan has been featured in House & Garden, House Beautiful, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe and The Chicago Tribune and wrote for the “Trends & Shopping” column in House & Garden magazine. His book “101 Things I Hate About Your House” won a 2011 American Bookseller’s Award. Television appearances on HGTV’s “Homes Across America,” speaking engagements with the professional design industry association NEOCON, regular guest spots on national radio programs have consistently placed Swan in the media spotlight.

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Rank #1: Episode 624: Jennifer Klos

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Based in Dallas, Texas, art advisor Jennifer Klos assists private collectors in the acquisition of fine and decorative arts, specializing in modern and contemporary art. As President of Collector House Inc., Jennifer enjoys sharing her curatorial eye, knowledge and expertise of the art world with clients in a fun and accessible manner.   During her eight-year tenure as Curator at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, she organized national and international exhibitions, expanding the presentation of decorative arts and design, and contemporary art installations. Jennifer earned her master’s degree in the history of decorative arts, design, and culture from the Bard Graduate Center in New York and her bachelor’s degree in Art History and French from Vanderbilt University. She is a graduate of the Inchbald School of Design, London and Christie’s Education, London.   As an independent curator and art historian, she regularly lectures on the topics of art collecting, design history, and English country houses. Jennifer is a board member of the American Friends of Attingham, a scholarly organization devoted to the study of English country houses and collections, and a member of the Association of Art Museum Curators and the Costume Society of America. Explore Jennifer's Website here

Dec 01 2017

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Rank #2: Episode 623: Replay Gideon Mendelson

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For the week around the Thanksgiving Holiday we're revisiting some of our listener's favorite episodes. Enjoy all that Gideon Mendelson has to say about the worlds of design, decorating and beautiful living. Explore Gideon's Website here

Nov 24 2017

33mins

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Rank #3: Episode 622: Replay Susan Ferrier

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For the week around the Thanksgiving Holiday we're revisiting some of our listener's favorite episodes. Enjoy all that Susan Ferrier has to say about the worlds of design, decorating and beautiful living. Explore Susan's Website here

Nov 22 2017

29mins

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Rank #4: Episode 621: Replay Cliff Fong

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For the week around the Thanksgiving Holiday we're revisiting some of our listener's favorite episodes. Enjoy all that Cliff Fong has to say about the worlds of design, decorating and beautiful living. Explore Cliff's Website here

Nov 21 2017

33mins

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Rank #5: Episode 620: Replay Alex Papachristidis

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For the week around the Thanksgiving Holiday we're revisiting some of our listener's favorite episodes. Enjoy all that Alex Papachristidis has to say about the worlds of design, decorating and beautiful living. Explore Alex's Website here

Nov 20 2017

31mins

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Rank #6: Episode 619: Joe Human

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Officially launched in 2015, Joe Human founded DBH and brought his fun, playful use of pattern and neutrals to the design world. With the goal to give our clients a home they will love and admire, we are personally involved in all the decisions that go into every project and work closely with our clients to develop a space that reflects their personal taste and lifestyle.  Joe Human (yes my real name) is from rural Idaho carrying a unique attitude for Manhattan based designers, which our clients respond very well to.  With a background in architecture, Joe is able to provide a unique perspective on both full service projects and decorative projects, down to the last detail. He even adopted the slogan #detailsmatter and drives it to be the core of what we do at DBH. Our projects have been featured in House Beautiful, Elle Decor and This Old House Magazine among others and recently was a part of the “What’s New, What’s Next” design event panel in NYC on Tech in business.  At DBH, we are passionate about our clients, their personal journey, and how their style came into fruition. We strive to cater to each individual and find no two spaces or clients are alike, making each day an exciting new challenge. Explore Joe's Website here

Nov 17 2017

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Rank #7: Episode 618: Donna Benedetto

