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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 ...
 
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Sophie Robinson and Kate Watson-Smyth: Interior Design Experts

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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 ...
 
We want to teach you how to decorate! We'll help you unleash your inner decorator with interviews from interior designers, sharing the trials and triumphs from our own homes, and answering your burning decorating questions. Brought to you from the Ballard Designs team.
 
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 ...
 
Welcome to the Holistic Spaces Podcast, feng shui conversations with Anjie & Laura co-founders of the 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 the Mindful Design Feng Shui School. We teach feng shui online at Mindful design School! check us out at mindfuldesignschool.com and be sure to sign up for our mailing list for special free workshops and opps to ask ques ...
 
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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Today with Desi Creswell: Welcome to A Well Designed Business. If you’re anything like me, you have a neverending to-do list. There’s always something else to get done, another box to check, another urgent task to complete. But when we get bogged down in those tasks, it becomes impossible to work on the business. So how do we motivate ourselves to …
 
As you know, the mailbag is running a bit low so as I wait for it to be refilled, I still wanted to make sure to get out an episode for you. This episode is going to be a bit of a design TMI. I am currently working on a handful of projects so I’m going to share with you what I’m working on wit clients and challenges I’m having along the way. If you…
 
If it's isn't fun, you're not doing it right. Decorating is a fun, exciting experience, at least it should be. If it stresses you, then sit down, relax and take a listen. Don't worry about your house being perfect! Embrace the imperfections and focus on what you love about your house. Reduce clutter, give yourself some grace, and complete those unf…
 
How do you build your interior design team when the current job market is a race for talent? Hiring stellar candidates isn’t easy in a competitive market. So how do you appeal to your ideal hire? How do you retain top talent? What’s the best method for promoting from within? These are just a few of the questions Shelli Warren answers in this episod…
 
We look at how the design scene in Ukraine has responded to Russia’s invasion. We find out how the Architecture Council of Europe is supporting the nation’s designers and meet an architectural institution that’s opted to stay in the country despite offers to move abroad. Plus we meet a brand championing Ukrainian heritage and craft, and the Kyiv-ba…
 
Hello Creatives, If you’re new, welcome, if not, welcome back to Convo By Design. This journey of ours in search of amazing design, architecture, furnishings and art is in its 9th year now and I am so happy that you’re joining me for another episode. A special episode, a throw back if you will. Every so often, I try to bring back past conversations…
 
Essentials of a High-Converting Interior Design PortfolioLearn the essentials that will help you turn your design portfolio (the second most visited page on your website) to a thriving marketing tool. Katie O’Brien shares tools to create a high-converting design portfolio that transforms browsers into clients. In this episode we learn:- analyze cur…
 
Welcome to the Millennial Homemakers! On this episode, we catch our listeners up on what's been going on in our lives over the past two years. Links mentioned in this episode: Basket Fetch Topics we discuss in this episode: Inflation & grocery budgeting Connect with the Millennial Homemakers: Join our community on Facebook Check out our blog Follow…
 
We are so excited to cover a topic that we get asked about a lot – how to design and decorate kid spaces! Our guest today, Pebbles Nix, is an Atlanta-based interior designer and founder of Pebbles Nix Interiors. Pebbles has built her business on repeat customers like young families who need more space, empty nesters who are downsizing, and vacation…
 
Today with Sonal Kotecha: Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. Today we have on Sonal Kotecha, founder of Rumah Interiors, a Dubai-based boutique interior design firm. Sonal and I were going back and forth on Instagram and she was telling me all of the lessons that she had learned from the show. As we were chatting, a light bulb went off and I knew…
 
Many people come to feng shui because they are wanting to bring more luck and protection into their lives. In this episode, we’re sharing five feng shui shifts you can make in your home to increase your luck and feel more protected. We cover: - The command position and why it’s so important - How to work with protector deities and symbols of protec…
 
Hello, and welcome to the Chaise Lounge! Today we have a double-feature episode for your. This week Nick May sits down with Todd Raymond, a young residential designer on the rise. Furthermore, Nick catches up with our dear friend Gail Doby.Todd's interest in design began in his childhood, when his grandmother gifted him an AD magazine. Growing up, …
 
