The Show House

Every dreamed of doing a show house or charity home for auction? All that media attention and good feelies? Yes, it can be a rewarding and satisfying experience. But it’s also hard work. When you decide to give your time, remember to treat it like a marketing expense. Log your hours so you can determine […]

Budgeting for Accessories

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 […]

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.

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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