Do you find your attention caught by a glimpse into a beautifully lit home? Do you obsess over ‘that’ perfect couch which will tie your living room together? Are you continually checking out the latest trends revamp your kitchen? If you’re like us, then the answer to all of these questions must be a resounding “Yes!” Of course, we all know there are countless magazines and books to give us interior ideas, but there’s another way to boost your creativity. Podcasts are ubiquitous and you can find one about pretty much anything these days – and that includes design.
Listen to experts and people who are just as passionate as you are to not only get inspired, but to learn all about the world of design. Here are our top five recommendations:
- The Style Files
Creative powerhouse Paloma Contreras decided to transform her column, The Style Files, into a podcast in a response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Her aim was to “provide a bright spot for those who need a distraction, a source of inspiration, or guidance on what comes next” and she has certainly succeeded. Listen to Paloma’s conversations with design heavy hitters such as Timothy Whealon, Lauren Liess, Charlotte Moss and Timothy Corrigan for a dose of interior inspiration.
- 99% Invisible
One of the most popular podcasts on iTunes, 99% Invisible consistently makes it to top of ‘must listen to’ lists. As the title suggests, host and producer Roman Mars delves into elements of design that most of us pass by. How does design seep into the world around us? Listen to fascinating facts and tantalizing tales about design, architecture and everyday objects that will transform the way you approach your interior. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that are the most interesting.
Designer Amy Devers and Jaime Derringer, founder of the site Design Milk, offer up intimate conversations with design luminaries. A captivating listen, which not only celebrates the realm of design, but gives us the opportunity to hear, in their own words, how designers got to the top, where they began, and their most memorable achievements. Recent guests include people-centered designer Marquise Stillwell, interior architect Jamie Bush and design advocate Jessie McGuire. A podcast by designers, about designers, talking to designers – what more could you want!
- Monocle on Design
With a finger on the pulse, host Josh Fehnert delivers the latest news on all things design. From furniture and architecture, to fashion and landscaping, Monocle on Design covers it all. You will hear interviews with experts, new discoveries, gripping stories and predictions for the future. This is your design news fix!
- The Great Indoors
The Great Indoors is all about (you guessed it) interiors. Designer Sophie Robinson and best-selling author Kate Watson-Smyth are the perfect duo to give you tips on the hottest trends for your home. Through their entertaining chats and lively debates, you’ll come away knowing exactly how to tackle pesky design problems and will be able to turn your house into a home with ease.
- The Chaise Lounge
This podcast goes beyond this year’s Farrow & Ball on-trend colour and goes deeper than whether subway tiles are still in. Listen every week to hear experts in the field of interior design impart their wisdom about the business itself. If your passion for interiors has blossomed into a business, this is essential listening for you – discover how to be profitable, while staying true to your creative side. Even if you’re not in the biz, this peek behind the curtain among industry leaders is truly inspiring.