Tips & Tricks

3 Ways You Could Be Sabotaging Your Business

Running your own business is tough, and it's even harder today with a pandemic and economic uncertainty adding to the challenges we normally face. And then there's an even bigger issue that can completely sabotage a business. That is the owner – or in other words, YOU. Without realizing...

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4 Reasons to Keep Marketing During a Recession

Well, it's official. The US is in a recession. I know that isn't the best economic news, but it also doesn't mean that people don't want to have gorgeous homes. In fact, we're in a strange time where the economy is down, but the home has never been more important to our clients. Now that they've...

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3 Essential Skills You Need to Succeed

Being an incredibly creative interior designer can take you a long way, but there are a few more skills you need to really succeed in business. Most of us own our own businesses, and that means a different way of thinking and working. And often it's left-brain skills fighting with your...

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The Top 5 Processes for Your Design Business

It takes a lot to run a successful interior design business. If you don't have everything organized and on point, it can also be completely overwhelming! We talk about about "systems and processes" that you should have in place to make things run more smoothly (and to help you make more money!),...

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Why Relationships Are So Important Now

When we hit times like these - an economic rollercoaster, a pandemic, uncertainty - we want to keep our businesses in the best shape we can. And we want find that "magic bullet" that will help us get and keep clients. But do you know the very best thing you can do? Build relationships. And that...

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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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