164 | Destination Eichler: Accessible Design, Stunning Images and Approaching Creativity and Collaboration Uniquely With Karen Nepacena and Christopher Dibble

Margo is joined by interior designer Karen Nepacena and photographer Christopher Dibble to discuss mid century modern design, approaching creativity in their own ways, and how their fun and unique collaborative partnership came to be.

Karen is the founder of Destination Eichler which began as a design blog chronicling her and her husband’s journey renovating their Eichler home in Northern California. Soon after it started, the blog gained national attention and they began taking on clients who were attracted to their modern design aesthetic and focus on mid-century modern architecture. In 2016 Destination Eichler transitioned from an online blog into a full service interior design firm helping homeowners re-imagine and transform their homes.

Christopher is a photographer, husband, and dog guy, and loves to use color in unpredictable ways that surprise and contribute to a great image. He doesn’t shy away from visual experimentation and loves collaborative projects where challenging situations motivate him to stretch his creativity and vision. Chris is passionate about photographing interiors and people within those spaces – connecting with people and earning their trust in front of the lens being his #1 goal. He captures images that span between clean elegance and whimsical fun with a range landing somewhere between editorial storytelling and catalog crispness. His work has been featured in editorial publications including House Beautiful, Dwell, HGTV, Country Living, Entertainment Weekly, Time, Paper, and People Magazine, among others.

Together, Karen Nepacena and Christopher Dibble’s have recently released a new book, Midcentury Modern Style which takes readers on a visual journey through 12 real and down-to-earth midcentury inspired homes, offering a practical guide to incorporating the style into any space. The two artists have been collaborating for several years to capture Karen’s interior design work, and an artistic partnership and friendship blossomed. The pair created Midcentury Modern Style for anyone curious to learn more about the design period or anyone who wants to incorporate midcentury flair into their homes.

Mentioned in this episode:

Store Market Market in Palm Springs https://www.shopmarketmarket.com/

Modernism Week https://modernismweek.com/

Dev Heyrana https://www.heyrana.studio/

John Henry – Stranger Fruit  https://www.jonhenryphotography.com/#1

Alys Tomlinson http://www.alystomlinson.co.uk/

Jessica Poundstone https://www.jessicapoundstone.com/

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