Home Design Chat with Nancy

Home Design Chat with Nancy

By Nancy Hugo
Home Design Chat with Nancy covers all aspects of every room in the home From remodeling to wine pairing, from aging in place to backyard kitchens.
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What the Pandemic has changed in design
On March 11, 2020, Nancy and Les Sturdevant, owner of Design Dream Kitchen Studio in Scottsdale, discussed the evolution of kitchen design from the 1950’s to the 1990’s.  They were going to continue this theme for the 2000’s on the following podcast, but due to the Coronavirus and social distancing, the podcast got put on hold. They remotely recorded the podcast today chatting about the trends of the 2000’s and 2010 decade. They also discussed how the Coronavirus Pandemic has affected society and what changes will be made in the future for home designs. NOTE:  Due to the CDC ruling on Social Distancing,  Les and Nancy were in two different locations using their phones to record this podcast. Hope you enjoy it!
20:02
May 28, 2020
You want to Remodel your Kitchen? This is where you Start.
Eric Skinner, owner of Premium Wholesale Cabinets in Phoenix, explained to Nancy the process of walking a new client through his showroom.  He explains the different cabinet construction and hardware.  He also shows the homeowner the many cabinet vignettes and explains the styles, wood species and stains of each cabinet manufacturer. As Eric was finishing our tour, we chatted about how he and his designers create a dream kitchen for their clients .
19:35
May 20, 2020
Chatting with Deron Rensen of Monogram Appliances
Nancy’s guest this week is Deren Rensen, Senior Area Sales Manager with Monogram Appliances.  Deren explained the differences between Monogram’s new collections:  The Statement and The Minimalist.  The Statement can work with Transitional or Traditional Kitchens while the Minimalist collection integrates seamlessly with the Contemporary look. Deren also talked about the Monogram videos showing delicious recipes from the Monogram Chefs.  These videos can be viewed on the Monogram You tube channel.
13:59
May 13, 2020
We Will Get Through This
Nancy suggests how to keep busy and positive in this world of the pandemic. This is a short, but upbeat podcast.
06:50
March 26, 2020
Have Kitchens Changed Since the 50's
Nancy and Les Sturtevant, owner of Designer Dream Kitchen Studio, compared the kitchens of the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's.  How did the cabinets and countertops used in each decade differ and what appliances introduced in these timeframes made life easier.  The evolution of the kitchen is a very interesting subject if you are remodeling a kitchen or if you are just interested in timelines.
28:51
March 11, 2020
You should Know This from Beginning to End
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Nancy talked with Steve Deubel, general contractor and owner of Image Home Improvement, about the process of kitchen design from beginning to end.  Here are some of the items they covered:  What is the first thing that must be done when you decide to remodel your kitchen.  What […]
23:49
March 4, 2020
Remodeling? Where do you Start?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY    Last week Nancy explained how to work with a kitchen designer and why you should not attempt this task yourself, unless of course, you are a kitchen designer.  On this podcast Nancy explains the process of getting your kitchen remodel started.  She talks about budgeting, working with a […]
15:45
February 26, 2020
Don’t Try This Yourself
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Nancy discusses the reasons why and how homeowners should work with a designer to remodel their kitchen.  With the experience and knowledge a kitchen designer can create a functional and aesthetic space while keeping the project in budget. Listen to this podcast for more reasons why a designer will […]
12:37
February 12, 2020
Guess what’s back and very popular
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Nancy’s guest this week is Richard Wilkinson, owner of Made, a resource for Designers.  Richard just came back from Paris where he saw the big trends from around the world.  Textiles, accessories, furniture and wallcoverings are Richard’s focus for your home.  Listen to what he found out for […]
24:53
February 5, 2020
What You Should Do Before Listing Your Home
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   We all want to get the most out of our house when we sell it, but how do we start the process?  Lisa Rane, Realtor with Local Board Real Estate, is Nancy’s guest this week.  Lisa explains the process of preparing to put your house on the market.  […]
25:41
January 28, 2020
Lighting Trends for 2020 You Should Know
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Jem Funk, lighting specialist with Premier Lighting, just came back from the Dallas market and chatted with Nancy about what the lighting trends will be for 2020.  Definitely we are heading toward a more modern view in lighting with geometric shapes dominating the new looks. Lots of different […]
27:44
January 21, 2020
You Should Know the Colors for 2020?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Nancy & Dede Radford, Our Dunn Edwards paint expert, talked about the colors of 2020.  Did you know each paint company has their own color of the year. Dunn Edwards has introduced 80 new colors for 2020. They also discussed ceiling colors, paint sheens and more.  Listen to […]
26:24
January 14, 2020
Have you been Hacked yet?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Find out how to avoid being scammed and hacked by deviants. How to clean the clutter out of your computer.  These are 2 important subjects discussed during this podcast when Nancy interviewed Chris Diamond, owner of Hogfish Web Studios. Chris has extensive experience in website design & development, […]
20:21
January 6, 2020
Are you Pairing your Wines for the Holidays?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Nancy interviewed Lori Ann Harnish, an independent Ambassador with Bossa Wines. If you want to impress when you are entertaining for the Holidays, learn about wine pairing with appetizers, entrees and desserts.  Lori Ann is the expert about wine pairing, wine quality, and more. Listen to this podcast […]
24:52
December 15, 2019
You will need a Prenuptial for This!
