62 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

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 40 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.

    Staging Your Home to Sell with Renee Elliott

    Staging Your Home to Sell with Renee Elliott

    Transforming property appeal and boosting sales through home staging with Renee Elliot
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    The evolution of Renee Elliot's home staging business, from fashion to interior design.Key principles and concepts used in effective home staging to maximize property value.Common mistakes to avoid and valuable tips for homeowners attempting to stage their own properties.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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    • 26 min
    The Restful Muse: How Rest Fuels Creativity

    The Restful Muse: How Rest Fuels Creativity

    How to balance productivity and rest in creative pursuits?
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    The importance of stepping away and giving your mind rest to enhance creativity.The difference between focus mode and diffuse mode thinking and how they contribute to creativity.Practical strategies like the Pomodoro technique for maintaining productivity while prioritizing rest in creative projects.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!

    • 8 min
    Are You a Visual Thinker? How to Improve Your Visualization Skills

    Are You a Visual Thinker? How to Improve Your Visualization Skills

    Are you ready to enhance your home design with improved visualization?
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    The difference between visual and verbal thinking and how it impacts home design.Practical exercises and tools to enhance your visualization skills for decorating spaces.Tips for using digital platforms like Room Planner and Floor Plan Creator effectively for home design.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!

    • 14 min
    Worth the Wait? Demystifying Long Lead Times

    Worth the Wait? Demystifying Long Lead Times

    Are furniture lead times worth the wait?
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    Why waiting for custom furniture can be frustrating, especially during busy times like the COVID-19 pandemic.How lead times work in the furniture industry and why higher-quality or custom pieces take longer to deliver.Tips for deciding between immediate satisfaction and long-term quality when buying furniture, including managing expectations and making informed choices.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!

    • 9 min
    Episode 55: Part 3: Your Questions Answered

    Episode 55: Part 3: Your Questions Answered

    Tune in for the last Q&A session with Dr. Kricia Palmer.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    How to strategically place lamps for effective task lighting.Creative ideas for decorating rooms with super high ceilings.Practical tips on adding color, selecting timeless wallpaper, and sourcing high-end furniture.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!

    • 19 min
    Part 2: Your Questions Answered: Wall Art & Kitchens

    Part 2: Your Questions Answered: Wall Art & Kitchens

    How to transform your walls and kitchen - from choosing art to crafting the perfect cookspace?
    In this episode, you’ll learn:
    Key considerations for selecting and arranging wall art, including style, scale, color, and meaning.Practical tips for addressing large, blank walls and creating visually engaging spaces.Insights on kitchen design, covering the decision between dark wood and light gray cabinets, choosing white paint colors, and practical considerations for renovations and appliance selection.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!

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

showaqha ,

My new fave!

I love this podcast! I love how she mixes our daily life and emotions with decor. Such good perspectives. Thank you!

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!

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