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Once you realize the amazing value and impact of original art you can never go back to mass produced prints.  This is my no brainer how to guide for commissioning art for Interior Designers.  If you are an artist this is how to work with Interior Designers.. because their amazing clients will buy your art. […]

Week 4 ORC: How to work with Interior Designers to commission art

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As we slide into Week 3 of the One Room Challenge, this DIY is done!   I’ll show you my completely amazing reveal of this before and after!  We are all at home more than normal and it’s so amazing to have something like the One Room Challenge to keep us busy, plus we get content. […]

ORC Week 3: DIY and Amazing Reveal

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  Oh boy,  this space is a biggie so I will be tapping into some of my favorite budget go to resources.  This covered porch is large enough for two living spaces. There are a few existing items staying.   I have some DIY Dilemmas that seem to be surfacing.  **Also note that I have one […]

ORC Week 2: My Go to Resources and DIY Dilemmas

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Welcome to the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge,  outdoor living and dining redo, by me, Maria.  Little secret about me and my marriage. (all the single ladies listen up)  It all happened because of the “career” – being an Interior Designer.   Who knew that getting a sexy career in construction was the love language of […]

Outdoor Living – One Room challenge Week 1

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5 best techniques to build and fortify trust with your design clients.   How do you get the best clients and get them to genuinely trust you?  Having a strong bond and trust with your design clients makes all of the difference in who gets to drive a project.  It makes the biggest difference in […]

5 Best Secret Client Design Tips Ever

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Who knew that in all my years as an interior designer that the best client gift that generates the most referrals would be free.  It does, however, require a time investment. My definition of a client gift was initially a beautiful item in the space that will make someone ask about it.  I gave these […]

Best gift to give a client that generates the most referrals

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  How to make my Interior Design Business Scaleable?   Interior design is a very attractive business.  (in more ways than one)  It’s an outlet that merges creativity and service.  It’s an in-demand income career.  It holds a perfect balance for work-life and passion project enthusiasm.  As with most businesses, some businesses grow and others […]

How to make an Interior Design business scaleable

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10 Indicators: Yes, You are a BAD client…. Welcome to designing your dream home and the crazy train known as the next year of your life. I know you want to have the best Designers in town… BUT… You have to be a good client.   Those gorgeous published homes and effortless relationships happen because […]

10 indicators You are a Bad Client

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Trello is a great visual organizational tool for your business.  Interior designers track orders and keep track of project management all while creating that perfect psychological environment for the client to call in an emergency. But how can that be done easily from both your phone, your computer, and you email inbox to-do list?  Well, […]

Trello for Interior Design

Let’s let the cat out of the bag… I wish I was the person who reveled in her level of courageousness, her deep meditation practice or fearless zeal for life.  But I am not.  I strategically move forward under the veil of my dear friend naivety.  How can this be the source of strength and […]

Nothing is ever really that far out of reach… Your superpower is sometimes the thing you least expect.

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