The Style Files: Conversations with Creatives

The Style Files: Conversations with Creatives

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Interior designer and tastemaker, Paloma Contreras takes you further into the beloved “The Style Files” column from her blog, La Dolce Vita, for thoughtful, engaging conversations with creative entrepreneurs. Delve into the journeys of design luminaries and design industry trailblazers through these fascinating talks.


Jeffrey Dungan
Aug 12 • 65 min
Jeffrey Dungan discovered a love for drawing and art at a young age while growing up on his family farm in rural Alabama. Being immersed in the powerful natural countryside would become inspiration for a life designing beautiful architecture and…
Sheila Bridges
Aug 7 • 68 min
Named “America’s Best Interior Designer” by CNN and Time Magazine, Sheila Bridges founded her own interior design firm in 1994. As Creative Director, Sheila has thoughtfully designed residences and offices for many prominent entertainers, entrepreneurs…
Jan Showers
Aug 5 • 68 min
Dallas based designer Jan Showers believes, “Design should relate to the way we live—it also should be beautiful, glamorous, comfortable and luxurious, even when very casual.” Showers style has been described by one of her clients as, “The interiors of…
Tina Ramchandani
Jul 31 • 54 min
Tina Ramchandani Creative (TRC) designs warm, modern interiors that fully capture our clients’ polished lifestyles. The firm’s passion — Soulful Minimalism® — allows their clients to experience life surrounded by the things that matter, so they can focus…
Timothy Whealon
Jul 29 • 67 min
Timothy Whealon Inc. specializes in high-end interior design with a focus on fine and decorative arts. Mr. Whealon’s design philosophy finds its roots in classicism; however, he approaches each project with a fresh, 21st Century eye that makes them both…
Lauren Liess
Jul 24 • 55 min
Lauren Liess is a decorator, product designer, shop owner, TV personality and author known for her natural, relaxed style and down to earth approach to design and living. Lauren writes the blog Pure Style Home, where she has been sharing bits of her life…
Charlotte Moss
Jul 22 • 59 min
With35 yearsin the business of design, Charlotte Moss has received numerous honors, including the New York School of Interior Design’s Centennial Medal, Housing Works’ Groundbreaker’s Award,The Royal Oak Foundation’s Timeless Design award, andis named one…
Robert Rufino
Jul 17 • 69 min
Design editor Robert Rufino has had a long and storied career in the design world. He is a man of impeccable style and immeasurable kindness as he has been quite supportive not only to me, but to many burgeoning designers in our industry. He is currently…
Timothy Corrigan
Jul 15 • 59 min
Timothy Corrigan is one of the world’s leading interior designers. With offices in Los Angeles and Paris his firm has completed projects in Europe, the Middle East and across the United States. He has been named to virtually every top designer list…
Roxy Te Owens
Jul 10 • 59 min
In 2011 Roxy Te Owens founded Society Social, the next generation e-commerce furniture brand that rose to prominence on Instagram. Roxy predated the direct-to-consumer movement and offered all the customization usually reserved for designers - color…
Michael Amato, Creative Director of The Urban Electric Co.
Jul 8 • 49 min
Michael Amato has served as Creative Director of The Urban Electric Co. The Urban Electric Co. is a luxury lighting brand made by hand in Charleston, SC. Known for their innovative company culture and commitment to reviving American craft, their classic…
Thomas A. Kligerman
Jul 3 • 60 min
Thomas A. Kligerman grew up on the East Coast but spent his high school years living in New Mexico. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and his Master of Architecture from Yale School of Architecture. Before co-founding Ike Kligerman…
Katie Ridder
Jul 1 • 53 min
Katie Ridder is a New York-based interiors and textile designer known for her bold use of color and penchant for pattern. Ridder’s work has been published in ARCHITECTURAL DIGEST, THE NEW YORK TIMES, ELLE DÉCOR, TOWN & COUNTRY, HOUSE & GARDEN, DOMINO, and…
Kate Rheinstein Brodsky
Jun 26 • 55 min
Kate Rheinstein Brodsky grew up in Los Angeles, California. The daughter of decorator Suzanne Rheinstein she grew up immersed in the world of interior design. After graduating from NYU, Katestayed in New York working for Jeffrey Bilhuber, Ralph Lauren…
Carrier and Co.
Jun 24 • 60 min
Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller, the principals of Carrier and Company Interiors, are a husband-and-wife interior design duo who create rooms that offer a confident mix of timeless and contemporary design -both familiar and fresh at once. Their guiding…
Season 1 Finale
Jun 20 • 7 min
A special message from Paloma as we wrap up our first season!
Ray Booth
Jun 19 • 54 min
An Alabama native and alumnus of Auburn University’s School of Architecture, Ray Booth began his career as an intern at McALPINE. Moving to New York soon after, he had successful tenures in the offices of such distinguished design talents as John Saladino…
Nicole Gibbons
Jun 17 • 62 min
Nicole Gibbons is an interior designer and entrepreneur best known for her fresh use of color and fashion-forward point of view on decorating. Her work and expertise has been sought by top media outlets like HGTV, OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network, TLC, Good…
Bonus Episode: Dennis Scully & Paloma Contreras
Jun 12 • 67 min
In this special bonus episode of The Style Files, Paloma chats with industry veteran and fellow podcast host, Dennis Scully about the way the design industry is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and adapting their businesses for the future. Paloma and…
Alex Papachristidis
Jun 10 • 58 min
This episode begins with a personal message from Paloma regarding our mission with The Style Files and the ways in which we plan to be more inclusive moving forward before we delve into our chat with the talented Alex Papachristidis. The work of interior…
William Li
