Return on Interiors


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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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

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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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Annual Goal Setting

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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

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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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