What motivated you to start a podcast?
Two things in particular motivated me to start the podcast: One, I was in a terrible car accident a few years ago, and I wanted to find a way to connect with the interior design industry as I continued to focus on my recovery. Secondly, for years I had been focusing on 28 Black Tastemakers and celebrating Black interior designers and creatives during Black History Month. I decided I wanted to expand that conversation beyond BHM, and open it up to all tastemakers to discuss race and culture and learn how it impacts your experience in the interior design industry. I really wanted to learn how tastemakers make it to where they are in the industry and thrive.
What’s your show’s format and how did you decide on it?
My first few episodes I had no time limit for my interviews, and a lot of them felt really serious. When I would go back to listen to them, I would ask myself, “Is anyone really going to listen to this?” So around the spring of 2020, I decided to make the interviews a mix between real talk and fun. At the end of each episode, the guest will play an interior design game and we will discuss the latest trends in the interior design industry.
What’s your recording setup?
I have a Yeti mic, Beats headphones, and my laptop. I record at my desk. It’s really nothing fancy, but it gets the job done.
How do you promote your podcast?
I promote my podcast through Instagram on social media, and my website. My husband also helped me design cover art, and I work with an app called Morpholio to design shoppable mood boards around each of my podcast interviews each week. So people can listen, and then literally shop the conversation.