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You might be the maestro of your interior design vision, but when it comes to effective communication with your trade partners, it’s not about you, it’s about THEM. Here are my best tips for effective communication with your trades.
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 […]
Design Project 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 or kitchen- […]
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 […]
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 […]
How to Start a Renovation Project OK, you hate your kitchen and you want to remodel it. You call it a “re-model”, but since it never looked like a runway model before, you really just want to gut that sucker! So, where do you start and who do you call? Before you do a thing, you have […]
Yep! When designing a home or working on a remodel, the hardest thing is communication. I have spent some holiday downtime with the relatives and have heard quite a few stories about problems with their home repairs/remodels. Their problems weren’t about shoddy workmanship or budget expansion. Their problems were about communication- communication of details, progress and expectations. Check out today’s blog for some Communication and Expectation tips.
Client Collaboration One of the most important aspects of design is client collaboration. Do you notice how I said collaboration? Some clients and some designers feel the process of design should be one sided, but home design always starts as one thing and evolves continually as the designer and client get to know each other […]
How to Hire Professionals Don’t you love to hire professionals to work on your home? You just look up interior designer in the yellow pages and hire them over the phone! OK, I know. It is a nightmare! After flipping over 300 homes and working with hundreds of clients over the years, hiring the RIGHT person […]