Podcast Episode #7: Stylist & Author Annette Joseph

Stylist, Author, and Entertaining expert Annette Joseph sat down the How to Decorate podcast

This week on the podcast, we’re talking with stylist, entertaining expert, author, and workshop master of ceremonies, Annette Joseph. Annette does it all and makes it look so easy. We sat down to talk about the villa in Italy she’s renovating, her workshops, how she got into styling, and so much more!

What You’ll Hear on This Episode:

  • How Karen did a mini bathroom makeover in her guest suite
  • How Annette started styling
  • What it was like pitching a show to Bravo and shooting a pilot
  • Annette has been vacationing in Italy since she was a kid
  • Annette talks about her upcoming book about Italy
  • Why it’s hard to be an ex-patriot in Italy
  • Why it’s always better to go shopping in Italy with an actual Italian (or someone who knows everyone)
  • The scoop on buying real estate in Italy … and renovating from a different continent
  • Italy’s all about ‘juice’
  • The faux pas Annette committed recently while walking around her property
  • How they ended up buying the property they chose
  • All about the workshops she hosts — perfecting branding, photography, styling, and more
  • What you could expect if you were to attend one of Annette’s workshops
  • The book she’s working on about the cocktail culture in Italy

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Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.


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    Katie Hutchison

    January 18, 2017

    Hi Caroline, Many thanks for the shout-out for my book The New Small House from The Taunton Press. So glad to hear that you enjoyed reading it over the holidays! Cheers,

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    Dyea Tumlin

    January 17, 2017

    I’d love to see a picture of the bathroom with panels hung!

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      Becki Kidder

      January 19, 2017

      Me too!!

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      Karen Mooney

      November 6, 2017


      I can’t seem to get back far enough to get a pic. It’s a tiny bathroom!!

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      Caroline McDonald

      November 7, 2017

      Karen and I have both tried to take pictures of our bathrooms with the tall shower curtains but it’s so hard in a tiny space. We did however get a great shot of Virginia Cheek’s hall bathroom, and she’s done the same thing hanging the shower curtain all the way at the ceiling. See a picture of it here: https://www.ballarddesigns.com/howtodecorate/2017/08/home-tour-virginia-cheeks-timeless-airy-bungalow/
      Thanks for listening!