Is it just me or is this the first time in YEARS that it actually feels like fall in AZ this early? Is this what the rest of the country has been crowing about all this time? I am loving this beautiful fall weather and can’t wait to start enjoying brunches and dinners on restaurant patios once again.
With fall in full swing my thoughts are turning to this last quarter of 2016 and reflecting upon the year so far. As a business owner this is the time I dig in and do a diagnostic check of where my business is and where I want it to go in the future.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that last week I was in Dallas for a conference with an interior design business mastermind group created and led by Tobi Fairley. This year, I’ve attended two other events with an incredible group of designers from all over the country. Each time I come away with a very specific “A-Ha!” moment that inspires me to take action. This trip was no different.
Since that meeting in Dallas, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on what I love most about being an interior designer and visualizing what type of design business best suits my personality, talents and strengths moving forward. My eyes have really been opened to the possibilities of crafting a business model that is unique to me instead of trying to fit into a mold that never felt 100% authentic. I’m always telling clients and perspective clients that their homes need to reflect them, what they love and how they live. So it only seems logical that a business should reflect the strengths, personality and passion of the owner.
After a lot of soul-searching, I’ve realized that while I love full service design projects and the satisfaction that comes from designing entire rooms or homes, I am incredibly energized by working with a larger variety of clients on quicker “consultation style” projects. I have a ton of enthusiasm about helping people design homes they love and I love to share my knowledge with as many people as possible (hence this blog). Working with full-service budgets is truly wonderful and I’ll never stop pursuing those projects but I also feel driven to offer design services that are accessible to many more people.
So I’m in the midst of creating a whole new menu of consultation packages for people who would love to work with me on designing their homes but who may not have the budget for my full service design. This will be a really great fit for people who want to hire me for my creativity and design expertise but who want to save money by handling their own ordering, project managing and installations.
I’m fine-tuning all of the details and plan on launching these new services by the end of October so stay tuned! I’m SO excited about tailoring my business in a way that brings great design and great service to more people. I really believe that everyone deserves a beautiful, well-designed home and I hope to be able to help many more people achieve that.
I hope you’ll follow along and thanks for sticking with me throughout this post. I’ll be back to posting pretty and inspiring things later this week.