You might be wondering why my episodes have been a little all over the place this month. That’s because of two reasons. One, after this episode, I am officially out of questions as the mailbag is now empty so make sure to go submit your burning questions over at affordableinteriordesign.com/podcast. The second reason that my episodes haven’t been c…
 
We are so excited to have Kelli Lamb join us today. Kelli is the Editorial Director and Co-Principal of RUE, a print and multimedia interior design resource. Kelli regularly moderates panels and is a guest speaker at top design events around the country, like Design Camp in Los Angeles, High Point Market in North Carolina, and Design Week in Las Ve…
 
Today with Vita Vygovska Welcome to A Well-Designed Business! Today is Window Treatment Friday, and we are debuting part 3 of our Pricing Window Treatment Series. Vita is back with some great tools that she has learned to use when pricing a window treatment to a consumer. Today, we are covering profit, and what designers can expect when selling win…
 
Blue is one of the most popular colors people use in decorating, and it is calming and peaceful. There's lots of reasons to use blue in your room, so we're going to talk about how to do it and share some of our favorite blue home décor items. Anita's Blue Decor: Farrow and Ball Lulworth Blue paint HERE Benjamin Moore Water's Edge paint HERE Benjami…
 
Mike Michalowicz’s “Profit First Method” flips traditional methodology on its head. Most people subtract expenses from earnings and whatever is left is “profit.” But you started a business to profit, right? So you should take your profit first and use whatever is left to operate your business. It shifts your mentality, leans your business, forces y…
 
I’m Josh Cooperman and this is Convo By Design with a very different conversation than those you have become accustomed here on the podcast. And you’re going to love it. It’s absolutely true. This is a very different type of conversation because for the past nine years doing this show, I have tried to bring you all kinds of different angles on desi…
 
It happens to all of us—project or career overwhelm. It might be too many items on the to-do list, or maybe you don’t have enough help. You might have too many jobs, or not enough jobs, or the right number of jobs but a project that is suffering from bad luck setbacks. While there are many catalysts to overwhelm., spotting the symptoms early can he…
 
Welcome to the Millennial Homemakers! On this episode, we catch our listeners up on what's been going on in our lives over the past two years. Links mentioned in this episode: Jackie's baby nursery Jaclyn's kitchen Topics we discuss in this episode: Jackie's new baby & social media sharing policy Jaclyn's kitchen renovation & move Connect with the …
 
Today we are excited to be starting something new! Over the years we’ve heard from those of you who love our Trials & Triumphs. And those who… don’t. So we have decided to introduce a series of episodes that will only include our Trials & Triumph, as well as episodes that will only include interviews with our guests. This empowers you, the listener…
 
Today with Rick Campos: Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. Today I am joined by Interior Designer and fellow podcaster Rick Campos of Design Biz Survival Guide. I had the absolute honor of turning the tables on Rick and putting him in the hot seat for his 4 year anniversary episode. I am delighted to share this with you today and thank you again …
 
If you’ve done any research on feng shui, it’s very possible you’ve noticed that certain images, like the yin and yang symbol and the bagua, tend to show up over and over. In this episode, we’re touching on several popular feng shui symbols, their meaning, and how you can start to work with them in your home. We cover: - How to work with feng shui …
 
Welcome back to the Chaise Lounge! This week, Nick May chats with Elizabeth Gill from Elizabeth Gill Interiors in New York!Elizabeth attended George Washington University to study International Business, then later acquired a Master's Degree in Interior Design and Architecture. After graduating, she worked at a traditional design firm in DC, where …
 
Today with Corinne Bentzen and Melanie Kaplan: Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. On today’s sponsored show, I’m sitting down with Corinne Bentzen and Melanie Kaplan from The Company Store. We’re talking about the importance of staying on color trends, seasonal rotations of products, how the brand stays dedicated to premium quality, and their com…
 
I’m still going through real estate options online, and it’s starting to remind me of online dating. As I scroll through pictures, I’m trying to imagine myself in this house. Is this my forever house? Maybe I get a big crush on the house, or I find deal breakers. I’m trying to enjoy the ride, even though it’s an emotional roller coaster. Thankfully…
 
Just because it's a rental, doesn't mean it has to feel temporary. Let's make your rental feel like home. Relax, unpack the boxes and settle in. The video on how to apply faux marble contact paper is HERE We participate in the affiliate program with Amazon and other retailers. We may receive a small fee for qualified purchases at no extra cost to y…
 
