The Chaise Lounge

Building a Network for Interior Designers with Genevieve Trousdale | S27E14

On today’s episode of The Chaise Lounge, Nick May has a conversation with Genevieve Trousdale of Circaphiles. Nick and Genevieve share a passion for helping others and bringing value to their industries. 

Genevieve started a network that services interior designers and allows them to network with others, find vendors, and educate themselves on how to run a successful design business. She knows how important it is to build and nurture relationships to find success in the business world.


Learn more about Circaphiles by visiting their website at www.circaphiles.com. Be sure to check out their Instagram @circaphiles.

I’ve always nurtured my relationships with my vendors because I can’t do my job without them and this console table is not going to have as pretty as a finish if I rely on somebody else so it’s really important to build a relationship and nurture it.

I’ve always nurtured my relationships with my vendors because I can’t do my job without them and this console table is not going to have as pretty as a finish if I rely on somebody else so it’s really important to build a relationship and nurture it.

Chaise Lounge Updates

We’re well into another new season of Coast to Coast Design. New conversations, new microphones, new takes on old themes. Be sure to add us to your feeds if you haven’t already, and stay tuned!

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!

Kendall Wilkinson: Hiring a COO for Interior Design | S27E13

To the public eye, you might seem like an overnight success. For our next guest, her overnight success came after over 20 years of hard work. This week on The Chaise Lounge, Nick May is joined by Kendall Wilkinson of Kendall Wilkinson Design.

Kendall grew up in California where she started her career in the film business. She decided to take a break and vacationed in Paris where she fell in love with architecture. She decided to change career paths and studied interior design. She started her company after a short stint in her mother’s design firm. Kendall Wilkinson Design is a full service design firm. She has also delved into indoor and outdoor fabrics inspired by her travels to such places as Paris and Mexico. Kendall hired a COO so that she can focus on design and have more freedom in her business and life. Let’s see how a COO can help you as well!


Learn more about Kendall Wilkinson Design and her fabric lines at www.kendallwilkinson.com.

If you’re going to have a partner, you want to make sure you have a partner who does the exact opposite as you do, but you are coming from the same level of wanting to get to the end result but you’re both going about it in a different way because of the skills one has versus the other.

If you’re going to have a partner, you want to make sure you have a partner who does the exact opposite as you do, but you are coming from the same level of wanting to get to the end result but you’re both going about it in a different way because of the skills one has versus the other.

Chaise Lounge Updates

We’re well into another new season of Coast to Coast Design. New conversations, new microphones, new takes on old themes. Be sure to add us to your feeds if you haven’t already, and stay tuned!

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!

Sustainable Interior Design with Sarah Walker | S27E12

One way to think of Covid in a positive mindset is that it certainly has made people more aware of their physical and mental health. On this week’s episode of The Chaise Lounge, Sarah Walker of The Curated House joins Nick May where they talk about sustainable interior design.

Furniture and other décor items are not manufactured with health in mind. They are made with toxins that give us higher chances of being diagnosed with a serious disease. That is where Sarah comes in to save the day!


Learn more about The Curated House by visiting their website www.thecuratedhouse.com. Be sure to see what Sarah is up to on her Instagram @thecuratedhouse. Take a look at her course on sustainable design www.dwellingwelldesignacademy.com.

You need to address your built environment as a radical act of self care as a way of investing in your health and well being. That’s really what it is. It’s either going to positively contribute to living in your optimal state of well being or it’s going to hijack your health with those hidden toxins.

You need to address your built environment as a radical act of self care as a way of investing in your health and well being. That’s really what it is. It’s either going to positively contribute to living in your optimal state of well being or it’s going to hijack your health with those hidden toxins.

Chaise Lounge Updates

We’re well into another new season of Coast to Coast Design. New conversations, new microphones, new takes on old themes. Be sure to add us to your feeds if you haven’t already, and stay tuned!

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!

