033: Sober is the New Black



with Natalie Reddell

Natalie Reddell, also known as the ‘COMMANDER in CHIC®’, is a Richmond, Virginia based interior designer who has earned a reputation for her passionate approach to creating elegant interiors that feature layered styles, textures, colors and patterns. Specializing in luxury residential interiors, Reddell translates her love of travel, fashion and art into vibrant, tailored spaces that reflect the personalities of the people that reside in them. Over the past eighteen years Reddell has designed homes nationally and internationally, including modern beachfront properties, classic mountain retreats, updated-traditional farm estates, eclectic city apartments and warm, inviting family-friendly homes. Reddell’s strength lies in her ability to pair classic style with custom details and functionality tailored to each client.

A well known influencer in the lifestyle space, Natalie Reddell, along with her trusty sidekick, The Golden Hashtag, inspire a loyal band of followers with her authentic and welcoming images and live videos. Her approach to creating a joyful and beauty- filled life covers everything from interior design, entertaining, styling tips, beauty ‘lessons’, cooking and recipe sharing, travel, fashion and more. Her advice is delightfully refreshing and fun as she includes tips from her own home design, client projects and the trial and error of experimenting with new hair and beauty products.

As a style expert, the COMMANDER in CHIC® is regularly sought out as a trendspotter and panel participant at design markets and social media conferences across the United States where she covers new product and design trends and shares her knowledge and expertise about navigating the world of social media. Reddell’s work has been featured in several publications including Sotheby’s Reside, Barron’s Penta, Home Accents Today, Mansion Global, and Designers Today among many others. She has appeared as a contributor on CBS-WTVR Virginia This Morning and has been profiled on numerous podcasts including the Chaise Lounge. Reddell earned her Interior Design degree from Florida State University and went on to study the History of Architecture and Interiors at Parsons University in Paris, France.

 Topics Mentioned:

  • Addiction

  • Awareness

  • Self-care

  • Isolation

  • Anxiety

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Thoughts from Natalie:

  • Recovery is a continuous process.

  • We tend to be perfectionist which makes us our own victims.

  • Check yourself before you wreck yourself.

  • Be a good friend to yourself.

  • When you are in recovery, you feel isolated and alone.

  • Having other people know my story keeps me accountable.

  • We are not the only people dealing with what we deal with.

  • You do not have to be an “addict” in order to have moments to check yourself.

  • It is not a snobby disease.

  • Say it out loud to know that you can deal with it.


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