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Tami Hugo Haley, an attorney with the Phoenix Family Law firm Hallier-Lawrence, chatted with Nancy about what designers, or any unmarried business owner, should be considering before they marry.  Tami and Nancy talked about clients who are involved in remodeling their home, and bring their designer or builder […]
23:15
December 8, 2019
Where Do You Put your Overnight Guests?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   The Holidays are here and you are having overnight guests.  Where do you put them?  Nancy chatted with Rachel Winter, expert organizer and owner of Happy Home Organizers, about cleaning out that junk room and turning the space into a cozy guest room you can be proud of. […]
22:41
December 1, 2019
Do You Think it’s Art or Furniture?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Nancy’s guest this week is Don Judd, master woodworker and owner of Artisan Furniture AZ.  Don creates one of a kind pieces of furniture that he calls artwork.  How did he get started in the business, what species of woods does he prefer to work with and what […]
22:08
November 24, 2019
What Kitchen Ideas are in & out for 2020?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Nancy’s guest this week is Les Sturtevant, expert kitchen designer and owner of Designer Dream Kitchen Studio in Scottsdale. Both Nancy and Les have been kitchen designers for many years and have their opinions about trends and fads.  What trends will you see in 2020 and what ideas […]
27:14
November 18, 2019
Is there a difference between Ceramic and Porcelain Tile?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Nancy chatted with Vince Cavale, National Sales Manager with QDI Surfaces, about the differences between natural stone, porcelain and ceramic.  They discussed the characteristics of each product and where each of would best fit in the home.  They also talked about how these products were made, the benefits […]
30:22
November 8, 2019
What you can do with a Hearth Oven?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Deron Rensen, Senior Area Sales Manager with Monogram, was Nancy’s guest this week.  Are you wondering what the differences are between GE, Monogram, Profile and Cafe appliances?  Deron explained how these appliances differ.  Deron also described the Hearth Oven, previously named the Pizza Oven, what the benefits are […]
27:08
November 2, 2019
Find out what you don’t know about Alternative Healing?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Nancy interviewed Jenn Walsh, a holistic healer specializeing in trauma, addiction and mental illness. As a Certified Integrative Health Coach and a Reiki Master Practitioner,  Jenn utilizes natural resources provided by Mother Earth, Energy and Intuitive guidance to heal energy discrepancies that create physical, emotional and spiritual imbalance. […]
20:52
October 26, 2019
Find out what Nancy has been up to!
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY     Nancy hasn’t done an original podcast in 4 months, but this week she got in front of her microphone to explain what she has been doing lately.   Nancy describes the benefits of Hospice of the Valley and what you should know before you need them for a […]
07:52
October 20, 2019
Do you wish you had a Great Backyard?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Nancy’s guest this week is Kirk Bianchi, a Master of the Southwest.  He explained his thoughts and ideas about beautiful backyard designs, his background and the importance of the complete design complimenting the home and integrating the design into nature.  We talked about the backyard trends, how they […]
26:23
October 15, 2019
What Does an Architect Do?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Most people don’t really know the important role architects play in a remodel or new construction.  Nick Tsantakis, owner of Tsontakis Architecture, chats with Nancy about what homeowners should expect from the initial meeting with their architect to the completion stage.  What to look for when interviewing an […]
36:17
October 7, 2019
Does your countertop clutter consist of these?
