Accessorizing and styling your design project is not a frivolous pursuit, nor is it an optional extra. Rather, styling is a key component of the finished project. As professional designers, we want to plan for this process, budget for styling items and deliver them—all as cohesive part of the client experience.
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, […]
Want to handle difficult clients and challenging situations with total authority? Well then, channel your inner 90’s action star (think Steven Segal)! Using a simple and effective technique, you can diffuse any challenging situation and turn an uncomfortable exchange into an affirming and positive step forward in your relationship.
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, […]
If you don’t get the consultation right, the project will never get off the ground. How to own the process—from first phone call, to onsite performance and signing the letter of agreement.
Shai DeLuca-Tamasi is the founder and president of SHAI DELUCA INTERIOR DESIGN, located in what has been described as one of North America’s hottest design hubs: Toronto. SHAI DELUCA INTERIOR DESIGN’s residential practice is known for its distinct combination of contemporary appeal with traditional overtones, providing a classic yet timeless feel in a soothing and warmly understated manner. “Life […]
Occasionally, I think the photos I take with my iPhone are pretty good. Once in awhile, they’re even good enough to publish on our blog. However, they are rarely (if ever) suitable for print publications. Look at the difference between these two images. Photo #1: taken on the job site with an iPhone. Photo #2: […]
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