Working with Professionals


Roles, Responsibilities and Expectations: Oh, My!

Filed under Communication, Return on Interiors, Uncategorized, Working with Clients, Working with Professionals

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 Communication, Design Business, Working with Professionals

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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Get Ready for a Photo Shoot!

Filed under Bathrooms, Design Projects, Kitchens, Return on Interiors, Working with Professionals

Get Ready for a Photo Shoot! Last week, I wrote about Installation Day, but what comes next? Photo Shoot Day(s)! Photo shoot time is also very exciting, but getting ready for the shoot can be nerve wracking! Do you have the right accessories, flowers, containers? Will the lighting be good enough? On the other hand, it is […]

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How to Organize for Furniture Market

Filed under Quick Reference Guides, Return on Interiors, Uncategorized, Working with Professionals

How to Organize for (and Get the Most Out of!) Furniture Market With High Point Furniture Market around the corner and other local furniture markets happening, I want to give you some tools to see the “right” things- AND remember and organize what you saw! Trust me, there are some really great blog posts out there […]

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The Photo Shoot and Magazine Reveal

Filed under Bathrooms, Design Projects, Kitchens, Return on Interiors, Working with Clients, Working with Professionals

The Photo Shoot and Magazine Reveal First, you do your install, then comes Photo Shoot Day (s), then comes Published Day! OMG. If it was THAT easy!! I am TOTALLY excited that my new build project in La Quinta, CA (near Palm Springs) just got published in Elegant Homes magazine!  Let me tell ya’, it […]

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Outsourcing for Your Design Business

Filed under blog, Design Projects, Return on Interiors, Working with Professionals

Outsourcing for Your Design Business When you dreamed about becoming an interior designer, did you realize how much time you would spend on non-design-related items? Items that don’t let you work in your sweet spot? I know a LOT of designers who neither like dealing with the administrative side of the business, nor like dealing with all of […]

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