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Interior Design with Kandrac and Kole

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A lively conversation about the latest interior design trends, travels to industry events, current design projects (the good, the bad and the ugly), do’s and don’ts, product recommendations and more. Just a warning - this is going to be fun and not too serious! After all, they do still have an interior design business running at full speed. Hosted by Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole, two nationally published Atlanta Interior Designers with a wealth of information to share and stories to tell about their business, Kandrac and Kole and the interior design world.

A lively conversation about the latest interior design trends, travels to industry events, current design projects (the good, the bad and the ugly), do’s and don’ts, product recommendations and more. Just a warning - this is going to be fun and not too serious! After all, they do still have an interior design business running at full speed. Hosted by Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole, two nationally published Atlanta Interior Designers with a wealth of information to share and stories to tell about their business, Kandrac and Kole and the interior design world.

Location:

United States

Description:

A lively conversation about the latest interior design trends, travels to industry events, current design projects (the good, the bad and the ugly), do’s and don’ts, product recommendations and more. Just a warning - this is going to be fun and not too serious! After all, they do still have an interior design business running at full speed. Hosted by Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole, two nationally published Atlanta Interior Designers with a wealth of information to share and stories to tell about their business, Kandrac and Kole and the interior design world.

Twitter:

@KandracKole

Language:

English

Contact:

770-514-9699


Episodes

Should You Renovate or Move?

4/9/2021
Stay at home orders have left Kandrac and Kole swamped with an incredible amount of work this year designing remodels and new construction. We all know that many homeowners now place a high value on making their homes more beautiful and functional. However, for some homeowners, selling can be a much better option – tune into this episode to figure out which one is right for you. In This Episode: [02:05] How much does it cost to sell a house? [05:50] What to ask yourself before deciding to...

Duration:00:29:24

Guest Katerina Rothman, Linen Expert

3/26/2021
We are happy to introduce Katerina Rothman to our show today. She is the founder of Beflax Linen which offers 100% pure linen bedding and home décor products for bedrooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. Katerina talks about the importance and benefits of linen, how to choose a suitable fabric for your home, and styling tips using linen. In This Episode: [02:10] Katerina speaks about the inspiration behind her company, Beflax. [09:00] Why linen is a woman's best friend. [14:31] Linen is so...

Duration:00:32:07

2021 Kitchen and Bath Trends from KBIS Virtual

3/12/2021
The Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) is North America’s largest trade show dedicated to all aspects of kitchen and bath design. It’s how we see the latest products and innovations, as well as hearing from industry leaders. Since we could not attend, we reached out to our design colleagues to fill us in on trends and new introductions. Due to the technical problems this year's virtual event had, many of the items they are sharing were from Signature Kitchen Suites and Kohler, with a few...

Duration:00:31:00

Guest Marlo Thomas

2/26/2021
We are celebrating our 100th Episode with a very special guest that we are honored to have on the show - award-winning actress, author, activist, and consummate hostess, Marlo Thomas. Marlo serves as the National Outreach Director for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and is launching a collaboration with Williams Sonoma - Pottery Barn for an exquisite new tabletop and barware line.

Duration:00:39:03

Design Questions Answered

2/12/2021
After reviewing our podcast analytics to see which episodes are the biggest hits with our listeners, one of our top requests is to open our hearts and minds to all design-related questions and dilemmas you all have. In this episode, we are answering questions on floor plans, brands, lighting, making mistakes, and more. Tune in as we answer our listener’s questions.

Duration:00:34:17

Guest Robert Rufino Of House Beautiful Magazine

1/29/2021
The infamous Robert Rufino, Style Director of House Beautiful Magazine, joins us for an exceptional episode of Inside Design. Robert opens the show explaining how Covid inspired him to reach out to designers and do something extraordinary for them. So, Robert started doing thirty-minute portfolio sessions; he gives designers the gift of time. Then, Robert speaks about why professional photography is so important. After shooting, the film needs to have a certain mystique. Plus, Robert...

Duration:00:50:13

10 Tips On How To Set Business Goals and Achieve Them

1/13/2021
Today we give you ten tips on how to set business goals and achieve them. We are so glad that 2020 is over, and we have big aspirations for 2021. Hopefully, the vaccine will turn things around, and we can get back to normal. Because our 2020 goals were sidetracked, our 2021 goals are more critical than ever. One way to ensure you have a great chance of accomplishing your goals is by making them SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound). Also, be sure to reevaluate what's...

Duration:00:27:21

2020 In Review

12/30/2020
Let's put 2020 in our rearview mirror, shall we? Before we do, we thought we'd take some time to review the blessings, the fantastic projects, the podcasts, and the people we met along the way! The most exciting thing that happened in 2020 was our rebranding - a labor of love to revamp our entire website and service offerings. Come March, we started to realize that all of our exciting international travel and industry events would be canceled. Luckily, we got loads of new work in January...

