Designer Education

Product designers, interior designers and lighting designers are working in a changing industry. Competition from online services, DIY and home improvement tv shows, plus changing consumer lifestyles have continued to shift the way business is done. In this section, product designers, interior designers and lighting designers can read news, trend articles and more.

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Financial Management for Interior Designers

Let’s talk about money! Do you have days where you want to pull your hair out because of your finances and money management? Financial management for Interior Designers (and small businesses in…
Photo by Randall Whitehead 
Updating bulbs can produce a more desirable effect than maybe was possible when you first designed the space.

Lighting Design Changes to Make While Sheltering In Place

Here we are, stuck in our homes. Staring at the same walls, the same art and the same furniture. I think many of us used the first two or three weeks to really give our homes an organizational…
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A finished room designed with the help of roomLift.

2 Companies Offering Online Design for the Serious Client

For many people, bringing a designer into their home to create a design, select products and coordinate installation is a luxury. Home reno television and aspirational Pinterest boards have put well-…
Melissa Galt 7 Steps to Staying Connected
Melissa Galt shares 7 steps for connecting with clients during COVID-19.

7 Steps to Staying Connected with Design Clients

How you connect to clients is more important than ever before. It’s not enough to send a well-intentioned, carefully crafted statement of your interior design practice’s COVID19 response. Everyone is…

How Designer Christina Henck Uses Pinterest

Since 2012, Philadelphia-based Henck Design has worked with a range of clients, from high-level executives to professional athletes to empty nesters. For owner and founder Christina Henck, Pinterest…
Lisa McDennon
Lisa McDennon

Lisa McDennon Brings a Touch of Nuance to Laguna Beach

California-based designer Lisa McDennon has hit the design industry trifecta, as her resume boasts a 20-year interior design career, a boutique retail space and a collection with a major lighting…
Nancy Ganzekaufer Business Coaching
Nancy Ganzekaufer shares social media strategies for interior designers.

5 Tips for Interior Design Social Media Success

What is your biggest challenge as an interior designer? According to a Unity Marketing poll attracting new clients is problem #1 across the board.  Social media marketing seems to be the go-to…
Steelyard
Steelyard, continues to add features to the platform to streamline the interior design process.

Steelyard Digitally Connects Designers, Home Furnishings Resources

When it comes to interior design, inspiration, organization and collaboration with clients pretty much sum up efforts needed for a successful outcome. If only there were a platform that could help…
Home Design Business Think Tank Nancy Ganzekaufer Melissa Galt
The Home Design Business Think Tank for May is all about brand messaging.

May Think Tank Series Focuses on Brand Messaging, Communication

Whether just starting out or a veteran in your design or home furnishings business, the brand message you convey to your customers/clients changes often. Take the time we’re living through now. Are…

Universal Furniture Virtual Market Recordings Available

In light of the postponement of High Point Market, Universal Furniture hosted a Virtual Market for its retail and design customers, April 22-27. As part of the Virtual Market, on April 24, Universal…