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How To Rotate an Object in AutoCAD
How To Rotate an Object in AutoCAD
By Michelle Ecker on January 18th, 2017

When working in AutoCAD, you’ll occasionally find yourself needing to rotate an object in order to match the angle of another existing object in your drawing. When this happens, here’s what you can do to accomplish that adjustment: Start the ROTATE command and select the object (or objects) that you are trying to revolve. When you are subsequently prompted with…

3 Ways To Upgrade IKEA Furniture
3 Ways To Upgrade IKEA Furniture
By Michelle Ecker on January 11th, 2017

While some designers avoid IKEA furniture because of its commonplace reputation, it’s silly and impractical to deny its simple flexibility and clean contemporary style. With a look of modern minimalism, their pieces are super easy to incorporate in a client’s home design (not to mention the budget friendly price tags). If you’re worried about underwhelming clients with the lack of…

Spring 2017 Style
Spring 2017 Style
By Michelle Ecker on January 5th, 2017

If you’re like us, you’re already keeping your eyes and ears open when it comes to 2017 spring and summer style trends. We’ve already browsed Pinterest and combed some of our favorite fashion blogs to get a general idea of what we can expect in the coming months. As personal stylists, it’s important to be ahead of the curve when…

Planning a Wintertime Wedding
Planning a Wintertime Wedding
By Michelle Ecker on January 4th, 2017

If you’re helping a couple plan a wintertime wedding, it’s important for you to consider the ways in which the season may throw off the typical wedding day routine you might be used to. Getting started, here are some things to consider when you’re working to coordinate the perfect cold-weather wedding day: Dress Appropriately- There are several things you should…

How Much Do Floral Designers Get Paid?
How Much Do Floral Designers Get Paid?
By Michelle Ecker on December 26th, 2016

If you’re interested in starting your own floral design business, it’s important for you to have a general knowledge of industry salary averages. Depending on how much you’re looking to invest in the start-up process (buying new supplies, setting up a studio at home or renting an additional space elsewhere, etc.), this will help you determine how much you can…

How to Make Last Minute Holiday Sales
How to Make Last Minute Holiday Sales
By Michelle Ecker on December 21st, 2016

If you’re a DIY jewelry designer, having a general business background can be a crucial part of your occupation as you attempt to round up more clients and get your work out there to potential buyers. During the holiday season, this is especially truthful. One fun way to incorporate your sales savvy with your already-busy social schedule is to plan…

AutoCAD’s Slice Command
AutoCAD’s Slice Command
By Michelle Ecker on December 14th, 2016

When you are using AutoCAD, the ability to make your own ‘slices’ through the model you are working on is a great time saving trick. When you are drafting, the view of a slice through the actual interior of the building itself, a mechanical part, or a roadway is often something that’s required. This specific view is called a “section”…

5 Ways To Make Your Home Smell Like the Holidays
5 Ways To Make Your Home Smell Like the Holidays
By Michelle Ecker on December 13th, 2016

An expert interior designer knows that the entire vibe of a room is something greater than just the things that fill it up. Adding a pleasant smell can go a long way when it comes to effectively updating a home, especially around the holidays. This year, here are 5 fun ways you can help your clients get in the spirit…

Floral Design Consultation Tips
Floral Design Consultation Tips
By Michelle Ecker on December 12th, 2016

When it comes to floral design services, most professionals are hired to fulfil some general creative requests of their clients- most people don’t show up to a florist’s without any ideas of their own. In most cases, higher end clients will browse local florist options and ultimately chose to hire you if they tend to like your general aesthetic (something…

How to Take Care of Wool
How to Take Care of Wool
By Michelle Ecker on December 9th, 2016

If you want to become a personal stylist, it’s important to develop some background knowledge about the proper way to take care of certain garments. This is crucial information you need to share with your clients when you’re helping them put together an improved wardrobe. Part of your job is to make the styling aspect of someone else’s life much…