Seven Interior Design Businesses in One

January 5th, 2018

How to Get Clients for an Interior Designer or Decorating Business Many lovers of interior decorating/design start a business without a real plan or even a complete idea of what their business will be. Will it be more like a consulting business, meaning you will get paid for your time and ideas? Will it be… Read More

From Corporate Career to High Point Market Interior Design Panel and the Cover of an International Decorating Book

October 27th, 2017

Lynne Lawson was in a successful career at IBM when she took the leap to pursue her passion for interior design.  With the training, business support, supplier network, and other resources she got by becoming a Decorating Den Interiors franchisee, she won numerous design awards—including the company’s highest, was featured on the cover and inside… Read More

How do I break into Interior Decorating/Design?

September 21st, 2017

Degree vs a Proven Franchise? So many are asking “what is the most efficient way to start my own business in Interior Decorating?” If you are considering spending approximately $80k and taking four years to earn an interior design or similar degree, it might be good to ask: “What then?”  Most start out with a… Read More

LIVV Home Collection™, a Direct Wholesale Buying Network Offered to Interior Designers

July 21st, 2017

Decorating Den Interiors Modifies Its Model to Attract Existing Interior Design Businesses Interior designers who would like to leverage their local brand have a new opportunity to take advantage of a proven business model that offers wholesale pricing from the LIVV Home Collection™ of fine furniture, custom window treatments, wall and floor coverings, lighting, accessories… Read More

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

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

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