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Accelerating your Interior design and home brand business. Hosted by interior design pro, Darla Powell.

Designed by Wingnut Social | Interior Design Business Darla Powell

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Accelerating your Interior design and home brand business. Hosted by interior design pro, Darla Powell.

    What is Boutique Hospitality Design?

    What is Boutique Hospitality Design?

    What is the difference between commercial and residential design projects? Does all commercial design have to be sterile? How was the hospitality design industry impacted by the pandemic, and has it bounced back? Designer Amanda Jacobs answers all this and more on today's episode. Stay tuned!
    Amanda Jacobs Design, with over a decade in freelance interior and event design, specializes in transforming spaces with a focus on hospitality. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, AJD crafts inviting environments that blend aesthetics with warmth and thoughtfulness, inspired by clients' personalities and cultural influences. They create harmonious spaces that exude luxury and sophistication through a meticulous and collaborative approach.
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    📲CONNECT with Amanda:
    Website: https://www.amandajacobsdesign.com/
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/amandajacobsdesigninc
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-jacobs-5907b81a8
    📲CONNECT with Darla:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedarlapowell
    📚Resources & People Mentioned:
    Wingnut Academy is LIVE: https://wingnutsocial.com/wingnut-academy/
    "The 6 Keys to Success on Instagram" (Free Webinar): https://wingnutsocial.ewebinar.com/webinar/free-webinar-the-6-keys-to-success-on-instagram-9971
    "Saint Nektarios: The Saint of Our Century" by Sōtos Chondropoulos
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    • 39 min
    What They Don’t Teach You in Interior Design School

    What They Don’t Teach You in Interior Design School

    Are you struggling to voice your opinion on the job site with contractors? Do you want to feel empowered to speak up in a male-dominated space? Today’s guest, Elizabeth Lord-Levitt, shares some tips on how to learn the ins and outs of construction so you can feel knowledgeable about every step of your next project. Stay tuned!
    Elizabeth's construction centered approach to her designs is a culmination of almost 20 years in the remodeling industry. As a CMKBD and CLIPP certified designer with a masters degree in real estate and construction management, Elizabeth applies her construction knowledge to her designs, resulting in completed projects that are not only aesthetically impactful, but practicable and obtainable. She also holds a real estate license, and is the founder of Built4Design Residential Academy.
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    📲CONNECT with Elizabeth:
    Website: https://built4design.com/
    Houzz: https://www.houzz.com/pro/eplordresdesign/elizabeth-p-lord-residential-design-llc
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EPLordREDesign
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/eplordredesign/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabethlord/
    📲CONNECT with Darla:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedarlapowell
    📚Resources & People Mentioned:
    Wingnut Academy is LIVE: https://wingnutsocial.com/wingnut-academy/
    "The 6 Keys to Success on Instagram" (Free Webinar): https://wingnutsocial.ewebinar.com/webinar/free-webinar-the-6-keys-to-success-on-instagram-9971
    "The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom" by Don Miguel Ruiz
    "Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers" by Lois P. Frankel
    🖼️DARLA’S BACKGROUND:
    🏠Designed by Julianne Hendrickson, Hendrickson Interiors
    Website: https://www.hendricksoninteriors.com
    Instagram: @hendricksoninteriors
    📸Photographed by Penlight Media
    Website: penlightmedia.com
    Instagram: @penlightmedia
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    • 38 min
    Tips to Master Your Finances and Plan the Future of Your Business

    Tips to Master Your Finances and Plan the Future of Your Business

    Are you giving away all the financial keys to your interior design kingdom to just one person? Do you have a bookkeeper, a CFO, or an accountant, but not all three? Today’s guest, Kathy Svetina, tells us why that might not be the best idea, plus tons of other helpful info. Stay tuned!
    Kathy Svetina helps small businesses with $3M+in annual revenue build financially healthy and sustainable businesses. She is the founder of NewCastle Finance, a company offering Fractional CFO services to growing small businesses and the host of the Help, My Business Is Growing Podcast. For nearly 14 years, she did senior-level financial planning and analysis for Fortune 500 companies. Now she teaches small businesses how big companies use financial information to drive their business forward.
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    📲CONNECT with Kathy:
    Website: https://www.newcastlefinance.us/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ksvetina/
    Podcast: https://helpmybusinessisgrowing.buzzsprout.com/
    📲CONNECT with Darla: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedarlapowell
    📚Resources & People Mentioned:
    Wingnut Academy is LIVE: https://wingnutsocial.com/wingnut-academy/
    "The 6 Keys to Success on Instagram" (Free Webinar): https://wingnutsocial.ewebinar.com/webinar/free-webinar-the-6-keys-to-success-on-instagram-9971
    "The World of Yesterday" by Stefan Zweig
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    • 35 min
    REPLAY: How to Get Your Design Work Published in a Magazine

