Ep #183: Money Talks: How to Avoid the Biggest Mistakes Designers Make with Lori Paranjape

The Design You Podcast with Tobi Fairley | Money Talks: How to Avoid the Biggest Mistakes Designers Make with Lori Paranjape

There are some mistakes that designers make that are costing them so much in their businesses. Now I’m not talking about picking the wrong paint color or a rug or sofa being too small for a room, but mistakes in terms of how they deal with clients and run their businesses. And today’s guest has so much insight into this topic, I knew I had to bring her onto the show.

Lori Paranjape is the founder of Mrs. Paranjape Design, a luxury, full-service interior design firm with a reputation for excellence in customer experience. Her enviable client list consists of young entrepreneurs, professional athletes, and country music royalty, and her work has been featured in Elle Decor, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, People Magazine, and many more. She joins me today to talk about the biggest mistakes designers can make in their businesses, and how to avoid them.

Tune in this week and hear some of the mistakes Lori has made in her own business, what she’s learned from them, and why it is so important to take responsibility for the mistakes you make. Discover the importance of being transparent and upfront with clients – especially about money – and hear some of Lori’s best advice for new designers.

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What You'll Learn From This Episode

  • The importance of taking responsibility for your mistakes.
  • How Instagram changed Lori’s business.
  • Why you don’t need a formal degree to be a designer.
  • One of the biggest mistakes Lori made as a young designer.
  • How Lori started out and how she grew her business to where it is today.
  • What a lot of designers are afraid to do.
  • How to learn from the mistakes you make.

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