11:30am - 12:30pm, Mon. Apr. 08
One Stop Design Shop: The Hybrid Interior Design/Retail Business Model
Universal Furniture International, Inc.
Neighborhood: Commerce Concourse
Shuttle Stop: 15 (Red Line)
As an interior designer, you might consider a brick and mortar location to showcase your design style. As a home furnishings retailer, you may find your trusted design advice to customers turning into full-on design projects. More and more, designers and retailers are bridging the retail-design gap to offer a one-stop experience that accomplishes both. So how does it work and what are the benefits and challenges? Join Furniture, Lighting & Decor Editor-in-Chief Diane Falvey as she talks in-depth with hybrid designers/retailers to find out the pros and cons of juggling both sides of the business, with tips for how to get started, too. With Teddie & Courtney Garrigan, Coco & Dash; Joni Vanderslice, J.Banks; Nancy Price, Nancy Price Interiors.
Speakers: Diane Falvey, Teddie Garrigan, Courtney Garrigan, Joni Vanderslice, Nancy Price