Designer’s Own Magazine Launch


Today, Decor Mentor launches innovative publishing packages for designers to showcase their own work! Imagine your very own professional and personalized digital or print Design Magazine edition, showcasing your projects and unique value proposition and including articles on the value of the designer and craftsmanship in home furnishings. This innovative magazine concept is an incredible …MORE

Better Business | Interior Design


Lisa Ferguson, founder of Decor Mentor and Lisa Ferguson Interior Design shares why giving in business can be a good thing!—–> I have used the language of “mutual wins” for many years.  More recently, the world is seeking to collaborate and share. Some, only for personal gain. Why worry about those select? Embracing an attitude …MORE

Teamlining | Business of Design

Teamlining by Elaine Williamson

Interior Designer Elaine Williamson is a talented and successful interior designer who shares a new strategy her business has recently focused on! —> Unlike sales people in other industries, sales people within the design industry are positioned to provide continual streamlining of information and value.  Strike that streamlining; let’s call it “teamlining”  Like many of you …MORE

Dealing with Negative Comments


Dealing with negative comments on your blog:advice from a peer is written by professional interior designer and mentor, Lisa Kahn, as a follow up to her article “Dear Supplier”. —-> I could never have imagined that my last blog article “Dear Supplier” would generate the interest and the controversy that it did when I wrote …MORE

elevate | A New Business Model?

Elevate High Point Market

Give expertise. Get expertise. Amongst peers. If you are a small business owner, whether in interior design or not, do you think of elevating other individuals in your industry? Designers: Are you reaching out to other designers for a mutual win? It might not have seemed like a possibility a few years back, but there …MORE

Dear Supplier


Top interior designer and designer mentor, Lisa Kahn, is principal of Kahn Design Group in Naples, Florida. Lisa is a pro at collaborative wins and speaks for many designers when she shares insight into how best, as a supplier or rep, to get more business from busy designers.>> THE 6 THINGS DESIGNERS WISH EVERY SALES …MORE

It’s Not Just About The Furniture!

Lisa Ferguson High Point Market

Mentor Lisa Ferguson, Principal of Lisa Ferguson Interior Design and Decor Mentor Founder, is a strong believer in inspiring and elevating others and creating mutual, collaborative wins. Last October, at High Point Market, bonding with like minded individuals, Lisa heard the phrase over and over ” It’s Not Just About The Furniture!” Here, Lisa shares the …MORE

Defining Your Voice As a Designer


James Saavedra shares his thoughts on defining your voice as a designer. >> The last instalment we explored the benefits and versatility that comes from selecting timeless, best quality, foundational pieces. Whether these key pieces are purchased new, custom made or sourced from vintage dealers – the end result is always the same – no …MORE

Professional Photography for Designers

PHOTOGRAPHY BY Kevin Dotolo Design by Beth Dotolo

Beth Dotolo, a successful and busy interior designer, shares the whys and hows of hiring a professional photographer >> Your design work is your business identity. In a service-based business, where your relationship with your clients are built on trust, it’s important to appear professional. When you put your best foot forward, you give clients …MORE

Designer Tools of the Trade


Michelle, principal of Studio M, shares with us her Designer Tools of the Trade to stay organized, efficient and to set her firm a cut above the rest! I am sure most of you have heard the idiom that the “devil is in the details!” While I prefer the earlier phrase “God is in the …MORE