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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

Filed under Design Business, Organization, Working with Clients

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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Through Discipline Comes Freedom

Filed under Design Business, Return on Interiors

Through Discipline Comes Freedom              -Aristotle It is DAY #3 of 2017 and a word keeps bouncing around in my mind. The word is… DISCIPLINE The word is not a favorite word…It conjures up other words like- confine, restrict, constrict. You get the image. Think jail cell. *wink* I have always been […]

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It’s OK to Take a Rest!

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It’s OK to Take a Rest! It is the LAST week of the year and isn’t it amazing how much your life has slowed down? Baaahaha! Mine hasn’t either! BUT, as of today, I am jumping off the “doing stuff” train! You need to jump off that train, too:) It doesn’t have to be this week, […]

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Annual Goal Setting

Filed under Design Business, Return on Interiors

Annual Goal Setting As a designer, you work hard ALL year, fulfilling the dreams of your clients! By the end of the year, you may have nothing left in your reserve tanks to give! You wonder what you have to show for all of that hard work. Did you spend your year working towards the goals you wanted to achieve? Or […]

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Blogging Editorial Calendar

Filed under Design Business, Return on Interiors

Blogging Editorial Calendar I have two more blog posts to write until the end of the year…and I can’t believe I did it!! What, say you? I actually got a blog out every Tuesday this entire year! Was it easy? Hells to the bells, no! I mean, I did move continents; I have the SLOWEST […]

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