Podcast, Ep. 181: designers Amanda and Barry Lantz

On the show today we have father and daughter design duo Barry and Amanda Lantz of Lantz Collective in Carmel, Indiana. We talk about Barry’s art collection, why art is the perfect starting place for color, their new fabric collection with Kravet, and how their aesthetics differ.

What You’ll Hear on This Episode:

  • The unique paths they both took to interior design
  • Why color is the perfect starting place for your home’s palette
  • How to use color and contrast to create drama in your room
  • Why it’s important to struggle in the design process (or any creative process)
  • Symmetry and asymmetry and why your room needs a little of both
  • How their new fabric collection came about

Decorating Dilemma:

Hello ladies!

LOVE the podcast! I’ve been a loyal listener for nearly two years, big fan of the show. I need your help.  I have a blank space in my den and I just don’t know what to put here. Built in bookshelves, pretty glass bookshelves, a long console table with art above? It’s just sort of wasted space. I love the idea of “conversation zones” but it’s not quite enough space for its own chair or bench. I have attached photos of the space. The wall itself is about 11ft long, and I wouldn’t want to put anything there more than 2 / 2.5ft deep, to allow for space to walk through. (I measure like Karen does, so, take this with a grain of salt).

 Can’t wait to hear you solve this dilemma on the show.

Thanks so much!


Show Notes:

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Happy Decorating!

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Abbey Nolte

Abbey is a homegrown Georgia peach who loves a fresh take on Southern design. When she’s not working behind the scenes of the How to Decorate blog and podcast, you can find her cheering on the Appalachian State Mountaineers and spending time with her wheaten terrier, Charlie.