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A self proclaimed, eclectic, out-of -the box thinker, owner Donna Benedetto is known for her "mix not match" approach to design.  Years of selling one-of-a-kind antique items have given her a special appreciation for designs and products that are elegant and timeless.  Her passion is to breathe new life into vintage furniture and accessories, and then A self proclaimed, eclectic, out-of -the box thinker, owner Donna Benedetto is known for her "mix not match" approach to design.  Years of selling one-of-a-kind antique items have given her a special appreciation for designs and products that are elegant and timeless.  pair them with newer elements in unexpected ways.  In short she prefers to create trends, rather then chase them. Custom designed pieces are signature in our designs.  More than anything, however, we believe in the value of client collaboration.  Our goal is to create a luxurious feel in your home or office that meets your needs and reflects your personal style.  We believe good design is about more than merely how a space looks; it is also about how that space makes you feel. Explore Donna's Website here

Nov 16 2017

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Rank #8: Episode 617: Jiun Ho

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Jiun Ho is an interior and furnishings designer based in San Francisco. He is the Founder and President of the innovative, multidisciplinary Jiun Ho Inc., which includes Jiun Ho Furniture, Jiun Ho Light, Jiun Ho Textile, Jiun Ho Interiors, and Jiun Ho De Jia—a gallery and atelier showcasing hand-selected art and antiques. His inventive, balanced, harmonious designs utilize contrasting textures, clean lines, rich woods, and sumptuous fabrics. An ardent traveler, Jiun has visited more than one hundred countries, and this globetrotting has informed and enriched his prodigious output. His work is celebrated not only for its refined aesthetics, but also for its global worldview. Jiun’s interior projects range from the three-Michelin-star restaurant Saison to luxury hotels, resorts, and private residences. His furniture and lighting designs are featured in some of the world’s most exclusive homes, and are available in premier showrooms throughout the United States, Canada, and selected international locations. Born in Malaysia, Jiun moved to the United States in the early 1990s to study interior design and architecture at Chicago’s International Academy of Merchandising and Design. Following graduation, a prestigious international architecture and design firm recruited him. He launched his own design company at the age of twenty-six. Jiun has received numerous awards, and his products and interiors have been published in such leading publications as Architectural Digest, Elle Décor, the New York Times, Robb Report, Interior Design, and LUXE. He is frequently invited to participate in prestigious show houses and on design panels. Follow Jiun on Facebook here Follow Jiun on Instagram here

Nov 15 2017

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Rank #9: Episode 616: Lauren Deloach

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An Atlanta native, Lauren DeLoach embraces timeless Southern design with a fresh approach. Finding inspiration in architecture, antiques, and art, Lauren combines comfortable with classic to bring her updated traditional style to residences across the South. A sense of history in a home is a key element in Lauren’s philosophy. She works with clients to blend their family heirlooms with updated designs and fabrics to make each project truly one-of-a-kind. She began refining her design aesthetic while studying at the College of Charleston and then later in art school at the University of Georgia.  Founded in 2002, Lauren DeLoach Interiors has evolved into a full-service design firm with projects that have been featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Atlanta Magazine Home, Southern Living, and Traditional Home. Lauren is a recent winner of the 2017 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Kitchen of the Year and was involved in the Southeastern Designer Showhouse & Gardens 2016 and 2017. Explore Lauren's Website here  

Nov 14 2017

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Rank #10: Episode 615: Deborah Dawson

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Deborah Dawson has been living her childhood dream of working as a designer for the past 13 years and is celebrated for her ode to the “Miami Look.” A native of the city and belonging to a family with three generations dedicated to the boating business, Deborah never shies away from using her Miami roots as inspiration. She is a graduate of The Atlanta College of Art and the University of Miami, and loves to use soft leathers, natural fibers, luxurious fabrics and contemporary accents that scream South Beach! When working with Deborah, you can rest assured your voice will be heard and you’ll walk away with a design you adore. Deborah is inspired by long bike rides through Coconut Grove and gazing at the growing Miami skyline from the bridge on Key Biscayne. Explore Deborah's Website here

Nov 13 2017

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