A Conversation with Brand Advisor, Author and DIY PR Expert, Amy Flurry | S27E11

Our next guest advises us to consider how many projects are submitted to a magazine or other piece of publishing before submitting projects for press. On this week’s episode of The Chaise Lounge, Nick May is joined by Amy Flurry.

Amy runs a communications company that specializes in the interior design industry. Her book Recipe for Press was written to help you pitch to editors and be your own publicist. Services she provides include consulting and temporary media outreach. In this episode, she gives advice on how to get press for your interior design business.


Learn more about Amy Flurry by visiting her website at www.amyflurry.com. See what she is doing on her Instagram @amyflurry.

This year has been so crazy and thrown so many curveballs, but I think we’ve all learned a lot about our businesses and about the strength and importance of relationships and being nimble.

This year has been so crazy and thrown so many curveballs, but I think we’ve all learned a lot about our businesses and about the strength and importance of relationships and being nimble.

Chaise Lounge Updates

We’re well into another new season of Coast to Coast Design. New conversations, new microphones, new takes on old themes. Be sure to add us to your feeds if you haven’t already, and stay tuned!

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Upcoming Markets

Happy Holidays from all of us at The Chaise Lounge and iMay Media teams! We will update you on upcoming markets as soon as we can.

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!

Flexible and Creative Design with Jackie Armour | S27E10

Going to school to further your education while raising your children is an admirable act. This week’s guest, Jackie Armour with JMA Interior Design, joins Nick May on The Chaise Lounge. It was Jackie’s life mission to graduate, earning a degree in architecture.

From Delray Beach, Florida, Jackie went to school at the University of Florida. She started her business by winning a contest which entitled her to be on the front page of the local newspaper. NIck and Jackie discuss how things have changed in business, marketing, and being open-minded and flexible to get a design project completed. With 25 years in business, JMA Interior Design specializes in new construction.


Learn more about JMA Interior Design by visiting their website at www.jmainteriordesign.com. Be sure to check her out on Instagram @jmainteriordesign

New construction really allows you to be a lot more creative. And of course depending on who the architect is, but we have so much more flexibility in terms of checking the footprint of the house. We get heavily involved.

New construction really allows you to be a lot more creative. And of course depending on who the architect is, but we have so much more flexibility in terms of checking the footprint of the house. We get heavily involved.

Chaise Lounge Updates

We’re excited to announce another new season of Coast to Coast Design, back on October 28th! New conversations, new microphones, new takes on old themes. Be sure to add us to your feeds if you haven’t already, and stay tuned!

Resources

Upcoming Markets

Stay tuned for updates.

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!

Culture and Trends Affected by Covid with Jaye Mize | S27E9

Covid has affected all aspects of how we live our lives from how we live and work to the activities and hobbies we fill our free time with. Jaye Mize with Fashion Snoops joins Nick May today on The Chaise Lounge

Jaye is a friend of the show and we are excited to have her back on. Nick and Jaye talk the trends of covid and what people are doing. People are leaving big cities to go to more rural areas and have larger homes. Working remote, and paying more attention to physical and mental health are the trends Jaye is seeing. Let’s check back in with Jaye!


Learn more about Fashion Snoops by visiting their website at www.fashionsnoops.com. Listen to the previous episode Jaye was on by clicking here.

Everybody wants solution based furniture which means it has built-in convenience options, it has USB plugs, even power plugs, speakers. Just anything that would make that piece all inclusive to anything that you want to do.

Everybody wants solution based furniture which means it has built-in convenience options, it has USB plugs, even power plugs, speakers. Just anything that would make that piece all inclusive to anything that you want to do.

Chaise Lounge Updates

We’re excited to announce another new season of Coast to Coast Design, back on October 28th! New conversations, new microphones, new takes on old themes. Be sure to add us to your feeds if you haven’t already, and stay tuned!

Resources

Upcoming Markets

Stay tuned for updates.

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!

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