Tips & Tricks

How to Reassess Your Financial Goals

Like almost every business out there, we're having to rip up the goals and financial markers we set for ourselves in January and write new ones. We were so naive at the beginning of the year, weren't we?! But seriously, no one saw this pandemic and shutdown coming, and now we need to rethink our...

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Tile Grout Dos!

Oh! Selecting grout can be so hard! Especially if you and your client have invested so much time- and money!- installing that gorgeous tile in the bathroom. So how can we be sure to select the best grout so that it lasts- and your gorgeous tile stays that way?

Blending In

When to...

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Do You Have Imposter Syndrome?

Over the last few weeks, you've probably had a bit more time on your hands. And I'll bet you spent a good chunk of that time on Instagram scrolling through other designers' feeds, right? It's so great to be inspired by others, but sometimes those feeds can make us feel less confident about...

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4 Ways to Use Cloud-Based Technology with Clients

If you've read my blog for any amount of time, you know how much I LOVE being organized! And I really love any digital tool that keeps me and all of my files organized, too. It's well-known (I almost feel famous writing that!), too, that I use Asana for tasks, Dropbox for files, and Zoom for my...

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Why Communication Is More Important Now than Ever

Communication is ALWAYS important in our business - we have to stay in touch with our clients, contractors and builders, vendors, and more! But during this time of uncertainty, communication is more important than it EVER was! Why? Read on....

Your Clients Are Worried, Too

All of that worry,...

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5 Ways to Wow with Digital Presentations

We all know that design presentations are when you should really WOW your client - it's the one point that can make or break the project! So it's key to have everything in place to show your very best work. But wait - how in the world do you do that in our new normal?? If you can't be in front of...

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Self Care Is Critical to Getting You Back on Track

The pandemic and our self isolations are playing havoc with our mental and emotional health. We're all anxious, scared, stressed, frustrated, and more - and that is what we go through in just 1 minute! Many health officials are calling this a collective trauma, and we all need to recognize that....

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There's No Better Time to Get Your Design Systems in Place

I've talked to so many designers lately who are finding this sudden stop in all their activity hard to take. After all, our business is usually go-go-go, right?! Some people want to fill that time with lots of to-do lists and others are feeling like they can't get off the sofa. Neither one of...

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4 Ways to Make Tough Decisions Easier

If you're like most small business owners right now, you're having to make some tough decisions. You may be deciding whether you should break a showroom lease. You're probably navigating all of the loans, grants, and programs available to small businesses right now. And... you may even have to...

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How to Pick Yourself Up When You Get Knocked Down

Wow - we didn't see that coming. Just when you think you've planned for everything, a pandemic hits and packs a major punch to the economy. Everyone is feeling it - like we have been run over by a train we didn't see coming. So now what? What do you do when your business dries up overnight and...

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4 Ways to Perfect a High-Function Kitchen Design

The kitchen really is the heart of the home - and in today's world, that heart is even more important. So how do you take a kitchen design from good to oh-my-gosh?! I have 4 sure-fire ways to give your clients a kitchen that really will function for them - and they are all about communication!

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Where to Spend Your Marketing Dollars Now

It's one of the most uncertain times we can remember for business. The economic picture is uncertain, lives are disrupted, and your clients are nervous. So you should just stop everything, too, right? WRONG!

Marketing is something you can't stop. Because when the world gets back to a new normal,...

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