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 ...

January 18, 2019

Give Into Maximalism: More is More

As we embark on a new year of superlative design, the famous “New Year, New Me” resolution presents a perfect opportunity for designers to try something unexpected, bold, and daring in their 2019 designs. For designers bursting with creative ...

January 03, 2019

Light Up the New Year

As we celebrate the arrival of 2019 and a fresh start for the New Year, what better way to celebrate the occasion by throwing the spotlight on the decorative elements that add sparkle, pizazz, and lavish finishing touches to room ...

December 13, 2018

3 Digital Ways To Secure Repeat Clients

Repeat clients are what allows a business to grow. Whether the brand is Holly Hunt, Uber, Coca-Cola, or Kravet, it is always more difficult to get first sales than repeat ones.

December 07, 2018

Living Coral: 2019 Color of the Year

On December 5th PANTONE announced the selection of Living Coral as their 2019 Color of the Year, a vibrant hue found in nature described as “animating and life-affirming.” As the world’s leading authority on color standards, the PANTONE Color ...

November 30, 2018

Signs and Warnings of a Bad Employee

 

Keith Granet shares some eye-opening advice about clients and staff in Chapter 5 of The Business of Creativity titled “The People You Don’t Need in Your Life.” He declares right away that the title is misleading because it really is about ...

November 16, 2018

BEYOND PAINT: Wallcoverings on the Vendor Portal

The cyclical nature of fashion and design trends means that the wallpapers that were so popular a few decades ago are finally reemerging as a popular and desired way to transform walls beyond paint. As this blog post from Collector’s Weekly ...

November 08, 2018

2 Ways to Quickly Get Interior Design Clients

The Studio Designer blog, Top 10 Business Practices, features great advice from design business consultant and Studio Designer CEO Keith Granet.

November 02, 2018

Hear From Our Experts: A Chat with Marla Marshall, CPA

Studio Designer has been the top design business software for nearly three decades and from its inception has been well-supported by a national network of certified consultants who are considered official experts of the platform. These ...

October 26, 2018

Savvy Giving by Design: A Room to Heal

San Diego-based Interior Designer Susan Wintersteen started her design firm Savvy Interiors in 2002 when she sought a creative outlet for her design passion and talents.

October 19, 2018

Culture Skill Chart to Assess Employees

 

In Chapter 4 of The Business of DesignKeith explores the important asset of any good design business: the staff. In this “Human Resources” Chapter, Keith emphasizes that a design business is at its core a service business that relies on the ...