01 – Barrie Livingstone: Malibu Designer
Barrie Livingstone: Malibu, CA interior designer
- Lives: Malibu, CA
- Working on projects in: Miami Beach, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Lake Tahoe
- Drink of choice: Vodka with squeeze of lime
- Pet Peeve: wrong size
- Favorite design element: Fabric
- Focus: Nature
- If you were not doing interior design, what would you be doing: On television
My first interview for my new podcast. We will be talking the business of interior design. One thing I have learned from working with lots of interior designers over the last 15 years, is that many of you struggle with the business aspect of running a design firm. Most are fantastic with picking fabrics, accessories, furniture, and layouts, but when it comes to finding new clients, managing vendors, but when it comes to all the back-end items of running their business…there is a breakdown. I want to help, and that is why I have started The Chaise Lounge Podcast! For YOU to grow your interior design business. So each week, I will be talking to designers, like Barrie, from around the world, that are running fantastic interior design businesses.
Originally from Manchester, England, Barrie moved to the United States with his parents as a teenager. He had an interest in interior design from an early age, rearranging his mums furniture, and being fascinated with buildings and architecture. Barrie has a great ability to network, to meet the right people, and connect. Barrie has met some of his clients sitting on an airplane with his dog Rio and a cocktail.
If you would like to hear more episodes with more successful interior designers, please visit us on iTunes or on our website at www.thechaiseloungepodcast.com.
Welcome this is podcast number one. Thanks for joining me on the Chaise Lounge, my name is Nick May and today we’re going to be talking about growing your interior design business whether you are here in New York City to Kansas or Sydney, Australia. I know you want to do one thing you want to grow your interior design business and we are going to find out just how successful designers do that from around the world and since this is our very first podcast I want to take a little bit of time to tell you about what we talked about in the Chaise Lounge, Chaise Lounge has been in the works for a little while now and I am a paint contractor I know crazy a paint contractor in Denver, Colorado, and the interesting thing is I work with designers all the time we work with designers here in Colorado. Some folks from outer state and one thing I realized is that most of you guys are fantastic designers I talk to designers all the time they just love design that’s all they eat, drink. They sleep design and that’s all they want to do. But the problem is and this is truly where I feel that separates the good from the bad, and that’s the ones that are really understanding how to run the business of interior design and so that’s what we are going to talk about here in the Chaise Lounge, we are going to talk about the business of interior design talk. So we are going to talk to designers from around the world. How have they grown a successful design business. They may have a staff they may work all over the globe. But no matter how you look at their business. You go you know what that person is killing it and I want to know what they’re doing is made them so successful. more>>>