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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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Sign up for our newsletter to submit a question for a future episode of Ask Anjie & Laura. Visit Tamsin’s website. Mentioned in this episode: Episode 112: Wood Element with Dr. Tamsin Lee 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…
 
My guest is Anitra Terrell, founder of Reflektion Design, an online shop that sells handcrafted art, textiles and serving ware all made from artisans Anitra has sought out in several African countries such as Ghana, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Uganda. In this conversation, we talk about how she first started collecting textiles, the stories behind some…
 
In today's show, I interview author, Brandon Beachum of The Golden Key. Do you struggle with abundance? Do you have a running loop of lack in your experience? If so Brandon shares the golden rule of manifestation in his new book, The Golden Key. In this book he shares key ingredients to help you get it right, and how to get your recipe for success …
 
Today with Vita Vygovska Welcome to Window Treatment Friday! As business owners, the pandemic was scary, to say the least! Every single day was unpredictable and a new scenario we have never faced before. Now, over a year later, we are starting to see the world open up and see a light at the end of the tunnel. Today, LuAnn and Vita discuss how to n…
 
Living in a grey wicker world? Kate and Sophie tackle the stylish options for garden furniture and outdoor living (and agree to disagree about Kate's Danish Sitting Suit) The joy of tablescaping and how glorious tableware doesn't have the break the budget. And finally how to keep morale up over a long renovation. Useful links and images are supplie…
 
Business owners know what to do to get where they need to go. But every time they find success, they start thinking in circles and second-guessing themselves. Self-sabotage begins to kick in. Anna Tsui has noticed this with everyone she’s worked with. For Darla, self-sabotage translates into procrastination and self-doubt. So why do we people self-…
 
Is your bathroom on trend? We'll give you the latest information on what's hot this year and what we expect to be hot going forward. Be sure to listen before you spend money on a bathroom remodel. There's so much new to the bathroom scene, and we're telling you what we really think. Let's discuss smart toilets, floating vanites, and so much more!! …
 
this is Convo By Design with another edition of The Showroom, a partnership between Convo By Design and Walker Zanger. This episode features the talent behind iconic groundbreaking architecture firm, Dugally Oberfeld. Matthew Dugally and Mauricio Oberfeld are the talent and skill behind Dugally Oberfeld. Matt and Mo have a partnership that, when ex…
 
BOD™ member, Shoshana Gosselin wrote to us and said, "I have a sticky issue and can use your advice.” How could we resist? Listen in as Kimberley and Shoshana unpack a project that went from amazing to …. let’s just say, less than amazing, when her client asked for a change in protocol. In this episode we learn: - constantly review how you work wit…
 
We have a fun guest for you today as we welcome Margie from the fashion blog, Thrift and Tell. She is a consignment and thrifting expert, and is sharing her best tips on purchasing luxury items for your wardrobe and home. What You'll Hear on This Episode: Margie's clever philosophies on getting a great deal How to mix high and low style in your hom…
 
Today with Mark Lavender: Welcome to A Well-Designed Business. In his 25 years working in institutional medical design, Mark Lavender learned a few things about sticking to processes, creating estimates, and getting over the fear of asking for payment. In business for himself for the past six years, Mark is an open book - he shares the details of h…
 
My guest today is Christina Fluegge started her interior design studio, Greige Design about 20 years ago. More recently, she has turned her focus specifically toward pattern design for fabrics and wallpaper, which you can find at Greige Textiles. I was really drawn to these products because of her points of inspiration, which are mainly travel and …
 
Sign up for our newsletter to submit a question for a future episode of Ask Anjie & Laura. Mentioned in this episode: Holistic Spaces Happy Mist with Orange Essential Oil Read our articles about space clearing: 3 Ways to Space Clear to Increase Your Productivity Space Clearing with Oranges Space Clearing for Back to School Space Clearing with Feng …
 
In this week’s episode, we are joined by Yash Ranga, a Conscious Luxury Evangelist and Stakeholder Engagement Partner for Jaipur Rugs. We were honored to hear Yash speak recently at the Design Influencers Conferences and were blown away by everything we learned about rugs and especially the compassionate and uplifting initiatives Jaipur Rugs is tak…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Dr. Barry Taylor and discuss his groundbreaking book and program, Love your Body. You'll learn about health and wellness from a holistic approach and why it matters, and you'll learn how to create and maintain a healthy lifestyle to increase vitality, longevity and improve overall health.…
 
Today on A Well-Designed Business® Welcome to a Well-Designed Business®. Today, I am telling you all about LuAnn University. We are getting ready to launch our Summer Session of courses on July 6th, 2021, and I can't wait for you to learn more about our extraordinary instructors and our growing list of value-packed courses! LuAnn University Summer …
 
After listening to BOD™ EP 191 | Creating Value with Camal Pirbhai, Suzanne Manlove has a question about how to get the most out of your drapery workroom. For example, is it a good idea to schedule a meeting with the workroom as a part of the concept phase? Listen in to the conversation.It’s time to take control of your business.Become a member of …
 
Our guest today is back for another episode. He's a garden expert, interior designer, and author of 9 books, James Farmer. We talk about his love of traditional design elements, why the rooms he designs for his clients feel like a hug, and his new book Arriving Home. What You'll Hear on This Episode: Why James loves traditional design elements and …
 
What is the easiest way to brand your design business? How do you stand out from the crowd enough to land clients? Mike Peterson has spent most of his career in the world of publishing with magazines like Country Living, House Beautiful, and Luxe. He loves all things marketing, branding, and interior design. He has the unique experience to help int…
 
