Designer Marketplace

Celebrity Interview: FORD Model Turned Interior Designer Ryan White

Happy New Year, everyone! I must say, that was a much more extended break than I had planned. It's just so hard to get back into the swing after the holidays...I'm sure I don't have to tell you that. For [...]

Interview with Eco Designer Danny Seo

Photo by Shelly Strazis. In honor of my interview with sustainability expert Danny Seo at Williams-Sonoma Designer Marketplace, I thought I’d assemble a list of recycling resources for everything from old granite countertops and textiles to furnishings. Don’t [...]

Celeb Designer Interview + Portfolio Tips for Interior Design Students

Two of my articles have gone live recently on other websites: 1. Interview with HGTV & DIY Network designer, Krista Watterworth You know her and love her from TV shows like Splurge and Save, Save My Bath, and The Vanilla [...]

Celebrity Interview: Young House Love

Bloggers extraordinaire John and Sherry Petersik of Young House Love recently completed a successful book tour promoting their bestseller--aptly titled Young House Love. While they were still galavanting all over the country, they took time out to sit in the [...]

Jeanine Hays of AphroChic: From Blog to Brand

As an interior designer and small business owner, it was incredibly inspiring to speak with Jeanine Hays of the popular home decor blog, AphroChic. Formerly an attorney, Jeanine initially started blogging about her interest in interior design and eventually expanded [...]

Interview with HGTV’s Sarah Richardson

*The following content originally appeared on Williams-Sonoma Designer Marketplace.* It seems like Sarah Richardson's been on HGTV forever, and since she still looks like a relative youngster, she must have been at it since she was barely out of college. [...]

Area Rug DOs and DON’Ts

An area rug's purpose in life is two-fold: (A) to define a space, and (B) to enhance your decor. Before we get into our list of Area Rug DOs and DON'Ts, let's break down these two roles. How does an [...]

Taniya Nayak Interview

Photo by Karen Detreck. You've seen her all over HGTV--from Designed to Sell, to Destination Design and House Hunters on Vacation. Now Taniya Nayak has jumped to HGTV's sister network, redesigning troubled restaurants on Food Network's Restaurant Impossible. [...]

How to Avoid Designer Burnout

Here's another post I wrote for Williams-Sonoma's Designer Marketplace blog!  This time I'm sharing tips I use to keep things fresh in the creativity dept. It's easy to get sidetracked by the day-to-day minutiae...re-reading this reminds me to schedule another [...]

How, When, and Why to Fire a Client

That got your attention, didn't it?  Fire a client?  I wrote this post for Williams-Sonoma's Designer Marketplace blog, based upon my personal experiences as an interior designer.  Some clients are not worth the trouble and aggravation!