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Talking the business of interior design. Each week, Nick May interviews successful interior designers from around the world to find out how they have grown their successful interior design business. We talk marketing, client management, staff management, and all the little things that go into creating a great design business.

Talking the business of interior design. Each week, Nick May interviews successful interior designers from around the world to find out how they have grown their successful interior design business. We talk marketing, client management, staff management, and all the little things that go into creating a great design business.
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Talking the business of interior design. Each week, Nick May interviews successful interior designers from around the world to find out how they have grown their successful interior design business. We talk marketing, client management, staff management, and all the little things that go into creating a great design business.

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English


Episodes

Entrepreneurs Justin Riordan and Bria Hammel

1/18/2019
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Welcome! Today in The Lounge, Nick sits down with both Bira Hammel and Justin Riordan of Spade and Archer. Nick and Bria focus on the trivialities of managing teams and finding the work-life balance. Justin and Nick discuss a variety of topics including cheerleading, drawing floor plans, and of course, everything that home staging encapsulates.

Duration:01:49:45

272 – Designing from Jackson Hole with Klaus Baer and Rush Jenkins

1/15/2019
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Rush Jenkins and Klaus Baer are partners in life and in business. Based in Jackson, Wyoming, WRJ Interior Design creates elegant residential designs and commercial and museum exhibitions.

Duration:00:49:36

271 – Cheryl Janis & Danielle Woodhouse: Wellness and Nonprofit Design

1/10/2019
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Today, Nick chats with Cheryl Janis and Danielle Woodhouse from The Oasis Alliance. With fellow podcaster Cheryl, the two discuss podcasting and wellness design. With Danielle, he talks about nonprofit design and serving people in need. This is a wonderful episode to listen to if you’re interested in getting into podcasting or working for a nonprofit!

Duration:01:00:53

270 – Natural-born Entrepreneur Timothy Murenzi

12/28/2018
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On this Christmas-week edition of The Chaise Lounge, Nick chats with Timothy Murenzi from Studio Tumo in Ontario, California. Murenzi is a lifelong entrepreneur who started his first business DJing for weddings and bar/bat mitzvahs on Long Island. He left when he was 18 to pursue an interior design degree in Tampa where he started finding work redoing bathrooms, starting with his aunt’s. SInce then, He started Studio Tumo and is constantly growing his business and tackling two to three large...

Duration:00:55:40

269 – Polywood & Shelley Cekirge: Designer Extraordinaire

12/21/2018
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Nick sits down with Shelley Cekirge of Shelley Cekirge Interiors and Doug Rassi from Polywood. Shelley is an incredibly fascinating designer to listen to and an artist with a background in theater and painting.

Duration:00:55:51

268 – Family Business: Teddie and Courtney Garrigan

12/16/2018
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Today, Nick is joined by Teddie and Courtney Garrigan, the mother-daughter duo behind Coco & Dash in Dallas, Texas, an ARTS Award-winning home decor shop with an interior decorating arm.

Duration:00:56:52

267 – Laura Muller: Four Point Design Build

12/11/2018
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Welcome back! Today in The Lounge, Nick chats with Laura Muller, CEO of Four Point Design Build. The two chat about what it means to be a CEO and designer, education, and networking. This is a wonderful episode to listen to for inspiration to step up your business!

Duration:01:06:28

266 – Celebrity Designers: Kelli Ellis & Lonni Paul

12/6/2018
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Today, The Lounge presents two chats. Nick hosts Kelli Ellis to discuss her recent hospitality projects and her visit to Polywood in Syracuse, Indiana. Then Nick talks to Lonni Paul, an L.A.-based designer who made the transition from modeling to architecture to interior design, and appears as a design expert for E! with designs all over the world.

Duration:00:51:51

265 – Ellen O’Neil and Jane Dagmi: Benjamin Moore and Designers Today

12/1/2018
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Welcome back to The Lounge! Today, Nick sits down with Jane Dagmi, editor-in-chief of Designers Today, and Ellen O’Neil, creative director of Benjamin Moore. Jane shares her expertise that publishing entails and chats about High Point Market. With Ellen, Nick gets a peek into what it’s like to choose the color of the year. This is an incredibly interesting episode to listen to for any lover of color or designer looking for publishing tips!

Duration:00:58:26

264 – Kristi Hopper: Business Guru

11/28/2018
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Today in The Lounge, Nick talks to Kristi Hopper, a Dallas-based designer with a sharp sense for the business side of things on top of her interior design acumen.

