Although getting an education is important, there are some things that can only be learned by having work experience. For our season finale of The Chaise Lounge, Nick May is joined by Melissa Banko of Banko Design. Melissa tells of the importance of getting out there and learning by working.

Nick and Melissa discuss the good and bad of HGTV programs and whether they help paint an accurate picture of what interior design is. She emphasizes that students get out and start learning the trade outside of their textbooks and what they see in the media

Banko Design specializes in senior living, multi-family and hospitality. They believe that a senior living community should be designed for the seniors living there, not just to appease the adult children. The firm also provides procurement services for FF&E, decorative lighting and custom flooring.


Learn more about Banko Design at www.bankodesign.com. Be sure to check out what they’re doing on their Instagram page @bankodesignfirm.

We have had really rapid growth. I have an amazing team and people ask how we did it as fast as we did it and without sounding too cheesy, it really is the people. This team has got grit, they’ve got hussle and that’s why we’ve grown as fast as we have in 6 years.

We have had really rapid growth. I have an amazing team and people ask how we did it as fast as we did it and without sounding too cheesy, it really is the people. This team has got grit, they’ve got hussle and that’s why we’ve grown as fast as we have in 6 years.

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Wrap Up

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