The kitchen is such an important part of your house and a place that you can really spend a lot of money. Whether you are looking to renovate your kitchen or just do a decorating refresh, we want you to avoid some common mistakes. Appliances and other high ticket items need to be carefully selected so you don't have big dollar regrets. Try to avoid…
 
Do you know the story behind the reigning queen of home staging? If not, you are going to absolutely love this, trust me when I tell you because you listen to the podcast, you know I am going to take you deep in the world of design, behind the pretty pictures and together, we explore the “how” behind design. Baer found her calling at 50. Then built…
 
The pandemic has not been bad for the interior design field. As we know, the pandemic has made consumers want to improve their homes. That, in turn, has created high demand for interior designers, contractors, and realtors. But what about our vendors and showroom reps? After all, they’re a critical part of your A Team – connecting you to manufactur…
 
Today on A Well-Designed Business: Today is a What Would Lu Do episode where I answer listener questions, and….you guessed it, tell you what I would do! Today’s listener question comes to us from a designer struggling with marketing for client acquisition. So where do you start? I will tell you during today's episode! What’s new with LuAnn Nigara l…
 
Sign up for our newsletter to submit a question for a future episode of Ask Anjie & Laura! Listen to our first Ask Anjie & Laura episode. 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…
 
My guest today is Philadelphia based interior designer Maria Viola. She's been heading up her own team for about 15 years and her award winning firm, Viola Interior Design, while being active on several boards in the city. We dive into lots of reasons why good design is essential... in other words, why style matters! My first question was cut off i…
 
Welcome to A Well-Designed Business. Today, I am introducing a new kind of episode to the show! Welcome to Flash Back Friday, where I revisit old episodes of the podcast. After so many successful years of interviews, there was a need, for both new listeners and long-time listeners alike, to revisit the archives. For new listeners, it is an opportun…
 
Got your glitterball yet? Kate and Sophie are in the same place for once, and it's the fabulous, colourful and creative home of singer and songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Beyond the kitchen where Sophie's famous lockdown discos happened, she reveals her cushion obsession, her beloved giant ice cream cone, her unexpected talent for taxidermy. She ta…
 
Pinterest is a great way to connect with your clients. How? Because most of them find their inspiration on Pinterest. Secondly, it’s a great way to showcase how you design and level up the design for future clients. Best of all, it helps people become aware of you. So how do you leverage Pinterest to work for your design business? Kate Ahl—the owne…
 
We've talked about creating your own signature style HERE but you know what's just as important? We think it's developing your own signature color palette. It's important to decide what colors you want to use. Limiting these colors to your signature ones, will help your home to feel cohesive. It helps when you want to move things from one room to a…
 
Members of Business of Design® have access to our private Facebook community. It’s a safe place to seek guidance from wise peers. This week, Cheryl Horne, BOD™ Director of Operations, pulled some member questions from the FB community, and she asked Kimberley to answer them on the show. Enjoy! In this episode we learn: - an avoidance of the retaine…
 
This is Convo By Design with Tiffany Cassidy, principal designer of Lagnappe Custom Interiors. A design firm based in St. Thomas, the Virgin Islands. Exactly the location where many of us wish we were, right now. Just thinking about the Virgin Islands …and a Mai Tai. Visiting St. Thomas is one thing, living and working there is something else entir…
 
Our guest today is Heidi Callier of Heidi Callier Design in Seattle, Washington. Her work has been featured in Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Better Homes and Garden, the Wall Street Journal, and many more. Listen to this episode as she shares decorating tips and advice from her many years of experience in the decorating field. What You’ll Hear on Th…
 
Today with Kate Bendewald: Welcome to A Well-Designed Business. Sometimes, we start our own business because we always knew that’s what we were meant for. We want to be our own bosses, have flexibility in our work, and take charge of our lives. Other times, we’re pushed into it due to changes in our circumstances. For my guest today, Kate Bendewald…
 
Mentioned in this episode: - Download our free bagua kit to find the wealth area in your home - Read the blog post for more wealth-boosting tips 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 S…
 
My guest today is Bari J Ackerman, artist, maximalist, floral enthusiast, and now, author. Her first book, Bloom Wild, A Free Spirited Guide To Decorating with Floral Patterns showcases Bari's own work on walls, fabric and furniture while teaching us how to mix patterns, even crazy, wild patterns, in ways that are joyous rather than chaotic. We tal…
 
On today’s episode, Cheryl interviews Gina Chang, AIA, EDAC, Principal and Healthcare architect at CO Architects. Cheryl asks Gina the question, “What is the collaborative workplace in healthcare that we see coming out of healthcare and why is it so important right now?” Gina shares, “For so long we’ve been focused on the patients and their familie…
 
The Spring High Point Market is almost upon us, and we are organizing our famous must-see list of manufacturers, speakers, and functions to attend in June. We thought it would be a perfect time to share with you our guest today, Lauren Clement, an award-winning, Charlotte-based Interior Designer who has a lot going on with the Market this year. Tun…
 
In this episode, I sit down with Dancing with the Stars host, Samantha Harris to talk about receiving the big C diagnosis. What does it mean to get cancer? How does your life change? What do you do about it? Well, if you're Samantha, you flip the script and write a book about it. Today we will talk about her journey, how she persevered and how she …
 
Today with Susan Inglis: Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. When you hear the phrase “sustainable furnishings,” what comes to mind? Is it something you already know about, something you are bringing forth to your clients on a regular basis? Is it something you vaguely know about but aren’t sure of all the ins and outs? Or is it something that isn…
 
Darla is smack in the middle of a move to Maryland (U-Haul and all), so this week we are replaying a popular episode with Jeff Harry! Get ready to infuse some play in your day—and be better for it. Jeff Harry defines play as “Any joyful act where you are fully present in the moment. It has no purpose or result.” You are fully in love with what is a…
 
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