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#IntDesignerChat June 3 Topic: The Business Of Blogging

1 Jun
Interior Designer To The Rescue

The Business Of Blogging 


Join interior design bloggers, new media innovators, and industry leaders in design Tuesday June 3 for #IntDesignerChat Topic: The Business Of Blogging. Join the experienced professionals in blogging and those interested in learning about new media and the interior design industry. Interior Designer Chat will host design bloggers who will share their advice, experiences, and successes in a professional conversation on blogging. If you are interested in learning about new media and the interior design industry, join our global conversation @IntDesignerChat on Twitter Tuesday June 3, for our trending conversation. The Interior Designer Chat Community has shared business and inspiration to the blogging community since June of 2010. We will be discussing how Blogging has moved forward to being an important part of business in 2014.

The business of blogging, is Interior Designer Chat’s most popular topic, for design bloggers and interior designer bloggers! Invite your design bloggers friends to join us on Twitter by following @IntDesignerChat on Tuesday June 3, 2014! The Interior Designer Chat Community brings you the best in blogging and social media discussions, as we collaborate and network globally with like-minded professionals weekly. Join Interior Designer Chat on twitter, Tuesday June 3 at 6pm ET, 5p CT, 3p PDT, and 11p GMT.


#IntDesignerChat May 20 Topic: Summer Homes – Fabric, Colors, and Furniture

18 May

Fire Island Sunroom in Summer Home styled by Cynthia Frank/ Photography By Simon Upton via


Steven Gambrel designed chairs covered in CJ Dellatore's Snow in Sky Chartreuse

A beautiful summer home with Steven Gambrel designed chairs covered in CJ Dellatore’s Snow


Alabama Lake House by Tracery Interiors



Traditional Home Beach

Summer Beach House via Traditional Home ® / Photo: Colleen Duffley / Design: Georgia Carlee

Summer is arriving and that means the summer-house is on our design project boards.  Join Interior Designer Chat on Tuesday May 20, 2014  to  chat designing for clients summer homes and retreats.

Beach cottage on the water

Bungalow cottage in The West Coast

Cabin in the woods

Lake houses

Mountain Retreats

The luxury housing market is back and so is the summer house.  Get ready to talk furniture, antiques, fabric, color, accessories, treatments for walls, windows,  and accents to play up the inherent coziness of a wonderfully snug designed summer house.  Join us on twitter at #IntDesignerChat Tuesday May 20, 2014 at 6p ET, 5p CT, 4p MT, 3p PT, and 11p GMT.


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Traditional Home

House Beautiful 

#IntDesignerChat April 8 Topic: Seize Opportunities To Build Your Brand

6 Apr



How do you build, grow and nurture an online community?  How are you using the power of social media for communications and connections,  that are emerging into relationships?   Tuesday,  April 8, 2014 @IntDesignerChat will take to twitter to discuss;  How to use the influence of social media to create meaningful relationships with others and maintain a consistent focus on building your brand.  Surprisingly there are still designers, individuals, and companies that are resisting social media.  These individuals and firms are missing out on a free opportunity to build a following.

Spotting opportunities to build your brand,  requires being generous.  If all you do is take, people will stop responding to you.  To grow in social media you need to establish partnerships with other top influencers in your niche.  And provide your audience with quality content that aligns with their interests and passions.  Are you seizing opportunities to build your brand? 

Social Media is powerful in that it helps to make connections, build relationships, and even build a business! Any one can hop on the social media train and reach out, get engaged and get connected. Reach out and say hello!  Take the opportunity to establish new contacts and relationships.  Whether you’re a professional designer, artist,  architect,  manufacturer, vendor, or a blogger… establishing social media influence, requires investing  your time and attention to creating your brand.

Over the past several years, Interior Designer Chat has worked hard to build and grow a vibrant and interactive community on social channels including  Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+.  Building a following takes effort and time, and there are no shortcuts.

Join#IntDesignerChat April 8 for  Topic: Seize Opportunities To Build Your Brand at 6pm ET, 5pm CT, 3pm PT, and 11p GMT.

#IntDesignerChat March 4 Topic: What Dining Room Trends Are Hot In 2014

2 Mar


Traditional Home® / Photo: Werner Straube / Design: Tom Stringer

Traditional Home® / Photo: Werner Straube / Design: Tom Stringer


Tuesday March 4 , Interior Designer Chat’s world-class designers and design bloggers will chat, “What’s Trending In Dining Room in 2014.”   From traditional to chic modern boho,  to French bistro, there’s a style for everyone. Dining in style is the new gathering space in 2014. Often as designers we’re asked to combine the old and new to shape a fresh take on functionality.  Dining rooms are a space to do something strong and edgy that complements what you have done in the rest of the home.  Dining room decisions, involves discussions with the client, builder, architect and floor installer who “all have their opinions and input.  In 2014 there  has been a return to entertaining and socializing in a more formal and sophisticated manner.