List to The Best of Home Design Chat with Nancy.  This was a fun podcast so I’m re-publishing it. Candy Lesher, Culinary Professional, and Nancy reviewed all the popular countertop appliances that clutter your kitchen.  Which ones get a thumbs up and which ones get a thumbs down. What’s Candy’s favorite appliance that […]
34:42
September 30, 2019
Does your Kitchen look like the 60’s?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Nancy chatted with Kym Davis CKD, CBD who is a seasoned professional designer with Premier Kitchen & Bath.  Listen to this podcast to find out if your kitchen is a well-designed functional kitchen, or do you need to change a few things.  They compared the old designs with […]
29:24
September 23, 2019
It’s all about the Lighting
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Nancy chatted with Jem Funk, lighting Diva and interior designer at Premier Lighting in Scottsdale. Jem explained her role at Premier Lighting …and what changes she has seen in the world of lighting in the last 5 years. What impact has LED had on the traditional design […]
30:43
September 16, 2019
Are you Safe Enough?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Judith Brown, Co-owner of Phase 1 Electronics, is concerned about your security and how you can protect your family. She chatted with Nancy about camera surveillance, security systems, and different ways to feel secure in your home.  By the way, Phase 1 Electronics just installed a security system […]
17:12
September 9, 2019
Are you waking up well rested?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Are you getting a resful sleep at night?  It could be that your bedroom walls are the wrong color causing you to wake up tired. Dede Radford, a DunnEdwards color expert, chatted with Nancy about the best & worse colors for your bedroom     This podcast sponsored […]
18:42
September 3, 2019
Don’t be overwhelmed when Remodeling
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Because we don’t remodel our homes on a yearly basis, knowing what to do and when to do it is overwhelming, but having a knowledgeable and experienced general contractor to run the project is extremely important.  Tim Larson, owner of La Casa Builders, chatted with Nancy about the […]
20:01
August 26, 2019
Is your Bathroom from the 50’s?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Kym Davis, Premier Kitchen & Bath, and Nancy chatted about the history of the bathrooms of the 20th century and compared the bathrooms of the 50’s to today’s modern bathrooms.  How needs and functions have changed over the years.        This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro […]
27:22
August 19, 2019
Where did your natural stone come from?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Frank Cunningham, founder of Durango Stone, knows more about stone than anyone I know.  He talks about his quarries, processing stone, the different kinds of stone and where they should be used.  Durango Veracruz Vein-Cut tile flooring. by Durango Stone   This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music […]
18:44
August 5, 2019
What you should know about keeping Scammers out of your Computer.
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Chris Diamond, owner of Hogfish Studios,  shares idea on how to protect your computers, smartphones & tablets from being hacked and scammed.      If you want to be more aware of how to keep people from taking over your computer with malware, ransomware & more, listen to […]
26:22
July 28, 2019
If You Don’t Know What a Bookmatched Slab is,Listen Now.
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Charles Holquin, Manager of Galleria of Stone AZ at the time of this podcast, explains what sets Galleria of Stone’s granite and marble from all the other suppliers, also, finishes, pricing, caring for your granite/marble, and much more. All Galleria of Stone slabs are bookmatched on all sides,  which […]
23:54
July 22, 2019
What you should know about your Expensive Rug
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Saeed Aslam, owner of Alyshaan Fine Rugs, shares tips on how to care for your fine rug. It’s an heirloom so don’t abuse it. Know what to do and what not to do so it will last. Your rug is an investment for a lifetime.   This podcast […]
23:47
July 14, 2019
You want to Automate your Home, But How do you Start?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY     The future is now. Do you know how to automate your home so you can adjust the thermostat, turn off the lights, control your drapes, lock the doors and more?  Buzz Jensen with Desert Valley AV chatted with Nancy about what’s new in the world of home […]
30:56
July 8, 2019
Don’t Build an Outdoor Kitchen before Listening to This.
