Business

GETTING PRESS: DO'S & DON'TS

Amy Flurry and I recently discussed the ever-changing world of editorial press, and we tapped the wisdom of several editor and arbiter cronies too, and asked them what works and doesn't work in a pitch. 

GETTING PRESS: DO'S & DON'TS

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY: POSITIVE, EXCITING, AND NON-STOP CHANGE

Last week we were in Savannah for ART + IDS Annual Conference which included the Interior Design Society’s Designer of the Year Awards. Between the city’s beautiful sense of place, daily poolside cocktail parties and banquet-style meals, business casual dress, and the glorious weather, it was the first time in a very very long time that work felt a bit like a vacation.

STATE OF THE INDUSTRY: POSITIVE, EXCITING, AND NON-STOP CHANGE

Ivy + Houzz: One week later

Last week when Houzz acquired IvyMark for $30+ million, there was a jolt felt in the interior design community. If you weren't one of the 2400 or so Ivy interior designers using the business management tool nor a close friend of such, nor a passionate advocate for protecting the design trade, then you could have easily slept right through it.

Ivy + Houzz: One week later

Desitination Design Brings Global Culture to U.S. Consumers in a New Furniture Line

The Destination Design showroom in High Point’s Union Square building is taking visitors on an abbreviated tour of the culture, people and materials of India for spring High Point Market, but the company principals are planning to become global product ambassadors of a sort for a variety of...

Desitination Design Brings Global Culture to U.S. Consumers in a New Furniture Line

3 Mistakes To Avoid on Social Media

If you've kept up with any of my previous articles, you've read about various tips, tricks and more to help maximize your social media strategy. While it's great to learn about what you should do, onecould argue that it's just as important to learn about what you shouldn't do. Here are 3 common...

3 Mistakes To Avoid on Social Media

Instagram Hacks: Designer Edition

Instagram is arguably the fastest growing platform for designers around the world. It's function is straightforward - and its interface is beautifully simple. Instagram is the no-nonsense platform that Facebook used to be, which is why its popularity is so wide spread. Opting out of events, status updates...

Instagram Hacks: Designer Edition

Tip & Tricks: 4 Social Media Best Practices

You don't need to be a graphic designer to understand that the aesthetic integrity of your brand shouldn't be overlooked. How you appear to potential clients/business partners is an essential first step in setting yourself up for success. With the various social media platforms out there, it can be difficult...

Tip & Tricks: 4 Social Media Best Practices

Create A Marketing Ecosystem For Your Business

According to Quora, “In marketing, a digital ecosystem is the detailed visual of how all digital and social assets of a brand interconnect and interact. When managing multiple platforms, it’s important to understand how they will all work together to achieve the brand’s goal.”

Create A Marketing Ecosystem For Your Business

Attractive Website Doesn't Guarantee User Loyalty

WASHINGTON --Nearly 95% of frequent Internet users say that a website's ease of use is important when deciding whether to continue using the site, according to a new survey on user experience (UX). The findings come from a collaborative survey conducted by B2B research firm Clutch and UX design...

Attractive Website Doesn't Guarantee User Loyalty

5 Powerful Tools for Interior Designers

There's something to be said for the DIYers - and in today's digital age, there are a lot of tools that you can use to help build your business. We've hand selected 5 tools that can help you develop your brand without breaking the bank. Using these tools will help better manage your time and in turn...

5 Powerful Tools for Interior Designers