Do you avoid sending prospective clients to your interior design website? Is it outdated with little copy? Does your website bring in any leads? If your website isn’t working for you, you’ve got a problem that Katie O’Brien can help you fix. Katie O’Brien is a brand and website designer specializing in elevated branding and fuss-free websites for i…
 
On today’s show, we welcome Massachusetts-based designer Katie Rosenfeld. Katie’s design style can be summed up as happy, family-friendly, and approachable. Katie’s ability to approach traditional design in an unexpected way makes her stand out. She blurs the lines between classic and modern with bits of quirky added for good measure. Her work has …
 
I've had my hand in the creation of thousands of pieces of custom furniture. Not only am I an expert at how furniture is built and the different options that make it what it is, but we also work with a huge variety of designers. From single designers just getting their feet wet to established designers with decades of experience and a 50 person sta…
 
Today on A Well-Designed Business: Today is a What Would Lu Do episode! Have you ever had a project where you felt undervalued and taken advantage of? A situation where someone else was taking credit for your work? What about mixing work and family? These factors create a spiderweb of entanglements and equal a ticking time bomb of emotions and feel…
 
My guest today is Kellie Sirna, co-founder of Studio 11 Design, which specializes in specialty hotel design. Kellie has led global projects across boutique and renowned nameplates such as Caesars Entertainment, Hyatt, Starwood, Thompson Hotels, and many more and she oversaw the recent launch of two new side projects within Studio 11 Design, one abo…
 
Spring is here, and my mood is lightened - even though things are getting intense! We have a move-out date and no new house. Although we have focused in the New York area, we may be considering some other options. If you’re from Richmond or Charlottesville, VA, I’d love to hear your experiences! This episode, I answer questions about... [4:44] Guid…
 
If you’re at all involved in the wellness or mindfulness world, you are likely familiar with the symbol of the lotus. These beautiful plants are rich with meaning, and in this episode we’re talking about their significance in feng shui and how you can work with them in your home. We cover: - What does the lotus mean in feng shui? - How to work with…
 
It’s hard to believe that Inside Design has been around for four years! Throughout the podcast, we have interviewed some amazing guests that have shared quality insight into interior design. This episode is dedicated to our top 6 favorite episodes. Can you guess which ones made the list? In case you haven’t listened to all 130 episodes, tune in as …
 
Today with Michelle Feeney: Welcome to A Well Designed Business. On this Power Talk Friday I am talking to Michelle Feeney, founder of Floral Street. Floral Street is a modern British fragrance that is both sustainable and eco-friendly. You’re probably wondering why I had Michelle on. Well despite her not being in interior design ,Michelle has prov…
 
I’m Josh Cooperman and this is Convo By Design with a conversation that should have aired on the podcast almost three years ago. I found this and I am really happy to share it with you, the incomparable Bernardo Puccio. So, it’s tru, the following conversation was recently found on a drive in a my studio and this was recorded around October 2019. B…
 
Our special guests Bianca and Tavia, from Book Club Girl podcast are joining us today to share their favorite books. We'll also be talking about our best bookcase decorating ideas. It was such a fun discussion! You can find the Book Club Girls podcast HERE and HERE Follow Tavia HERE Follow Bianca HERE We participate in the affiliate program with Am…
 
How do you attract the perfect interior design client? How do you decide what type of client will be the best fit? After 30 years in high-end commercial and residential design, Pamela Durkin now helps other designers create a business they love by teaching them how to attract their ideal clients. In this episode of the Wingnut Social podcast, she s…
 
Construction law specialist, Thomas Nation of Harrion Clark Rickersbys shares his insights into the complex relationship between clients, designers, and money. Protecting yourself from litigation may just be a matter of clarity. In this episode we learn: - clarity around money is required by law- proper insurance is essential protection- a professi…
 
We are delighted to welcome Atlanta-based interior designer Emily Wyatt, of Wyatt Designs, to the show. Emily’s designs are fresh yet classic, and her signature strength is her ability to achieve these results while working within her clients’ budgets. We get candid with Emily about all the ins and outs of hiring an interior designer in order to de…
 
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