41 episodes

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.

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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.

    Creative Marketing Pt. I: Relationships & Publishing | S5E2

    Creative Marketing Pt. I: Relationships & Publishing | S5E2

    Grab your coffee and pull up a chair, it's time to listen in to another cross-continental conversation between the lovely Lisa and Garrison! They had so much to say on the subject that we decided to split this one into two episodes! (Stay tuned for Pt. II.)



    Finding new and creative niches in marketing - particularly ones that yield results - has always been a challenge, but now it's more crucial than ever. Is it truly time to say goodbye to print publishing? (Spoiler: No!)



    Points of interest include: power partnerships, highlighting your vendors, getting featured in publishing and broadcast media - and much more.



    (You may notice some inconsistent audio quality due to the pandemic disrupting our usual setup. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we transition.)

    • 21 min
    Season 5 Premiere! | Keeping Up with Evolving Client Expectations

    Season 5 Premiere! | Keeping Up with Evolving Client Expectations

    It's a new season, baby! Garrison and Lisa are back, they've got their caffeine, and they're excited to talk to eachother about all the learning and growing they've been doing these last few months. Particularly on the subject of client expectations, and how they're changing in response to the new landscape.



    Points of interest include: getting more involved with your projects, The Three F's, preppers and planners, respecting the rules of high rises - and much more.



    (You may notice some inconsistent audio quality due to the pandemic disrupting our usual setup. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we transition.)

    • 34 min
    What’s next? | S4 Hiatus Pt. 2

    What’s next? | S4 Hiatus Pt. 2

    Garrison and Lisa just couldn't stay away, and had plenty more to say on the subject of where things are at. What they've learned about themselves these last few months, more effects of working from home, and even a little light prognostication. So before our hiatus kicks off again in earnest, we'd like to bring you another conversation of humble, authentic hope and love between two extremely different interior designers that just can't get enough of eachother.



    Points of interest include: Remote works, funkytown, social media, working differently with teams - and much more.

    • 28 min
    The World Looks A Little Different Now | S4 Hiatus

    The World Looks A Little Different Now | S4 Hiatus

    Oh, hi there! Since most of Season 4's conversations were recorded mostly before the pandemic, Lisa and Garrison really wanted to reconnect and talk about how their lives have been these last couple months. No doom and gloom, we promise. Just some lively conversation between friends that takes a look at the same world we all live in right now. Hardships, adjustments, expectations. That sort of thing.



    Points of interest include: Working from home, how to deal, what's the plan, taking smaller jobs - and much more.

    • 27 min
    Lessons Learned, Smarter Moves & Thicker Skins | S4E8

    Lessons Learned, Smarter Moves & Thicker Skins | S4E8

    We all make mistakes. No early career is without its share of diving headfirst into exciting new opportunities. (And others kind of fall in.. or trip in!) The trick is to pay attention. To mindfully assess what happened and why, so that we can grow from it. If you're doing it right, the longer you're in business, the more mistakes you've made - and the more you've learned from them all.



    Lisa and Garrison have learned so many lessons, which suggests they've each made a mistake somewhere along the road. Maybe even two! From the importance of a solid contract to learning the kind of clients that just aren't a good fit. These lessons were hard-learned. This wisdom hard-won. And we're all the better for it.



    Points of interest include: Dialing for dollars, a brief kitchen check-in, how hard it is to be a sensitive person in business, navigating and finding the right partnerships - and much more.

    • 33 min
    Why Go to KBIS? (with The Chaise Lounge’s Nick May) | S4E7

    Why Go to KBIS? (with The Chaise Lounge’s Nick May) | S4E7

    Our exciting KBIS coverage continues, this time joined by The Chaise Lounge's Nick May!



    Still hype from their last discussion, Garrison and Lisa dig into the various reasons they feel it's important to come to the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (almost) every year - or to send your junior designers along at the very least. With Nick in the mix, our transcontinental crew reminisces about their hilariously-storied histories, and bring their combined decades of varied expertise to the table.



    Points of interest include: Garrison's 54th floor Las Vegas view, how important is it to come to KBIS, the value of relationships, how important it is to handle mistakes well, a special tease of Garrison's hometown project - and much more.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Aphickam ,

The best!

My favorite design podcast! Funny, real, and informative. Can’t get enough! Thank you Catherine and Garrison!

Ilana yaker ,

Love love love

You’re the funniest people on the planet. Can’t wait to hear more. Great content. Keep it coming!

DarlajPowell ,

Totally Entertaining!

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.

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