56 episodes

Are you decorating, remodeling or building a home? Are you excited but also a little intimidated, nervous and uncertain about the whole process? If so, you’re in the right place. Welcome to The Design Doctor Podcast, where we diagnose design drama and talk about how to decorate, remodel or build a home without losing your mind.Each week we diagnose a different problem, from decision fatigue and overwhelm to communicating with your builder and managing a budget. We’ll give you insight and actionable steps you can take to complete your project while thriving rather than just surviving.Your host, Kricia Palmer, MD, Allied ASID is a former board-certified allergist & immunologist, interior designer and certified life coach who left medicine 14 years ago to follow her creative dreams. Through her design business, House Calls for Physicians, she helps busy women physicians create intentionally designed spaces that makes coming home the best part of their day.

The Design Doctor Kricia Palmer, MD, Allied ASID

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    • 4.9 • 39 Ratings

Are you decorating, remodeling or building a home? Are you excited but also a little intimidated, nervous and uncertain about the whole process? If so, you’re in the right place. Welcome to The Design Doctor Podcast, where we diagnose design drama and talk about how to decorate, remodel or build a home without losing your mind.Each week we diagnose a different problem, from decision fatigue and overwhelm to communicating with your builder and managing a budget. We’ll give you insight and actionable steps you can take to complete your project while thriving rather than just surviving.Your host, Kricia Palmer, MD, Allied ASID is a former board-certified allergist & immunologist, interior designer and certified life coach who left medicine 14 years ago to follow her creative dreams. Through her design business, House Calls for Physicians, she helps busy women physicians create intentionally designed spaces that makes coming home the best part of their day.

    What Interior Designers Look For In a Potential Client

    What Interior Designers Look For In a Potential Client

    Find out what interior designers seek in their ideal clients.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    The crucial role of effective communication in the designer-client relationship.The significance of open-mindedness for a more creative design process.The importance of understanding quality, value, and time appreciation in achieving successful interior design outcomes.If you liked today’s episode, please leave me a rating and review in Apple podcasts.
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    • 19 min
    5 Things to Look For When Hiring an Interior Designer

    5 Things to Look For When Hiring an Interior Designer

    How can you find the perfect Interior Designer?

    In this episode, you'll learn:
    The crucial distinction between interior designers and decorators, and how to choose the right fit for your project.How to effectively evaluate a designer's portfolio to ensure their signature style aligns with your preferences.The importance of transparency in communication, budget discussions, and pricing structures when hiring an interior designer.If you liked today’s episode, please leave me a rating and review in Apple podcasts.
    Check out the House Calls for Physicians Website.
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    • 21 min
    6 Ways to Think Like an Interior Designer

    6 Ways to Think Like an Interior Designer

    Are you thinking like a designer or just making a shopping list? 

     In this episode, you’ll learn:
    The difference between practical thinking and creative thinking in home design.Six useful tips to help you think like a designer, making the process more enjoyable.Key concepts include taking your time, embracing creative ideas, studying your space, visualizing items together, creating a design story, and shopping strategically.If you liked today’s episode, please leave me a rating and review in Apple podcasts.
    Check out the House Calls for Physicians Website.
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    Check us out on Instagram!

    • 20 min
    Q & A with Contractor, Erik Chrestman

    Q & A with Contractor, Erik Chrestman

    Join me in exploring home construction and remodeling through Erik's expertise.

    In this episode, you'll learn:
    Key factors contributing to projects going over budget and running late.Proactive strategies for homeowners to address common construction challenges.Red flags to watch for when selecting a contractor for your project.If you liked today’s episode, please leave me a rating and review in Apple podcasts.
    Check out the House Calls for Physicians Website.
    Join the House Calls for Physicians Private Facebook Group
    Check us out on Instagram!

    • 27 min
    Slow Style Design with Zandra Zuraw

    Slow Style Design with Zandra Zuraw

    Can slow-style design transform your living spaces?

    In this episode, you'll learn:
    The importance of being mindful when selecting home decor and architectural features.The process of developing a keen design eye, especially for those without formal training.Insights into slow style home philosophy, emphasizing life-informed style, the evolution of style, and the incorporation of various design elements for a personalized, meaningful space.If you liked today’s episode, please leave me a rating and review in Apple podcasts.
    Check out the House Calls for Physicians Website.
    Join the House Calls for Physicians Private Facebook Group
    Check us out on Instagram!

    • 39 min
    The Most Important Step of a Remodel with Erik Chrestman

    The Most Important Step of a Remodel with Erik Chrestman

    Is patient planning the key to successful home remodeling?
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    The importance of understanding personal aesthetic preferences for home designs.The pitfalls of following design trends blindly and the value of individualized planning.How early planning and foresight can lead to smoother, more cost-effective remodeling processes.If you liked today’s episode, please leave me a rating and review in Apple podcasts.
    Check out the House Calls for Physicians Website.
    Join the House Calls for Physicians Private Facebook Group
    Check us out on Instagram!

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

ACFergie ,

Priceless Advice

I wish this had been produced before we did a remodel in 2020. I spent so much of the 9 months (original estimate 3 months!) being furious about all the “screw-ups.” Though I felt like I was being proactive at the time, this podcast gave me so many great ideas of how I could have handled it better. Though my husband says “never again” regarding renovation, I’m still hopeful that if the need arises, I have a wonderful resource for surviving it better!! Thanks, Kricia and Stasia!!!

GGR09 ,

Pure gold!

I know Kricia on a personal and professional basis. She has an amazing gift for teaching! I have been a student of hers in her design course aimed at teaching women physicians interior design. She has been the most amazing teacher and mentor and I have grown so much in my design skills through her course. She has also helped me be more confident in my choices and believe in my designer abilities. She is such a talent and I am so excited for this podcast and all the possibilities! She has so much knowledge to share and people are going to be blown
Away by how much they learn and take away from her content. This episode was fantastic! I think a log can be applied to everyday life and all the different types of conflicts we encounter. Can’t wait for the next episode!

Aambia ,

Inspirational

Kricia breaks down design for busy physicians into manageable take home messages that you can implement. I’m excited for this podcast and what more I can learn!

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