Welcome to today's episode! We really have a big treat in store for you today- we have Lori Weitzner as our guest and if you're not yet familiar with her, she's the principal and creative director of Lori Weitzner Design Inc. Lori has a really unique perspective on the use and significance of color in design and she discusses this today on the show. She also talks about the choices that she's made in her business and she shares many of the big moments that have shaped her career.
Lori's latest endeavor is her book Ode To Color- The Ten Essential Palettes for Living and Design and now she's also developed The Ode To Color Analysis- a practical guide on how to find one's color world, as a compliment to the book. Listen in to find out about the windy road and some of the pivotal moments that this super successful lady has taken to get to where she is today.
Lori's career as a designer spans thirty years and she's known internationally for her contribution to the world of textiles and wall coverings under that brand Weitzner. The Weitzner brand has been sold through highly esteemed houses, like Sahco, Larson, and Pollack. You may be familiar with Lori because of her trims, which are available through Samuel and Sons, or her rug designs for West Elm, or possibly even through her paper designs for Papyrus. Listen in now to find out more.
Lori's Website: Lori Weitzner
To take Lori's test with her Ode To Color Analysis, or to buy her book go to Ode To Color
LuAnn's book: The Making of A Well-Designed Business®
I have been “catching up” with as many episodes as I can possibly hear between days and today during my morning run which is my “me time” I put my headphones on to hear Lori Weitzner (which I learned and use her products through Pollack) and at some point I had to stop my running to just listen. I felt that I was dancing and somebody moved my floor Lol!! It was either a couple of “aha” moments or a “wake up call” when she said “you don’t have to know what you are doing” you just have to do it ( or want to do it ) I can’t recall exactly her words on response to your questions. And here is why I felt this episode was talking to me: I have worked or designed closed to 100 fabric and wallpaper patterns and I have never promote it (properly, maybe some random Facebook post) and all of them have been seating on my computer for long long time. With the exception of 2 or 3 patterns and I had made an outfit or some pillows of it, other than that nothing else. I try to convince myself that I’m too busy to dive into that venture when the real truth is that I have not idea where to start, I have not even taking the time to find out more about it, what it takes etc. Perhaps fear that they are not good enough, fear to waist money in the process many many excuses. So I’m having some serious conversation with my “inner artist/designer” and I asked the same question Weitzner’s friend asked her: What do you want?? So I’m writing what I want not what is possible. (I loved that quote also of the episode).
I needed to vent and tell you this part of my day, believe me it made my day. Thank you for sharing so much!!