Best Interior Design podcasts — Learning resource for interior design pros and newbies (Updated April 2018; image)
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In today's world being a talented interior designer isn't enough to ensure that you have a profitable and successful interior design business. Design school doesn't always teach you the critical business skills to be sure your interior design business be everything you imagined it would be! A Well Designed Business is here to fill in the gaps and give you real live business skills from some of the top interior designers. Your host, LuAnn Nigara shares her 35 years of success in the interior ...
 
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Home Energy Design
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You need to align the energy in your home before you design it and no matter how beautiful your design and tastes, your home will never be comfortable if its not aligned properly. Each week we do energy readings on homes to make sure that you can create the energy in your home that will allow for health and happiness.
 
Talking the business of interior design. Each week, Nick May interviews successful interior designers from around the world to find out how they have grown their successful interior design business. We talk marketing, client management, staff management, and all the little things that go into creating a great design business.
 
Homeowners and renters of all means dream of having a beautiful home. Big Design, Small Budget makes luxury an affordable reality. During her podcast, Betsy Helmuth reveals insider tips and her tried-and-tested methods for designing on a budget. Helmuth has shared her affordable design advice and step-by-step approaches with millions through live teaching workshops, her design book, guest columns, television appearances, and interviews. Now, she is bringing her knowledge to the world of podc ...
 
Create A Happy Home And Refine Your New Lifestyle
 
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Convo By Design
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Convo By Design is a podcast dedicated to promoting the ideas of architects, artists, designers, tastemakers and those making a difference in the way we live. Design is personal as is a good conversation. Copyright © 2013-2018 All rights reserved.
 
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Human Spaces
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The easy part is done! We are all now proclaimed minimalist, but how do we maintain it? How do we keep our spaces decluttered, organized, minimized and capsulized. How can create the habit of living a minimalist, organized, decluttered and capsulized lifestyle? How do we actually maintain this great change, because the struggle is real and the challenge only begins for all of us post-decluttering, post-minimization, post-capsulization of our lives and as we being trying to actually live our ...
 
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High Point Spring Market 2018: Passion Sucks Today in The Lounge Nick sits down at High Point Market with an all-star panel to discuss “Passion Sucks. It’s All About the Money!” a forum on taking an interior design business from dreams to not only creative but financial success. On the panel is Robin Baron of Robin... The post 208 – High Point ...…
 
I do love showcase houses. This is the first of a series on the Pasadena Showcase House of Design. For those not familiar, Pasadena Showcase is an all volunteer organization that has been producing remarkable showcase houses for over 50 years. I started showcasing design houses on the podcast a few years ago and what I like best about that is t ...…
 
Welcome to today's show! We are delighted to introduce you to our guest for the show, Jill Zarin. Jill is a veteran of the TV show Real Housewives of New York, and wife of the late Bobby Zarin, owner of Zarin Fabrics in New York. We will be talking to Jill today about Zarin Fabrics, about the rug line that she has recently launched with Unique ...…
 
Welcome to the Earth Day Bonus Episode. I’ve invited Bea Johnson, environmentalist an author of “Zero Waste Home.” We will learn about the everyday practices such as The Five R’s, that will help us to live a sustainable, zero waste life.
 
Our guest today is the amazingly spiritual Sah D'Simone who is a health and wellness coach. He specializes in meditation and I had the honor of meeting him in this January. Not unlike my Feng Shui teachings, a lot of Sah's practices come from Buddhism. So tune in and learn about how Sah finds and teaches inner peace and health.…
 
Welcome to Power Talk Friday! We are very excited to have Nicole Heymer back on the show today! Nicole is the owner of Curio Electro, a boutique creative agency that specializes in branding and websites for interior design firms and other interesting and creative businesses. Nicole is the genius behind my LuAnn Nigara website- and I really love ...…
 
Vicky Serany: Southern Studio Today in the Lounge Nick sits down with Vicky Serany, founder, and principal of the interior design firm Southern Studio. They chat about the beauty of living in North Carolina, how Vicky has had tremendous success with her firm, and the pros and cons of business practices like outsourcing, management, and... The p ...…
 
I was asked to moderate a conversation at @DwellOnDesign featuring two very interesting individuals, Clay Alexander CEO of @Ember_Tech and Erik Charlton CEO of @NoonHome. These gentlemen run companies that are trailblazing the path toward fully integrated products and home automation. We discuss their products and how they envision an integrate ...…
 
Welcome to today's show! We have Wendy Woloshchuk with us today and she's the principal of Details Full Service Interiors located in rural western Massachusetts. Wendy is a real inspiration for designers! She lives and works in a rural area almost two hours away from the nearest design center and yet she's killing it! This is because she knows ...…
 
Home and Energy Design is all about designing spaces that feel as good as they look. If your home is not energy aligned, then no matter how much money you spend or how beautiful your style is, the home will always feel off and it's affecting your life--more than you think! Join Host, Interior Designer, and Feng Shui practioner of over 20 years ...…
 
