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Episode 15417th May 2023 • Talking Home Renovations with the House Maven • Katharine White MacPhail//Gabl Media
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Valerie Hill is an interior designer renovating a 1920s bungalow with her husband Justin in Seattle. We talked about how much time a renovation really takes, working with a spouse and building a local community.

Instagram- @hillandvalleybungalow

About our guest: Valerie is a creative BBC explorer based in Seattle who has taken her interest in design into an interior design degree, through some professional practice and most recently as a hands-on renovator. Holistic in approach, she is always asking questions, challenging assumptions (her own included) and diving into new options. "Design is never really done," has been her approach as she and her intrepid live-in design assistant/laborer (husband) work to restore life to their serviceable, but time-worn Seattle craftsman home. Inspired by the house's inherent characteristics she lovingly layers in other elements and styles to create a rich yet approachable retreat.

Valerie is a doer - from design to blogging, building and restoring, traveling and consulting, she keeps her perspectives wide. She believes in reclamation, restoration, and reinvention but is not singularly focused on any one approach. Instead using them as tools at her disposal to find and create moments of joy and delight within a broadly comfortable canvas.

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