How to Decorate
We want to teach you how to decorate! We'll help you unleash your inner decorator with interviews from interior designers, sharing the trials and triumphs from our own homes, and answering your burning decorating questions. Brought to you from the Ballard Designs team.
Ep. 75: designer Jenny Wolf
Interior designer Jenny Wolf draws from her clients' personalities when designing a space, and we love the way her spaces feel organic and collected. On the show, we talk editing, collecting, Jenny's new shop, and how to work with a designer on a budget. What You'll Hear on This Show: We talk editing and how important it is to your home -- just like in your closet Why Jenny thinks it's important to be honest with her clients about the pieces they already have How her two girls affect her decorating style Jenny tells us about her latest project -- a store in Pound Ridge, New York What we can expect in her new store and why the project has been serendipitous We talk about decorating her girls' rooms
Ep. 74: podcast host LuAnn Nigara
As the host of the podcast A Well-Designed Business, LuAnn Nigara is a wealth of knowledge about the business of running and interior design studio, so we wanted to share that valuable information with you! LuAnn is passionate about entrepreneurship and coaching interior designers through the challenges of running their own business. If you're an interior designer with your own shop, this is the episode for you! What You'll Hear on This Show: What led LuAnn to starting her podcast, A Well-Designed Business What separates the most successful interior designers from the rest of the pack Pillars of running a successful interior design business We talk about systems and why you should iron them out We talk about billing and the challenges of explaining your fee structure
Ep. 73: architect Gil Schafer
We kick off today’s episode with some talk about our favorite Super Bowl hosting tips, tricks, and recipes. Then, we are joined by the incredible architect Gil Schafer. Gil shares his love of embracing tradition and memory, why we should pursue our ideas with rigor and clarity, and the importance of moving past our comfort zone. We also talk with Gil about simple design using beautiful materials, collaboration, his work with Miles Redd, and how he makes new places feel as though they have a history.
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