Podcast

A Conversation with Architectural Digest’s Digital Director, David Kaufman | S28E2

You’ve seen them in the lobby at your doctor’s office. Maybe you’ve even read one. On this week’s episode of The Chaise Lounge, Nick May is joined by David Kaufman of Architectural Digest. 

At Architectural Digest, David is responsible for converting print media to digital content.  Nick and David discuss what it takes to be on the AD100 list, moving news to mobile applications, and trends we are seeing in design like paint colors and converting to multi-use rooms. 

David grew up in San Francisco and moved to New York to attend NYU. He studied journalism and had an internship at another well known magazine. 


Learn more about Architectural Digest at www.architecturaldigest.com

So I think the biggest trend is that people are going to continue to be in their homes much more than they used to before covid which means that there’s going to be a lot of wear and tear on their home.

So I think the biggest trend is that people are going to continue to be in their homes much more than they used to before covid which means that there’s going to be a lot of wear and tear on their home.

Chaise Lounge Updates

Coast to Coast Design is taking a hiatus as we are working to bring you a better listening experience. Stay tuned for further 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!

HGTV/TDN Designer and VP of Global Industry Relations, Ronati: Kelli Ellis | S28E1

Welcome to the Season 28 premiere of The Chaise Lounge! This week on the Lounge, Nick May is joined by returning guest Kelli Ellis with Ronati.

Nick and Kelli are longtime friends who catch up on what they’re doing. Kelli is the VP of Industry Relations at Ronati, a service that provides an online presence for antique art dealers. She is also the designer for the Design Network, which is on smart TVs. Kelli’s creativity has been stirring and is excited about one day being able to film again.

They share a longing for getting out and traveling more. While on a wedding trip to Arizona, Nick made friends with the bartender at the hotel bar! He was in his element when they started to talk about business.

So grab a glass of chardonnay and join us for Season 28!


Learn more about Ronati at www.ronati.com. Follow Kelli on her Instagram @designerkelliellis. Listen to the episode Kelli was originally on  www.thechaiseloungepodcast.com/98-kelli-ellis-interior-design-entrepreneur/.

So I do a lot virtually and of course now we’ve all learned that we can do pretty much almost anything virtually except to paint a wall. Aside from painting a wall, or anything that’s handy, I can design virtually no problem.

So I do a lot virtually and of course now we’ve all learned that we can do pretty much almost anything virtually except to paint a wall. Aside from painting a wall, or anything that’s handy, I can design virtually no problem.

Chaise Lounge Updates

Coast to Coast Design is taking a hiatus as we are working to bring you a better listening experience. Stay tuned for further 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!

Senior Living Interior Design with Melissa Banko | S27E18

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.

Chaise Lounge Updates

Coast to Coast Design is taking a hiatus as we are working to bring you a better listening experience. Stay tuned for further 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!

An Interior Designer with an Entrepreneurial Spirit: Cara Woodhouse | S27E17

Today on The Chaise Lounge, Nick May is joined by Cara Woodhouse of Cara Woodhouse Interiors. Nick and Cara discuss her bad experience with an internship, her love of art as a child and downsizing her company to better provide services to her clients.

Cara has had multiple design companies with one ending with her moving to London during the 2008 recession. Back in New York, she started Cara Woodhouse Interiors in 2016 after a short partnership with a close friend. Her firm specializes in high end residential and commercial design all over the US and abroad.


Learn more about Cara Woodhouse Interiors by visiting their website at www.carawoodhouse.com. Be sure to check her out on Instagram @carawoodhouseinteriors.

I was just constantly working nonstop and I just felt burnt out so I told my now husband ‘Don’t come here. I think I’m going to come live to London.’

I was just constantly working nonstop and I just felt burnt out so I told my now husband ‘Don’t come here. I think I’m going to come live to London.’

Chaise Lounge Updates

Coast to Coast Design is taking a hiatus as we are working to bring you a better listening experience. Stay tuned for further 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!

How to Transition from Employee to Partner with Tom Diverio | S27E16

For the first time on the show, we have a guest that became a partner at a firm after being an employee. Joining Nick May on The Chaise Lounge is Tom Diverio of Dunagan Diverio Design.

Tom had worked for Charlotte Dunagan for several years before being asked to come on as partner. Charlotte’s background in interior design and Tom’s background in architecture combine for a unique service they call interior architecture. They specialize in high end residential design and have grown the company from 4 people to 20 people. Listen in and see how they came together to grow an existing business.


Learn more about Dunagan Diverio Design at www.dunagandiverio.com. Be sure to check out their Instagram @dunagandiverio. To listen to the episode with Charlotte Dunagan, go to www.thechaiseloungepodcast.com/90-two-different-interior-designers-charlotte-dunagan-garrow-kedigian/

We both sort of do everything which I think is great because if something ever comes up we can both handle it. It’s not like ‘Oh my God. This person is asking this so that’s really a Charlotte question, not a me question.’

We both sort of do everything which I think is great because if something ever comes up we can both handle it. It’s not like ‘Oh my God. This person is asking this so that’s really a Charlotte question, not a me question.’

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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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!

Social Media Marketing with Kyla Herbes | S27E15

If you’re not using social media, our next guest highly recommends you start. On today’s episode of The Chaise Lounge, Kyla Herbes joins Nick May as they talk about using social media as a marketing tool for your business.

Specifically, Kyla talks about using Pinterest and Tik Tok to grow your business. Pinterest works like Google in that with the right keywords (SEO), users can reach you easily. Videos are trending and Tik Tok is perfect for showing short clips of what you can do. Better yet, you can pin your Tik Tok clip on Pinterest and reach even more people!


Learn more about Kyla and House of Hipsters at www.houseofhipsters.com. Use Stats Check LOL to see which hashtags to use in your Tik Tok posts www.statschecklol.com. Click on the link to see Nick’s Tik Tok

It is a huge traffic driver that if you use the proper keywords - I’m going to say SEO and hope that people know what that is - if you think about Pinterest as a search engine or as google only with images, you want to be higher ranked.

It is a huge traffic driver that if you use the proper keywords - I’m going to say SEO and hope that people know what that is - if you think about Pinterest as a search engine or as google only with images, you want to be higher ranked.

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!

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