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How to Be Efficient, Effective and Brilliant

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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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Discipline Creates Freedom

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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 someone who likes to do things a little bit differently. So, I […]

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Prioritize Your To-Do List

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Prioritize Your To-Do List We all have to-do lists. We write stuff done and then, BOOM! We are overwhelmed. We don’t know where to start, so we either do nothing or we take the easiest thing and get it done. Then, we look back at our list and become overwhelmed again. AHHHHHH! (Yep, I am screaming out loud!) When I stay up […]

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Design Project Schedule

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Design Project Schedule This has been a month of scheduling tips! One thing that you may have realized is that:  NO DESIGN PROJECT IS ALIKE!!! When no two design projects are alike, no two timelines are alike. This can be frustrating for the designer- and the client! What is even more frustrating is explaining this […]

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Design Presentation Success

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Design Presentation Success You have been working for weeks or months and cannot wait to present your ideas to your clients! You are very excited…until about 2-3 days before. That is when worry sets in. Do you think they will like it? Do I have everything? Am I missing samples? So many questions pop up and you […]

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Interior Design Paralysis

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Well, a few weeks ago, when I was getting ready to move to India, I had this, “Oh Crap!” moment. Well, weekend, really. I felt so overwhelmed I couldn’t do anything! We have ALL had it! Whether in our interior design projects or our personal lives, we get tapped out. I got an email this […]

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Interior Design Fees

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Interior Design Fees I remember when I first started designing, I was so embarrassed to give my fee structure to potential clients. I just couldn’t OWN it! I would beat around the bushes until I HAD to give my fee. UGH! Not only did I hate talking about my fees, but I also didn’t understand how […]

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