Podcast

International Interior Design with Jasmine Lam | S26E18

On this season finale of The Chaise Lounge, Nick May is joined by Jasmine Lam with Jasmine Lam Interior Design based in Miami.

Jasmine came from the movie industry working with some of the most successful people in the industry. She made business deals with screenwriters, directors and actors, and decided she also wanted to do the creative part. That was where her firm was born. Jasmine Lam Interior Design specializes mainly in residential projects all over the world.


Learn more about what Jasmine and Jasmine Lam Interior Design are doing by visiting their website www.jasminelam.com and be sure to check them out on Instagram @jasminelaminteriordesign

And I think because I did so many different types of clients in New York even with that my network just expanded a lot. So how do you do it? You know it’s weird. I guess you just have to be really courageous and just go for it. You just go and talk to as many people as you can.

And I think because I did so many different types of clients in New York even with that my network just expanded a lot. So how do you do it? You know it’s weird. I guess you just have to be really courageous and just go for it. You just go and talk to as many people as you can.

General Updates

Nick May will be joining the Universal Furniture team on October 19 at 4pm EST. They will be talking about Design Disruptors and navigating your business in the digital age. Be sure to check it out by going to www.universalfurniture.com/events/designdisruptors 

Chaise Lounge Updates

Season five of Coast to Coast Design has come to an end. We are taking a short break so you have time to catch up on episodes. Be sure to tune in for a Livestream in the coming weeks. We will have more information soon!

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!

From Media and Commercial Work to Interior Design with Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas | S26E17

It’s not everyday that we have a designer on the show from outside the continental United States. She’s a native of the Virgin Islands who later moved to Maryland and started her own design firm. Today’s guest, Dennese Guadeloupe Rojas who owns Interiors by Design, joins Nick May on The Chaise Lounge.

Dennese obtained a degree in interior design, but went down other paths that eventually led her to start her own design firm. She helped a friend with some interior design and found it is what she needed to be doing.

Interiors by Design is a residential interior design firm in Maryland. They specialize in new construction, remodeling, staging, furniture layout and much more!


Learn more about what Dennese and Interiors by Design are doing by visiting their website at www.interiorsbydesignmd.com and check out their Instagram @interiorsbydesignllc

People don’t realize how things have changed. When I first got into the business you used to be able to order fabrics without a problem because most of those vendors would keep that fabric on their shelves. And now if you needed to order something that’s not a hot seller, you have to wait for it to be made.

People don’t realize how things have changed. When I first got into the business you used to be able to order fabrics without a problem because most of those vendors would keep that fabric on their shelves. And now if you needed to order something that’s not a hot seller, you have to wait for it to be made.

Chaise Lounge Updates

A new season of Coast to Coast Design is live, with Garrison Hullinger and returning co-host Lisa Davenport! That’s right, it’s their second season together and they’ve got plenty to say. Give it a listen to learn about just how many ways there are to run a design business, and keeping up with the changing landscape.

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!

Here’s an Idea: High Point Market Year Round | S26E16

High Point Market year round? We think YES! On today’s episode of The Chaise Lounge, Nick May is joined by Carol Gregg, Gary Inman and Dudley Moore, Jr. They are some of the people involved in making High Point By Design happen.

With just bi-annual week-long events, there is a group of people that think the High Point Market should be open year round. They’re calling it High Point By Design. Here’s what they have to say.


Learn more about High Point By Design by visiting www.hpxd.org and be sure to check out their Instagram @highpointxdesign.

I think there will be consumers that will want to come and shop High Point and they’ll realize they need an export to help them do that. They can’t possibly do it on their own. So I think for those of us in the region there are probably going to be referrals and I would like to come and help someone shop High Point. I kind of know it like the back of my hand after 50 trips down there.

Chaise Lounge Updates

A new season of Coast to Coast Design is live, with Garrison Hullinger and returning co-host Lisa Davenport! That’s right, it’s their second season together and they’ve got plenty to say. Give it a listen to learn about just how many ways there are to run a design business, and keeping up with the changing landscape.