(Click on the image for more info!) Industry: Daryl Calfee and Phyllis Harbinger This Friday in the Lounge Nick is joined by Daryl Calfee, Vice President of Marketing for leather manufacturer and Chaise Lounge sponsor Moore & Giles, for a fascinating conversation on the history and art of luxury leather production. Plus, Moore & Giles... The po ...…
 
In this episode, I hope to open you up to the idea of paying it forward! Today we're going to talk all about the sacred tradition in Chinese philosophy of giving red envelopes to feng shui practitioners. The envelope represents respect & sincerity, the color represents protection, and the coins inside are added for weight to add power and safet ...…
 
Are you ready to harness the secrets of the best in the industry to create consistently amazing results in your business? this Power Talk Friday is Madeline MacRae. Madeline was LuAnn’s guest in episode 283, and returns for this episode. Madeline is the CEO, founder and chief innovator for MM MacRae, a national learning, coaching and consulting ...…
 
Kristen Thomas: Timeless, Simple Designs Today in the Lounge Nick speaks with Kristen Thomas from Denver, CO. They chat about how she got into interior design, how she runs her business with her husband, and how she balances a successful career with family life. Getting to Know Kristen Kristen was born and raised in Utah... The post 205 – Krist ...…
 
There are many reasons to love Southern California and the weather has to top most people’s list but even if you don’t live in Southern California, many of the architecture and design storylines coming out of LA are relevant no matter where you live. they include creating public gathering spots from previously wasted spaces and professional spo ...…
 
What does it look like to be so committed to the success of your business that failure simply CANNOT be an option? For some, there is a crutch to fall back on, but for others, the welfare of their family depends on the level of commitment—and there is no Plan B. Today’s guest is passionate about her design business and there is no doubt about h ...…
 
Jodie O’ Connor and John Dupra Today in The Lounge, Nick chats with Jodie O’Connor from Jodie O’ Designs. Learn about Jodie’s unique transition to design and her latest marketing initiatives. Up next, Nick interviews John Dupra of Revel Woods. Revel Woods is an online retailer of luxury hardwoods selling to both designers and end... The post 20 ...…
 
Karma is Sanskrit word meaning "action". Your everyday intent and approach is directly related to karma, and kindness, empathy and compassion is what matters most. Amanda explains that starting and ending your day with love is one way to bring about good karma in your life. You can also practice the art of yoga/ meditation, learning to let go w ...…
 
Welcome to another Power Talk Friday! Financial planning may seem boring, however, the results of it certainly are not! Today we're very happy to introduce you to Hilary Hendershott, a CFA (certified financial adviser) with a lot of street cred. Hilary, who has been nicknamed The Investor's Voice of Reason, is the founder of Hilary Hendershott ...…
 
This is the second part of our coverage from WestWeek 2018. I had the chance to sit down with Bob Hale and Aaron Paley who just finished a panel conversation at the Vondom showroom called, Designing For LA’s Public Spaces. The conversation was moderated by Modern Luxury Interiors Editor-In-Chief, Laura Eckstein-Jones, Bob Hale, Aaron Paley and ...…
 
I recently received an e-mail from Colleen from Colleen Knowles Interiors in Mercer Island, WA. Colleen says she is in the process of getting her back of the house systems more organized, and requests that we do a show on purchasing. So, on today’s show, Judith, Corey and I will address all the winding trails you may find yourself on when deali ...…
 
Rob Klein & Amy Kreutz: Kitchen Design-off Today in the Lounge Nick Speaks with Rob Klein and Amy Kreutz from Carmel, Indiana. Rob and Amy are partners at Conceptual Kitchens. They talk about how they each fell into the design world, even though it wasn’t exactly what they thought they wanted to do. They also talk... The post 203 – Rob Klein + ...…
 
Welcome! Jason Byrne of Jason Byrne Design joins us today for the second airing of The Things I Learned From A Well-Designed Business- the listener version. Jason has been a really kind supporter of the show over the last few months and he's been keeping in touch regularly via email. One time he sent an email with a list of the things that he's ...…
 
Can our garden spaces transform our Feng Shui? Yep! They sure can! Gardens and nature are crucial to our health and well-being. In fact, so crucial to our Chi that I use nature as an adjustment in my own practice all the time. Today Beth O'Leary joins me on the show to talk about the importance of nature and what it can do for our souls, and he ...…
 
This past week was our bi-annual pilgrimage to the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood for WestWeek. In addition to the panel conversations, open houses and smaller events, WestWeek is always, without exception, a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, make some new ones and find out what new trends and concepts have emerged while ...…
 
Danielle Sylvia: 30 Under 30 Today in The Lounge, Nick chats with Danielle Sylvia, a recipient of NKBA’s “30 Under 30” award at 2018’s KBIS convention. She talks about what got her interested in interior design, how she got started, and what her plans are for the future. Getting to Know Danielle Danielle grew up... The post 202 – Danielle Sylvi ...…
 
Welcome to the show! We are really delighted today to have Beth Dotolo and Carolina Gentry back again! (Episode #176) These brilliant ladies run a truly amazing design firm, Pulp Design, both in Seattle and in Dallas and on the show today they have some really fun news to share with you! They are about to realize a dream that they've had since ...…
 
