Managing Your Finances as an Interior Designer

Working in the interior design world is more than picking out paint colors and coordinating fabric swatches.  In order to maintain a successful interior design business, managing the financial aspects [...]

30 Install Kit Essentials | Plus: a few “in case of emergency” hacks

Being prepared for your client’s install is not something you should leave to the day of installation. Creating an install tool kit that is prepped and ready with all the [...]

Growing Your Team and What They Need to Master: How to build a successful interior design business

Entering a creative profession (*ahem* interior design!) carries its own set of obstacles, each as unique as the visionary! While there is no guide or defined road map, the process [...]

Nashville Shopping Guide

My recent trip to Nashville left me feeling warmed with Southern hospitality, refreshed and ready to get back to my clients with a renewed sense of creativity. Every time I [...]

The 5 Essential Client Documents You Need Before Starting Your Next Project

When diving into an exhilarating new project, the last thing you want is to be unprepared, scrambling to get it together. As designers and business owners, a million priorities run [...]

Communication is Key: Tips on communicating with clients during a supply chain disruption or project delays.

Communication is Key: Tips on communicating with clients during a supply chain disruption or project delays Living through the most unexpected and equally challenging time these past few years has [...]

Chic Shopping in Chicago…The Circaphiles Way!

Our last visit to Chicago was a whirlwind with all of the buzz at the Design Social Pop-Up! In our free time, we snuck in a little shopping and sightseeing [...]

Snapshot on Photography

You’ve spent months (if not years) sourcing for the perfect pieces, curating just the right fabrics and paints, and working alongside your preferred workrooms to bring to life custom finishings. [...]

Unlocked: Lloyd Princeton

WE RECENTLY CHATTED WITH FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT OF DESIGN MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LLOYD PRINCETON Lloyd has guided firms to growth through realistic goal-setting through building the right team. From negotiating contracts [...]

Paving the Road to Beautiful Interiors…One Tile at a Time

Just as each stone is laid to create a marvelous mosaic, Nancy Epstein, Founder of Artistic Tile, built the foundation of her company one step at a time with precise [...]

Unlocked: Lucia Schito

We recently chatted with circaphiles ambassador & Director of the Americas for Salone del Mobile over the past 20+years Lucia Schito Industry insider and a valuable point of reference for [...]

Paris is Always a Good Idea: Shop, Stay, Eat & Wander the Circaphiles Way

Every January, after the last remnants of the holiday season have been tucked away, designers from around the world descend on the city of lights. A menagerie of styles and [...]

Unlocked: Maryline Damour

We recently chatted with Circaphiles ambassador & inspiring designer MARYLINE DAMOUR  Damour Drake is a combination of Maryline Damour and Fred Drake, a duo that came together to offer their [...]

Uncovering Treasures: For the Holiday Season

photography  @hectormsanchezphoto; styling: @buffyhargettflowers & @ellyposton; location: @zerogeorgest Every year, I am elated to revisit my hometown of New Orleans to visit friends and family. The rich culture and collection of beautiful shops are [...]

Styling a Story with Margaret Zainey Roux

New Orleans-based Lifestyle Journalist and Interiors Stylist MARGARET ZAINEY ROUX has an eye for detail and a fresh approach to styling.  Her storied career has led her to collaborate with [...]

Unlocked: Courtney McLeod

We recently chatted with circaphiles ambassador & joyful designer Courtney mcleod Courtney McLeod is the founder and principal of Right Meets Left Interior Design, an award-winning, full-service design studio in [...]

Unlocked: Pulp Designs

We recently chatted with circaphiles ambassador & daring designers pulp designs Beth Dotolo and Carolina V. Gentry co-founded Pulp Design Studios in 2007 in hopes to bring a sense of [...]

Unlocked: Alex Woogmaster

With great enthusiasm, we are announcing our newest Circaphiles ambassador, Alex Woogmaster    Based in Las Vegas, Alex Woogmaster is the Founder and Creative Director of Woogmaster Studio, and long-time [...]

