Interior Design: How to Brand Yourself Like a Boss

Have you ever wondered how some interior designers seem to have it all figured out? They have a steady stream of clients, a recognizable style, and a reputation for excellence. But what’s their secret?

In this episode of To-The-Trade, host Laurie Laizure interviews Kris Kennedy, a branding expert, to dish on the importance of branding for interior designers. And let me tell you, this episode is packed with juicy tips that will have you saying “Aha!” in no time.

Why Branding Matters

Chris breaks down branding into a simple but powerful truth: it’s not just about your logo and colors (although those are important too!). It’s about the perception people have of you and your business. A strong brand strategy can help you:

  • Attract your ideal clients: By clearly communicating your unique value proposition, you’ll attract clients who are a perfect fit for your style and expertise.
  • Command premium fees: When you’re perceived as a brand authority, clients are more willing to invest in your services.
  • Stand out from the competition:┬áIn a crowded marketplace, a strong brand can help you differentiate yourself from the rest

Building Your Brand Identity

So, how do you go about creating a brand that wows? Kris outlines a step-by-step process that’s both practical and inspiring:

  1. Identify your ideal client: Who is your dream client? What are their needs, preferences, and design style?
  2. Define your brand personality: What are the words that describe your brand? Are you playful and eclectic, or sophisticated and minimalist?
  3. Craft your messaging: What are the key messages you want to communicate to your target audience? What makes you unique and valuable?
  4. Be consistent: Consistency is key! Use your brand messaging and visual identity across all platforms, from your website and social media to your proposals and presentations.

Bonus Tip: Brand is a marathon, not a sprint

Kris emphasizes that branding is an ongoing process. As your business grows and evolves, so should your brand. But by following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating a brand that attracts clients, reflects your unique style, and helps you achieve your business goals.

Ready to get started?

Kris leaves listeners with a powerful call to action: start thinking about your brand strategy today! By investing in your brand, you’re investing in the future of your interior design business.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab a notebook, put on your creative thinking cap, and get ready to brand yourself like a boss!

P.S. Don’t forget to check out Kris’s website for more branding tips and resources.

I hope this blog post is fun and engaging!


Remember, you’re not just a designer, you’re part of a community. And with To-The-Trade, you’ll never feel like you’re going it alone again.


P.S. We have some amazing guests and juicy topics lined up, so stay tuned!

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