Podcast, Ep. 261 Trials & Triumphs

Taryn's green kitchen is almost finished

Taryn’s kitchen

Today we’re catching up with this month’s trials and triumphs. Taryn is finally moving into The Schwartz House, which many of you have been following on Instagram. But…is it ready? Plus, we hear about Liz’s new kitchen renovation plans which include many upgrades but most importantly a dishwasher. Finally, Caroline tells us why she really wants to build a fence to complete the vision for her home.

What You’ll Hear on This Episode:

  • Taryn’s moving day is FINALLY here….during a heat wave!
  • From stair railings to bathrooms, to fireplaces, and more; the finishing touches are almost complete in The Schwartz House.
  • What is the update on The Purple Dining Room?
  • The Schwartz House’s kitchen has come together with green and brass and other perfections.
  • Liz has the first set of architectural plans for renovating the kitchen in her 1930s home to include a butler’s pantry, extra shelves, a dishwasher, and more!
  • Caroline really, really, REALLY wants to build a fence.
  • Did Liz try to buy Caroline’s house or was there not enough curb appeal?

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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.


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    August 2, 2022

    What is Taryn’s new home build instagram account? I want to catch up on all of her fun things & follow along!

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      Mallory Thomas

      August 3, 2022

      Hi Kasey,

      The username is @the_schwartz_house.

      Thanks for listening,

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    Autumn Sumner

    July 19, 2022

    I LOVE trials and triumphs. I hope you guys never stop doing them. I love hearing about decorating a “normal” home without a huge budget and designer’s help. I feel that Trials and Triumphs is what makes the podcast feel more relatable, and realistic. I always look forward to hearing everyone’s home progress, it feels like I’m chatting and catching up with friends.