Outside the Interior: Business Ideas for Interior Design Entrepreneurs by Crans Baldwin, CEO of Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman
Mr. Baldwin gave an outstanding presentation that highlighted the many solutions designers around the country have embraced to stay relevant and profitable. A truly generous and informative speaker!
A New Conversation – Evolving your Business with the DIY Consumer by Lloyd Princeton, Principal Consultant of Design Management Company, Author & Motivational Speaker
Mr. Princeton’s charming and fast paced delivery underscored Mr. Baldwin’s presentation and was filled with practical advice and plenty of take away information for designer’s to incorporate into their marketing and business practices for immediate improvements.
Ms. McGaha lit up the podium with her no nonsense approach to delivering high quality design while managing the customers expectations and delivering it all in a time frame that meets the sweet spot of profitability!
Mr. Reardon gave a heartfelt talk on the importance of sustainable furniture design in today’s industry at the American Society of Furniture Designers’ (ASFD) Spring Market Dinner. Reardon ended his presentation with a powerful statement, “The industry is being destroyed and commoditized, but parasites can’t sustain themselves without a host. Come back with creative solutions and improve on existing products. That is creativity. That is design.”!
Antiques Diva Style Guide by Toma Clark Haines, CEO & Founder of The Antiques Diva & Co., P`C Member
Ms. Clark Haines delivered a fun exploration of French Antiques through the Louis’ (XIII, XIV, XV, XVI) and finished it off with a champagne tour of her favorite shops in the Antique & Design Center, her specialty :)!