28 episodes

Welcome to “Colorful Conversations with Katie”! Join us for a vibrant podcast where we seamlessly blend the realms of design and business in a fun and professional setting. Available on YouTube or any of your favorite podcast platforms!
Hosted by the dynamic Katie Decker-Erickson, a seasoned expert with nearly 20 years of experience in both fields, this engaging series promises to ignite your creative spark and sharpen your entrepreneurial acumen. From exploring the latest design trends to uncovering strategies for building successful ventures, we dive deep into the colorful world where aesthetics meet profitability.
Whether you’re a budding interior designer or a savvy entrepreneur, this podcast is your go-to source for inspiration, insights, and a dash of lively conversation. Tune in every other Friday and let your imagination, business and life take flight!

Colorful Conversations Katie Decker-Erickson

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Welcome to “Colorful Conversations with Katie”! Join us for a vibrant podcast where we seamlessly blend the realms of design and business in a fun and professional setting. Available on YouTube or any of your favorite podcast platforms!
Hosted by the dynamic Katie Decker-Erickson, a seasoned expert with nearly 20 years of experience in both fields, this engaging series promises to ignite your creative spark and sharpen your entrepreneurial acumen. From exploring the latest design trends to uncovering strategies for building successful ventures, we dive deep into the colorful world where aesthetics meet profitability.
Whether you’re a budding interior designer or a savvy entrepreneur, this podcast is your go-to source for inspiration, insights, and a dash of lively conversation. Tune in every other Friday and let your imagination, business and life take flight!

    26: 2024 Interior Design Trends with Diana Rushton

    26: 2024 Interior Design Trends with Diana Rushton

    Send Katie a Text Message!! We’re here to tell you the next big interior design trend to look for in 2024! Our very own Diana Rushton recently visited the High Point Market and is here to tell all. From how to merge sustainability and trends to updating a space designed with a previous decor trend to all that’s new in color, lighting, and textures—Di’s got you covered! Make sure you stick around for the Coaching Corner where we discuss navigating trends with design clients. Get your pen and n...

    • 30 min
    25: Networking Tips for Interior Designers with LuAnn Nigara

    25: Networking Tips for Interior Designers with LuAnn Nigara

    Send Katie a Text Message!! Networking as an interior designer can be intimidating—but it doesn’t have to be. Not if you’re armed with the perfect questions to ask, a plan of action, and all the rest of the advice LuAnn Nigara shares with us in this insightful and inspiring conversation! Hear from one of the most connected women in the industry just how to navigate in-person and virtual networking events so you get the most out of the experience and foster lifelong relationships. Be sure to s...

    • 37 min
    24: How to Close Sales Using Body Language with Nancy Ganzekaufer

    24: How to Close Sales Using Body Language with Nancy Ganzekaufer

    Send Katie a Text Message!! One of the most critical aspects of business is the sale—and your body language could be killing your close rate. An interior designer’s nonverbal communication to clients must exude calm and confidence from the very beginning. But how exactly can you do that? Nancy Ganzekaufer is a body language trainer who specializes in marketing and sales strategies specifically for interior designers! In today’s episode, Nancy walks us through exactly what we should be saying ...

    • 48 min
    23: Brand Identity & Design for Interior Designers with Corey Fuller

    23: Brand Identity & Design for Interior Designers with Corey Fuller

    Send Katie a Text Message!! Your brand identity captures everything about your design firm. From the fonts and color palette you use to the intangible pieces like brand voice—it all works together to draw in your ideal clients. But where do you begin creating a brand identity? Do you need to hire a professional brand strategist? And how can you tell it’s time for a rebrand? Get your Notes app out because Corey Fuller is back and ready to talk branding for interior designers! Be sure to stay f...

    • 39 min
    22: Interior Designers Pricing & Project Estimation with Michelle Lynne Pant

    22: Interior Designers Pricing & Project Estimation with Michelle Lynne Pant

    Send Katie a Text Message!! A business series wouldn’t be complete without talking about pricing for interior designers. Pricing and project estimation can be such a touchy and intimidating topic, but it doesn’t need to be! How can designers turn what they love into a profitable business quickly? How do you make the jump from hourly to value-based (or flat-fee) pricing? Michelle Lynne Pant is here to answer all these questions and more in one of our rawest conversations yet! You’re going to w...

    • 54 min
    Welcome to Colorful Conversations with Katie!

    Welcome to Colorful Conversations with Katie!

    Send Katie a Text Message!! Welcome to “Colorful Conversations with Katie”! Join us for a vibrant podcast where we seamlessly blend the realms of design and business in a fun and professional setting. Available on YouTube or any of your favorite podcast platforms!📲 CONNECT with Katie:Business Strategy Sessions for Interior Designers with KatieThe Studio, an Innovative Hub tailored for Interior Design ProfessionalsFacebookInstagram🎙Fill out our brief listener survey - We'd love to hear from YO...

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Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

ARPWrites ,

Must listen for Interior Designers

Katie is a super savvy business owner and coach for other women in the profession. Her experience runs deep and her advice is rock solid. If you’re building an interior design business, this pod will hands-down help you run a more rewarding, more successful business.

Kari in KS ,

Love the broad spectrum of topics!

So motivational, hearing from many aspects of the design industry! The conversational format is great!

MidwestJB ,

Insightful conversations

Excited for a podcast directed towards interior designers that covers the business and creative mindsets needed to run a successful firm. Throwing in life balance to every conversation makes this super relatable. Great conversations.

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