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4 Ways to Fight Overwhelm

Being a business owner is rewarding, but it can also be so so hard, right?! There are days when it seems like the stress is going to just. Be. Too. Much. Our jobs are complicated, the clients can be demanding, and there aren't enough hours in the day. So how do we combat the stress? I have 4...

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How to Sell the Benefits of Interior Design

It's an interesting time for interior design. There are people trying to sell what we do on apps, through edesign, and with lower and lower pricing. But that's the wrong way to sell a service!! As we all know, interior design isn't just furniture layouts and paint colors. We offer a luxury...

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5 Tried-and-True Neutral Paint Colors That Work Every Time

Neutral paint colors should be so simple, right?! After all, white is white. OK. All kidding aside, there are literally hundreds of whites and thousands of neutral paint colors out there, and it can make your head spin to choose the right one. I have 5 go-to neutral paints that work for me EVERY...

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3 Ways to Sell Your Client on Custom Design

As interior designers, we know that there's good design and then there's GREAT design! And the great rooms always include custom looks, something that makes them stand out from all the others. But, custom can mean expensive, and sometimes you just have to talk your client into spending the extra...

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Stain Grade vs. Paint Grade Cabinetry

If you are selecting new cabinetry, what is paint-grade vs. stain-grade wood? Is it a special type of wood? Actually, it is not a type of wood.

What Does Paint Grade Mean?

If you select to paint your cabinets, they will be made with “paint-grade” wood, which really means a wood...

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How to Make the Best Impression at the Beginning of a New Project

Yeah! You have a new client who has contracted you for a design project. That means new possibilities and opportunities to flex your creative wings in new ways.

Since you never get a second chance to make a first impression, it’s important to start this relationship on the right foot. The...

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Keep Clients Organized Throughout the Design Process with a Binder

Until you get to install, it’s pretty easy for most clients to feel the only thing that’s getting accomplished with their design project is their bank account hemorrhaging money.

At the beginning of the design project, let’s face it, the design process feels a bit abstract...

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Digital File Organization

Nothing gets me more excited that digital file organization.

You: Really?!

Me: YES!!!

That feeling when you know you can find anything you want…So cathartic!

Ahh Organization

So, what is digital file organization? Well, it is organizing all of those files on your computer- like Dropbox,...

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