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Listen to the Best of Home Design Chat with Nancy Nancy is taking some time off due to a family emergency.  Please enjoy this podcast which was originally published May 5, 2019 Tony Couch, Territory Sales Manager with SubZero Wolf – Scottsdale, was Nancy’s guest. We discussed the […]
27:50
June 24, 2019
What you should know about Mobile Vendors
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   We all love Foodtrucks and Farmers Markets, but do we really know what Mobile Vendors are all about and what goes on behind the scenes?  Dan Hugo, President of the Nevada Mobile Vendors Association, explains the business of mobile vending and why he started the association.  If you […]
32:53
June 17, 2019
If you want to be Organized, Listen to these Tips
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Nancy’s guest this week is Rachel Winter, owner Happy Home Organizers. Rachel has been helping people declutter, get organized and help you pack and unpack to relocate to another home.  She had many hints and ideas on how you can get organized or have her do it for […]
25:27
June 10, 2019
To Cater or To Cook, Listen for the Pros & Cons
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   If you enjoy cooking and catering parties or hiring caterers for your events, you have to listen to Dona Kay Jensen of Dona Delivers give suggestions on making your events successful.  Dona talks about how to plan the menu, what equipment you will need and how to present […]
26:45
June 1, 2019
Listen for the Secrets of a Great Backyard
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Nancy’s guest this week is Kirk Bianchi, a Master of the Southwest.  He explained his thoughts and ideas about beautiful backyard designs, his background and the importance of the complete design complimenting the home and integrating the design into nature.  We talked about the backyard trends, how they […]
26:13
May 27, 2019
Know about Wine Before you Drink it.
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Loriann Harnish, independent ambassador with Boisset Wines, talked to Nancy about the differences in wine, the most popular wines, the temperatures of wine, why the glass matters, and why swirl your wine.  Loriann is an expert on wine so grab a glass of your favorite and listen to […]
27:10
May 19, 2019
Don’t Paint your Walls until you Listen to This
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Mike Wells, the painter guru, chatted with Nancy about everything to know about painting the inside of your home before you hire a professional painter or paint yourself.  Know where to start, the different kinds of paint, the finishes of the paint and what to put where.  This […]
33:21
May 13, 2019
Don’t Build an Outdoor Kitchen before Listening to This.
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Tony Couch, Territory Sales Manager with SubZero Wolf – Scottsdale, was Nancy’s guest. We discussed the advantages and components of the outdoor kitchen, and why everyone should have a second kitchen. Tony discusses the different appliances available for outdoor use.         This podcast sponsored by Premier […]
27:50
May 6, 2019
What Will Future Bathrooms Be Like?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Nancy’s guest is Kym Davis, a professtional designer with Premier Kitchen & Bath.  Kym previously chatted with Nancy about the old kitchens and bathsrooms and how they have changed over the years. In this podcast Nancy & Kym chat about what the future bathroom will be like, what’s […]
29:15
April 29, 2019
Listen to an Architect explain the Process
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Most people don’t really know the important role architects play in a remodel or new construction.  Nick Tsantakis, owner of Tsontakis Architecture, chats with Nancy about what homeowners should expect from the initial meeting with their architect to the completion stage.  What to look for when interviewing an […]
36:08
April 22, 2019
Don’t Clutter your Counters with These!
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Candy Lesher, Culinary Professional, and Nancy reviewed all the popular countertop appliances that clutter your kitchen.  Which ones get a thumbs up and which ones get a thumbs down. What’s Candy’s favorite appliance that should couldn’t live without.  Listen with your app or on your desktop to this very […]
34:33
April 15, 2019
Don’t Buy Anything until you Listen to This?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Before you buy anything for your home, listen to Nancy chat with Richard Wilkinson, owner of MADE Resource Group.  Richard knows what is coming in and what is going out in the world furniture, fabric, lighting, wallcoverings & accessories. Richard will tell you why your home should reflect […]
30:36
April 8, 2019
You’ll Wish You Were There
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Rob Rubin, co-owner of AK Studio, was a guest on Home Design Chat with Nancy in February, 2018, and now he’s back to chat about his new Central Phoenix showroom that shows beautiful kitchen ideas but specifically the integration of kitchen millwork with architectural details. Nancy & Rob […]
25:42
April 1, 2019
You Can Be a Great Cook with These
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Alan Thompson, district sales manager with BSH appliances, explained what BSH stands for, what appliances they make and where they are made.  Alan and Nancy talked about the new ideas and appliances introduced at the Kitchen and Bath Industrial Show (KBIS) 2019.  Alan also explained the benefits of […]
29:09
March 25, 2019
Don’t go to Pakistan for a Rug.
