43 episodes

They're not that hot, or that young, but hosts Rebecca Plumb of Studio Plumb, and Shaun Crha of Wrensted Interiors, are spilling the tea every week on how a new generation of interior designers run their business.

Hot Young Designers Clu‪b‬ Hot Young Designers Club

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

They're not that hot, or that young, but hosts Rebecca Plumb of Studio Plumb, and Shaun Crha of Wrensted Interiors, are spilling the tea every week on how a new generation of interior designers run their business.

    Our Favorite Mistakes

    Our Favorite Mistakes

    This week the Hot Young Designers are channeling Sheryl Crow and sharing their favorite mistakes. They've both been in business for 3 years and saying they've learned a few things is an understatement. They want to help you avoid the bookkeeping, project management, and potential client pitfalls they experienced. Here's a big one - always get a retainer!
    Questions/comments? Email us at https://mailto:hello@hotyoungdesignersclub.com (hello@hotyoungdesignersclub.com)
    Follow Rebecca
    http://www.instagram.com/studioplumb (Instagram) + http://www.studioplumb.com/ (Website)

    Follow Shaun
    http://www.instagram.com/wrenstedinteriors (Instagram) + http://www.wrenstedinteriors.com/ (Website)


    Stuff they mentioned:


    Rebecca's https://bit.ly/2M7kE3r (Candle Care Kit)
    Shaun's https://www.instagram.com/s/aGlnaGxpZ2h0OjE3ODg2Njc1NDMwNzg3MjM4?igshid=1pqm3fyc1vez6andstory_media_id=2415041385458948507 (agave watch) saga is coming to an end
    Shaun likes the https://www.amazon.com/Poldark-Season-1/dp/B00Z61S75S (Poldark) series on Amazon Prime
    https://www.devolkitchens.com/ (Devol Kitchens)
    Episode 3 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hot-young-designers-club/id1505427626?i=1000471558089 (Does Your Brand Suck?)
    Episode 4 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hot-young-designers-club/id1505427626?i=1000472289087 (Photoshoot Tips and Tricks)
    https://bit.ly/37xTH0d (Run Studio Run) book

    • 56 min
    This Little Hottie Went To Market

    This Little Hottie Went To Market

    This week the Hot Young Designers are taking you to market because if you've never been, you're missing out. They're sharing their market planning advice, survival techniques, and the most important part - what to wear. They even share their top questions for trade vendors. You might just catch them at Vegas and HighPoint this year!
    Questions/comments? Email us at https://mailto:hello@hotyoungdesignersclub.com (hello@hotyoungdesignersclub.com)


    Follow Rebecca
    http://www.instagram.com/studioplumb (Instagram) + http://www.studioplumb.com/ (Website)
    Follow Shaun
    http://www.instagram.com/wrenstedinteriors (Instagram) + http://www.wrenstedinteriors.com/ (Website)


    Stuff they mentioned:
    Shaun's watching Rupaul's Drag Race http://www.vh1.com/shows/rupauls-drag-race (Season 13) and https://www.wowpresentsplus.com/rupaul-s-drag-race-uk/season:2 (Season 2 UK)
    Rebecca's power outage isn't as bad as https://www.instagram.com/p/CKotimglion/ (Orlando Soria's adventure)
    Rebecca's https://www.instagram.com/p/CKsAEnDJjes/ (new desk)
    We loved meeting https://www.ginnymacdonalddesign.com/ (Ginny MacDonald) at https://www.lasvegasmarket.com/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAvbiBBhD-ARIsAGM48bw9nDSeCi6vZnt23habZcGcm-6Ti-e28v6pIKrD-0X7UyVY_lc_-fgaAnUOEALw_wcB (Las Vegas Market)
    We're planning to be at https://www.highpointmarket.org/ (High Point Market) in Fall 2021

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Unf*ck Your Biz With Braden Drake

    Unf*ck Your Biz With Braden Drake

    This week the Hot Young Designers welcome Braden Drake - your new GBF and a licensed attorney and tax professional. If you're thinking this is going to be boring, trust that it's anything but! Braden educates creative business owners with his courses, mastermind groups, and his podcast - Unfuck Your Biz. On this episode he's talking about taxes, business entities, cash flow, and his Birkenstock collection.
    Questions/comments? Email us at https://mailto:hello@hotyoungdesignersclub.com/ (hello@hotyoungdesignersclub.com)
    Follow Rebecca
    http://www.instagram.com/studioplumb (Instagram) + http://www.studioplumb.com/ (Website)
    Follow Shaun
    http://www.instagram.com/wrenstedinteriors (Instagram) + http://www.wrenstedinteriors.com/ (Website)
    Stuff they mention
    Braden's Book: https://www.bradendrake.com/book (UnFuck Your Biz)
    Listen to Braden's https://www.bradendrake.com/podcast (Podcast)
    Follow Braden on https://www.instagram.com/bradenadamdrake/ (Instagram)
    Braden likes using the Qapital savings account Use Code: ub4333yd
    Braden's new Birkenstock https://www.birkenstock.com/us/rotterdam-micro-fibre/rotterdam-sporttech-microfibre-0-evarubber-m_1.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiA0-6ABhDMARIsAFVdQv8YnukAiR8limWl5ajP0iV1jD5U9HK3hjTcq9_9G_pAsuy1D8tJwAUaArB2EALw_wcB (Rotterdam) or https://www.birkenstock.com/us/kyoto-oiled-leather%2Fsuede-leather/kyoto-suede-oiledleathersuedeleather-0-eva-u_3974.html#lang=en_USandq=kyoto (Kyoto)
    Join his https://www.facebook.com/groups/375843312994732/ (Facebook) group

