EP 311 | The Right Vendor with Daniel House Club

February 14, 2023

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As design professionals, we are called on to do more than create beautiful spaces. We play a critical role in helping our clients make informed decisions about how to best allocate their renovating or decorating dollars. In this episode, we dive into the key considerations for advising clients on where to splurge and where to save. From the perfect sofa to the right lighting, we’ll talk vendor categories and give tips and insights to help you make smart, informed recommendations every time. 

In this episode we learn:

  • figure out what clients get really excited about and splurge in that category
  • keep a close eye on exactly where you are in your project budget
  • even if you can afford it, always assess if it’s actually the best option
  • invest in the future of your business so you get advice on how best to move forward



Stay focused and be clear about what you offer your customers – don’t venture out into areas you aren’t capable of managing. Even if you can make the time to try something new, ask yourself if it will reduce the time you have to focus on your core business.

About Peter & Alex Spalding

Peter and Alex Spalding are the founders of Daniel House Club. Though they’ve only worked together for the last 7 years, they’ve known each other for long decades. As brothers, the first business they imagined was selling snickerdoodles out of their clubhouse. Peter designed the packaging and Alex set the prices. Their contributions were similar when they began DHC; Peter brought the right brain, Alex the left. Thanks to an awesome team, DHC now helps thousands of designers in US and Canada with procurement.


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Thank you to our Sponsor!

Daniel House Club

Feeling overwhelmed by countless vendor logins, sourcing from too many links, and tracking order statuses across your projects? Daniel House Club is here to help. DHC is founded by designers like you, who have faced the same issues you do. They work to offer the most streamlined process to manage your projects, orders, and delivery statuses all in one place with one login. Daniel House Club is redefining the design business with the industry’s lowest trade pricing and flat rate shipping across top vendors like Eichholtz, Theodore Alexander, Currey & Co., Four Hands and more.

Discover a better way to take control of your business with Daniel House Club. Join as a Pro+ member today and get 50% off your membership at danielhouse.club/bod.


What DHC members are saying:

“… I can’t tell you how wonderful it has been working with you and the wider team! Always willing to help, answer questions and support us designers!!!” – Courtney Wigginton, Anne Hendrick Interiors

“I’m so glad I’ve found you, I’ve sold more furniture in the last three months than I have in the last three years because you make it so easy.”  – Meg Waldrop

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