What I Wish I Knew: How Keith Granet has built a successful 30 year business & what he wants you to know about it.

What I Wish I Knew: How Keith Granet has built a successful 30-year business & what he wants you to know about it.           For over [...]

Uncovering Treasures: New Orleans

A melting pot of culture, art, and creole, there are few things I hold more dearly than my “hometown” of New Orleans. Last month, I went back to my Southern [...]

Unlocked: Sara Barney

We recently chatted with circaphiles ambassador & Colorful, creative designer Sara barney   Sara Barney is the Founder and Principal Designer of BANDD DESIGN and has mastered the art of [...]

When the Pandemic Hit, this Design Duo Built their Dream Business: Curious How?

When the Pandemic Hit this Design Duo Built their Dream Business: Curious How? Ever found yourself in the thick of an upholstery order wishing the lead time was shorter, that [...]

Creating Galmorous Interiors with Showstopping Style

CREATING GLAMOROUS INTERIORS WITH SHOWSTOPPING STYLE Arte gave Circaphiles the key to their studio doors in Belgium for an inside look at their latest collections with testaments straight from the [...]

Unlocked: Marea Clark

We recently chatted with circaphiles ambassador & SOPHISTICATED SOUTHERNER marea clark After a decade of practicing with the industry’s most lauded interior designers, Marea founded MCI and quickly garnered a [...]

Unlocked: Form Design Studio

We recently chatted with circaphiles ambassadors FORM DESIGN STUDIO The brainchild of Joshua Rose and Rafael Kalichstein, FORM Design Studio is a Los Angeles firm based on sustainability and beauty. [...]

How Russian Art & a Taos Wood Carver Unite to Hit All the Right Notes

How Russian Art & a Taos Wood Carver Unite to Hit All the Right Notes Esteemed furniture makers Casa Marrón open their studio doors to detail two of their latest [...]

Unlocked: Danielle Rollins

We recently chatted with circaphiles ambassador & Stylish entertainer Danielle ROLLINS Founder of Danielle Rollins Interiors, she is known for her bold, feminine and fresh designs. In addition to interior [...]

Unlocked: Liz Caan & Co.

We recently chatted with circaphiles ambassador & COLOR-HAPPY designer LIZ CAAN Here at Circaphiles we like to surround ourselves with inspiring friends, and Liz Caan certainly falls into that category. [...]

Westweek 2021: Silver Linings Launch Party

PACIFIC DESIGN CENTER & CIRCAPHILES PRESENT: WESTWEEK 2021 OPENING NIGHT KICK-OFF CELEBRATION An evening filled with friends, fun, and of course, lots of design talk. It was such a pleasure [...]

Focus on excellence: A deep dive into the details of the Black Artists and Designers Guild Obsidian Virtual Showhouse

Images: courtesy of obsidian house From changing scope mid-project to managing clients and pesky backorders, there are few things the design community is better equipped to handle than a last-minute [...]

How to land interior design clients online

Images: Michelle Nussbaumer, Pulp Design Studios, Amber Interiors, Laura Hodges, David Kleinberg 2020 handed the design industry both a massive challenge and opportunity.  On one hand, we lost the ability [...]

What I Wish I Knew – Michael Berman & Lindsey Shook, California Home+Design Editorial and Brand Director

What I Wish I Knew - Michael Berman & Lindsey Shook The Learning Curve of Licensing Deals: What is the roadmap to a successful licensing deal? Michael Berman will reveal [...]

What I Wish I Knew: Timothy Corrigan & Krissa Rossbund, Traditional Home Senior Style and Design Editor

What I Wish I Knew - Timothy Corrigan & Krissa Rossbund Oh, to be a new designer. So many questions, so many discoveries to be unveiled. And one A-lister —Timothy [...]

A letter from Genevieve

      I am so excited to welcome you to your new, trusted and FUN corner of the world (wide web), The Philes. We are consistently working behind the [...]