December 23, 2019

Dispatch from High Point: 2020 Winter/Spring Style Report

Interior designers have a wealth of resources at hand to keep pace with the top trends, styles, and new products—including Instagram, Pinterest, shelter magazines, plus countless design blogs, events, and pop-ups. The tough part? Sorting through ...

December 10, 2019

Homes Away From Home: A New Age in Hotel Design

In their hospitality giants issue, Interior Design magazine noted that the hospitality industry is the only segment of interior design projected to grow significantly in 2020, which should attract the notice of business-savvy designers. Inc ...

November 08, 2019

Stylish Spaces: A Peek at Designer Offices

Interior designers like Tom Stringer, Nicole Hollis, Justin Seitz, Charlie Ferrer, and Drew McGukin design the finest residential spaces in major cities like Chicago, San Francisco, New York, and Dallas. Their collective work represents an ...

August 09, 2019

Introducing Item History in Studio Designer 2.0

Items are the central hub of Studio Designer. Only once you have an Item can you create Proposals, Invoices and Purchase Orders, and run reports. But, that also means when you make a change to an Item, many other parts of your Studio Designer ...

July 01, 2019

Maximalism in Full Bloom at LCDQ's LEGENDS

The “more is more” sentiment fueling interior design’s maximalism movement shows no signs of slowing down. Intricate and ornate design styles continue to rise in prominence—eclipsing the past decade’s yen for pared-down minimalism. As explored in ...

April 30, 2019

Understanding Google Rankings: A Guide For Interior Designers

Top search engine positions are the prime real estate of the digital world. Design studios with top organic (non-paid) Google search positions get the digital equivalent of the foot traffic that one secures from having a Park Avenue retail space.

March 20, 2019

Can Your Design Studio Get More Out Of Houzz?

As a Certified Houzz Consultant that has been offering Houzz optimization services since 2011, I’ve learned a lot about when Houzz can serve as anamazingly powerful marketing tool for design studios and when it is an outright waste of time.

March 01, 2019

Find Joy in Design with KonMari

Just five years ago, Japanese organizing guru Marie Kondo released her book The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up and her profile and influence has been on an astonishing rise ever since. Her signature KonMari tidying-up method of a home has ...

February 15, 2019

Rugs: Get Your Floors Covered

In the spirit of Maximalism—which we covered in a blog post last month—Studio Designer urges interior designs to go full hilt with the boundless variety of rugs available and consider decorating a home with as many rugs as you can fit. Of course ...

January 31, 2019

Does Procrastination Limit Your Studio’s Growth?

You’ve invested several years of your life into getting a solid interior design education. You followed that up by working for others to refine your craft and build your name. And, now that you are the owner and lead designer of your own studio, ...