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A Well-Designed Business® | Interior Design Business Podcast

In today's world being a talented interior designer isn't enough to ensure that you have a profitable and successful interior design business. Design school doesn't always teach you the critical business skills to be sure your interior design business be everything you imagined it would be! A Well Designed Business is here to fill in the gaps and give you real live business skills from some of the top interior designers. Your host, LuAnn Nigara shares her 35 years of success in the interior design industry, and she finds the most successful guests to share their interior design business best practices.
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Nov 15, 2022

Today With Tanya Smith-Shiflett:

Welcome to a Well-Designed Business. Today, I’m joined by Tanya Smith-Shiflett of Unique Kitchen & Bath Designs. Tanya has grown her design firm exponentially over five years, expanding to multiple showrooms, engaging in luxury collaborations, and working with high-end designers. Find out how she built her business and what’s next on the horizon for her.

Pick It Apart

[1:45] Tanya shares the story of how she transitioned from medical sales to kitchen and bath design

[7:12] Tanya discusses her expansion and her showrooms

[18:10] Tanya breaks down how she forged high-end collaborations with well-known luxury designers

[34:00] Tanya and LuAnn discuss Tanya’s collaboration process

[39:53] Tanya shares her “best practices” for working with other designers

LuAnn Nigara and Tanya Smith-Shiflett's Ah-Ha Moments

“The biggest thing about your pace is that you have to do you, just like in everything else. There’s a big movement in self-care, and I’m all for it. But at 60 years old, you’re not going to tell me I don’t know me.” -LuAnn

“That’s the thing with people that go for what they want. There’s a whole aspect of having courage and confidence and faith in yourself. But it has to be because you know you can actually deliver.” -LuAnn

More About Tanya Smith-Shiflett:

Tanya has always believed that the kitchen is, in fact, the heart of the home. She has always been passionate about balancing function and beauty in the rooms we use most. While working full-time in medical sales, she began helping her husband’s building company part-time with kitchen layouts. Her innate ability to create beautiful and functional kitchens promoted her to become a NKBA certified kitchen designer and founder of Unique Kitchens & Baths. Since 2005, Tanya has been in the kitchen design community, expanding her skills and honing her expertise. Today, she works closely with her in-house team of designers at UKB to create timeless spaces.

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Classes hosted by Tanya!

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Book 1: The Making of A Well – Designed Business: Turn Inspiration into Action

Book 2: A Well-Designed Business – The Power Talk Friday Experts

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Other Shows Mentioned:

#455 Megan Molten: Planning Creates Success in Your Interior Design Business

#270 Shea & Syd McGee: Building a Design Empire Involves a Lot of Hustle

#236 Shea McGee of Studio McGee Joins Me Today!!!!

#758 Sallie Lord: Collaboration over Competition in the Interior Design Community

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