EP 004 | Styling and Accessorizing Matters with Gillian Gillies

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.

How a 90’s action star can help you handle difficult clients

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, […]

Selling the Consultation

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, […]

2015 SPEAKER: Shai Deluca-Tamasi

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 […]

Pro Photos

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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