Duration:00:30:10

The “Science” Behind Sherwin Williams Products With Rachel Moeller

12/9/2020
What we are going to talk about today is the “science” behind paint, the applications and the many options available. We’ll try to keep it light and not make it sound like a science class! We are excited that our paint representative Rachel Moeller is with us today to share her expertise as she comes with years of experience in the “technology” of paint and coatings. We think you will be surprised to find out that paint is not just paint. www.kandrac-kole.com/our-podcast

Duration:00:30:14

Announcing a New Design Service

11/25/2020
As you know from listening to our podcast over the last three years, you know that we run a very successful interior design firm in Atlanta that is now over 15 years old. We have invested a substantial amount of time and money to continue our education over the years to keep improving our operations, sharpening our design skills and expanding our design knowledge as it pertains to trends, products and resources. We love to share our expertise and we are finally formalizing this effort which...

Duration:00:26:21

Holiday Gift Guide and Charity Ideas

11/18/2020
As the holiday season is upon us, Kelly and I are putting together gift ideas for our families, friends and our amazing team at Kandrac & Kole. We are also researching ways we can do something charitable to those in need. We’ve been very blessed this year and it is in our hearts to give back. We’ve given many interesting and thoughtful gifts through the years and will share those as well as some new ones for everyone on your list!

Duration:00:29:09

Highpoint 2020 Trends

11/11/2020
We were two of the brave few who attended the Highpoint Furniture Market this Fall. Because of this, we had many peers as well as industry fans watching our every move anxious for all the news about trends. In case you missed many of our social media postings, we wanted to bring you the trends right here on the podcast. We have to give a huge shout out to the entire Highpoint Market team of showrooms, employees, sales reps etc. – that place was acres and acres of clean and strict COVID...

Duration:00:28:30

Guest Donna Krueger of dk Gallery

10/21/2020
Kelly and I are big proponents of original art and know how it can elevate a space and create a truly unique and custom design. We recorded podcast (Episode #53) entitled “Why Buy Original Art” a couple of years ago. We talk about the importance of art in design as well as how we were originally intimidated by art galleries and how meeting our guest, Donna Krueger, turned out to be a wonderful experience and a whole new education into the world of art. Before we talk to Donna, we wanted...

Duration:00:30:12

Color Forecast 2021 with Guest Sue Wadden – Director of Color Marketing for Sherwin Williams

10/9/2020
Welcome to one of our favorite topics with one of our favorite guests – Sue Wadden, the Director of Color Marketing for Sherwin Williams. This is Sue’s third appearance on our podcast – we could listen all day to her insights about trends, world events, fashion etc. and how they relate to color. Before we get started, we wanted to let you know that Episode 90 is sponsored by Helser Brothers hardware. If you are giving your house a refresh during Covid quarantine like so many other...

Duration:00:33:14

12 Easy Updates You Can Make to Your Home

9/23/2020
For those of you not in tune to what is happening in the interior design world, get ready. Everyone in our industry is busier than ever before and having trouble keeping up with the demand. Contractors can only take on so much work and it’s getting to the point that most people will have to wait until Spring to have a renovation done. It’s not surprising with the recent pandemic and people being in their homes more than ever. The chair that was uncomfortable is being replaced, the dated...

Duration:00:29:31

The Top Things You Need To Know About a New Website and Elevating your Brand Presence with Guest Franki Durbin

9/9/2020
We are honored to have Franki Durbin as our guest on the show today. We were introduced to Franki by Cheminne Taylor-Smith who did some coaching for us as a referral to create our new website. Franki works with high-end creative service providers, entrepreneurs, influencers and luxury brands to build memorable and rockstar quality brands. Her unique “POSITION FOR PROFIT” approach ensures you become irresistible to your perfect clients and firmly stand out in your niche so you can step into...

Duration:00:33:18

How Much Do Things Cost?

8/26/2020
We’ve been in business for 15 years now and still consider it an important part of our jobs to educate our clients on what things actually cost. It seems like everybody is wanting to improve their homes after being cooped up for long during this pandemic, so we figured this was the perfect time to don our teacher hats and have the discussion about WHAT THINGS COST. Before we dive in, we wanted to let you know that this episode is sponsored by Currey & Company. Currey & Company is a family...

Duration:00:29:46

Your Design Questions

8/12/2020
We’re excited to be doing another podcast where we answer questions from our audience related to interiors or challenges they face in their home. There’s a lot of information at our disposal with shelter magazines, Houzz, Pinterest, and Interior Design blogs but sometimes there might just be a little something nagging at you that you can’t seem to find an answer to. Well, here we are! Before we get onto your questions, we wanted to let you know this episode is sponsored by Helser Brothers...

Duration:00:29:01

Business Advice From Luann Nigara

7/29/2020
Today we are thrilled to bring a new guest to you. She is not only our friend and industry colleague but a woman we have learned a lot from over the years. LuAnn Nigara began her career more than 30 years ago as a co-owner of Window Works, an award-winning window treatment and awning retailer in NJ. Now she’s also the host of the top-rated interior design podcast called A Well Designed Business, is a highly sought after speaker and an author of two top-rated books on well-designed...

Duration:00:30:37

Learning From A Client New Build

7/15/2020
One of the best parts of our job is meeting and working with a lot of wonderful people. In our 15 years in business we’ve accumulated a large list of clients and projects. Newlyweds, couples with small children, couples with children going off to college, newly single people as well as empty nesters. We’ve done big spaces, small spaces, an entire first floor, an entire house, and lots of remodels. Today our guest is one of our FAVORITE clients (seriously)! Rob and his wife first hired us in...

Duration:00:28:08