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  • 159: High Point Fall 2017 Market Preview

    Oct 10, 2017

    159: High Point Fall 2017 Market Preview

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  • 120 – Sarah Blank: The World of Kitchen Design

    Sep 11, 2017

    120 – Sarah Blank: The World of Kitchen Design

    120 – Sarah Blank: The World of Kitchen DesignSarah Blank: The world of Kitchen DesignOn this episode of The Lounge, Nick chats with Sarah Blank. Sarah shares her passion for being a kitchen and bath designer, how she started her own business, and what she loves about the industry.Getting to know SarahSarah is calling in from Stamford, CT, where she is working from home. Sarah enjoys Dwellfor modern architecture and Period Home M MORE

  • 120 – Sarah Blank: The World of Kitchen Design

    Aug 22, 2017

    120 – Sarah Blank: The World of Kitchen Design

    On this episode of The Lounge, Nick chats with Sarah Blank. Sarah shares her passion for being a kitchen and bath designer, how she started her own business, and what she loves about the industry.Getting to know SarahSarah is calling in from Stamford, CT, where she is working from home. Sarah enjoys Dwellfor modern architecture and Period Home Magazine from a Classicist perspective – each at opposite ends of the spectrum. Sa MORE

  • 121 – Cheryl Broadhead: Bob’s Your Uncle Design (BYU)

    Aug 22, 2017

    121 – Cheryl Broadhead: Bob’s Your Uncle Design (BYU)

    On this episode of The Lounge, Nick chats with Cheryl Broadhead of Bob’s Your Uncle Design. Cheryl shares her journey into design, her successful working relationship with her business partner, and selecting an unconventional name for the business.Getting to know Cheryl BroadheadCheryl is calling into The Lounge from Vancouver on a cold, rainy day. She is a partner at Bob’s Your Uncle Design, a multi-family design firm. She prefers MORE

  • 122 – BIG Podcast: Marketing, Business, and Hospitality for Interior Design.

    Aug 22, 2017

    122 – BIG Podcast: Marketing, Business, and Hospitality for Interior Design.

    On this episode of The Chaise Lounge, Nick chats with Krista Coupar of Coupar Consulting. Krista chats about how her business supports the design industry through business, marketing, and fulfillment. Nick also checks in with Mary Alice Palmer from HKS Hospitalityon her experience of heading up a new division in a large firm.Getting to know Krista CouparKrista Coupar is calling into The Lounge from San Francisco, CA. She loves shoes, ev MORE

  • 123 – Gillian Rose: Color Science

    Aug 22, 2017

    123 – Gillian Rose: Color Science

    Today in The Lounge, we are joined by Gillian Rose, a Canadian transplant whose New York-based interior design and color science consultancy draws on over two decades of professional design experience, emanating from her formal training from Parsons School of Design.Getting to know Gillian RoseGillian is calling into The Lounge from Canada. She is a cat person and loves beach vacations. Gillian likes to wear scarves MORE

  • 126 – BD West: Boutique Hotel Design Conference

    Aug 22, 2017

    126 – BD West: Boutique Hotel Design Conference

    Today in the Lounge is a BIG show. Nick traveled to LA for all things hospitality and design, the BD West conference. He had the chance to interview Christian Schnyder, a very accomplished hospitality designer based in LA, Deborah Herman, founder and president of Fabric Innovations, who was showcasing at the conference, and the conference head honcho, Michelle Finn.Checking in with Michelle FinnMichelle Finn works for the Hosp MORE

  • 127 – Angela Harris and Trio Environments

    Aug 22, 2017

    127 – Angela Harris and Trio Environments

    On this episode of The Chaise Lounge, Nick chats with Angela Harris of Trio Environments. Angela shares her journey from business to design, the story of starting her own company, and how she manages that company.Getting to know Angela HarrisTrio Environments is located in Denver, where Angela grew up. She loves handbags, long skirts, enjoys Chardonnay and vacations in the Bahamas. Angela is married and has a 4-year-old son. She and her fami MORE

  • 132 – Betsy Helmuth: Affordable Interior Designer

    Aug 22, 2017

    132 – Betsy Helmuth: Affordable Interior Designer

    On this Episode of The Louge, fellow podcaster and interior designer, Betsy Helmuth joins us to talk about Affordable Interior Design and how to design your own home on a budget, at your leisure. Her podcast, Big Design, Small Budget runs every Tuesday and is available on iTunes where she spills inside tips on design and how to do it yourself.Getting to Know BetsyBetsy waits all week for her Saturday night tradition of going t MORE

  • 133 – Sanja Radovanovic: Home Staging from Rome

    Aug 22, 2017

    133 – Sanja Radovanovic: Home Staging from Rome

    On this episode of The Chaise Lounge, Nick chats with Sanja Radovanovic on home staging, her ambassadorship with IAHSP in Europe, and what’s next for her in the world of home staging.Getting to know Sanja RadovanovicSanja Radovanovic, born in Serbia, currently lives in Rome, after residing in at least eight other countries. She met Nick at the International Association of Home Staging Professionals(IAHSP). Sanja speaks five languages and l MORE

  • 134 – Sarah Wilson: Career Reset into Interior Design

    Aug 22, 2017

    134 – Sarah Wilson: Career Reset into Interior Design

    On this episode of The Chaise Lounge, Nick chats with Sarah Wilson of Chansaerae Interior Design. Sarah shares how she restarted her career in a new industry, working for herself, and also shares her goals for 2017.Getting to know Sarah WilsonSarah Wilson joins Nick in The Lounge from Palm Springs, California, where she owns and operates Chansaerae Interior Design. Sarah loves to vacation in St. Croix, where she grew up. Her favorite room is MORE

  • 135 – Industry: Can We Talk Green Design?

