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S22 E10 – From Painting to Consulting to Painting with Sarah Von Dreele

Welcome back to the Chaise Lounge. This Friday, Nick invites Sarah Von Dreele into the lounge. Von Dreele is a graphic designer by training who wanted to try her hand at fine arts before choosing a different path that has taken her all the way back around to painting.

S22 E6 – Courtney McLeod

Thanks for coming back to the Chaise Lounge where, today, Nick talks to Courtney McLeod, the New York-based principal of Right Meets Left Design, who chose design as a second career after moving on from corporate finance. She graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a business degree and was successful in that field, but she wasn’t in love with her work. Courtney drifted more and more toward the art and design side of life until she couldn’t help but make her move. She quit her job without setting anything up or planning and pursued her new craft.

S22 E5 – How Professionals Digest Architecture with Executive Director of Digital for Architectural Digest Keith Pollock

Welcome to Friday and to the Chaise Lounge. Today, Nick talks to Architectural Digest’s executive director of digital Keith Pollock. Pollock espouses the virtues of living in Chicago as a young adult and details how he sees the best ways for companies to interact over social media in 2019. And he explains everything about Architectural Digest’s new service AD Pro.

S22 E4 – Custom Kitchens and Cabinetry with Jean Stoffer

This week, on the first regular Chaise Lounge episode of the season Nick chats with Michigan designer Jean Stoffer. Stoffer is another designer who found out about design as an adult. She grew up in a cozy home that was never intentionally designed, and got a business degree. She discovered the craft of design when she got a job as a business administrator at a design firm where the designers turned her interest into an informal apprenticeship, teaching her how to draft and why choices get made. And one day, a friend of her mother’s called looking specifically for her to help out with her house now that all her kids were off at school. And, through word of mouth, empty-nesters kept seeking her out.

S22 E3 – Nick in the Lounge Day 3 and Alan Galbraith from John Richard

Thank you for joining the Chaise Lounge on it’s spring High Point journey in 2019. Today is the last double episode of High Point coverage featuring the final Nick in the Lounge where Nick was joined by Jaye Mize of Fashion Snoops, Laura Umansky a.k.a. Laura U and Nina Magon who was the Universal Designer Lounge with her brand new line of Universal pieces.

Part two of this episode is a more classic Chaise Lounge episode where Nick chats with President and CEO of John Richard Alan Galbraith about his company’s experience and market and what John Richard got out of it and what it will be doing in the future.

S22 E2 – Nick in the Lounge Day 2 and Traveling Designers

Welcome to day 2 of the Chaise Lounge’s coverage of High Point Market Spring 2019. Today, Nick hosts Bria Hammel, Jeremy Bauer, Jason Clifton, Rachel Moriarty and Bobby Berk in the lounge.

And part two of this episode is Nick’s panel of traveling designers. He hosts Chad James, Susan Jamieson, Nina Magon and Benjamin Johnston as they discuss what it’s like to run design businesses with projects all over the world and how they handle the difficulties that come with that model and how they enjoy the benefits.

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