The Chris Loves Julia Podcast w/ Preston Pugmire

Conversations about DIY, Home Design, and family. Chris Loves Julia is a DIY home design blog that started in 2008. It has since become the go to place for design and home renovation info for millions of readers. On this podcast we go behind the curtain on blogging, home renovation, and design in general and how it all relates to having a home that is "lived in" by a family.
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May 30, 2016

We chat with Whitney and Ashley from the amazing blog Shanty 2 Chic and talk about their show Open Concept on HGTV. We also talk about multi-functional spaces and rooms and how to make them cohesive and intentional.

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CLJ posts mentioned:

Workhorses around the house.

New Interior Define Sectional

Preston Laundry Room Reno

Guest Room Office Reveal!!!!

Tiny Office Against a Wall


Shanty 2 Chic posts mentioned:

DIY Floating Shelves

Open Concept show on HGTV

May 23, 2016

We chat with Elsie Larson from the incredible blog A Beautiful Mess. She gives us her favorite tips for finding your home design style and how it relates to your clothing style, music style and other aspects of your life.  

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Chris Loves Julia Posts Mentioned:

Pom Pom Curtains

Picture of Preston's Studio

Kitchen Remodel

Neapolitan Ice Cream House Color Post


A Beautiful Mess Posts Mentioned:

Photo App "A Color Story"

New Move to Nashville

Elsie's Favorite Record Players

May 16, 2016

We chat with Mandi from the DIY design blog Vintage Revivals and discuss how to manage projects and home renovation when there are children in the mix. Tips, tricks, and homework to take your DIY to the next level even if you don't have kids...

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CLJ posts mentioned

Paint Spill Heard Round The World


Vintage Revivals posts mentioned

Nursury Reveal w/ Wood Wall Animals!

Bathroom remodel update


Theme song "Headphones" by Preston Pugmire

May 10, 2016

A conversation about how to manage the renovation projects you want to tackle in your home,  Even if you are renting. Kim and Scott Vargo from the home design and renovation blog Yellow Brick Home stop by to talk about their blog and how they approach inevitable surprises in home renovation projects.

Chris loves Julia posts mentioned:

5 Projects on deck for 2016 Jan 6, 2016

Welp, we're doing another kitchen in PA  May 5, 2016


Yellow Brick Home posts:

Ikea Vanity: Will it float?

Chimney demo surprise!


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Theme song Headphones by Preston Pugmire

May 10, 2016

A Candid discussion about the best practices when choosing paint colors. Julia reveals for the first time a huge mistake she made behind the scenes. 

Posts mentioned in this episode:

DIY Shiplap built-ins: finished and styled!

Perfectly Putty Paint


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Theme song: Headphones by Preston Pugmire

May 6, 2016

This is our first episode! My name is Preston Pugmire and I am proud to be the host of the Chris Love Julia podcast: Conversations about DIY, Home Design, and Family. In this introductory episode, we talk about the origin of the blog, how Chris and Julia met, who I am and why i am involved with this project, and what you can expect from us and the podcast moving forward. Please subscribe, rate, and comment, and come on this journey with us. Thanks so much -CLJ Podcast team


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