We asked seven designers—Kylie Bodiya, Whitney Jones, General Judd, Mary Maloney, Kenzie Leon Perry, Ashley Ross and Eric J. Smith—what they’re planning on doing differently in their businesses this year.
We asked 10 interior designers—Ashley Ross, Bradley Stephens, Whitney Jones, Marguerite Rodgers, Eric J. Smith, Leah Alexander, Julie Weber Gligor and Joe Ireland, and Kylie Bodiya and Mary Maloney—to share the most important business lesson they learned in 2020.
Every week in our Trade Tales column, we ask designers from across the country to weigh in on how they run their business, manage clients and stay creative. Here, we’ve rounded up 13 of our favorite responses from this year.
With the holidays in full swing, we asked nine interior designers—Ahmad AbouZanat, Ria Beckford, Susan Ferrier, Lisa Gilmore, J.P. Horton, Gary Inman, Mallory Mathison Glenn, Tiffany Leigh Piotrowski and Maureen Stevens—how they make the season special.
Many designers started offering e-design services during the pandemic. We asked seven—Melissa Bodie, Stephanie Perez, Ruqiya Imtiaz, Tina Ramchandani, Candis Garcia, Raelyn Capozzi and Sara Mosele—if they plan to keep the service as a permanent part of their firm.
We asked eight designers—Max Humphrey, Bella Mancini, Constanza Collarte, Allison Babcock, Yuna Megre, Tina Ramchandani, Philip Thomas and Mark Lavender—if they offer a waitlist when they’re too busy to take on new clients.
We asked seven designers—Cheryl Luckett, Eilyn Jimenez, Nicole Rivers, Sara Hillery, Cheryl Kees Clendenon, Fernanda Loyzaga and Sophia Loyzaga—which fees their clients question and how they handle it.