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My Colorful Designs Go Global

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While I’m in High Point teaching my Think Tank event and attending the High Point Market, I thought it would be fun to show you a bit of “worldly” design news, too. I have no idea what this Hungarian magazine says about me and my design work, but I’m sure glad they did.  How fun to be on the cover of this international publication with an 8-page spread inside.


I just think the layout is so pretty that I had to share it with you.


It’s fun to see how they highlighted all the aqua in my home instead of focusing on the green that’s usually the focal point of this project.


And my sweet pup Harley made not one but two shots in the spread. She’s an international doggie model.


I hope you enjoyed seeing this fun press as much as I enjoyed receiving it. And if any of you know what this article says about me, you’ll have to translate.

Happy Weekend, friends!



p.s. I want to say a BIG thank you to our Think Tank sponsors Duralee, CR Laine, Currey & Company, Bernhardt, and Studio Webware. We couldn’t put on this life-changing business event for designers without the help of these great companies.

Think Tank is Underway!

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I’m so inspired this morning to be kicking off my first on-the-road training, Tobi’s Think Tank! An exclusive group of 15 amazing and powerful designers is working with me today at the O. Henry Hotel on transforming their core business practices and visions so that they can achieve the success they’ve always dreamed of! They have all carved one day out of their time at High Point Market to buckle down with me and get my no-holds-barred take on what this industry demands!


I am also so grateful for the support of our amazing sponsors: Madcap Cottage, C.R. Laine, Bernhardt, Kravet, and The Gilded Stag!

This event is sure to make my High Point experience even more dynamic and exciting than usual! I’ll be keeping you posted!


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p.s. Two quick reminders for you:

#1 If you love my blog, please vote for me in the Lamps Plus Best Home Blog 2013 Contest. Each time you vote (up to 1 time each day) you’ll be entered to win a $500 Shopping Spree at the Lamps Plus online store. Just follow THIS LINK to the contest page.

And #2 time is running out for you to sign up to be a member of my virtual audience for a FREE live training on creativeLIVE. To learn more about how to enroll in my workshop on Using Color in Home Design, CLICK HERE.

Back-to-School Treats and a BIG Announcement…Tobi’s Think Tank

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022de559768f68f0d776de7614d371aeWell it’s back-to-school time! Hard to believe I know, but I just spent the afternoon meeting my daughter’s third grade teacher and getting ready for school to start later this week.

Boy did the summer ever fly by! But I have to admit that I do love getting back on a regular schedule and I love learning almost more than life itself, so the idea of school secretly excites me. And Fall makes me want to bake so I was searching all these ADORABLE back-to-school treats on Pinterest.


Speaking of learning and treats…I have a VERY exciting announcement today about an AWESOME learning experience I am bringing to the High Point area during the upcoming Furniture Market this October. And I think it is quite the treat.

If you are a designer, are you heading to market? Or have you been wanting to go and need an excuse to make it worth your while? Do you want to turn your trip to High Point Market into an opportunity to transform not just your designs by seeing the many amazing vendors that the market has to offer, but also transform your design business while you are there? If so, you don’t want to miss my all-new Tobi’s Think Tank!


On Friday, October 18th, I’m hosting a full day of intensive training in the business of design for a select group of designers who are attending High Point Market.  I’m bringing my business insights directly to YOU at an industry event! So cool, right? You will already be there for market and now you can spend a day immersed in learning with me.

For this high-powered session, I’m taking my signature Designer MBA training, stripping away the networking and socializing elements, and cutting it down to the core content that has been transforming design businesses all over North America for years now. It will be a fast and furious exposure to all of the MBA content in just half the usual amount of time! I’m so excited I can hardly stand it!!


If you’ve Never heard of my Designer MBA course, here’s what you need to know…

My signature intensive course, Designer MBA, is a business education for design industry professionals. In it, I give you the scoop on the biggest lessons I have learned as a business owner in the interior design field for nearly 15 years. From fees to staffing to marketing, I bring my tried-and-true strategies to give designers the confidence they need to professionalize their processes and sell their services with conviction.

  • Have you been considering joining a Mastermind program,
    but don’t have the time or budget or haven’t found the right mentor?
  • Have you wanted to work with a forward-thinking expert in your field who has tested the market to learn what works and what doesn’t?
  • Are you unsure whether you should be charging hourly or fees for maximum profitability in your area?
  • Confused about what amount of your energy should be going toward developing an online presence?

Some of the hottest topics of my brand-new Tobi’s Think Tank are:

Charging What You’re Worth in the New Economy

Find Your Ideal Client: Who? Where? How?

Making Your Firm “Lean and Mean” to Maximize Profitability

Marketing Success Strategies in Print and Social Media

Tobi’s MegaGoal Setting Workshop

Tobi’s Top Time Management Tips for Maximizing Your Productivity

Space is limited to 15 participants for this training, because I can only move this quickly with a small, intimate group of participant, so reserve your seat TODAY!

The price for this power-packed training is $3,500. And if you sign up now you’ll also receive a bonus package (valued at $1000) absolutely FREE!:

1) Tobi’s Top Tips for Navigating High Point Market

2) A FREE Telecall on PR Strategy that Will Expose Your Brand

3) An All-New Action Map for Success, Tobi’s roadmap for your best year of business EVER!



So there you have it designers attending High Point market. I am so excited and hope you are too about my all-new Tobi’s Think Tank. And yes, it’s true. I only have 15 spots available and several are already gone, so if you want to TREAT yourself to one of the less than 10 seats left, hurry and sign up today. I can’t wait to spend time teaching you my top business insights right there near High Point at the fabulous O’Henry Hotel in Greensboro.


If you want to know whether investing in one of my events is worth it, Hear what others are saying about their experiences at my signature events!

“Since attending Tobi’s [events], I had a 500% increase in profits! What Tobi will spoon-feed is a roadmap to making money.”  – Mara

“If you are an interior designer who is struggling to grow your business, take my advice and follow Tobi.  She really will show you what to do.” – Rachel

“Tobi is so generous with her time and her knowledge. I walked in frightened about the future of my business. I walked out a confident designer! I have the tools to restructure, and am rebuilding for success.” – Alison

“Tobi Fairley & Associates helped me immensely. I’ve gone from being unhappy with my business and processes to now having more confidence, enjoying my projects, getting great “magazine worthy” full-room jobs and, most importantly, increasing my profits.” – Heather


Will you be joining me for this training, tailored to the all-action, no-nonsense designers of the world?! Join me, I promise your business will never be the same. It’ll be just like back-to-school for designers. But we’ll cram years of learning all into that one action-packed day!  Sign up for your spot here while you still can.

Happy Learning Y’all. I’m off to grocery shop for my third grader’s lunch and maybe I’ll bake a few apple cupcakes while I’m at it! 🙂


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p.s. To find all these adorable back to school treats, check out my Pinterest board here.