How to Start an Interior Decorating Business

July 12th, 2016

Are you ready to explore starting your own interior design business?

Decorating Diva Sisters Build Award­Winning Franchise in Atlanta

April 26th, 2017

Courtesy of Black Enterprise Over 20 years ago, Barbara Elliot was making her living as a CPA, but her passion was somewhere completely different. She knew that her flair for design, combined with her understanding of numbers and business, would lead to owning a business she could enjoy and be proud of. Like many people… Read More


An Interior Decorating Business is Ideal for Empty Nesters

April 18th, 2017

If you are an empty nester or will become one in the near future, you might be thinking about what will fill that void. A new career path could be your best option. The years of parenting are spent focusing on other people’s needs, often with little time for self-reflection. You may have been balancing… Read More


The Time is Right

March 3rd, 2017

The time is right to start an interior design business!   Employment of interior designers by homeowners is projected to grow by 19% by 2018, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Due to the major reduction in furniture stores from the past recession and a dramatic focus on “in-home shopping”, due to the increased… Read More


Trends in Home Fashions- Fall 2016

January 3rd, 2017

Staying on top, in the know, and sharing! If you were living your dream of having your own interior decorating business, what would be the recent trends in the home fashion industry, you would be sharing with clients?   Well, it just so happens that our Decorating Den Interiors design professionals who each own their… Read More


With franchising so popular for self-employment, why not a franchise for interior design?

November 29th, 2016

One of the most prominent and favored business models for those with a desire for self-employment is franchising, according to Dean Zuccarello, CEO and founder of The Cypress Group, a privately owned investment bank and advisory services firm. Similarly, interior decorating and residential design has long been a popular career for those seeking self-employment. So… Read More



November 28th, 2016

How Interior design business owners and decorators can attend an interior design product and education market without being overwhelmed…!   There is an alternative. One of the biggest challenges in having your own interior decorating and residential design business is finding home furnishings for your clients at a cost that enables you to make a… Read More


Homeowners Use of Interior Designers Increasing

October 31st, 2016

Employment of interiors designers to grow 19 percent. Homeowners are increasingly using the services of interior designers when they plan new additions, remodel aging kitchens and bathrooms, and update the general décor of their home. Many homeowners also have requested design help in creating year-round outdoor living spaces and home theater systems. This according to… Read More


The Flexibility of a Home-Based Interior Design Business

October 11th, 2016

“From baby boomers to millennials, working from home is the most sought after work flexibility that job seekers are interested in,” says Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs. Last year, twenty-three percent of U.S. workers did at least some of their work from home, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There are… Read More


Never Too Late For Change

September 28th, 2016

Thinking of a career change. Love decorating? It’s not too late.  “A midlife career shift can be good for cognition, well-being, and even longevity.”  — The Atlantic magazine, April 2016.  Do you relate to the following excerpt from that article? “Perhaps you are one of the lucky ones. Perhaps you have reached your 40s, 50s, or… Read More

Hello, and welcome back!  In the final installment of this series on becoming an interior decorator in the field of residential design, we're talking about business management.

The benefits of buying wholesale vs. charging hourly fees.

September 23rd, 2016

What’s the best interior decorating and residential design business model? Whether you are considering starting an interior decorating business or are already engaged in a residential design venture, the question of how to be most profitable will be one you will consider continuously.  Even the highly experienced designers who regularly attend the International Home Furnishings… Read More

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