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Saeed Aslam, owner of Alyshaan, chatted with Nancy about his recent buying trip to Pakistan where he hand selected hundreds of new rugs for his showroom. Since Saeed is from Pakistan he knows where to go, who to buy from and what to look for.  If you are […]
25:23
March 17, 2019
Learn How you Can Make a Difference.
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Charlie Ellis, founder of Operation Enduring Gratitude, is Nancy’s guest this week.  Operation Enduring Gratitude is a nonprofit organization made up of veterans serving veterans who provide Extreme Makeovers as well as wheelchair ramps, and remodeling.  This organization runs on donated materials and time.  After listening to this […]
30:36
March 11, 2019
Doing This will Help Sell you House FASTER!
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Learn how you can sell your house quickly at full price. Kristine Porter explained to Nancy how she turns homes into houses to sell quickly by staging.  Kristine also re-designs homes by using the homeowners existing furnishings and accessories. Styling and Staging is what Kristine does, and her […]
20:52
March 4, 2019
Monark
Welcome to Monark, your new home for cooking, cooling and cleaning appliances. Our showrooms offer unsurpassed selection of premium brands, and our dedicated team delivers quality service. Partnering with architects, builders, designers, developers and homeowners, we are a resource for making the finest homes and for realizing the extraordinary.   www.monarkhome.com Several locations to […]
18:47
February 25, 2019
Should you Move that Furniture or get a Pro?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Cisco Miranda, owner of Miranda Delivery Service, was Nancy’s guest.  Find out how Cisco started in the delivery, warehousing & storage business, and why it’s important to get professionals to move your furniture, appliances, plants, artwork and expensive collections, etc.  Leave these tasks to the pros!  Don’t risk […]
21:52
February 25, 2019
Do you know Enough about Natural Stone?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Before you install your natural stone, you should know all about the different types of stone, the installation and the maintenance.  Vince Cavale, National Sales Manager with QDI Surfaces, discussed everything you need to know about natural stone with Nancy.  He also talked about the pros and cons […]
25:08
February 18, 2019
Bathrooms – How Times have Changed.
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Kym Davis, Premier Kitchen & Bath, and Nancy chatted about the history of the bathrooms of the 20th century andcompared the bathrooms of the 50’s to today’s modern bathrooms.  How needs and functions have changed over the years.         This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music […]
27:13
February 11, 2019
Do You know What’s “IN” for 2019?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   New ideas for homes and fashion come and go. Nancy and Jem Funk, designer at Premier Lighting, share their thoughts about the color of the year, and what’s in and what out for kitchens, flooring, furniture and accessories.  They even discussed how fashions and interior design influences work […]
20:30
February 4, 2019
You want to Automate your Home, But How do you Start?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY     The future is now. Do you know how to automate your home so you can adjust the thermostat, turn off the lights, control your drapes, lock the doors and more?  Buzz Jensen with Desert Valley AV chatted with Nancy about what’s new in the world of home […]
30:45
January 27, 2019
I Want Shutters on My Windows!
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Nancy chatted with Larry O’Daniel, managing partner with Arizona Blinds, Shutters and Draperies.  Our total podcast was about Planation Shutters – how are they made, what are the sizes of the shutters, what are the benefits of using shutters, and more.      You won’t want to miss […]
26:53
January 20, 2019
I Need Help Picking out My Tile
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Nancy chatted with Lisa Rane, manager of Emser Tile Scottsdale, about everything you need to know BEFORE you purchase tile for your project – durability, color, texture, grout, maintenance and more.  Listen to this podcast and find out what you don’t know!           This […]
34:33
January 14, 2019
What is it Like to Cook in a Food Truck?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Everyone loves Food Trucks for the variety of foods they offer, the fun they bring to events and the social atmosphere of bringing people together. Nancy chatted with Dan Hugo about the inner workings of the Food Truck business and how a truck kitchen compares to your home kitchen. Dan […]
31:19
January 1, 2019
Listen to How to Sell Your House Quickly
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY What don’t people want to hear when they are putting their house on the market to sell? What should you do to make your house sell quickly? What are the popular items that people are wanting? Listen to tips Janice Brewster, designer and realtor, told Nancy about selling houses quickly.  […]
28:45
December 17, 2018
Don’t Chose your Stone until you listen to this Podcast
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Nick Martin, one of the stone experts with Durango Stone in Scottsdale, Az, chatted with Nancy on the differences of limestone, marble and travertine, and how they are quarried and manufactured in their own factories in Mexico. He also explained how stone is cut, bundled and then shipped to […]
26:30
December 10, 2018
Does your Kitchen look like the 60’s?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Nancy chatted with Kym Davis CKD, CBD who is a seasoned professional designer with Premier Kitchen & Bath.  Listen to this podcast to find out if your kitchen is a well-designed functional kitchen, or do you need to change a few things.  They compared the old designs with the […]
29:15
December 2, 2018
Don’t put these Appliances in your Kitchen.
