Industry Voices

Melissa Galt Attracting Luxury Clients
Melissa Galt Discusses Finding the Millionaire Interior Design Client

Luxury interior design clients might be closer than you think, and they are willing to spend on the design and home furnishings they value. 

mark richardson half time prep
Are you using half-time to make sure your business is running smoothly?

For a business owner or leader, half-time (halfway through the year) — or for a designer, halfway through a project —  is very important. And by drawing on the analogy of professional sports, you can gain insights into how to approach this crucial elements of the game. 

If you're hoarding samples, here are some tips to help you de-clutter and get organized.

Martha O'Hara Interiors
Office Designed by Martha O’Hara Interiors. Troy Thies Photography.

Assessing business costs, office culture and branding can help your interior design business grow in the new year.

Madcap Cottage Atlanta Market
Madcap Cottage launched their tabletop collection with Certified International at the Atlanta Market.

Saucy tales from around the world courtesy of the high-flying Madcap Cottage gents. This week: Atlanta.

In this home that has a “place for everyone,” every room bids a heartfelt welcome.

Madcap Cottage, Coco and Dash
John Loecke from Madcap Cottage at Coco & Dash with Courtney Garrigan.

Saucy tales from around the world courtesy of the high-flying Madcap Cottage gents. This month's stop: Dallas. 

Classic Blue Stacy Garcia
Images Shown Clockwise from Top Left: Chloe in Blue Suede by Gary Inman of Baskervill for LebaTex, Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel via unsplash, Stacy Garcia Commercial for Durkan Hospitality – GA51859-MW438, Photo by Matteo Minoglio via unsplash
We’re heading into 2020 with clear vision as Pantone’s Color of the Year, Classic Blue, brings us back to the basics, re-centering our thoughts for a clear and focused mind. Inspired by the sky at… more
Stacy Garcia design trend chromatic
Photo Shown Clockwise from Top Left: Nhow Marseille Hotel by Teresa Sapey + Partners, Stacy Garcia Commercial for Artline Studio – Wavelength, Ambrose Chua via unsplash, Felix Dubois-Robert via unsplash, Robert Katzki via unsplash, George Kedenburg via unsplash

Pops of color pair with neutrals to create a bold look.

Melissa Galt shares 5 passive income streams for interior designers.
Melissa Galt shares 5 passive income streams for interior designers.

Are you aware of how digital technology can give you multiple passive income streams? If you’re looking for red hot interior design revenue streams that can bring dollars in the door, you’ve reached the right place.

Succession Planning for your business
Are you ready to be "fired" from your business? There is planning involved.

For company owners who control the process, getting "fired" or turning the reins of your company over to the "next in line" means freedom.

Glaister translates her client’s personality and tastes with graceful function and ease.

Historic Home Interior Design Fernando Rodriguez
Fernando Rodriguez and his team were mesmerized by the history of their most recent design project in Old San Juan.

Stewart-Rodriguez is renovating a 500-year-old home in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. On the historic registry, projects such as these can be equally inspirational and challenging.

Madcap cottage in london and venice
Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke of Madcap Cottage regale us with their travel tales.

The Madcap gents have just returned from two weeks in London and Venice. And, yes, we braved the Venetian floods. And while not quite Biblical in proportion, the pervasive puddles left us thanking the lord that we had packed our Hunter boots even though the extra 30 pounds in our suitcase practically gave us a hernia at Gatwick...

Travels and design inspiration from Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke's latest adventures! 

Christina Henck one of a kind wall art
Mixing photos, artwork and three-dimensional pieces on a gallery wall can add to the originality of a space.

From one-of-a-kind antiques to personal photos, wall art is personal and can tell an original story about a space's inhabitants.

Stacy Garcia's Color Crush: Zeus
Image Shown from Clockwise from Top Left: Kyle Johnson via unsplash, Josh Rose via unsplash, Stacy Garcia Commercial Textiles Kaleidoscope Collection – Emphasis (Night Fall), Ryan Phillips visa unsplash
Envision the dark night sky as it illuminates from a single crack of lightning…the mysteriously endless nature of this dark and absorbent color gives off a sense of power and strength. Inspired by… more
Stephanie James and Patti Allen are award-winning designers and co-owners of Allen and James Interior Design in High Point, NC. The designer duo has specialized in building personal relationships… more
No matter the industry, everyone has some cringe-inducing memories they look back on from early in their careers where they learned something the hard way and added another thing to their mental “do… more