All About Outlets

Not all outlets are created equal. In fact, there are different types of outlets (also known as receptacles) required for different electrical needs and spaces. Learn more from ESA’s Steve Smith and design expert Kimberley Seldon.

Design Schemes

We get this question a lot. At Step 5 Presentation, how many design schemes do you present to your client?

The Sweet Spot

I got a great question through the forum and it’s timely. Diana from Queensland writes: I just love my new procedure for answering the phone. Thank you. I signed up my first two PAID consultations. I think I may have freaked one of the clients out though because I booked the consult for the day […]

What you can Learn from Renovating for Yourself

We all agree it’s hard to renovate or decorate our own spaces. I’m so confident when it comes to making choices for clients but when it’s time to decorate my own space; I struggle with indecision and second-guessing. However, I know from personal experience that I learn so much when I tackle my own projects. […]

Successful Vendor Relationships

I’m so grateful to Luann Nigara who truly is living my vision of supporting the community and leaving behind old ideas about competition. Luann has a fabulous pod cast, a Well-Designed Business, which I’ve been a guest on a few times. I am turning the table on her in EP 019 Successful Vendor Relationships and, […]

3D Renderings for Clients

Member Question: How many elevations do you prepare for the client? We are s design+build firm which means we are usually remodeling the entire home. We have found in the past that 3D rendering the entire home is a bit overwhelming for the clients. We like the idea of elevations with finishes samples. Any advise […]

The Whole Home Approach

Sure, most of us approaching our projects thinking about interior spaces. But, it’s worth considering exterior spaces too. It’s a great way to provide your clients with more value, making you a one-stop service provider. Landscape designer and HGTV personality Carson Arthur shares his advice on how to include landscape design as part of the […]

Better than a Beach Holiday

Taking a week off work to work? Doesn’t sound at all restorative. However, that’s exactly how I’d describe my time volunteering for the Carter Work Project and Habitat for Humanity. I met up with a group of friends from California and Florida in Edmonton, the site of this year’s special 150 year celebration build. We […]

Maximum 2 Hour Consultation

Member Question: Hi Kimberley, how do you handle the consultation when the client only wants to discuss 2 rooms and you know it will not take the entire 2 hours? Do you still charge for 2 hours? Also, what if a 2 hour consult is scheduled and paid for but you can only stretch it […]

Sophisticated Touches

Designer Kimberley Seldon transforms a country house south of Creemore from merely great to downright stunning. Featured in On the Bay Magazine by Judy Ross, photography by Derek Trask. The house settles into the folds of the land at the end of a long, curving driveway. Tall trees surround it, forming a leafy canopy that can […]

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