Today on the Chaise Lounge, Nick talks to Kate Lester of Kate Lester Interiors about growing up in Southern California, wanting to grow up to be rich and evolving into a designer and how fun it is to tell people “No.”
Today on the Chaise Lounge, Nick talks to designer, retail entrepreneur and “Queen of Eclecticism” Anne Rainey Rokahr. Rokahr is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and after a career as a film producer, she returned to her roots and bought the then-34-year-old Snob Shop consignment store before also establishing Trouvaille Home which serves as a retail option for antique and custom pieces.
Rokahr found design as a second-and-a-half career. She spent time away from film to work as a publicist for a few years before returning to show business and then transforming her life into what it is today, where she curates unique and beautiful pieces of in both fashion and interiors.
If you’re ever in North Carolina, maybe twice a year for some event, you can visit Rokahr at the Snob Shop and Trouvaille Home, and scout them out at their websites TheSnobShops.com and TrouvailleHome.com. And follow Trouvaille Home on Instagram @TrouvailleHome to catch inspiration from Rokahr’s ever-changing collection.
This episode of the Chaise Lounge was sponsored by Benjamin Moore. Consider specifying their Scuff-X for its longevity, especially in high-traffic spaces. And this episode was also brought to you with the help of Design Manager, the business software for interior designers that handles project management, order tracking and accounting.
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For this season’s coverage of Las Vegas Market, the Chaise Lounge presents a panel where Nick chats with Polywood’s design ambassadors Shayla Copas, Farah Merhi and Angelo Adamo.
The panel covers one of your host’s favorite topics: Branding. The panel discusses how they built their brands, how they leveraged their talents and situations and how they turn their branding into marketing into work.
This show and panel are sponsored by Polywood, which makes outdoor furniture from recycled milk jugs.
Today in The Lounge, Nick chats with Jaime Blomquist of Jaime Blomquist Interiors. Based in her hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Blomquist’s business has seen both highs and lows. She talks to Nick about how she got her start and how she overcame the hard times.
Today in The Lounge, Nick talks to Kenneth Boyer of Atelier K, based in Los Angeles. Boyer runs the interior design firm with his business partner, Kristin Gunnette. Together, they design high-end residential homes along with custom furniture and lighting for their California clients.
Today in The Lounge, Nick kicks off this season with Sally Williams of Colorful Concepts Interior Design. Based in North Carolina, Williams built her business from scratch after falling in love with interior design. She talks about trying new things, the hardest part about running her business, and the importance of investing in your work.