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Nancy and Drew Ketner with Expressions Home Gallery, chatted about the newest, most popular appliances for your kitchen- Induction cook tops, coffee systems, steam ovens and beautiful ventilation hoods.  The other topic of conversation were the appliances that you should not be putting in your kitchen – coil burners, […]
29:10
November 26, 2018
Do You Know Enough about Fabric?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Nancy’s guest this week was Leslie Dixon, fabric expert and co-owner of Studio 1010.   Leslie explained everything you need to know about using fabrics for upholstery and drapes.  She also talked about Sunbrella fabrics- the benefits and functions of this fabric for indoor and outdoor furniture. Leslie was a […]
32:29
November 18, 2018
Do your Appliances Talk to you?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY GE has an imagination at work so you don’t have to.  Elise Kersh with Monogram chatted with Nancy about all the new trends in appliances that GE has to offer.  New colors and finishes will be the rage to give kitchens an exciting timeless look.  And, of course talking […]
16:53
November 11, 2018
Listen to 2019 Rug Trends & More
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Saeed Aslam, owner of Alyshaan Fine Rugs in Scottsdale, was Nancy’s guest.  They discussed how the world of rugs in changing in today’s market, the new ways of producing rugs, adding custom rugs to your decor and rug trends for 2019. The conversation was filled with information for the […]
29:22
November 4, 2018
Do Something About those Naked Windows
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Homes need windows and windows need shades, drapes and shutters to name a few of the window treatments available. Wes McLaughlin, owner of Sunrise Shutters and Blinds, chatted with Nancy about all the new ways to keep the sun and heat out of your home, give you privacy and […]
25:11
October 29, 2018
2018 Design Trend – What to Use & What to Lose!
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Do you follow the design trends for your home?   Listen to Nancy & Jem Funk, interior designer with Premier Lighting, talk about the 2018 design trends and why they disagree with other designers.  Find out what Jem & Nancy predict for 2019.  You might agree with them, or […]
30:33
October 22, 2018
How Do You Start A Remodel?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Because we don’t remodel our homes on a yearly basis, knowing what to do and when to do it is important, but having a knowledgeable and experienced general contractor is more important.  Tim Larson, owner of La Casa Builders, chatted with Nancy about the sequential steps in remodeling […]
19:51
October 14, 2018
Scam Alert – Listen NOW
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Lots of scams trying to get into your computer, take over your identity and more.  Chris Diamond, web developer with Hogfist Studios, listens while Nancy explains how she got scammed.  The do’s and don’ts about what to do when you fall prey to these creative scams. Don’t let […]
27:44
October 8, 2018
Do You Know the Differences in Slab Materials?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Bryon Limbers, a senior member of the Galleria of Stone team, spoke about the differences between granite, quartz, quartzite and marble.  He also explain what a book matched slab of stone is and how it creates beautiful designs for a wall, table or counter top application.  How does the […]
22:07
September 30, 2018
Listen to Know about Sous-Vide Cooking & Beer
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Brad King of B & B Marketing explains Sous-Vide Technology and how it’s part of Perlick’s new gas range introduced into the world of consumer appliances as well as Perlick’s new column refrigeration system. Brad also chatted about beer taps and how everyone could have one at their house.  […]
16:16
September 23, 2018
You can be a BBQ King!
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Chris Panos, Territory Manager with Mode Distributing, spoke with Nancy about all the benefits of Alfresco outdoor cooking grills, pizza ovens, woks and more. Being a trained executive Chef, Chris really knows the ins and outs of outdoor cooking and explained the benefits of Alfresco and all the accessories […]
14:19
September 17, 2018
Listen to Interview with Author of “Living Brave . . .”