Kendall Simmons: Southern Charm with an Edge Today in The Lounge, Nick talks to Kendall Simmons of Kendall Simmons Interiors, Southern charm with an edge. Kendall talks about her journey to design, how she developed and grew her business, and plans for the future (hint: E-Design!). Kendall’s Journey to Design Kendall was born in Elizabethtown,. ...…
 
My guest today is my friend and fellow interior designer, Rachel Cannon. In the last couple of years, I have seen a major shift in who she has become as she realized the importance of self-care and faith. In today's episode we'll talk all about faith and what it can add to our lives no matter what's going on because faith, not doubt, will alway ...…
 
As Interior Designers, we spend a lot of our time thinking about and choosing color. Have you ever stopped to wonder how that color is actually made? No, we are not talking about mixing pigments at the paint store. Today, I want to dive into the amazing topic of color data. What are the measurable ways that one color is distinct from another? I ...…
 
This week we are taking it to the beach for a conversation with architect, Joseph Spierer. I met Joe in Manhattan Beach and we speak about the housing explosion taking place, not just in Los Angeles, but the South Bay in particular. The dirt is getting as pricey here as in San Francisco. When that happens, the building and design process seems ...…
 
When Betsy's away, the podcast producer will play! While Betsy is on a well deserved vacation, enjoy a rerun of this episode where she and her producer Katharine Heller deconstruct this Buzzfeed article: 16 Times Home Decor Went Too Far.
 
Welcome to today's episode! We really have a big treat in store for you today- we have Lori Weitzner as our guest and if you're not yet familiar with her, she's the principal and creative director of Lori Weitzner Design Inc. Lori has a really unique perspective on the use and significance of color in design and she discusses this today on the ...…
 
Betsy answers listener questions about decorating a large forever home, why transoms are tricky, what to do with your home office, and Betsy has book news!
 
Welcome to today's episode of Power Talk Friday! We have Carol Cox with us today and she's the founder of Speaking Your Brand. She's also LuAnn's speaking coach and LuAnn really adores her- especially for her skillful way of assisting her to pull the right content together, in order to craft a captivating and cohesive speech. On the show today ...…
 
Today we're going to talk about how Feng Shui is perceived. Because so much of Feng Shui lies somewhere in the unknown, many people do not understand or try to understand it. The conversation we're going to have today is about changing the conversation around Feng Shui and changing people's misunderstanding or misconceptions about it.…
 
200th Episode – Design Bloggers Conference Today in The Lounge, Nick celebrates his 200th episode at The Design Bloggers Conference, an integral reason for how The Chaise Lounge has gotten to where it is today. Special shout out to Design Manager, one of the first sponsors of the show, Benjamin Moore who has been with the... The post 200th Epis ...…
 
I want to take you back a few weeks to Modernism Week in Palm Springs. Among all of the Mid-Century Modern homes to see, we also had a chance to tour a stunning project that was recently completed. This is a modern oasis in the foothills of Palm Springs, called the Ridge Mountain Residence. It’s a stunning piece of residential architecture from ...…
 
Welcome to today's show! It really looks like our guest for today, Rachel Cannon of Rachel Cannon Limited Interiors, is doing some good things down in Baton Rouge Louisiana! What really gets LuAnn going is Rachel's promise on her website of a structured process and a step-by-step method, when it comes to her design. On today's show, Rachel talk ...…
 
Industry: Personal Branding Today in The Lounge Nick speaks with Phyllis Harbinger about an important topic, personal branding. As a bit of twist, Nick gets interviewed by Phyllis this week. She asks about how KBIS went for Nick and how doing the podcasts affects Nicks first business, Walls by Design. Both Phyllis and Nick give... The post 199 ...…
 
Welcome to today's episode of A Well-Designed Business! We are introducing a new feature on the show today, called The Things I Learned From A Well-Designed Business- Listener Shows. This show will be intermingled with our current Power Talk Friday feature and either one or the other will air each Friday. There have been a number of designers w ...…
 
Today's guest is none other than Clodagh. She does many things, all under the umbrella of design, to create amazing environments that are true human experiences and that touch on all of the senses. She was a trailblazer in these modalities when no one else was doing it back in the 80's. I'm so excited to have her on the show today to share her ...…
 
Betsy Nathan: Collecting Feng Xue Today in The Lounge, Nick chats with Betsy Nathan from Chicago about her business, Pagoda Red. Betsy had been collecting 18th and 19th-century Chinese furniture and putting them in a gallery until recently, where she is now beginning to branch out into African and European art. She and Nick talk... The post 198 ...…
 
We have been spending a bit more time lately on showcasing the classics in architecture and design. That’s why it is only fitting for the annual ‘State of Iconic LA Architecture’, our annual visit to city hall for a conversation with Ken Bernstein, Manager and Principal City Planner in the Office of Historic Resources. I met Ken for the first t ...…
 
Welcome to today's show where we feature another husband and wife team, Jill and Steve McKenzie. They are the owners of McKenzie Design Llc and also Steve McKenzie's, a home décor business which is located in the heart of Atlanta's west-midtown design district. Steve does the interior designing and runs the product design side of the business, ...…
 
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