It’s one of the trickiest subjects in interior design pricing: the markup on product. Although there’s endless hand-wringing about what that percentage should be, how you talk about your markup matters far more than what that number actually is.
In this week’s installment of the 50 States Project, Portland, Oregon–based Tiffany Thompson of Duett Interiors tells us how her career experience at Nike informed her own business decisions, what it’s like filming a TV show as an introvert and why she can’t describe her aesthetic in a word.
We asked nine designers—Michael Del Piero, McCall Dulky, Lauren Evans, Elizabeth Gill, Roger Higgins, Ruben Marquez, Jonathan Rachman, Gillian Segal and Joseph Tsedaka—what they do when clients question their billing practices.
Days ago, rumors of ABC’s financial struggles gave way to official reports of its Chapter 11 filing. Retail Watch columnist Warren Shoulberg, longtime friend of ABC creative director Paulette Cole, unpacks the iconic brand’s journey.
With hundreds of orders at play for most projects, there’s no question that some items will arrive shattered or scuffed. Three designers tell us the steps they take to handle damaged items throughout the design process.
Outdoor furniture brand Outer recently reached a milestone in expanding its neighborhood showroom initiative. The program’s success might spell a new path for the future of nontraditional retail experiences.