    REPLAY: How to Get Your Design Work Published in a Magazine

    Are you an interior designer looking to get into magazines? Avoid these mistakes in 2024 that could prevent you from magazine placement! Today’s guest, Molly Schoneveld, shares lots of tips on design staging, the digital scene for magazines, and best practices for social media to get discovered by publications.
    Molly Schoneveld began her career in Hollywood working forAcademy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer. She was soon recruited to powerhouse entertainment firm PMK, where she worked with A-list talent. She started her PR firm, in 2008, and soon developed a niche expertise at the intersection of entertainment and lifestyle. Since then, she has worked with design and lifestyle clients across the country, helping to publish their projects, launch their stores, books and product lines.
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    📲CONNECT with Molly:
    Website: https://www.thestoriedgroup.com/
    Molly's Instagram:  @molly.schoneveld
    The Storied Group Instagram: @thestoriedgroup
    📲CONNECT with Darla:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedarlapowell
    📚Resources & People Mentioned:
    Wingnut Academy is LIVE: https://wingnutsocial.com/wingnut-academy/
    "The 6 Keys to Success on Instagram" (Free Webinar): https://wingnutsocial.ewebinar.com/webinar/free-webinar-the-6-keys-to-success-on-instagram-9971
    Ashley Marques' Episode: https://youtu.be/cMqdMzq-_6I?si=nfomOhSJIddTGVoU
    AD YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@UC0k238zFx-Z8xFH0sxCrPJg 
    Library Card: https://www.thestoriedgroup.com/library-card-membership
    "One Day" by David Nicholls
    "Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself" by Mike Michalowicz
    🏠FOLLOW Wingnut Social:
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    Wingnut Webinars: https://wingnutsocial.com/webinar
    🎧SUBSCRIBE to The Wingnut Social Podcast:
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    YouTube: https://bit.ly/designedonyoutube

    • 42 min
    REPLAY: How to Achieve Financial Success With Your Design Business

    REPLAY: How to Achieve Financial Success With Your Design Business

    Do you need some more confidence when it comes to pricing your interior design services? Do you even know where to begin? Well, on today's show, we discuss that and more with one of our favorite guests, Rebecca Hay. Stay tuned!
    Designer. Speaker. Educator. Brick by brick, Rebecca Hay strategically developed the foundation for her now seamlessly run 7-figure design firm. Millions in profits, a savvy team, and countless residential projects later, she now only spends 20 hours a week in her firm. After years of being asked, “How did you do it?” Today, her mission is to educate fellow design firm owners to build confidence and professionalism in their business through her transformative 8-week course Power of Process.
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    📲CONNECT with Rebecca:
    Website: https://rebeccahay.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rebeccahaydesigns/
    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@designercoach
    📲CONNECT with Darla:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedarlapowell
    📚Resources & People Mentioned:
    Wingnut Academy is LIVE: https://wingnutsocial.com/wingnut-academy/
    "The 6 Keys to Success on Instagram" (Free Webinar): https://wingnutsocial.ewebinar.com/webinar/free-webinar-the-6-keys-to-success-on-instagram-9971
    Designer's Room: https://rebeccahay.com/designers-room/
    Pricing with Confidence: https://wingnut--rebeccahay.thrivecart.com/pricing-with-confidence/
    Rebecca's Podcast: https://rebeccahay.com/podcast/
    "Meet Me at the Lake" by Carley Fortune
    🏠FOLLOW Wingnut Social:
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    Wingnut Webinars: https://wingnutsocial.com/webinar
    🎧SUBSCRIBE to The Wingnut Social Podcast:
    Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3RJzmtK
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    • 45 min
    Use Authenticity to Attract Your Ideal Client

    Use Authenticity to Attract Your Ideal Client

    Have you been holding back online? Did you know that being 100% yourself can actually help attract your ideal clients? Designer Jessica Brigham is an expert in being unapologetically herself online, and she has some great tips on how to use your personality to your advantage. Stay tuned!
    A vivacious native New Yorker based in New England boasting my love for big and bold design. It’s my goal to equip and empower creatively-inclined women to live out their best magazine-ready life. I’m obsessed with designing, doing-it-myself, chronic rearranging, making up my own words, cooking, cocktails, thrifting and getting shit done. Day-by-day, I’m manifesting my dream to create a modern, eclectic and glam world (that’s just my Italian side showing).
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    📲CONNECT with Jessica:
    Website: https://www.jessicabrigham.com
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imjessicabrigham
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imjessicabrigham
    Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/imjessicabrigham
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@UCzwB2qBg0PxQjUFa6dLTdCA
    📲CONNECT with Darla:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thedarlapowell
    📚Resources & People Mentioned:
    Wingnut Academy is LIVE: https://wingnutsocial.com/wingnut-academy/
    "The 6 Keys to Success on Instagram" (Free Webinar): https://wingnutsocial.ewebinar.com/webinar/free-webinar-the-6-keys-to-success-on-instagram-9971
    "12 Months to $1 Million: How to Pick a Winning Product, Build a Real Business, and Become a Seven-Figure Entrepreneur" by Ryan Daniel Moran
    "Capitalism.com" Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/capitalism-com-with-ryan-daniel-moran/id721987947
    Ashley Marques' Episode: https://youtu.be/cMqdMzq-_6I
    🏠FOLLOW Wingnut Social:
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    Wingnut Webinars: https://wingnutsocial.com/webinar
    🎧SUBSCRIBE to The Wingnut Social Podcast:
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    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
237 Ratings

237 Ratings

MollyTS ,

Love Darla's Humor and Insight

Darla always brings the humor and lightness to what can be a very stuffy industry that takes itself very seriously. She has really insightful guests across a broad range of topics that can help an interior designer at any stage in their career.

Crimson peony ,

Jasmin Crocket interview

Just finished listening to the latest podcast episode featuring interior designer extraordinaire Jasmine Crockett, and let me tell you, it was pure inspiration! Jasmine's relatable and down-to-earth approach to design had me nodding along and feeling like I could tackle any home project. This episode a must-listen for all design enthusiasts. Keep up the fantastic work, and bring on more incredible guests like Jasmine!

JenTracy7 ,

Amazing Show

Amazing show with great content and resources! Thank you Darla!!

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