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How to Be Efficient, Effective and Brilliant

Filed under Office, Organization

One of the things that makes our jobs as interior designers so incredible is that no two design projects are exactly the same, so there’s a lot of variety in our worlds, right? But that variety is also one of the biggest challenges when operating our design business—each project has a different scope and a […]

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Easy Breezy Client Communication

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Information bombards everyone ALL.THE.TIME. You. Your clients. Your partners in the design project. But, to keep a design project on schedule, you MUST break through the noise and get your message seen and heard. Who has time for re-dos and restarts? I don’t. And I bet you don’t either 🙂 There’s just no time for […]

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Client Touchpoints: Always Room for Improvement

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When it comes to the client experience I deliver, I believe there’s always room for improvement. ALWAYS. My fabulous clients are the lifeblood of my business (and the source for many, many referrals). I want to do everything in my power to make them feel they made the best decisions of their lives by hiring […]

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The Delicate Dance of Client Collaboration

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When does the design magic really happen? Oh, it’s all in the delicate dance of client collaboration. Some might think as the designer, you’re the one with all the ideas, the expertise, the connections, and the vision. While that is true (and then some, right?), your vision and all of your ideas get built upon […]

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Roles, Responsibilities and Expectations: Oh, My!

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We’ve all been there. I know I have! You get to the end of a project and rather than fireworks and accolades showering down on you, there’s a lackluster fizzle of thanks from your clients. You think, “How did we get off track?” Well, somewhere along the line expectations and reality went their separate ways. […]

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Communicating with Your Interior Design Team

Filed under Project Team, Quick Reference Guides

Even though YOU know the ins and outs of your design process, the others on your design team may not! Your clients and the rest of your design team, including the contractors, trades, designers and architects haven’t all worked together before. So, don’t take communication for granted. Remember– they haven’t worked with YOU– and you haven’t all […]

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Blogging Made Easy with Trello

Filed under Education, Organization

Do you want to be a blogger who actually blogs consistently? We KNOW that we are supposed to be consistent, but it just didn’t happen for me…until I used Trello! This post breaks down my blogging process using Trello. It also demonstrates how I manage the dance between my assistant and me. We delegate to each […]

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You Delegated, Now What?

Filed under Organization

Don’t you hate it when you ask someone to do something, and it doesn’t get done? Or even worse, when YOU forget to do something that has been delegated to you?! If you are anything like me, you may have a bit of a control issue, because you want things to be executed to perfection […]

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How to Get Stuff Done ✔︎

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Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the 10 million things you HAVE to do? What do we do when we feel like this? Well, we write to-do lists. In fact, we write so much stuff on our lists, that we become overwhelmed. We don’t know where to start, so we either do nothing- or take the easiest thing and get […]

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Interior Design Business Review-1st Quarter

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Interior Design Business Review-1st Quarter Is this real?! Yep. We are about to hit the end of our first quarter. I know, you don’t have time to review your business. The year, just started, right?! Well, here I am to motivate you to JUST DO IT! You can make this year the BIGGEST and BEST! How […]

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