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18 | The Art of Home-Making

18 | The Art of Home-Making

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Episode Summary

In this episode, Sophie and I are turning our thoughts to our homes. With Spring in the air, we're sharing our best tips for making your home a pleasant, comfortable place, even when struggling with the limitations of a small space. As we've both lived in flats for the majority of our adult lives, and in a variety of situations - sharing with university friends, boyfriends, family, as well as living alone - we feel that by now we've got fairly adept at creating a home wherever we are. 

Explaining how William Morris' philosophy on possessions influences us both, and how we like to consider our senses when creating a comfortable space, Sophie and I chat about the kinds of environments that suit us best and that we find most conducive to happiness and creativity. 

Some of Miranda's Emily Sutton artwork - the image on the right is an original painting, but the image on the left is a series of cards that Miranda had framed and which she mentions in this episode. 

Some of Miranda's Emily Sutton artwork - the image on the right is an original painting, but the image on the left is a series of cards that Miranda had framed and which she mentions in this episode. 

Listen to hear our tips on making an inviting and comfortable home in a small space. 

Episode Breakdown

  • 00:57 - Jump for Joys! Find out what's been making Miranda and Sophie happy lately.
  • 03:30 - From Our Listeners - Sophie and Miranda share feedback and interesting remarks from T&T listeners. 
  • 07:18 - Miranda introduces the main discussion. 
  • 08:18 - Sophie and Miranda discuss the various different type of homes they've lived in.
  • 12:39 - Is a slightly messy, or tidy space preferable for creativity? Miranda and Sophie discuss what they prefer. 
  • 17:01 - How to make a small space pleasant and inviting and showcase your personality. 
  • 28:30 - Culture Corner! Find out the recent Tea & Tattle cultural favourites. 

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Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.

 - William Morris

Your Thoughts

Thank you so much for listening and being a part of Tea & Tattle podcast. As always, we love to hear your thoughts, so please let us know:

What type of spaces have you lived in throughout your life? Do you prefer a tidy, or slightly messy, environment? What are your tips for creating an attractive home, even when struggling with limited space?

Next Time...

I'm in conversation with Regula Ysewijn (aka Miss Foodwise) about her fabulous cookbook, Pride & Pudding (I just love that title!). Regula spoke with me from her home in Belgium, and we had a fantastic discussion about her love for English cuisine and how she researched her beautiful and intriguing book, which is all about the history of the British pudding (and has fantastic recipes too!). Don't forget to tune in again next Tuesday!

Happy Listening! 

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