Taking a Break Is Good For Your Psyche

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting We’ve encouraged you to calendar your week and we’ve talked about the value of “time chunking”, but are you including “recharge” breaks on your calendar? Designers are often so focused on fitting as much as possible into...

Are You Tech Savvy?

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting 3 Essential Tools to Streamline Your Business The first tool is Google Drive, which is probably the most well-known of the 3 tools. It can be valuable for any document that involves collaboration among your team –...

Trend Poll

By Karen B Wolf Karen B Wolf Interiors Fellow designers, this is FUN. Test your consumer trends design IQ and see if your answers line up to our poll results. You might just be surprised. Which of these Home Design Trends are Here to Stay and Which will look so...

Do You Have A Brand Or A Business?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit: @bakerbroductions How do most of your clients find you? Do they seek you out, or do they happen to come across your work, along with that of dozens of other designers, through a random search?...

Do You Struggle With Numbers?

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting “Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a great ship.” -Benjamin Franklin Talk about these topics at GE: Even if you’re creative, you need to understand them, negotiating pricing with manufacturers at market, expand or...

In Pursuit of the Perfect Paint

By Karen B. Wolf Karen B. Wolf Interiors Small batch, slow living, makers movement and all of these lifestyle trends have reached the paint market and the consumer’s demand for better quality, highly crafted product. In the past year there has been a visible focus from paint companies on exclusive...

Do You Have A Rock Star Team?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit-@bakerbroduction Running an interior design firm is a team effort. No matter how talented or driven each of us may be, at the of the day, the success and growth of our firms depends on how...

Have You Seen the Mansions in Newport, Rhode Island?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Step back into the Gilded Age and relive a time when design was all about opulence and ostentation. Nestled along Newport, Rhode Island’s scenic coast are some the nation’s most magnificent mansions, built for the country’s nouveau...

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