Client Gift Guide

Client Gift Guide

With the holidays around the corner, I've rounded up the best gifts to give your interior design clients.  This should be part of your marketing plan as well as a nice gesture and relationship building.

Your marketing plan should include a yearly holiday card (any holiday is good, not just the December ones!) or a card on their birthday or anniversary at minimum.  This keeps you on their mind. It is also nice to send cards to vendors you work closely with or who had great customer service this year.

The secret to being a good gift giver is paying

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Holiday Gift Guide: Clients

Holiday Gift Guide: Clients

With the holidays around the corner, I've rounded up the best gifts to give your interior design clients.  Your marketing plan should include regular contact with clients - current and past.  This could include a yearly holiday card or a card on their birthday or anniversary at minimum.  It is also nice to send cards to vendors you work closely with or who had great customer service this year.  

If you'd like to go beyond a card, here are some ideas:

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How to Get Out of A Project With Grace

How to Get Out of A Project With Grace

Sometimes you begin a project and a few weeks or months down the road you realize this isn't the project for you.  Something isn't right, maybe there are red flags, maybe you have too much on your plate, maybe the client is Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.  There are many great reasons that you should get out of a project.  And it is perfectly okay to get out of a project.  But, getting out of a project shouldn't be a decision taken lightly.  You want to honor your commitments, just not at the expense of your personal well-being.  

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Client Confessions: Capella Kincheloe

Client Confessions: Capella Kincheloe

You very rarely hear about design from the design client unless it is in a shelter magazine or a bad review online.  But there are thousands of experiences in between.  Here is a perspective of different projects through the eyes of a client and the value they see in interior design.  This series is to help other designers understand design clients better and for clients to see the value of interior design.

What made you decide to hire a designer?

I had to get very honest with myself about how I wanted to spend my time. While I love looking at furniture and everything related to homes and decorating, it is an entirely different process to have to shop for a room full, or a home full, of furniture, rugs, art and accessories. Even if you don’t mind the amount of time and energy it takes to do that amount of running around, I think you have to ask yourself if you have that very specific skill set 

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How to Find Clients

How to Find Clients

I get asked all the time how to find clients.  But, I know where to find my clients, but I'm not sure where you'll find yours.

And that is good news.  Because of your unique business you need to spend some time rooting out your unique clients.

You want clients that are going to love what you do and love how you do it.  Ideal Clients.  Dream Clients.  Awesome Clients.  There are clients out there that want to do business with you right now.  How are you going to find each other?

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