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Listen to Nancy’s interview Mary Beth Stern, owner of MBMarketingandPR.com. Mary Beth co-authored the newly published book, Living Brave . . .Women in Business. Mary Beth talked about social media and marketing and how she got started in business and became very successful in her field, the state of […]
16:10
September 10, 2018
You’ve Come a Long Way GE!
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Elise Raydo Kersh, Designer Engagement Leader – West Region for Monogram Appliances chatted with Nancy about all the new happening at GE appliances.  New appliances, new brandings and new looks! Listen and picture these beautiful appliances in your kitchen.             This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting […]
15:52
September 3, 2018
Find out the Secret of Survival after Tragedy
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Nancy interviewed Paddy Rasmussen, one of 14 amazing women who have come together to share their entrepreneurial journey in their #1 Best Selling book – From Resilience to Brilliance Paddy, an interior designer in the Phoenix Design Community, spoke about her strategies and action steps to survive her journey of heartbreak and […]
09:14
August 27, 2018
Counter Top Conundrum
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Are you getting ready to pick the material for your counter tops but don’t know what to chose? Listen as Nancy explains the differences & benefits of engineered stone, granite, quartzite and marble.             This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” by […]
15:51
August 20, 2018
Don’t Remodel your Kitchen until You Listen to This
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Are you thinking of remodeling your Kitchen? This is an overwhelming project, but Nancy gives tips on how to start your project, why you should use a kitchen designer/consultant, and how to survive the project.           This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my […]
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August 13, 2018
Do you have a Smelly Kitchen?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Are you leaving the smoke, smell and grease hanging around your house when you cook?  Can you avoid a grease fire? Nancy chatted with Chris Panos, a very knowledgeable trained chef and Mode appliance rep, about the importance of ventilation in your kitchen.             […]
18:33
August 5, 2018
Is your Design Trendy or Fadish?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY What is the difference between a trend and a fad?  Nancy reviews some of the past trends and fads in Kitchens. What happen to Avocado Green & Harvest Gold? What is trending now?               This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” […]
17:11
July 30, 2018
Does your Kitchen make you Happy?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Does your kitchen work for you?  Do you feel independent and happy as you prepare a meal?  Find out what you can do to make your kitchen your own with Nancy’s suggestions.              This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” by […]
10:19
July 23, 2018
What is my Rug Worth?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY What makes Oriental rugs expensive and are they all made in the Orient? What do you do with that rug you inherited? Nick Motlagh, owner of Rug Treasures in Scottsdale, chats with Nancy and answers all those questions and more.            This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting […]
13:15
July 15, 2018
Is your Home Smart yet?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY How smart do you want your home to be? Ben Kayl, Systems Designer with Desert Valley AV, described how your thermostat, lighting, music and more can be controlled by an integrated system.       This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” by Kevin Macleod July […]
19:48
July 9, 2018
Should I use Porcelain or Natural Stone?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Should you chose porcelain or natural stone for your tile projects? Do you know the benefits and advantages of each? Do you know what a Schluter is? Should you seal or not seal your tile? Get all the answers to these questions and more when you listen to Nancy chat […]
22:39
July 1, 2018
Your Kitchen Definately Needs This.
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Cortney Winger, District Sales Manager with Dacor Appliances, introduces the new graphite appliance finish and the new Modernist Collection. Are your appliances ready to be replaced?   This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” by Kevin Macleod June 25, 2018 email questions to Nancy@NancyHugo.com
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June 24, 2018
I Want a Barn Door or 2!