Duration:00:49:18

263 – Maria Killam: Color Expert

11/27/2018
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Welcome back to The Lounge! Today Nick chats with Maria Killam, a color consultant, from the heart of Vancouver. The two talk trends, scrape the surface of the science of color, and cover all Maria has to offer in classes and online.

Duration:00:30:28

262 – Live From High Point: Recipe for Success

11/21/2018
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Welcome! Today in The Lounge, Nick speaks on the Recipe for Success panel, hosted by Christine Phillips, at High Point Market. On the panel, the industry experts discuss PR & press, along with editing, publishing, and branding. For this final episode from High Point Market Fall 2018, Barclay Butera, Jane Dagmi, Christine Phillips, and Amy Flurry come together with their diverse backgrounds to share wisdom regarding the business of design!

Duration:01:04:35

261 – Live From High Point: The Breakfast Show 3

11/19/2018
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On the final High Point Breakfast episode, Nick and co-host Rachel Moriarty, of the upcoming Visibility with Rachel Moriarty, invite a rotating cast of guests to talk about their histories, High Point experiences, and hopes for the future.

Duration:00:52:36

260 – Live From High Point: The Antiques Diva & Aidan Gray

11/16/2018
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Today in The Lounge, Nick speaks with Toma Clark Haines, The Antiques Diva, and Randall Weeks from Aidan Gray, at High Point Market. The three discuss the upcoming collection, “The Antiques Diva,” by Aidan Gray. Toma and Randal dive into how they came to work together and the lessons they learned along the way.

Duration:00:43:12

259 – Live From High Point: The Design Network

11/15/2018
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Today in The Lounge, live from High Point Market, The Design Network! Nick had the chance to chat with the founder of The Design Network, Jason Harris, as well as designers Christopher Kennedy, Shayla Copas, Meg Caswell, Jason Oliver Nixon of Madcap Cottage, and Anne-Marie Barton. Nick and his guests talk about all the exciting upcoming shows and what the Design Network is all about.

Duration:00:56:09

258 – Live From High Point: The Breakfast Show 2

11/5/2018
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Welcome back! Today in The Lounge we’ve got another exciting episode recorded from High Point Market at Universal Furniture: The Breakfast Show, a live talk on everything design from the happenings at market to what it is like to produce a line! On this show, Nick and co-hosts Catherine Hersacher of Bespoke Interiors and Garrison Hullinger speak with designers Barry Goralnick, Barrie Livingstone, and John Bernard from ModShop, as well as Christine Phillips. The group chats about all the new...

Duration:00:57:51

257 – Live From High Point: Passion Sucks. It’s All About the Money!

11/2/2018
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Today in The Lounge, live from Universal Furniture at High Point Market, Passion Sucks. It’s All About the Money! On the panel, Nick is joined by designers Garrison Hullinger, Jarret Yoshida, Angela Harris, Christie Barbour, and Phyllis Harbinger. Nick and his guests discuss the meaning behind Passion Sucks, touching on the best ways to become successful – beyond creating brilliant designs. After fantasizing about their lives if they weren’t designers, the group jumps into the importance of...

Duration:01:04:54

256 – Live from High Point: The Breakfast Show

10/31/2018
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Welcome back! Today in The Lounge we’ve got another special episode recorded from High Point Market at Universal Furniture: “The Breakfast Show,” a live talk on everything design from television and Mercanteinfiera to advice for students! For this show, Nick and co-host Trish Semmoum, host of The Student Lounge, got together with designers Michel Boyd, Robyn Baron, and Toma Clark Haines, as well as Cynthia Ferguson and Billy Ceglia.

Duration:00:47:34

255 – Live from High Point: Thom Filicia + Tim Branscome

10/29/2018
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Welcome back to The Lounge! Today, Nick sits down with Thom Filicia and Tim Branscome at High Point Market! Thom and Nick get into the business of television and design, while Tim and Nick talk about the platform for emerging artisan designers, Planet Seven.

Duration:00:53:13

254 – Franco Crea: Thoughtful Design

10/26/2018
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Welcome! Today in the Lounge Nick is joined by Franco Crea, an Australian furniture designer and owner/director of FrancoCreaTM. Franco creates high quality and thoughtfully designed pieces which interact with the environment around them. During the interview, two discuss how Franco gained his interest in design, the difficulties that come with running a furniture design business, and much more.

Duration:00:42:08