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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 business. Design school curricula doesn't always equip you with the business skills to have 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 design indus ...
 
The Great indoors is a celebration of all things interiors and everything you need to know about making your house a home. In each episode, TV presenter and designer Sophie Robinson and best-selling author and journalist Kate Watson-Smyth will discuss, debate and guide you through the top trends and hottest topics from the home front. So pull up a chair…
 
Get fresh tips from the budget decorating guru, Betsy Helmuth. Each episode is packed with secrets the other pros don't want you to know and with answers to your burning design questions. Betsy is a NY-based designer, owner of Affordable Interior Design, and has been featured on DIY Network, NBC's "Today Show", HGTV, Lifetime, and more. She is the author of the best-selling book, Affordable Interior Design. Helmuth has shared her affordable design advice and step-by-step approaches with mill ...
 
Business of Design® is the #1 trusted business training resource for design professionals around the world. Join thousands of design professional already using our field-tested project management strategies and enjoy increased confidence, improved client retention, greater profits and a business that thrives. It’s time to take control of your business. Become a member of Business of Design®, today: https://businessofdesign.com/?ref=2&campaign=podcast
 
Join Jackie Alexander & Jaclyn Humble as they discuss homemaking for millennials. Millennial Homemakers is your resource for all things home, hostessing, DIYs & more. Tips & takeaways to achieve your Pinterest perfect home on a entry-level budget!
 
Style Matters is all about the substance behind developing a personal style in your home and surrounding yourself with beauty in a way that is meaningful. We interview top stylists, designers, artisans and tastemakers both nationally and internationally about why style matters to them. The guests we interview each week inspire us creatively, and give us insight into why the art of home making is so powerful. To continue the conversation on why style matters, sign up for our monthly newslette ...
 
Your weekly dose of dream home inspiration, with clever hacks and tips from the very best dream home and lifestyle experts. Plus 'real-life reno' stories from every day folk. THIS POPULAR MORNINGTON PENINSULA LIVE RADIO SHOW IS NOW AVAILABLE AS A PODCAST! Hosted by Jo Violeta; a coastal loving mum of 2, gardening and renovating novice and one half of the Violeta Finance team.
 
Welcome to the Holistic Spaces Podcast, brought to you by Mindful Design Feng Shui School. We hope to inspire you to create your own holistic spaces that nurture and resonate with you. Anjie Cho and Laura Morris are the founders of Mindful Design Feng Shui School. Together they have over two decades of experience designing harmonious spaces for their clients in their successful design businesses. Through articles, blogs, books, workshops, videos, and TV appearances, Laura and Anjie have guid ...
 
A lively conversation about the latest interior design trends, travels to industry events, current design projects (the good, the bad and the ugly), do’s and don’ts, product recommendations and more. Just a warning - this is going to be fun and not too serious! After all, they do still have an interior design business running at full speed. Hosted by Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole, two nationally published Atlanta Interior Designers with a wealth of information to share and stories to tell abo ...
 
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 ...
 
It’s a new world. What happens now in the healthcare and hospital space when infectious disease control is on the minds of billions of people? How will hospitals, senior living communities and their designers respond? What new protocols in the built environment will be implemented to help patients, their families, caretakers and clinical staff stay safe? With compassion and curiosity, host Cheryl Janis, interviews the world’s top wellness leaders and healthcare design professionals who answe ...
 
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In today's show, we are going to talk about the front door. But instead of talking about the energy of it, (I do offer up a feng shui recap) I want to talk about the interior design of a good front door. Ive done so many shows about the energy around the front door, but a better question might be, where do you find a great front door? What are door…
 
Today with Marlo Thomas: Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. Marlo Thomas of the hit show, That Girl, shares the story of how her father’s diligence shaped her path to success and how her mother’s graciousness inspired her own product line with Williams Sonoma. She also shares her moment of self-doubt on her way to wild success in show business an…
 
