Brandon Jordan

S24 E2 – High Point Market Fall 2019: Nick in the Lounge and Getting Into Print

Today, High Point continues with a conversation in Nick’s Lounge Away From Home with Stacy Garcia, Sandra Funk and Laura Thurman. They talk about how they manage their time and give themselves permission to succeed in interior design whether they run one business with one brand or four.
In the second half, Nick and communications guru Amy Flurry sit with a panel of designers that includes Bria Hammel, Corey Damen Jenkins and Darla Powell for a conversation about how design entrepreneurs can generate the attention they need to grow their businesses.

S24 E1 – High Point Market Fall 2019: Retail Isn’t Dead and Nick in the Lounge

Patina Vie's storefront
Setting the Space's storefront
Leon & Lulu's storefront

The Chaise Lounge is back from High Point Market. This week brings with it two episodes packed with everything Nick got up to at High Point Market. The episode is one part Nick’s panel featuring successful independent retailers, Retail Isn’t Dead, and one part classic Nick in the Lounge. 

Nick’s guests on the panel include Sarah Willett of Patina Vie, Mary Liz Curtin of Leon & Lulu, Anne Rainey Rokhar of Trouvaille Home and the SnobShop, and Blair Hamaty from Setting the Space. Each of these business owners work in different parts of the industry and country, but they all have something to say about how running a store works for them. 

In the second portion of this episode, Nick kicks it in the Universal Designers’ Lounge with Hilary Farr from “Love It or List It,” home stager Bobbie McGrath of Successful Staging, DMc ID’s Drew McGukin, and furniture designer Regan Hayes.

"If you buy an 18th century chair, we've already stripped it down, made sure it's completely solid, we've reupholstered it, and made it so it can go straight into your house."

Chaise Lounge Updates

Welcome to the week of High Point content! Stay in the loop for more on our Instagram and Facebook pages and keep an eye our for our upcoming market events!

 

 

Resources

Upcoming Markets

BDNY – Nov. 10 11, 2019

KBIS – Jan 21 – 23, 2019

Wrap Up

If you would like to hear more episodes, please visit us on iTunes, Spotify or your favorite podcasting app! We’d love it if you post a review, you may even hear your review read live on our next podcast. Also, find The Chaise Lounge on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. With that said, keep dreaming big, and keep designing a great design business. See ya!

S23 E23 – Acting as Good as You Are with Chris Roughan

Today’s episode of the Chaise Lounge is the last of the season, and it is graced by Chris Roughan. Roughan is principal of Roughan Interiors, a high-end residential and commercial firm with offices in New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut. In today’s conversation with Nick, Roughan talks about how her company is growing more into digital marketing, how a firm can land projects all over the place and the importance of believing in your own capabilities.

S23 E22 – Cover All Your Everything with Michele Plachter

Welcome to the final week of the Chaise Lounge season 23. The first designer who will usher the season into High Point weekend is Michele Plachter, principal of Michele Plachter Design in Philadelphia. Plachter tells Nick about how she uses video to market her business and they get into all the ways that business owners can stay out of legal trouble by knowing what their liabilities and responsibilities are.

S23 E21 – Nick at the International Association of Home Staging Professionals Conference Part 2

Today’s episode of the Chaise Lounge is the conclusion of Nick’s adventures in Nashville at the International Association of Home Staging Professionals Conference. In this batch of interviews, Nick talks to Melissa Marro of Rave Home Staging and Redesign, a home staging business that teaches other people how to get into staging themselves and Blair Hamaty, owner of Massachusetts-based staging firm Setting the Space.

S23 E20 – Nick at the International Association of Home Staging Professionals Conference

This week brings with it a two-part episode of the Chaise Lounge with guests Nick spoke to at the International Association of Home Staging Professionals Conference in Nashville. Today, three guests join Nick in the lounge:
Kelly Moore, the vice president of Karastan a luxury machine-made rug brand. In addition to wool, he tells Nick, Karastan weaves rugs from fibers made out of recycled water bottles and corn.
Sanja Radovanovic, the president of IAHSP Europe and a Rome-based home stager. She offers perspective about the differences between the markets European home staging professionals serve compared to American markets.
Young Kim is the CEO of Washington D.C.- based Staged Interior which he founded with his wife in 2006. Kim talks about the ways Staged Interior markets and specifically the importance of digital and social media marketing.

Visit each of the guests online at Karstan.com, IAHSPEurope.com and StagedInterior.com

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