  • Are you seeing the comeback of a formal dining room in 2014?
  • What are key design details you budget and plan for when designing dining rooms?
  • What paint colors are trending for dining rooms in 2014?
  • What furniture showrooms  are your resources for dining rooms?
  • Share some of you favorite new Wallpaper designs for dining rooms? 
  • What chic statement are you making with  illuminating and lighting in the dining room in 2014?
  • What dining room trends are hot in 2014?

Join #IntDesignerChat Tuesday March 4  for our topic: What’s Dining Room Trends Are Hot In 2014 at 6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3pm PST and 11p GMT.

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#IntDesignerChat January 14 Topic: Soar With Your Strengths In 2014

12 Jan


Join the Interior Designer Chat community this week as we discuss,  Soaring With Your Strengths In 2014.  Find out what you do well and do more of it.  It’s a message that will bring you back to your strengths’ track.

Why do we continue to focus our energies on fixing weaknesses while ignoring strengths?  

Have you discovered what you do well and are doing a lot of it?   You must totally commit to one strength, being careful not to spread yourself to thin.  You must try not to let your strengths distract you.

Find out what you don’t do well and stop doing it. When strengths are not exercised or when they are abused, they fall from grace is swift.

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Are you keeping your balance? 

To keep a proper balance requires action, and if we would keep opposing forces in check we must constantly adjust to circumstances. Or are you going to the other extremes that your judgment is impaired and you’ve become a fanatic.

i.e. Your designer business had  few clients in 2013.  In 2013 you were a full-time design blogger  with not enough income.  Your working all the time and your personal life is suffering.

Keeping Your Balnce Management

Are you running a circus act or a business? 

One of the circus acts which always fascinates an audience is the tight rope walker.  We admire the ability of anyone who can keep under control and keep dangerous extremes and opposing forces in balance. In business you need to constantly reinvent yourself to stay ahead of the competition – and the circus is no different. In business, it is called research and development and in the circus, it is called art-form development.


What does it take to be successful in the design industry?  

The time could not be more right for  the interior designers, architectures, kitchen and bath professionals,  and anyone in the home furnishing industry and a psyche just starting to emerge from an economic and psychological recession.


Join the Interior Designer Chat community on Twitter, Tuesday January 14, 2014 using the hashtag #IntDesignerChat at 6pm EST, 5pm CST, 3pm CST, and 11p GMT. Follow @IntDesignerChat for all the details. on our weekly twitter chat or join the on Facebook, Google + and our #IntDesignerChat LinkedIn Group.

Our #IntDesignerChat 2013 Annual Blogging Report And Year In Review

1 Jan

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for Interior Designer Chat’s blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 30,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 11 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

#IntDesignerChat October 22 TOPIC: Tips To Help You Succeed On Pinterest

20 Oct

Pinterest Marketing
Join Interior Designer Chat  Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 for Tips To Help You Succeed On Pinterest.   Today’s Pinterest users are a highly engaged group your business cannot afford to miss.  Pinterest has slowly emerged as a leading online resource promoting online business. 

Obviously there’s tons of opportunity for the Interior Designer Chat communities visually stimulating businesses on Pinterest.   However, to do it right, you still need to use some strategy!


Join us Tuesday at #IntDesignerChat on Twitter, with Barbara Segal, an expert in social media and engagement.  Come learn about the do’s and don’t’s of Pinterest in today’s world.  She’ll share how to understand how to perfect a professional “brand” that consistently communicates credibility and how to bring your mission statement to life on Pinterest.
Barbara will share advice on:   
  • Researching your target audience and so you find the content they are most interested in pinning.
  • Be Genuine.  Be yourself and show people your creativity.  What inspires you and your personal brand?
  • Be Original.  Create original content and pin it to Pinterest bringing versatility and diverse marketing to your brand.
  • Beware of spammers on Pinterest.  We know the spammers and scammers go where the people are, and now Pinterest is yet another place to find them.
  • How to become known as a thought leader in your niche by engaging  and pinning regularly to Pinterest.
  • The power of collaboration boards.  Why you should start your own for branding, events, and cause marketing.

Join Interior Designer Chat global discussion on Twitter,  Tuesday October 22  at 6p ET, 5p CT, 4p MT, 3p PT,  11p GMT , and Wed 8a OZ.   For Tips To Help You Succeed On Pinterest!

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