From a large design firm in Portland to a dual-office operation in Connecticut and Florida, these two designers couldn't be more different. Mastering the world of interior design isn’t a science. Find out how two designers, Garrison Hullinger and Lisa Davenport, both from strikingly opposite backgrounds, have each found success amidst the chaos.
Baby, You’re the Boss at Home: Studio vs. Home Office | S6E7
You don't gotta' go to work (work, work, work, work, work), but you gotta' put in work (work, work, work, work, work).
Okay, we're being silly, but it's true! No matter where you decide to keep your office, you're still the boss. You take your business with you wherever you go. So where do you want it to be? Lisa and Garrison explore all the various angles of this crucial question and recount their own experiences as design professionals working from a home office and eventually getting into a studio of their own.
Points of interest: update your Google My Business profile, the professional presentation of your home, strategic partnerships in office spaces, hidden costs both personal and professional - and much more.
Lisa & Garrison Paint with All the Colors of the Year | S6E6
Have you ever heard the Lisa feel the color blue? Or asked the grinning Garrison why he grins? Can you paint with all the Colors of the Year?
On this episode of Coast to Coast, Lisa Davenport and Garrison Hullinger dig into some official colors of the year and how they feel about them. You also get to hear their own, personal color picks for the year - and, what's this, a brand-new segment?!
Points of interest include: Color of the Year (of course), some complementary colors, hanging art: should it match the room, client stories - and much more.
Goals for 2021 | S6E5
After a much-needed holiday hiatus (or a COVID coffee break, if you will), Lisa Davenport and Garrison Hullinger are back! And they are rearing and ready to round out the remainder of our season, so buckle up.
Recorded just after the turn of the New Year, our Coast to Coast hosts (to hosts) with the most (to most) eagerly say a hearty BUH-BYE to 2020 and look forward to 2021 with renewed energy and ambition. Won't you join them?
Points of interest include: Bouncing back from 2020, marketing budgets, supporting local and small vendors, vendor reps and new product exposure - and much more.
Celebrating Differences Pt. 2 | S6E4
And we're back.
More anecdotes. More wisdom. More ways to be a professional success from two amazing, different people.
Points of interest include: qualifying clients, standards and consistency, the kickoff process, commercial work, the office's role in landing a client - and much more.
Celebrating Differences Pt. 1 | S6E3
One of the dirty little secrets of success is that there's actually more than one right way. Every path and every philosophy has its pros and cons, sure, but it's all about finding the right one for you and making it work. After all, what is Coast to Coast if not a celebration of two different people with two different styles making their way through this world as successful, creative professionals?
When Lisa and Garrison sat down for this conversation, they came to the table with so much to say that we couldn't resist breaking it into two episodes. Enjoy a heaping helping of anecdotes and wisdom from our favorite transcontinental couple, and stay tuned for even more in our next episode.
Points of interest include: more on Lisa's home project, commercial work, smaller projects vs. bigger and more bespoke, talking to clients - and much more.
Non-Competes & Professional Behavior | S6E2
There are rules that we have to follow, and there are rules that we define and follow ourselves. Set by our own internal compass. A personal code. Character. Where does one begin and the other end? And which should be written down on paper and enforced?
Eww, what is this - a college course on Theories of Law? No! Just our two favorite design professionals talking about how contracts and behavior come into play when you're trying to make your way in this world of ours. It's still Lisa and Garrison, kooky as ever!
Points of interest include: when are non-competes necessary, how to handle employees that act in bad faith, maturity - and much more.
My favorite design podcast! Funny, real, and informative. Can’t get enough! Thank you Catherine and Garrison!
Love love love
You’re the funniest people on the planet. Can’t wait to hear more. Great content. Keep it coming!
I always love finding new design podcasts and I am happy I found this one. The hosts are engaging and entertaining and there's lots of great info and insight. Great job, Guys! - Darla Powell host of the Wingnut Social Podcast.