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Interior Designer Jill Howard and Her Journey to Open Her Own Studio | S29E3

from The Chaise Lounge Podcast | Published 7/15/2021

Hi there! We hope you are prepared because this week in the Chaise Lounge, we are joined by Jill Howard, founder of Jill Howard Design Studio.Growing up in a small town in the mountains of Virginia, Jill was not aware that one could become an interior designer. All she knew was that good grades meant becoming a doctor or a lawyer. She went to the College of William and Mary to pursue the former, only to find it was not the field for her. Later, Jill entered the world of music, which led to her studying music business (and meeting her future husband.) She purchased a house and found herself decorating it frequently. This gave her plenty of experience in business and a revelation for her new dream career.Jill entered the New York School of Interior Design. Through hard work and a strike of luck, she worked with some of the largest names in the world of interior design, including Tom Scheerer and Jesse Carrier. 10 years later, Jill and her husband moved to Charleston, where she opened her own design studio. Her business experience came in handy, as she established systems and processes early on. There was still some trial and error, but nothing that she couldn't handle. The studio is performing greatly, and Jill is working on a furniture line with a local maker. Keep an eye out for that!Check out Jill Howard's gorgeous portfolio at, and follow her on Instagram @jillhowarddesign! Success is all about hard work, for sure. But there's always some luck at play. Jill Howard Tweet Chaise Lounge Updates  Coast to Coast Design is back baby! Give it a listen to learn about just how many ways there are to run a design business.  Our Events Page Resources See what our sponsors can do for you. Upcoming Markets High Point Market – October 16 - 20, 2021 More About Our Sponsors Wrap Up If you would like to hear more episodes, please visit us on iTunes, Spotify or your favorite podcasting app! We'd love it if you post a review, you may even hear your review read live on our next podcast. Also, find The Chaise Lounge on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. With that said, keep dreaming big, and keep designing a great design business. See ya!

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Nick May is not an interior designer but he knows a thing or two about business. Talent and passion can only get you so far, so what differentiates those that are successful from those who want to be successful? Join Nick as he talks to top designers from across the world to find out who they are, what their design background entails, and how they run their firm today. Sit back, relax, grab a glass of Chardonnay, and let's talk the business of interior design.