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WORKSPACE ROUNDUP

January 21, 2014

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  It’s never to late to get your workspace into working condition. As you purge and organize, don’t forget that you never have to sacrifice fashion for function. Here’s a round of workspaces that supports this theory. Ironically, most of these spaces are painted a shade of white which makes everything else pop. They also include […]

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MOTHERLODE MONDAY FEATURING GUEST EDITOR ERICA ISLAS

January 28, 2013

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Today’s Motherlode Monday Guest Editor is Erica Islas of California-based EMI Interior Design. It was through social media where I first learned about her work as a designer, then later (and offline) I grew to know her as a friend. We had the good fortune of meeting in person during Brizo Fashion Week last year […]

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FABRIC CALC APP REVIEW

January 8, 2013

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Fabric Calc is one of those decorating/design apps that is so useful you wonder how you lived without it. Essentially it allows you to use your smartphone to determine the required yardage for your upholstery projects! Simply choose the item you want upholstered, enter the width, depth, and height measurements and allow Fabric Calc to […]

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INTRODUCING MOTHERLODE MONDAY: WORKING WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY

November 12, 2012

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Good Monday Morning Friends! As many of you already know, I’m a mother of 3 (soon to be 4), a wife, owner of a full-service interior design business, a co-founder of a non-profit, and a freelance writer.  I often get the same question every single week, “How do you do it?”  Unfortunately, my response is […]

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BALANCING TIME AND MONEY, THE KEYS TO MY BUSINESS SUCCESS

May 11, 2012

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 think I can speak for the majority when I say that starting a new business venture can be both exhilarating and terrifying at the same time. I can also assume the former emotion is greater than the latter or else you would never decide to take the final plunge. I dove head first when I […]

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IN 2012, PROMISE ME…

December 31, 2011

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  If knew then what I know now, where would I be? Just take a minute and only a minute to ponder this question. If you spend longer than that you will take for granted the wonderful things you’ve done up until this point.  Thirty more seconds into your wonder, you will then believe that […]

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DESIGNER MARKETPLACE: WORKING WITH RELATIVES AND FRIENDS

December 30, 2011

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As you craft your professional goals for the New Year, take a moment and preview my first article for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. blog entitled, “Designer’s Dilemma: Working with Relatives and Friends.”  Though this blog caters to interior design professionals, many of my articles will apply to all business owners regardless of the industry.  Click here to […]

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