Fancy some gold wallpaper? Kate and Sophie consider the interiors furore around Boris and Carrie's lavish refurb and ask if John Lewis is really the stuff of nightmares... Designer Simon Hamilton gives an optimistic update on the progress of initiatives to encourage diversity in design. And in the Style Surgery a listener is planning to upcycle her…
 
Do you know how to do something so well that people are asking you to coach them? Have you thought about starting a coaching business? How do you convert your expertise to real dollars in your pocket? The truth is that people don’t talk about how to become a consultant. Being a consultant can give you a great lifestyle, a great profit margin, and a…
 
Details can really make such a difference in a room. Most of these are easy to add, and these are the things that kick things up a notch to a whole new level. Kelly's interview on the HGTV Obsessed podcast. LISTEN HERE. We participate in the Amazon affiliate program, so if you make a purchase thru our links we may receive a small fee from Amazon. O…
 
This is Convo By Design and today you are going to hear from Laney LA’s, Anthony Laney. This is a conversation about exquisite modern architecture and a little bit of space planning magic. Like how to make a pool disappear…. I am not kidding, really disappear. Anthony Laney is the creative force behind Laney LA. His firm is doing some extremely int…
 
Today's guest is Seattle designer Brian Paquette. He joins us to talk about his brand new book At Home: Evocative and Art-Forward Interiors, as well as his unconventional path to design, his love of art, and why he finds so much inspiration in an earthy palette. What You'll Hear on the Show: His unconventional background into the design field Why i…
 
Your individual personality affects every aspect of your life. That's why one of the best things you can do to accelerate future growth is to understand what naturally drives you. When you recognize your strengths and weaknesses, you are able to give the task in front of you your best effort. Discovering set personality patterns allows you to more …
 
Today with Mark Weaver: Welcome to A Well-Designed Business. Mark Weaver, an industry veteran launched his full-service LA-based design firm, Mark Weaver & Associates over thirty years ago. He’s a design expert, travel lover, and also a lecturer in the business of design at UCLA. Learn what his design students are so eager to learn and how he’s use…
 
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on all things Mindful Design. Download our free bagua guide. If you have specific feng shui questions and want one-on-one guidance with us, check out our monthly live class, Practical Feng Shui. Or hire Laura, Anjie, or one of our students for a consultation. Make sure you’re following us on Instagram f…
 
We've been in business for 16 years and are fortunate to have acquired many wholesale furniture accounts, as well as having an arsenal of talented artisans that we purchase for both our residential and commercial projects. There are times though that we turn to online sources and catalogs for certain items. Our wholesale sources may be out of stock…
 
In today's episode, I bring on the owner and CEO of Identity pets. Jeremy has a background in pet foods, but dramatically disrupted the pet food industry when he launched his company, Identity Pets in 2018. Offering up novel, one-sourced proteins, and human-grade meat, his company now provides one of the highest quality pet foods on the market. Thr…
 
Today on A Well-Designed Business®: Today is a What Would Lu Do Show where I bring you listener questions, and....you guessed it, tell you what I would do! Today's listener question comes to us from a designer who is in a difficult spot with a client. It just goes to show, no matter how long you have been in business, there are always those project…
 
This is Lone Star House of Design, a podcast about all things design and architecture form the Great State of Texas with a panel conversation featuring some of the biggest names in American design today, and all from Texas. The following conversation is part of the Wellness and Design Leadership Series presented by ThermaSol and you are not going t…
 
How do you hire the right people so you don’t find yourself letting someone go six months down the road? Do you hire for your weakness or hire someone that fits in with the culture? So much goes into hiring the right person. So in this episode of Wingnut Social, Colleen Baader joins Darla to share how she hires for her design firm. Colleen Baader h…
 
Let's freshen up our homes and let's do it for free! Well it's almost all free. I think Kelly cheated on one of her items! You'll be amazed how much these simple tips will transform your house into a home you love. Our Instagram feature for today is HOUSE AND GARDEN UK HERE Kelly's crush is an interview with the world reknowned gardener Monty Don! …
 
