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WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER GIVE A FREE INTERIOR DESIGN CONSULTATION

I often see interior designers offering a free interior design consultation, and, quite honestly, it makes my heart bleed when I see it happening.  I totally get the thinking behind it. If the client can book you with no obligation, they will be more inclined to make an appointment. After all, it’s a no risk strategy for …

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Interior Design Branding

WHY IS BUSINESS BRANDING SO IMPORTANT FOR INTERIOR DESIGNERS

Let’s talk business branding. Branding is important for any business, but it’s tenfold more important for interior designers. Why? I’ll get to that in a little minute. But first, let’s just make sure we’re all on the same page here.What is branding?When we think about branding, we think about colours and fonts, and what imagery we use, right? Well, that …

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WHAT TOOLS DO YOU NEED TO SET UP AN INTERIOR DESIGN BUSINESS?

WHAT TOOLS DO YOU NEED TO SET UP AN INTERIOR DESIGN BUSINESS? Starting up a business can be expensive. In most businesses the overheads can soon stack up: premises, council tax, rates, and of course stock. Start-up costs can be so expensive that it puts many people off from starting. However, the age of the internet …

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DO I REALLY NEED AN INTERIOR DESIGN QUALIFICATION?

Want the short answer? It’s No! … and Yes! Huh? Let me explain… You see, in the UK there is no formal requirement for anyone to study interior design. You can start up an interior design practice tomorrow and start serving clients immediately, without a qualification to your name. Indeed, many people do, and some people …

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COULD STUDYING INTERIOR DESIGN BE THE START OF A NEW CAREER FOR YOU?

I recently attended a careers’ evening at my daughter’s secondary school, and I was blown away by the number of different career options that were available to her. There were stalls from companies in all sorts of walks of life, and so much choice.  It made me think back to the careers’ guidance I’d had …

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THE INTERIOR DESIGNER’S PATTERN GLOSSARY

Interior Designers use pattern in their schemes, to inject interest and movement. Pattern is a great way to stop a scheme from being bland, and to lift a more neutral room. Browse through these patterns below, and let me know if you see something missing- I’ll be sure to add it in! Argyle:Barcode:Basket weave:Chevrons:Damask:Fleur De Lys:Gingham:Herringbone:Houndstooth:IKAT:Polka dot …

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