Kimberley Seldon Design & Media Life Well Designed Fri, 30 Nov 2018 18:11:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Kimberley Seldon Design & Media 32 32 The Rise of Design Business Coaching Fri, 30 Nov 2018 18:11:47 +0000 3 OF THE BEST TELL ALL

[…] Every business coach’s process is different. Some, like Howard, take a holistic approach by analyzing the business from its founding to its short-term and long-term goals. Others, like Kimberley Seldon’s Business of Design, take a more mentoring-focused approach. An interior designer by trade, Seldon shares the learnings from her 25-plus year career in a problem-solving approach for designers.

“I don’t push people to find a new solution. What I do is say, ‘Here’s what I do. Why don’t you try it,’” says the Toronto-based designer and chief advocate at Business of Design. Her teachings—which total three books and nearly 150 online courses ranging from charging strategies and client management to contract building—come from years of struggling herself. […]

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How to totally revamp your décor by choosing the perfect chair Fri, 23 Nov 2018 18:32:09 +0000

Do you know your Louis 15th from your Louis 16th? Designer Kimberley Seldon is here to show you why the easiest way to revamp your décor is by choosing the perfect chair.

10 polarizing design debates you might face during a reno Fri, 23 Nov 2018 18:29:53 +0000

Is the bedroom any place for a TV? Our design experts weigh in on polarizing design debates that you may encounter during a renovation.

Palm Springs perfection Fri, 23 Nov 2018 18:26:35 +0000

Borrow design inspo from this gorgeous California home. Designer Kimberley Seldon explores a beautiful Palm Springs ensuite that screams California style.

Décor details that will have you living like a Palm Springs local Fri, 23 Nov 2018 18:22:56 +0000

Palm Springs perfection! Designer Kimberley Seldon is sharing funky Californian design inspo to borrow.

An idyllic mid-century modern home Fri, 23 Nov 2018 18:12:41 +0000

Nestled in the heart of Palm Springs, Designer Kimberley Seldon takes us inside this dreamy, mid-century modern Palm Springs home.

Maximizing Your Master Fri, 28 Sep 2018 15:10:51 +0000 The master bedroom is your space to retreat from the world and recharge after a long day. Although it is often one of the final rooms to be renovated, it deserves special attention.

If you’re planning to create your dream master bedroom, it’s important to work with the right experts. An interior designer and a Licensed Electrical Contractor will ensure your renovated bedroom is functional, gorgeous and safe. Design Expert Kimberley Seldon recommends planning thoroughly and early to achieve the design you want, while keeping electrical considerations top of mind.

Read the full article to find out how to incorporate creature comforts, utilize every inch of space, why every master needs an ensuite, and how to add personal flair.

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EP 074 | How Committed Are You Thu, 30 Aug 2018 00:45:07 +0000 About this Episode

How committed are you? We usually think of commitment as a great quality, but what if you are committed to things/systems/procedures/behaviors that aren’t working effectively? It takes courage and drive to turn around when you know you’re going down a path that will never lead to success.

In this episode we learn:
– how a switch from a well-known behavior can be scary, but still worthwhile
– how to determine if you have too many clients
– when it’s time to take action
– how to notify clients of an impending fees increase

EP 075 | Considering Cruelty Free Design Mon, 27 Aug 2018 01:43:32 +0000 About this Episode

GUEST: Deborah Rosenberg

Sustainability has been a buzzword in the design world for years and it makes sense that we want to offer our clients options that are earth friendly. In this episode we take that commitment to another level as Kimberley explores ethical (non-animal source) options for leather and fur with a “vegan designer”.

In this episode we learn:
– ethical options exist, making it easy to offer this to clients
– in some cases the price point is higher, but that won’t deter all clients
– ethical design may be a worthwhile niche to add to your existing offerings

EP 073 | You Do You Tue, 14 Aug 2018 00:38:09 +0000 About this Episode

GUEST: Claire Jefford

Not every designer loves the idea of working with trades or carrying the responsibility of a large renovation. There are lots of ways, as the owner of the company, to create a business that works for you. One Business of Design enthusiast shares how she works with clients during the planning stage, but then allows them to mange the renovations on their own.

In this episode we learn:
– there are a multitude of ways to set up your business so it satisfies you, as the owner
– determining what you love to do and eliminating tasks that stress you out is a great way to create a more satisfying career
– sometimes it’s ok to “leave money on the table” (make sure you know how much money you’re talking about)
– test yourself, can you beat the timeline our guest provides