Digital Deco

By Karen B. Wolf Karen B. Wolf Interiors Our digital world enables us to push the boundaries of any design movement. But the purity of line, form and the geometric shapes of deco design and its inherent acceptance of the machine age is a natural partner to the abilities of...

Taking Mental Breaks – A Necessity

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit: @bakerbroductions Do you remember that wonderful feeling after a particularly relaxing vacation? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to capture that feeling more often than just after a vacation? It’s possible, but like everything...

Reviewing Team Members

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit: @bakerbroductions Team member reviews are essential. This process allows your employees to understand how well they are performing and what they need to do to improve their work. Also, if your employee is showing a...

Accomplish More by Maintaining Focus

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Two skills every successful designer needs are time management and the ability to concentrate in the midst of chaos. Without them you can easily find yourself overwhelmed by all the demands being placed upon you. Although it...

Trending-Design Sleep Advisors

By Karen B. Wolf Karen B. Wolf Interiors I am not sure when sleep, or lack there of, became a trend but if you just purchased your first Mattress in a Box you are way behind the mattress movement that has awakened the bedroom category for the design industry. Our...

When You Should Hire?

By Drue Lawlor, FASID Director of Coaching at Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting How do you know you are ready to hire? Are you (and/or your team) regularly putting in overtime? Paying overtime can cost almost as much as hiring a new member for your team, and that is just...

Does Your Team Have the Right Stuff?

By Gail Doby, ASID CVO and Co-Founder of Gail Doby Coaching & Consulting Photo Credit: Emily Wilson Photography When you hired the members of your team, you no doubt checked their references, verified their experience, and perhaps even tested them on their design and office software skills. But what about...

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