While our podcast usually airs every other Monday, this year, we are adding a special Q&A episode on the former off weeks–we’re calling…waiting for it…CLJ Q&A! It rhymes. These episodes are shorter (we’re shooting for under 30 minutes) and still have all the same fun and banter, but we answer YOUR questions! Although these are specific questions that come from real listeners, they are either questions we get a lot or we think can be applicable to many homes and situations. If you have a question you’d like us to answer, you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Listen to the latest episode on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher.
Here are the four we tackled this week:
1. How to add detail and interest to a blank slate.
Hey Chris and Julia and Preston,
Hey guys- I LOVE your podcast. So funny and so casual, I always feel like you’re just chatting with your listeners in such a real way. I just had to share a compromise my husband and I came to in our small living room with competing focal points. We have a high fireplace mantel that would have made TV watching a chiropractor appt necessary experience. I typically hate TV’s above a fireplace because I like it to be a lovely focal feature- but our house only having one living room left us with literally zero other wall options due to an open floor plan and narrow “living room” area. Our solution was to invest in a “Mantle Mount” for our TV. It allows us to have the tv mounted on the wall above the fireplace but pull it down and out in front of the mantel when actually watching the TV. It also pivots left and right which is great. As much as I would love to have nothing but art or decor above my mantle- this is real life with a small home and we aren’t going to skip a TV for the sake of design (at least my hubby won’t ha!).
Anyway, just thought I would share.
Here’s the link if anyone is interested :https://www.mantelmount.com/?gclid=CjwKCAiAy4bTBRAvEiwAFtatHKZwILjxmAavwPhbb1zL4XobvMTjo0OccgpD_PypATmFPAZgKpzrdBoCVPEQAvD_BwE
Love this podcast!!!!! Please keep answering questions!!!!
Hi Chris and Julia! I also have a gray duvet cover and the windowpane sheets from Brooklinen (thanks for your code!) and I am wondering what duvet insert you use because I have a non-down duvet insert so we don’t get too warm and I feel it doesn’t feel up our duvet enough. Not sure if that makes sense but we bought a king insert and a king duvet cover but it doesn’t look very nice because it doesn’t fill up the whole duvet. Thanks!
Just listened and loved it! “Eggs of knowledge,” as Preston would say. Definitely tucking some ideas away for my own home- thank you. I think “compatible wood tones” would make an excellent blog post since it’s such a visual concept. (And I haven’t come across it anywhere else. I would really love to learn more design concepts like that.) Also, you should watermark all your photos, “Benjamin Moore Hazy Skies.” Haha.
#2 makes me think of that TV Emily Henderson has been pitching – the Frame (?) TV. Man, if I had 4 grand to drop on a TV…. especially a TV that looks like an art piece and not a black hole of box drawing in your focus.
#2 is LITERALLY our living room! Love the suggestions! But I know for my house, we want to beef up the fireplace(builder basic small mantel and kind of gross red brick), and then SOMEHOW convince the husband to move our massive oversized TV to what I’d like to be our future basement media room! Listening to the podcast, I thought that the room sounded familiar.
Major plans were to remove fireplace, add a window(so think wall of windows) and install a ventless fireplace on the far wall, but I’d call that our 5-10 year plan(if ever). Wondering if anyone had ever done that? I always thought the better floor plan would be the fireplace on the far wall
I loved this format! Great addition to the podcast.
I enjoyed this episode!
Love this episode. Def sending a question (with pic!) in for next week. Thank you!
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