In the process of specifying, ordering and tracking all of the pieces for a project, a design firm must make thousands of decisions and manage thousands more tiny details. In short, there’s plenty of room for error (not to mention a lot of pressure to get it just right). We asked eight designers about how they keep all of that information straight—and their craziest moments when it all went awry.
One decade after launching his firm in 2009, the New York– based designer landed his first book deal. The resulting tome, Design Remix: A New Spin On Traditional Rooms, was published last spring, and provided the framework for his MasterClass series, which debuted in August.
Since launching her firm in 2006, the New York designer has made lively takes on tailored, classic style her signature. Her first book, The Well-Loved House: Creating Homes with Color, Comfort and Drama, is out this fall.
The New York–based architect has published two monographs with his firm of more than three decades: Ike Kligerman Barkley: Houses and The New Shingled House. His third book, As I See It: A Life in Detours (out this fall), takes a new approach—it’s a collection of Kligerman’s own photos from his travels.
The pandemic-induced spotlight on the home has given the entire design community a chance to shine, and many designers are getting to the end of some of the best work they have ever done. In the fourth and final installment of our Business Accelerator series, we’re taking a closer look at how to amplify those projects in ways that will move the needle for your business.
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.