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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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7 TELL-TALE SIGNS YOU SHOULD BE AN INTERIOR DESIGNER

Before I became an interior designer, there were so many clues that this was what I was meant to be doing with my life that I now can’t believe it took me so long for the penny to drop. You see,

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MY JOURNEY INTO INTERIOR DESIGN

  Back in 2010 I was working as a school teacher in a local primary school. I was teaching classes of 30+ children, I was a member of the Senior Leadership Team with a responsibility for curriculum development

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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

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CHOOSING WINDOW DRESSINGS

You would have thought that choosing window dressings for your home would be an easy task. Curtains or blinds, job done, right? It's not until you start looking into it that you realise there are a dizzy

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5 KEY DECISIONS WHEN CHOOSING CURTAINS

1. HEADERS The curtain header is the top part of your curtain, and there are several different types of headers style to choose from. Choosing a heading is really a matter of personal preference, but

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