EP 112 | What Not To Do with Layers and Layers



About this Episode

Our suppliers and trusted resource providers can offer a wealth of insight into how to run our businesses more efficiently and profitably. Seeking their advice can save you from making costly mistakes and position you to succeed.

In this episode we learn:

  • present the whole project (renovation and fixtures and furniture) to clients at one time
  • give clients an opportunity to know luxury—don’t deprive them
  • hold your opinion, even if a client is balking at the suggestion
  • systems, period
  • rely on specialists to know all the things you don’t (and can’t possibly) know
  • you don’t have to know everything; you just have to know who to ask

Design Intervention

Yvonne says, “Get to know your A-Team.” Sharon says, “Don’t be afraid to admit what you are not good at, then look for the pros to fill in those gaps.”

About Sharon Laxon & Yvonne Rak

For the past 10 years, Yvonne and Sharon have exclusively been assisting design professionals in sourcing and assembling luxurious interiors via Layers & Layers Showroom Inc. Formally educated in interior design and running their own interior design businesses, Yvonne and Sharon know first-hand what it takes to operate a design firm. With this knowledge they have guided and mentored interior designers and advocated for a strong business acumen. Based in beautiful Vancouver, their TRADE ONLY showroom sells some of the world’s finest fabrics and wallpapers exclusively to interior designers.

In 2019 their LAYERS home boutique showroom was established around a simple idea; in a world where there are so many decisions, worrying about how to decorate a home shouldn’t be one of them. They developed a system that makes decorating straightforward by professionally curating quality products and pre-designing rooms that are ready to order.  Their concept is rooted in years of expertise, experience and a passion that makes decorating effortless, for one room or a whole home.

Layers & Layers Showroom(s) Inc.

10-807 Powell Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 1H7
(604) 708-5180

[email protected]

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  • Carolyn Pressly

    Is there a Layers & Layers type service available in the US, or the NYC market, that anyone knows about? Looking specifically for the wholesale pricing, product source help, and order management service these lovely ladies at L&L talk about here… more efficiency in product procurement: yes please!

    • Cheryl Horne

      Hi Carolyn, that’s a great question. Maybe try posting it to the Premium Members FB Group. Some of our NY members may know of some resources they’d recommend.

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