Installation Day

Filed under Organization, Return on Interiors, Working with Clients

After working so hard on a design project, how do you minimize the stress on install day(s)? Get the free download on the blog to really prepare yourself, so you can allow for your creative juices to still be alive when styling the project:) Hint: You don’t leave everything for the day before!

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Managing Website Updates

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Managing Website Updates I just spent hours trying to update images on my Kathleen DiPaolo Designs website. I admit, I have been so focused on Return on Interiors, that I haven’t even looked at my site in ohhhh, about a year! AND, I did say trying, because I couldn’t do everything I wanted to do. […]

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Why Creatives Crave Organization

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Why Creatives Crave Organization We designers are creatives! We walk into a space and see it completely different in our minds. We create… Balance Cohesion Texture Moods and Feelings And, guess what? A lot of this is intuitive. We feel a space and know exactly what it needs to transform into a dream space. We […]

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Organizing Your Client

Filed under Communication, Organization, Return on Interiors, Working with Clients

Organizing Your Client Last week, I talked about organizing your digital files in this post: Digital File Organization. Hopefully, you either have a system in place or have adopted some of my tips. One of the greatest byproducts of being organized yourself, is organizing your design clients! Really? Organize your clients? Yep. Keeping your client […]

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Digital File Organization

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Nothing gets me more excited that digital file organization. Really?! YES!!! That feeling when you know you can find anything you want…So cathartic! So, what is digital file organization? Well, it is organizing all of those files on your computer- like Dropbox, or your Finder (Mac), Explorer (PC), etc. Personally, I work on a Mac […]

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Design, Build & Renovation Team Members & Their Roles

Filed under Design Business, Design Projects, Quick Reference Guides, Return on Interiors

Design, Build & Renovation Team Members & Their Roles Nothing is more exciting than starting a new design project! (OK, maybe installing said design project?! I digress…) As your creative juices start flowing, you realize that the project isn’t going to be only furnishings and accessories. The project blossoms and soon you are doing a new bathroom […]

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Client Communication

Filed under Communication, Return on Interiors, Working with Clients

Client Communication Can we start the year out with some awesome client communication? The kind of communication that helps you avoid mixups, delays and mistakes- and creates a beautiful client-designer collaboration? Heck ya! Communication is essential to a happy client/designer relationship! Who has time to re-do, re-work and re-start at any point during the design process? […]

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