July 06, 2020

Lessons from Industry Leaders for the New Normal

As a company, Studio Designer recognizes our essential role⏤allowing a large community of designers and business professionals to continue to work remotely on projects without skipping a beat. With the ongoing concerns of the pandemic, we sought ...

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 ...

October 09, 2018

Here’s How To See If Google Likes Your Website

Google has created a tool to show us how it perceives sites so that we can improve them and give searchers a better experience. By taking action on what we learn from this tool, we can potentially increase our site’s search engine position and ...

October 05, 2018

Design Blogs We Love

Studio Designer finds great inspiration in the vast array of design blogs and design-business blogs found on the Internet, many of which have considerable influence on not only interior designers but the design world at large. 

September 28, 2018

Trade Wars and Your Design Business

As interior designers, you generally don’t have to pay attention to the national news when it comes to your profession as the last thing you need is another source of anxiety to add to your daily business operations. However, the news about ...