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We start with design; then move on to discuss the latest hot topics. It's a podcast where we like to share our POV & listen to others. This is a platform that is designed to inform & educate.

Design Perspectives Gail M Davis

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 58 Ratings

We start with design; then move on to discuss the latest hot topics. It's a podcast where we like to share our POV & listen to others. This is a platform that is designed to inform & educate.



    Here are a few questions that I had for Amy:

    What is my “why?”

    I am a creative person and a business owner and I understand the necessity and the difficulties of communicating your own story well. Given my background in editorial, I felt I could demystify and simplify what it means to be “press ready" from that perspective, which is just one perspective but an important one when trying to get your message out there!

    Who is my clientele?

    Mainly interior designers. Increasingly small manufacturers and brands in the interiors industry. The communications component  that is now so closely bound to business continues to express itself in new ways within the design community, whether with showrooms, design centers, or large design markets.

    How to be “pitch perfect”?

    First, understand that writers and editors look for the special in your work, a point of view. You can learn what it means to communicate that in my book, Recipe for Press: Designer Edition.

    But in a nutshell, pitching requires clarity, reliability, consistency and reciprocity. It is a process that takes time and valuing the process of creating relationships within the design community.

    Elevator pitch in three seconds.

    You be you, with conviction! I treasure people’s story. I always have.



    • 29 min


    This is the kitchen renovation episode! My kitchen renovation to be exact! I have been toiling away for the past 4 months working on my kitchen. I have learned A LOT and will share my journey. This kitchen was designed with the grown & sexy in mind! I want it to feel like you are experiencing  your favorite restaurant whose dining area is sultry & moody. I wanted it to be a visceral tactile experience.

    Thank you to House Beautiful and the following sponsors for being so AMAZING  to work with:

    Emtek - https://www.emtek.com/

    Monogram - https://www.monogram.com/

    The Tile Shop - https://www.tileshop.com/

    Fabuwood -  https://www.fabuwood.com/

    Leeor Zorel - https://www.thezorelgroup.com/

    • 23 min


    Anne started her eponymous firm after relocating to Toronto 15 years ago after working for Daniel Romuladez on all Tory and Chris Burch's projects. She was House & Home's Designer of the Year in 2021 and has been featured in House Beautiful (her home was the cover story), The Wall St Journal, AD, Domino to name a few. She just released her first ever design and lifestyle book, MOOD, which is available on Amazon and in select stores.

    More about MOOD

    In Anne Hepfer’s world, a home is a complex reflection of who you are, and the people, places and ideas that matter most. For this, her first, book, the acclaimed designer explores the power of a stylish and soul-nourishing refuge of one’s own. Drawing inspiration from influences as wide-ranging as travel, music, food and drink, fashion, and nature, Hepfer shares her process and opens the doors to the masterful spaces she has crafted for both international clients and her own family. Filled with exuberant color and meditative reflections, MOOD is an ever-evolving journey through the seven key emotions a brilliantly designed home should evoke: happy, relaxed, energized, cozy, sexy, tranquil, and nostalgic.

    • 22 min


    Liz Lidgett's passion for art allowed her to see that competent art consulting for private companies and corporations was a need that wasn’t being filled. With that in mind, she began her art consultation business, Adore Your Walls, in 2013. Since then, her business has grown and she recognized once again that online and national consulting – the type that exists for furniture and interior design – was completely absent for the world of art and has expanded her services, including a gallery space. With her developed expertise, Adore Your Walls has evolved into her new brand: Liz Lidgett Gallery + Design. Within the rebrand, Liz continues to consult, partner with artists and regularly contribute to design publications across the country.




    • 18 min


    Co-founded in 2007 by interior designers Beth Dotolo and Carolina V. Gentry, Pulp Design Studios is an iconic force to be reckoned with in the world of interiors, and the firm brings a sense of adventure to the business of design.

    With a forward-thinking approach to commerce and design, Pulp has established a unique viewpoint that combines luxury design and a flair for the unexpected. With studios in Seattle, Dallas, and Los Angeles, the Pulp team works with residential and commercial clients across the country, helping them define a personal style and transforming interiors into spaces that are brag-worthy and innovative.



    • 24 min
    Episode 120- Gail M Davis

    Episode 120- Gail M Davis

    Why do you attend conferences? Are you going to truly learn? What are you expecting to glean? Do you want to learn how to get better? Or do you want someone to do the work for you? I share my perspective on what it is like to experience a conference as a speaker instead of being in the audience.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

The Bookwoman ,

Episode 97

This episode really spoke to me. It solidified many thoughts I had been having lately, but not taking seriously. Thank you for this affirmation. ❤️

Leeharmonwaters ,

Joyful and Real

Wha a joy you are, Gail! Thanks for keeping it real and sharing all of your wonderful knowledge and point of view.

Duquefernando ,

Exquisite Podcast, Fantastic Host and Great Conversations!

I have met Gail as a client initially and we have developed a good friendship since! She is so knowledgeable about the industry and listening to her podcast has added so much value to our company and to me personally. She keeps us up to date with the latest trends, important figures in the industry and of course her ‘Design Perspective’ ;)

I was lucky enough to be interviewed by Gail in Aug 2021 and I immediately felt like I was talking to a close friend. We talked about different topics and as always she had an interesting perspective about the industry. She not only showed me that she is an experience interviewer but also made me feel very comfortable.

She has interviewed great designers, all with a great attitude and willing to spend a great and honest conversation.

Definitely I’ll keep listening… Thank you Gail!

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