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Productivity Hacks

    Productivity Hacks

    This week the Hot Young Designers share their best productivity hacks. They're focused on staying efficient and productive as their workload gets busier. They offer up everything from accountability tactics, to task management, and using forced obligations.
    Questions/comments? Email us at https://mailto:hello@hotyoungdesignersclub.com (hello@hotyoungdesignersclub.com)
    Follow Rebecca
    http://www.instagram.com/studioplumb (Instagram) + http://www.studioplumb.com/ (Website)
    Follow Shaun
    http://www.instagram.com/wrenstedinteriors (Instagram) + http://www.wrenstedinteriors.com/ (Website)
    Stuff they mentioned:
    https://todoist.com/productivity-methods/pomodoro-technique (Pomodoro Technique)
    Rebecca's Inbox Process from https://thesweetsetup.com/ (The Sweet Setup)
    https://culturedcode.com/things/ (Things) App
    Asana
    https://bit.ly/3ql4ZvF (The Miracle Morning) by Hal Elrod
    The https://amzn.to/3ahhP82 (Hatch Alarm)

    • 58 min
    2021 Goals

    2021 Goals

    The Hot Young Designers are back with their first episode of 2021! They're stating their goals to let the universe know what they want from this year. And Rebecca and Shaun aren't taking no for an answer! It's time to talk about where their businesses (and the Podcast) are headed for 2021.
    Email us at https://mailto:hello@hotyoungdesignersclub.com/ (hello@hotyoungdesignersclub.com) to share your Designer dilemmas and future episode ideas! Email us at https://mailto:hello@hotyoungdesignersclub.com (hello@hotyoungdesignersclub.com)
    Follow Rebecca
    http://www.instagram.com/studioplumb (Instagram) + http://www.studioplumb.com/ (Website)
    Follow Shaun
    http://www.instagram.com/wrenstedinteriors (Instagram) + http://www.wrenstedinteriors.com/ (Website)
    Stuff they mentioned:
    Rebecca loves the https://www.goodnotes.com/ (Good Notes) app on her iPad for consultations.
    Shaun's https://wrenstedinteriors.com/a-seriously-cheap-radiant-heat-alternative-weve-loved-for-years/ (under-rug heating pad) is an awesome radiant heat alternative
    Planoly for Instagram planning
    Rebecca switched to https://www.studiodesigner.com/ (Studio Designer) as an all-in-one tool that includes bookkeeping
    Check out https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/hot-young-designers-club/id1505427626?i=1000475936260 (Episode 9) with Anastasia Casey of the Indentité Collection to get the actionable steps for Social Media growth and engagement
    The Identité Collective's https://theidentite.co/our-no-fail-instagram-editorial-calendar-for-interior-designers/ (Instagram Editorial Calendar)

    • 53 min
    2020 Year in Review

    2020 Year in Review

    In their last episode of 2020 the Hot Young Designers take a moment to reflect. Rebecca and Shaun look at their challenges and triumphs. They finally get a chance to interview each other to answer the Burning Questions. They hope you find inspiration to consider your own Fizzles and Sizzles of the year.
    Questions/comments? Email us at https://mailto:hello@hotyoungdesignersclub.com (hello@hotyoungdesignersclub.com)
    Follow Rebecca
    http://www.instagram.com/studioplumb (Instagram) + http://www.studioplumb.com/ (Website)
    Follow Shaun
    http://www.instagram.com/wrenstedinteriors (Instagram) + http://www.wrenstedinteriors.com/ (Website)
    Stuff they mentioned:
    Shaun's project feature in https://ruemag.com/home-tour-2/rooms-we-love/a-colorful-and-calming-bedroom-makeover-by-wrensted-interiors (Rue Mag)
    Getting clients to book directly with you with tools like https://acuityscheduling.com/ (Acuity)
    Using https://www.asana.com (Asana) for project management
    New textiles from https://www.jennifershorto.com/ (Jennifer Shorto) that you might have been seeing
    Dream living in the set of https://hookedonhouses.net/2018/05/08/reese-witherspoon-house-home-again/ (Home Again) with Reese Witherspoon
    Keeping in touch with https://www.marcopolo.me/ (Marco Polo) app
    Rebecca's getting organized with https://www.studiodesigner.com/ (Studio Designer) software

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

dchip1121 ,

Wonderful and fun resource for designers!

This is such an ENJOYABLE podcast full of relevant, interesting and entertaining topics. A must for all designers! I loved the whole process party series and all of the market information!!!!

Claire Deutsch ,

Fun and Informative

When I open up my podcasts, this is the first one I check on with hopes for a new episode. With this being my first year as a solo interior designer, Shaun and Rebecca have been an integral part of building my business. One of the biggest things I appreciate about them, is that they are still old-school enough to value the importance of picking up the phone to have tough client conversations, yet are savvy with technology, (something that I need more of). The show strikes the perfect balance of serious and fun, and I even love when the two don’t agree with each other- it helps me too consider options that might work best for my business and clientele. Keep doing what you’re doing, Shaun and Rebecca! I tell all my designer friends to give you a listen!

Shean's Nest ,

By Designers For Designers

Shaun and Rebecca keep it real and don’t keep secrets. This podcast gives you everything you need to get behind the scenes of running an interior design business. I love that the episodes are in digestible and actionable bits so you can change and adapt over time instead of things feeling like overwhelming steps.

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