Podcast

Sean Juneja of Décor Aid on why interior design can’t be Uber-ized

podcast | April 22, 2019
In the world of design startups, scaling up is often the goal—but not for web-based brand Décor Aid. In this week’s Business of Home podcast, co-founder Sean Juneja explains why his strategy focuses on maintaining steady growth and personal relationships. By Fred Nicolaus

Bernie de Le Cuona’s ‘unpopular ideas’ may be just what the industry needs

podcast | April 15, 2019
Bernie de Le Cuona, founder and CEO of her namesake fabric house, is a veteran of the industry, but she’s not living in the past. On the latest episode of the Business of Home podcast, she tells host Dennis Scully why she prefers the excitement—and even the instability—of a shifting marketplace. By Fred Nicolaus

Christophe Caillaud on the challenges of succession at Liaigre

podcast | April 8, 2019
On this week’s Business of Home podcast, Liaigre president and CEO Christophe Caillaud discusses how he got here, his strategy for the company’s future, and why he still believes e-commerce has nothing on the showroom experience. By Haley Chouinard

Bobby Berk has paid his dues

podcast | April 1, 2019
In this week’s Business of Home podcast, Dennis Scully chats with the Queer Eye star about his humble beginnings, the path to design superstardom, and his new furniture line for A.R.T. By Fred Nicolaus

Jamie Drake takes it personally

podcast | March 25, 2019
In this week’s Business of Home podcast, Jamie Drake reflects on an illustrious career designing for clients such as Michael Bloomberg, and discusses why Drake + Anderson’s next chapter will feature a growing focus on the Chinese market. By Fred Nicolaus

David Sutherland on where opportunity exists today

podcast | March 18, 2019
Since opening his first multi-line showroom more than 40 years ago, David Sutherland has had a front-row seat to industry shifts. The entrepreneur shares his take on selling direct to consumers, the state of the multi-line showroom, and why partnering with companies like Restoration Hardware is smarter than competing with them. By Mel Studach

How this duo grew Allied Maker to $10 million in three years

podcast | March 11, 2019
In less than a decade, Ryden and Lanette Rizzo have turned a humble woodworking studio into a $10 million business. The married co-founders of Allied Maker reveal how they did it, the set-back moments endured along the way, and how they’re preparing for the lighting company’s next phase of growth in this week’s podcast episode. By Mel Studach

Catherine Connolly on how the internet could save the design industry

podcast | March 4, 2019
Merida CEO Catherine Connolly shares how she saved the American textile design company by restructuring its distribution model from retail to the trade, as well as why she believes the internet is a great thing for the elevation of design—and why designers will be among its biggest benefactors. By Mel Studach

Britt Bunn on meeting the modern consumer’s expectations

podcast | February 25, 2019
Having recently closed $2.6 million in funding for The Inside, Britt Bunn shares how the digitally native furniture company is acquiring new customers, why she disagrees with fast-fashion comparisons and what’s next for the brand. By Mel Studach

Nina Campbell on how the interior design profession has changed

podcast | February 11, 2019
In this week’s episode of the Business of Home podcast, British designer Nina Campbell takes a look back on the interior design profession of yore—which never included buying furniture from a store—while imparting her insights on the profession today. By Mel Studach
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