Ep #274: Is This Really the End of Interior Design This Time? (Part 1)

The Design You Podcast Tobi Fairley | Is This Really the End of Interior Design This Time? (Part 1)

Launching my e-commerce store with my daughter has really got me thinking about the interior design industry and revenue streams. So today, I’m bringing you the first in a series of episodes about the current state of the design industry and additional revenue streams.

A lot of people are worried about the future of the design industry and how they can be successful interior designers over the coming years. As long as people have homes, there will always be a need to make them functional and beautiful. However, the industry is changing, and if you want to stay ahead of the curve, this series is for you.

Is this really the end of the design industry? Tune in this week to discover how the design industry is changing, why the only thing that’s been certain lately is uncertainty, the impact of the democratization of design, and everything you need to know about the softening economy that is affecting interior designers’ bottom line.


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What You'll Learn From This Episode

  • The issues the pandemic created in the design industry that we’re still dealing with.
  • What I hear from designers about how their businesses have slowed over the past year.
  • Why it’s harder than ever to make money as an interior designer.
  • The kind of work designers want to do and why the consumer demand isn’t there for it right now.
  • Why people are experiencing fatigue regarding self-help and self-improvement.
  • The impact of late-stage capitalism and our broken system on the functionality of the design industry.
  • What you need to know about diversifying revenue streams an interior designer.

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I help creative women (and a few really progressive dudes) design profit-generating, soul-fulfilling businesses that let them own their schedule, upgrade their life and feel more alive than ever!

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