25 April, 2016

Jamie Durie is one of Australia’s original renovation reality TV trailblazers who has carved out a successful career in design, furniture, landscape and entertainment. In this episode of The Find it. Style it. Podcast, interior stylist and founder of Find it. Style it. Lauren Keenan talks to Jamie Durie about his TV career, his success in the US, his passion for the natural landscape and the environment and his beautiful furniture ranges. He’s hosted TV shows including The Outdoor Room on Seven, the original series of The Block in Bondi and Channel Nine’s Backyard Blitz, which was produced by Australian TV legend Don Burke. More recently you might have seen Jamie in Channel Ten’s The Living Room with Amanda Keller. LISTEN We’re posting a new interior design podcast every week, including this episode. Just click play and you can hear the whole thing now.. Or listen to this episode and others in Stitcher or iTunes >> click here to Listen Now on iTunes and click here to Listen Now on Stitcher.     Jamie tells Lauren in the podcast that originally he wanted to focus on his design and horticultural studies and build a business that way, but TV kept calling and he says he got lucky. “No one knew that Backyard Blitz was going to be as big as what it was. You know, we won a Logie every year for six consecutive careers,” he said. “But then moving into The Block was a whole other chapter in my career and it was after doing two seasons of The Block when it first began that I got a tap on the shoulder from Oprah and my US career started and I haven’t looked back since.”   You make your own luck and Jamie Durie has worked hard to build a big TV career in the United States hosting shows including The Outdoor Room and Outback Nation plus he’s appeared on dozens more well known programs including The Today Show on NBC and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He’s an accomplished horticulturist and landscape designer, winning awards all over the world for his work including a gold medal at the world famous Chelsea Flower Show. Check out his beautiful transterior furniture, rugs and lighting ranges at jamiedurie.com and follow Jamie on instagram @jamiedurie. Jamie spoke about Italian furniture makers Riva1920 who you can find at riva1920.it/en/ and @riva1920 on instagram.   Jamie Durie Lauren Keenan chat 1 Lauren and Jamie chat in his Sydney studio space sitting on two of the stools from his transterior range SUBSCRIBE AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK You can find The Find it. Style it. Podcast on iTunes listed in the Arts > Design category. Of course it’s FREE to access. If you subscribe on iTunes or Stitcher, you’ll never miss an episode.  If you have a design dilemma you think we need to solve on the show, please email Lauren now and we’ll get straight onto it! And if you like the show, it’s really important you let people know about it! The best way to do that is to rate the show and leave a review on iTunes, which will help us rank higher in the iTunes charts and means more people get to know about the show too! If you need personal advice on interior design trends and how to make them work in your home then have a look at our interior styling packages and contact us now to get started. If you think there’s a brand or someone interesting Lauren should be interviewing for the podcast get in touch too! And join Lauren’s Find It First community for exclusive perks, discounts and free tips for creating a home you love at www.finditstyleit.com.au/registration.  

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