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Schools

16 Interior Design Schools Worth Applying to

Decided you want to be an interior designer? Consult AD PRO’s list of the top interior design schools to consider

Operations

How to Design a Business Model that Works for You—From Someone Who’s Been There

Malene Barnett—artist, activist, and BADG’s founder—weighs in on designing a business around the life you want

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The 3 Toxic Traits that Spell Trouble for Vendor Relationships

Bottom line: Build your relationship on a foundation of respect

Need to Know

Thinking About Appearing on TV? Read This First

Here’s what you’ll want to know before hitting the small screen—from designers who have been there

Development

The Art of the Recommendation Letter

Hiring managers, firm leaders, and recruiters weigh in with best practices

Designer Takes

Buy Now, Use Later? Interior Designers Weigh the Pros and Cons of Storing Furniture Finds

For many designers, a question persists when it comes to buying antiques and one-offs: To store or not to store

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Why Sustainable Design Has Left “Niche” Status

If you aren’t learning about sustainable practices in design, you’re leaving business on the table

Development

The Secret to Retaining Talent in a Shifting Job Market

And no, it’s not better benefits

Operations

How to Divide and Conquer Your Next Project (Without a Turf War)

Check your ego at the door, and remember that everyone’s ideas count

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The Top 3 Marketing Mistakes Interior Designers Make

Many designers fall into the same marketing traps: Here’s how to avoid them