We want to be a resource for you to successfully run your Interior Design Business! Below you will find a list of our sponsors who can help with anything from rendering to furnishing to business management. We would not recommend or work with our sponsors if we did not feel they were a great value to you! If you do use one of the resources, please let us know what your experience is.
Porcelanosa‘s 3D renderings are a complimentary service, which allows customers to visualize projects before they are created in real life. Walk-in clients can go to the showroom and sit down with a design consultant who will talk them through products, materials, and finishes. It can be hard to visualize what a room is going to look like once everything is chosen, so a rendering is put together a with a few different options, such as vanities or counter-top finishes. This helps the client make up their mind about what they want their space to look like. If you’re a designer, an architect, or anyone with a client, you simply send Porcelanosa your floor plan, elevations, and finishes, and they will send the rendering back to you and your client. We know it’s as simple as that, because we worked with their project manager to create rendering for a new bathroom remodel. Check it out here! Plus, Porcelanosa has just released a beautiful product collection for 2018 that you absolutely need to peruse.
Benjamin Moore has sponsored Nick May and his painting business for decades, offering a selection of interior and exterior paints and colors that is simply incomparable. Whether you’re a commercial painter, retailer, designer or distributor — or you’ve got the bug for a DIY home makeover — Benjamin Moore has you covered. Head to their website to find a store near you!
Datacolor–If you’ve ever worked with a Benjamin Moore dealer and asked for a color match, then you’ve probably worked with Datacolor without even knowing it. Now, Datacolor has announced the ColorReader, a tool that identifies paint colors from any surface and provides you the closest existing paint match right on the spot! Stop cutting out your drywall or scanning fan decks and start saving time by confiming color with the help of the ColorReader. Revolutionize your color tools and visit www.datacolor.com/may for more information.
JLF Furnishings is the go-to for hospitality and residential furnishings, offering everything from ottomans and chaises to bed and tables. At JLF, products are sustainably sourced and crafted at facilities in North Carolina and California, and their broad range of products and styles can be found across Asia and the world.
Universal Furniture offers an absolutely stunning line of home furnishings. With their dining room tables, beds, and children’s furniture, your home will never look as good. Universal to the Trade offers exclusive products to industry designers. With their online system, you can check past order history, easily navigate the website, build a library, AND it’s mobile-friendly. Order what you see… and that is what you get. You’ll receive up to date notifications of where your order is and the turnaround time on shipping is on average 14 days. Call the design line to order samples now! 877-804-5535
Moore and Giles
No one does leather like Moore and Giles, who have partnered with tanneries all around the world to offer an unparalleled range of artisan leathers for restaurants, personal accessories, and even Boeing jets. Plus, their leathers are some of the most sustainable on the market. Shop the leather to create your dream piece or check out Moore and Giles products here!
How do you manage all your contacts, invoices, furniture selections, fabric selections, vendors, and finances? Well, you can do it all in one place with Design Manager. Design Manager is your first and only stop as an interior designer if you are serious about running a successful design business. After more than 30 years of developing software specifically for designers, they have the experience to give you the time-saving features that you need. Design Manager’s cloud-based project management and accounting tools are easy to use for designers, bookkeepers, and accountants. Put an end to vendor mistakes and client confusion with their standardized design flow. They will even give you a FULL ACCESS pass for 30 days to test drive the system.