This is Convo By Design with another installment for The Showroom, our interview series with amazing creatives from across the country in partnership with Walker Zanger. This week’s episode features Birmingham, Alabama based designer, Tammy Connor. One of the reasons I love the following conversation as much as I do is because I have the opportunit…
 
Our guest today is California cool designer Kate Lester of Kate Lester Interiors. Her spaces are infused with an airy, coastal vibe and her style embodies easy living. We ask her about incorporating coastal elements into homes not near the water, how to start a room, and more. What You'll Hear on This Episode: How Kate infuses a clients' personalit…
 
Turns out the client intake process goes beyond the first phone call in STEP 1 when you are building a business on repeat and referral clients. In this episode, guest host and BOD™ Member, Juliana Oliveira of Beyond Interior Design, interviews an essential member of her team, Porsche Williams of The Prototype, who she recently brought on to manage …
 
Today with Cathy Maready: Welcome to A Well-Designed Business. Cathy Maready shares a special piece of relationship-building wisdom she’s gained from running her North Carolina interior design business called Elephant Ears, since 1990. She also has a clever way to take the ick-factor out of your budget conversation with clients. She’s stacked sever…
 
I have a question for you. Have you heard of The Spruce? thespruce.com? If not, you need to check it out right after you're done listening to this episode. Think of it as a cross between the best reference books in gardening, home repair and cleaning but on an updated, interactive platform that's also entertaining. I've been going to The Spruce for…
 
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on all things Mindful Design. Visit Will’s website. If you have specific feng shui questions and want one-on-one guidance with us, check out our monthly live class, Practical Feng Shui. Or hire Laura, Anjie, or one of our students for a consultation. Make sure you’re following us on Instagram for feng s…
 
Welcome back to The Chaise Lounge! On our season finale, Nick sits down with two guests! First he interviews Mark Lavender from M. Lavender Interiors in Chicago, an interior design firm that focuses exclusively in residential projects.Fascinated with blueprints, Mark studied architecture in the University of Kentucky. He worked for two prestigious …
 
Today with Michael Schneider Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. Michael Schneider founded BDNY and now he’s in the business of connecting interior designers and suppliers in a whole new way with Next Virtual Meetings. Using the speed dating concept, Michael offers designers an easy way to source new products and build vendor relationships right f…
 
This is Lone Star House of Design, a podcast about all things design and architecture from and about the great State of Texas. Today, you are going to hear from designer, Cheri Etchelecu of Cheri Etchelecu Interior Design. Cheri has been hand crafting impeccable design in the Lone Star State for over 25 years. In that time, her work has helped mold…
 
David Thulstrup’s eponymous studio is best known for combining modern design with classic Scandinavian heritage. A recent recipient of a Monocle Design Award for the beautiful Tank bar stool, his latest work has focused primarily on the hospitality sector. We caught up with him to discuss these projects and how good design can help to create memora…
 
Ready to channel your inner lady of the manor? From pelmets to marble busts, Sophie and Kate explain how to do the new country house style. Then it's everything you ever needed to know about blinds, curtains and all things window related. And finally Sophie's asking for inspiration when it comes to pets and interiors. No hope for the cream curtains…
 
After a seminar that changed his life, Roy Redd started a small CPR business that he grew to six-figures over the next year. So he wrote his first book, “The Success Magnet.” During the launch of that book, he got a DM from Casey Trujeque, who asked if his methods worked for athletes. So Casey flew him out to Portland Oregon to work with an athlete…
 
Today we are putting SPRING in your decor. From simple re-freshes to items to add and DIYs to create we share lots & lots of ideas and inspiration with you! Watch Kelly's "Spring Decor Ideas" video HERE. Watch Kelly's video with details/tutorials for 5 fabulous spring decor ideas. Watch HERE. Budding branches are hallmarks of spring. Listen in to l…
 