Jun 8 • 60 min
William Li is an authority in the design world, a seasoned and highly regarded media executive and television personality, a world traveler and, as food aficionado Ruth Reichl noted in her latest book, “the personification of hip elegance.” Born in…
Caroline Gidiere
May 29 • 67 min
Raised in a small town in the South where professional decorators were not a thing, Caroline learned the important principals of interior design and fashion from watching her mother, who was a wicked seamstress and wasn’t afraid of a complicated pattern…
Ashley Whittaker
May 27 • 50 min
Described as the “neo-traditionalist,” Ashley Whittaker reveals her fresh and modern perspective on traditional design and architecture in all of her work. The New York City decorator offers distinctly classic taste and chic sophistication to residential…
Amy Meier
May 22 • 62 min
Amy Meier is the founder and Principal Designer of Amy Meier Design, a critically acclaimed residential design firm, and Amy Meier, a home goods destination that features exclusive collaborations with artists and craftspeople, as well as vintage, antique,…
Palmer Weiss
May 20 • 62 min
Palmer Weiss is a San Francisco-based interior designer. Raised in Charleston, South Carolina, Weiss credits her Southern roots as a major influence on her design aesthetic. She admires the way Southerners embrace their family heritage, formality and…
Alexa Hampton
May 15 • 56 min
Since Alexa Hampton took the reins of Mark Hampton, her father’s iconic firm, as owner and president in 1998, she has advanced its legacy of elegant, practical, classically based interiors for modern living – and extended its global reach. From New York…
Dara Caponigro
May 13 • 51 min
Dara Caponigro is a force in the world of design and interiors. Dara is currently the Creative Director of one of the most well-respected fabric houses in the industry, F. Schumacher & Co, where she directs and oversees product development, advertising…
Christopher Spitzmiller
May 8 • 48 min
CHRISTOPHER’S ICONIC CERAMIC LAMP DESIGNS draw inspiration from classical forms and traditional gem like glazes. He began his career in Georgetown in Washington, D.C. where he worked out of an old school house near Dumbarton Oaks. Shortly thereafter, his…
Suzanne Kasler
May 6 • 63 min
Inspired by architecture, art, fashion, and travel, Suzanne Kasler designs spaces and products that are luminous, distinctive, and timeless. Suzanne’s designs always reference the past but move towards the future with an edited and discerning eye on the…
Gen Sohr
May 1 • 61 min
Style-maven Gen Sohr believes in taking color and pattern to the hilt. And that one can never have too many vintage bangles. The multi-hyphenate entrepreneur embraces a signature blend of classic and modern, high and low, sophisticated and fun, while…
Celerie Kemble
Apr 29 • 57 min
Celerie Kemble’s priority is always to express the personality and sentiment of her clients through gracious interiors. Celerie is known for her professional versatility in terms of budget, location, and style. She’s full of clever solutions that delivera…
Alessandra Branca
Apr 23 • 63 min
Internationally celebrated for interiors with an inviting flair, Alessandra Branca has classicism running through her veins—her signature style born of a Roman childhood, nurtured through 30 years of experience. Branca blends color, pattern and texture…
Martyn Lawrence Bullard
Apr 22 • 57 min
Martyn Lawrence Bullard certainly doesn’t need an introduction. While many of you have likely followed his dazzling design career for years now, others may recognize him from Bravo’s hit show, Million Dollar Decorators, or his award-winning reality show…
William McLure
Apr 17 • 53 min
William Rankin McLure IV was born an artist. William was creative since he was a very young child thru his God-given talent of art and design. Born in Louisiana, he and his family soon moved back to Alabama to be close to a large and loving family and to…
Young Huh
Apr 15 • 58 min
A Detroit native, Young attended the Cranbrook School, received a degree in English from Smith College and a law degree from Fordham University. While pursuing further education and an internship in interior design, Young discovered her true calling and…
Jonathan Adler
Apr 10 • 51 min
Potter, designer and author Jonathan Adler launched his namesake brand after leaving his day job to pursue his first love: pottery. In 1993, Barneys bought his collection of pots, and five years later, he opened his first store in Soho. Jonathan’s desire…
Nick Olsen
Apr 5 • 57 min
After earning a degree in architecture from Columbia University and mentoring under renowned decorator Miles Redd, Nick Olsen started his eponymous firm in 2010. Nick creates comfortable, stylish interiors that nod to the past and his arch sense of humor…
Amanda Lindroth
Apr 2 • 56 min
Growing up in Palm Beach in the 1970s, Amanda experienced Florida at its most magical. The style, the architecture, the climate – it would all imprint on her, taking root and blossoming throughout the years. Through her 20s, Amanda worked at WWD and W…
Jeffrey Bilhuber
Apr 1 • 56 min
Jeffrey Bilhuber has a uniquely American perspective that breathes new life into tradition with a confirmed understanding of modern sensibilities. He mixes periods and design ideas with a confidence and instinctive style whose rules are self-evident:…
Bunny Williams
Apr 1 • 54 min
Considered one of the most talented names in design, Bunny is also an accomplished businesswoman, entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist. A lover of dogs, gardens, and china, Bunny’s knowledge and expertise is on par with her enjoyment of life. Her…
Mark D. Sikes
Mar 30 • 52 min
Mark D. Sikes is an esteemed interior designer and tastemaker working on projects throughout the United States. He is known for all-American sensibilities and a fresh take on classical aesthetics. Mark has a talent for creating beautiful and timeless…
Trailer—The Style Files: Conversations with Creatives
Mar 27 • 1 min
Get a hint of what’s to come in the trailer for The Style Files: Conversations with Creatives