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!

Furniture, Family and Interior Design with Stephanie Cohen | S26E15

When she isn’t busy working, our next guest loves to host and cook for her friends. Today on The Chaise Lounge, Nick May is joined by New York-native Stephanie Cohen of Stephanie Cohen Home.

Stephanie had dreams of becoming an entertainment lawyer until she got married and decorated her house. Her husband liked the decor so much he encouraged her to take interior design classes, and now she manages much more than just an interior design business. She also runs a furniture showroom (pieces available on her website). Her family is very important to her and even her sons work in her design firm.


Learn more about Stephanie and Stephanie Cohen Home at www.stephaniecohenhome.com and check out her Instagram @stephaniecohenhome

It’s never a sad environment. So I think that's what I love the most about what I do. Everybody that comes in is so excited about doing what they’re doing and so happy and it’s great. You get to work with people at their best.

It’s never a sad environment. So I think that's what I love the most about what I do. Everybody that comes in is so excited about doing what they’re doing and so happy and it’s great. You get to work with people at their best.

Chaise Lounge Updates

A new season of Coast to Coast Design is live, with Garrison Hullinger and returning co-host Lisa Davenport! That’s right, it’s their second season together and they’ve got plenty to say. Give it a listen to learn about just how many ways there are to run a design business, and keeping up with the changing landscape.

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!

Jaipur Living Goes Live with Barclay Butera | S26E14

Today on The Chaise Lounge, Nick May catches up with his friend Barclay Butera with Barclay Butera Interiors. This was an Instagram Live brought to you by Jaipur Living.

Barclay tells us of his newest rug collections with Jaipur Living, plans with his business moving forward and his rekindled relationship with his mother.


Learn more about what Barclay is doing by visiting his website www.barclaybutera.com. Be sure to check out his collection with Jaipur Living at www.jaipurliving.com.

In all the collections that we do we have a goal in mind and we stick to that goal. I don’t go back on anything. If I make a decision usually it’s just full speed ahead. I don’t second guess a decision.

In all the collections that we do we have a goal in mind and we stick to that goal. I don’t go back on anything. If I make a decision usually it’s just full speed ahead. I don’t second guess a decision.

Chaise Lounge Updates

A new season of Coast to Coast Design is live, with Garrison Hullinger and returning co-host Lisa Davenport! That’s right, it’s their second season together and they’ve got plenty to say. Give it a listen to learn about just how many ways there are to run a design business, and keeping up with the changing landscape.

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 and Holistic Interior Design with Marcy Garcia | S26E13

Living a healthy life includes living in a space you love. With our next guest, sustainability and mindfulness come together to do just that. Today, Marcy Garcia (MG Design Lab) joins Nick May on The Chaise Lounge.

Based in Miami, MG Design Lab takes your health into account when designing your environment. Her own struggle with infertility made her realize that there are chemicals and products in design that are not the best to share a space with. A native of Columbia, she came to San Francisco and never went back. She decided that design was the career change she needed, and after a brief employment at a design firm moved to Miami and started her own firm. Marcy admits she still has knowledge to be gained in business.


To learn more about what Marcy is doing, visit her website www.themgdesignlab.com and follow her on Instagram @themglab.

Check out what Nick and Walls By Design are doing at www.wallsbydesign.com.

I know that i’m not good at certain aspects of the business. Now that I'm more interested in being a business owner than just a designer, I just need to hire a mentor. I need to hire a coach. I need to hire people that give me that knowledge.

I know that i’m not good at certain aspects of the business. Now that I'm more interested in being a business owner than just a designer, I just need to hire a mentor. I need to hire a coach. I need to hire people that give me that knowledge.

Chaise Lounge Updates

A new season of Coast to Coast Design is live, with Garrison Hullinger and returning co-host Lisa Davenport! That’s right, it’s their second season together and they’ve got plenty to say. Give it a listen to learn about just how many ways there are to run a design business, and keeping up with the changing landscape.

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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