Designers today are challenged by a global supply chain and bottlenecks caused by, of course the pandemic shut down, increased traffic at many of the world’s ports but let’s not forget that Brexit and a US led trade war from four years ago still affects the marketplace today. Rarely do you get this perspective from the very top about these issues a…
 
We all know social comparisons are dangerous. We simply do not have an accurate measuring tool that would allow us to compare our insides with someone else’s outsides. So, what happens when you find yourself feeling envious of someone else’s success? Turns out, like most human emotions, envy isn’t all bad.In this episode we learn: - creatives are h…
 
Today we welcome the delightful Roger Higgins to the show. Roger is a Nashville-based designer that has been creating classic and timeless spaces for his clients for over 25 years. His work has been featured in Traditional Home, Architectural Digest, Style Blueprint, Nashville Lifestyles, and more. Roger takes pride in creating spaces that can not …
 
Today with Andrea Hysmith: Welcome to A Well-Designed Business®. Goal-setting isn’t always easy. Sometimes, we write a list of goals and never take any steps to get there. Other times, we become so obsessed with the goals that we develop tunnel vision and fail to see when we need to adapt. All too often, unexpected situations derail our goals entir…
 
Our certification program is now open for enrollment! Join us for a free info session. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on all things Mindful Design. If you have specific feng shui questions and want one-on-one guidance with us, check out our monthly live class, Practical Feng Shui. Or hire Laura, Anjie, or one of our students for a co…
 
My guest is Geraldine James, a prolific author of design books, including the very popular "Creative Walls" and "#shelfie." These are the two books I wanted to talk about with her in particular because buying art as well as displaying collections are two things I think we should all be embracing. Geraldine showcases so much inspiration for all of u…
 
Manpans and Errol talk to Leah Weitholter, a fraud investigator who made an escape room inspired game to help teach forensic accounting and fraud investigation! Errol has a difficult time containing himself with this shorter podcast. Find out about her work, her podcast, and the game at https://www.workmanforensics.com/.…
 
Greetings! In this week’s The Chaise Lounge, Nick May interviews Margarita Bravo, industrial engineer turned interior designer, with experience in finance.Born in Venezuela, Margarita has been fascinated with construction since she was a child. Watching her grandfather build things from nothing inspired her to enter the field. She worked for an oil…
 
As we discussed in our last episode about renovating vs. buying, Joann and I have spent the better part of the previous ten years making selections for renovations and new builds. Finishing touches are a daunting task when you aren’t in the business, so we thought we’d share some of our wisdom by chatting with Stacy Wray, our rep extraordinaire at …
 
Today with Terri Taylor: Welcome to A Well-Designed Business®. Terri Taylor of Interior Design Business Academy is back on the show to share her design business expertise and help you step into your space, confidently manage your projects, and pick up all the opportunities for profit. She’s also reviewing her truly golden Letter of Agreement that w…
 
I’m Josh Cooperman and this is Convo By Design with an Earth Day Special Episode. Yes, I think Earth Day is silly, but the message behind it is of critical importance to everyone in design, architecture and those who live…on Earth… There is a day for everything, am I right? That being said, some points of interest, the first Earth Day was April 22n…
 
In today's show, I bring back authors Penelope Jean Hayes and Carole Serene Borgens to talk about their book, Do Unto Earth, and discuss how we can celebrate Earth Day in an impactful way. April 2020 taught us that our lifestyles impact our planet in a big way. How can you create radical change in your own habits to start making positive change for…
 
Lauren Brown launched her design business at age 65—right before the Coronavirus reared its ugly head. In this episode of Wingnut Social, Lauren shares what she had to do to pivot, the marketing that she’s found success with, and what you should and shouldn’t do. Ready to learn from her years of experience? Don’t miss it! What You’ll Hear On This E…
 
Craving some color & pattern? Imagine your walls covered in classic patterns that evoke beauty & style and imagine that you can DIY your way to this look in a few hours. Make that imagining reality with a fantastic new product! Kelly talks with the creator & CEO of Pasted Paper and shares her bathroom transformation using the easy to manage sheets.…
 
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