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Dave Crawford, co-owner of Patina Yard, ultimate craftsman chats with Nancy about Barn Doors and custom furniture. His unique creativity is mind-boggling!       This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” by Kevin Macleod June 18, 2018 email questions to Nancy@NancyHugo.com
21:53
June 18, 2018
Take Care of that Expensive Rug
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Saeed Aslam, owner of Alyshaan Fine Rugs, shares tips on how to care for your fine rug. It’s an heirloom so don’t abuse it. Know what to do and what not to do so it will last.     This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” by […]
23:37
June 11, 2018
Are you Enjoying your Shower?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Ryan Young, manager of Studio 41 Scottsdale, explains what Alexa is doing in your bathroom, Everything you need to know for a great steam shower experience, functional and aesthetic lighting and more.   Designer: Calista Interiors   This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” by Kevin […]
20:27
June 4, 2018
Are you Sleeping Restfully?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY What colors should you paint your bedroom and what colors to stay away from. Dede Radford of DunnEdwards reviews the best & worst colors for your bedroom     This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” by Kevin Macleod May 28, 2018 email questions to […]
18:33
May 28, 2018
It’s about the Lighting
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Jem Funk explained her role at Premier Lighting …and what changes she has seen in the world of lighting in the last 5 years. What impact has LED had on the traditional design and how integrated lighting systems works     This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On […]
13:24
May 21, 2018
Aging in Place- What does that mean?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY   Nancy shares bathrooms remodeling ideas to make life easier & safer not only for people choosing to “age in place” but for everyone who is planning to remodeling or building a new home.     This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” by Kevin Macleod May […]
07:36
May 14, 2018
You can Never be Too Safe
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Judith Brown, Co-owner of Phase I Electronics, is concerned about your security and how to protect your family. Judith & Nancy chat about camera surveillance and security systems.          This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” by Kevin Macleod May 7, 2018 email […]
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May 7, 2018
It’s Time to get Organized
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Tina Sitek, owner of GetOrganizedNow.net, is a pro at organizing others. Listen to her hints on where to start and how to be organized.     This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” by Kevin Macleod April 30, 2018 email questions to Nancy@NancyHugo.com
20:52
April 28, 2018
You have a Website, Now What?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Listen to Chris Diamond, web designer and owner of Hogfish Studios, and learn what you should and should not do to make your site work for you.     This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” by Kevin Macleod April 23, 2018 email questions to Nancy@NancyHugo.com
22:29
April 22, 2018
You should know More about this Tile
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY  Lisa Rane, Branch Manager for the Emser Scottsdale Showroom,  explains everything you want to know about tile including lipage, sizes of tile, and more.     EMSER TILE   This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” by Kevin Macleod April 16, 2018 email questions to Nancy@NancyHugo.com
13:35
April 15, 2018
From the Quarry to the Home
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Frank Cunningham, founder of Durango Stone, knows more about stone than anyone I know.  He talks about his quarries, processing stone, the different kinds of stone and where they should be used.   Durango Veracruz Vein-Cut tile flooring. Durango Stone   This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” […]
18:34
April 8, 2018
Technology in the Bathroom
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Paula Quan, Luxury Product Manager with Bobier, explains the new technology in the bathrooms and what’s trending in 2018.      This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” by Kevin Macleod April 2, 2018 email questions to Nancy@NancyHugo.com
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March 29, 2018
Do You Know What Connectivity Is?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY  Tony Couch, Territory Sales Manager with SubZero-Wolf, talked about the “Cove” and what Fun Experience Tony will be participating in the future.   SUBZERO WOLF   This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” by Kevin Macleod March 26, 2018 email questions to Nancy@NancyHugo.com
16:35
March 25, 2018
I Want a Purple Range
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Andy Welemin, my appliance expert, talking about what’s new in appliances- colors, finishes, induction, steam & more.       Monark Premium Appliances This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” by Kevin Macleod March 19, 2018 email questions to Nancy@NancyHugo.com
16:46
March 17, 2018
Know the Trends for your New Kitchen
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Rob Rubin, kitchen designer at AK Studio, explains the new look in kitchens.  Less wall cabinets, more interesting tile. He listens to his customers to find out what they need and want.     AKstudioAZ.com This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” by Kevin Macleod March 12, […]
15:27
March 11, 2018
You Definitely Need a Security Door
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Paula McCain & Laura Hamlin of First Impression Ironworks explains the differences in security doors. What makes them secure! Custom made Iron doors, gates and more     First Impression Ironworks This podcast sponsored by Premier Lighting Intro music “On my way” by Kevin Macleod March 5, 2018 email questions to […]
11:35
March 4, 2018
Do You Know What a Bookmatched Slab is?
HOME DESIGN CHAT WITH NANCY Charles Holquin, Manager of Galleria of Stone AZ, Explains what sets his granite and marble from all the other suppliers, also, finishes, pricing, caring for your granite/marble, and much more. All Galleria of Stone slabs are bookmatched on all sides,  which makes for the most beautiful patterns.     […]
23:43
February 26, 2018