What is a Design Myth?

“You can get a degree in this?”   “Oh, what a nice hobby.”   “So, you are a decorator?”   “Wait, you charge for your time?”   “Interior Design? I can’t afford that!”   “So all you do all day is pick paint colors and fabrics?”     Have you been a victim of these […]

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Venus Williams: Think Like an Entrepreneur, Head to the Cloud

Venus Williams

Venus Williams learned a lot from her father and mother growing up, the game of tennis, female self-esteem, and thinking like an entrepreneur.  According to her 2010 New York Times best seller, “Come to Win“, after four to five hours of practice a day, her father would hold family discussions about economics and social Darwinism. […]

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Minimalist with a Vision: Lucy Harris

Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”  Lucy Harris’ interiors achieve exactly this. An oasis in the bustle and clatter of hectic New York City, her rooms are clean, serene, and timeless in a way that declutters the mind and calms the soul.     Lucy’s childhood […]

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Andrew Suvalsky — Mr. Color

We had the opportunity to sit down with Andrew on a couch in his beautiful Chelsea office, blocks away from iconic Penn Station in the heart of New York City. A river of blues flowed through the room, from Andrew’s blue sweater, to his deep blue eyes, to an arresting orange accent wall dabbled with […]

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DM Tips: Crediting and Reversing Invoices

You invoiced a client for a sofa in Design Manager, and it turns out they don’t actually want the sofa. So the invoice has got to go. You look for the delete button, and to your dismay, you don’t see it. That’s because there is no “Delete Invoice” button in Design Manager, because deleting invoices […]

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Starting Your Social Media Marketing: Content Ideas

One of the hardest parts of beginning a routine social media campaign for your business is brainstorming ideas for daily social media posts. Social media can be overwhelming and time-consuming when you are unsure of what makes good content. If you want to start regularly posting to social media for all of the great business […]

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4 Reasons Interior Designers Should Be Using Social Media

Not social media again. The topic seems to come up every other day, and every time it surfaces, you feel guilty because your business either doesn’t have social media accounts, or the last post on your businesses’ Facebook was from February of 2012. In any case, social media is important, and whether your social media […]

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Inside a Design Project: organization, traveling, and knowing your client

An interview with foley&cox about their recent project in Rumson, NJ. 1. Of your recent design projects, what one did you enjoy the most? We worked for over two years on the development of a new home on the Navesink River in Rumson, NJ. In conjunction with the architectural firm of Unger & Mahns and […]

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4 Reasons to Attend Interior Design Trade Shows

 After the economic collapse in 2008, a lot of unnecessary expenditures were eliminated. And for many companies, trade shows became an avoidable expense that was pushed to the back of the closet like clothes that were a size too small. But now, with the economy slowly improving, there is a bit more money in the […]

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