    Aug 22, 2017

    135 – Industry: Can We Talk Green Design?

    On this episode of The Chaise Lounge, Nick chats with Phyllis Harbinger, interior design industry expert. Nick and Phyllis get into green design, what that means, and how to incorporate these design principles in residential projectsSpecifying sustainable products in residential designPhyllis Harbinger joins Nick in The Lounge while wrapping up a busy school year at FIT. Phyllis starts out by mentioning that clients aren’t asking for green desi MORE

  • 136 – Anthony Michael: Chicago Designer of High-end Homes and Yacht Design

    Aug 22, 2017

    136 – Anthony Michael: Chicago Designer of High-end Homes and Yacht Design

    On this episode of The Chaise Lounge, Nick chats with Anthony Michael of Anthony Michael Interior Design. Anthony is passionate about design and shares his 30+ history in the industry, how he manages clients and his enthusiasm for yacht projects.Getting to know Anthony Anthony Michael is calling in from Lincoln Park, but didn’t grow up far from there. He loves Romantic Comedies, especially Under the Tuscan Sun. Anthony loves brac MORE

  • 137 – Blaze Makoid Architecture

    Aug 22, 2017

    137 – Blaze Makoid Architecture

    On this episode of The Chaise Lounge, Nick chats with Blaze Makoid of Blaze Makoid Architecture. Blaze shares with us the challenges of starting his own business, how he get’s the word out about his firm, and what’s on the horizon.Getting to know BlazeBlaze Makoid is joining Nick in The Lounge from Sag Harbor, NY in the Hamptons, where he looks forward to the beautiful weather and social seasons. Blaze also looks forward to vacations wit MORE

  • 139 – Kim Vance: Creating Color in a Whole New Way

    Aug 22, 2017

    139 – Kim Vance: Creating Color in a Whole New Way

    On this episode of The Lounge, Kim Vance of Whyte and Company joins us from Dallas to talk about creating color in a whole new way: in sinks! Kim discovered a niche that didn’t previously exist and then filled it by manufacturing colorful sinks. Nick and Kim originally met at ICFF.How it all startedKim didn’t have any sort of background in plumbing but was actually a marketing person. One day she and her girlfriend started MORE

  • 145 – Francesca Bucci: Cruise Ship Designer

    Aug 22, 2017

    145 – Francesca Bucci: Cruise Ship Designer

    Today in The Lounge, Nick sits down with Francesca Bucci to talk about a BIG topic: how to design Cruise Ship interiors. Getting to Know FrancescaFrancesca Grew up in Rome, Italy, came to U.S after she earned her degree in architecture, and finished her studies at Cornell. Sardinia and Bermuda are her two favorite places to vacation as she loves being close to the sea. Her favorite fashion accessory is a headband; they’re a littl MORE

  • 146 – Julia Buckingham: From Stay at Home MOM to Interior Design Powerhouse

    Aug 22, 2017

    146 – Julia Buckingham: From Stay at Home MOM to Interior Design Powerhouse

    On this Episode of The Lounge, Nick sits down with Julia Buckingham of Buckingham ID while at Neocon in Chicago at The Public (formerly the Ambassador East). The last time Nick and Julia talked was on an actual chaise lounge with Michel Boyd at the Atlanta Market. Julia currently lives in “Casa Lantana” in Pheonix, Arizona but her office is still in Chicago with her daughters. Her favorite fashion acces MORE

  • 148 – Randy Fiser: The Big Cheese at ASID

    Aug 22, 2017

    148 – Randy Fiser: The Big Cheese at ASID

    Today in The Lounge we have a SPECIAL guest, CEO of ASID aka The Big Cheese: Randy Fiser. He might not have an interior design background and he isn’t an interior designer but Randy is definitely one of the most influential people in the industry.As always please reach out to us as Nick LOVES to hear from you guys, tell us what you’re doing, what you’d like to hear on the show and ask us questions if you need advice!Secondly, don MORE

  • Episode 140 – Therese Virserius: A Worldly Hospitality Designer

    Aug 15, 2017

    Episode 140 – Therese Virserius: A Worldly Hospitality Designer

    On this episode of The Lounge, Therese Virserius joins Nick at Porcelanosa in New York to talk about her design business. She may have started out in law but today she is a multinational interior design business owner, there’s nothing unlawful about that. From Paris, Montreal, Berlin, to Brussels, Tunisia and New York Therese designs for hospitality all over the world.Getting to know ThereseTherese’s favorite fashion acces MORE