Give Me a Break

All work and no rest is a recipe for a meltdown. You owe it to yourself and your business to take some time off now and then to recharge, renew and rebuild your store of resources. That might entail taking care of your physical, mental, emotional, and/or spiritual health. In this podcast, Gail talks with Erin about the sabbatical she took at the end of last year and how it has contributed to her personal and professional growth. 

Read More

Deeper Than Design

What dreams do you have for your business?  To make more money?  Maybe to have better clients, better projects?  To grow your staff?  Or to diversify into other areas?  Whatever your dream, how will you make it come true?  It takes planning and then acting and following through on those plans. In this podcast, Gail…

Read More

No Such Thing as a Wrong Decision

When it comes to decisions, there’s no such thing as right or wrong.  Yes, in hindsight, some choices may have been better than others.  But no decision is ever perfect.  In the moment, the best you can hope for is to make a well-informed decision that feels right and feels true.  Whatever the outcome, you can learn from it and move on. In this podcast, Gail and Erin talk with Christine Turknett, principal designer, Breathe Design Studio (formerly, Christine Turknett Interiors), Austin, Texas.  Christine specializes in modern and contemporary design, drawing from the Danish approach of creating clean, calm and cozy spaces, with an emphasis on well-being.

Read More

It’s All About the Process

In this podcast, Gail and Erin talk with interior designer Glenna Stone. Interior design is a second career for Glenna, whose first career was as a consultant to consumer products companies, advising them on supply chain and business process issues. Although design is her true passion, her corporate experience has proved invaluable in running and growing her business.

Read More

Focus on the Future

In this podcast, Gail and Erin talk with award-winning interior designer Valerie Garrett. In addition to offering high-end residential and commercial services, Valerie also has contributed to a number of historic preservation projects in and around Macon.

Read More

Push Past Your Comfort Zone

Taking risks can be scary.  Life can be scary.  The only way to get to the other side of things as they are is to move past the fear in the belief that something better waits ahead.  The rewards can be great.  As a bonus, you acquire more resilience and wisdom along the way. In this podcast, Gail and Erin talk with interior designer Ginger Curtis, owner and principal designer, Urbanology Designs, North Richland Hills, Texas.  She recently published her first book on design, Beauty by Design, in which she also recounts how she overcame a number of personal challenges and gained the confidence to start her own business.

Read More

A Good Partnership is Like a Good Marriage

Like everything else, partnerships have their pros and cons.  Partnering with another designer can be a great way to grow your business.  However, many business partnerships eventually fizzle out or fail.  So what does it take to create a successful business partnership?  How do you sustain it?  What could a partner bring to your business?

Read More