We all know a project is not finished until it’s accessorized and styled. But determining a budget for that kind of thing can be challenging. One tip I learned from Gillian Gillies (who is the guest on Podcast EP 005 Styling Matters), is to run through a high-low scenario with clients as you discuss the […]
Many of you reach out to us and say you are overwhelmed. “15 Steps? I can’t even return all the phone calls I need to. How will I make time for all of this?” Our response? “How will you survive if you don’t make time?” But don’t despair. Start where you are. You can’t implement […]
We are loving the newsletters that BOD member Traci Zeller sends out. Get inspired! Thank you Traci for letting us share. Tailored to a ‘T'(ZD) Like so many designers, I have a passion for beautiful, high-quality fabrics (and any expertly crafted goodies like pillows, draperies, and upholstered pieces made from them!). I’ve been thinking recently […]
What do you do when you are working with a client who has already bought products for their project?
Do you love a good action flick? I do. Especially the old-school ones. Life seemed simpler then. Bruce Willis, good guy. Interchangeable villain, bad guy. Well, I’m no action hero and I have no desire to fight some bad guy with the fate of the world resting on my shoulders. But, from time to time, […]
This questions comes up a lot. Do you sell your consultations through email, over the phone, or on your website? What is the best way to close the deal? Get more great tips on the consultation process from Kimberley and Veronica Solomon as they talk candidly about all aspects of the consultation from first phone call, […]
Meet Veronica, aka The Naked Decorator, a member of Business of Design and Kimberley’s first guest on our inaugural podcast episode. Veronica Solomon is an award-winning interior designer whose work has been featured in numerous publications including The ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter magazine, Houston House & Home magazine, Katy magazine, and national blogs such as Apartment […]
From all of us at Business of Design, thank you so much for finding us. This is the best testimonial ever. You are the reason we love what we do here at BOD. Your candid feedback and shared experience not only motivates us to keep growing, but helps the hundreds of other designers in our […]
How can your Trades provide a quote on Trade Day when the space has not been designed yet?