The Interior Design Business you’ve dreamt of owning

Consultancy, Courses and Community

Expert help is at hand when you need it most. Whether you’re a start-up or an established designer, you’ll grow in confidence, find the work that you love, and be proud of your business.

You’ve found the place where smart, creative interior designers find all of the support and advice they need.

This isn’t a hobby.
We mean business

I’m Lisa. I made the scary jump from a corporate job to life as an Interior Designer. And, amongst all the surprised faces, and comments like “is that a real job?”, and “are you sure that’s a good idea?”, I’ve made it work – beautifully. 

It takes a leap of faith to start something new – especially into an industry that can feel so closed off and secretive. I faced my fair share of challenges, and a lack of support, starting out. 

I wanted things to change. I imagined a world where Interior Designers support each other – and now I’ve created it.

Ways to work with me.

You don’t need me to teach you how to design, but I can guide you through the day to day challenges of life and work as an Interior Designer. With the right support, you can build the interior design business you’ve always dreamt of.

The Membership

The joy of feeling seen and understood.

Interior Design Insiders is an online community of UK Interior Designers. It’s a safe, non-judgemental place to chat, share knowledge, get advice, join events and connect with like-minded interior designers. Everyone is welcome.

Courses

Build your knowledge and confidence.

If you’re struggling with a particular aspect of your business our courses and workshops can help. From ‘Building your Interior Design Business’, ‘Pricing’, to ‘Finding Clients’ we have workshops and courses that will boost your knowledge.

Consultancy

1:1 Consultancy to help your business fly.

As a busy Interior Designer, you don’t need all the information, just the right information at the right time. Whether you’re starting out or there are ‘sticky’ bits of your business, if you’re looking for something a bit more personal – a 1:1 session with me can help.

Being a member has given me the confidence to raise my prices, see the value in my work and believe in myself.
Alix Stoney, Amberley Studio

Hi I'mLisa

The magic happens when we work together.

I don’t have a formula for running an Interior Design studio. There’s no silver bullet or fail safe 7-step process that I can give you (sorry). 

It’s tough starting out. Launching is scary. It can be hard to get people to take you seriously – especially if you are leaving a high-paid job to “fluff cushions”.

Even years in, it might not be the business you dreamt of. Perhaps you’re not consistently doing work that you love, and you swing from fully booked to scraping around for the next project. It’s stressful and takes more hours than you ever imagined.

There is a way through. Use my knowledge and experience to design a business that works for you. I’ll guide and support you. Once you see that you have what it takes, you’ll be brimming with confidence and your business will thrive.

Unlock your potential!

Join me on Substack where I share industry insights and business tips, and answer your designer dilemmas.
It's all designed to make your life as an Interior Designer easier and happier!

A few happy Insider members.

Rukmini Patel Interior Design

Rukmini Patel

Rukmini made the move from Banking into Interior Design. Known for her love of colour, texture and minimalism – Rukmini specialises in renovating Victorian, Edwardian and Georgian properties. Rukmini loves fashion, spirituality, and having a positive outlook on life.

Ruby Red Interiors

Karen Robinson

Karen’s studio creates sophisticated and vibrant interiors for residential and commercial spaces. Her forte is sourcing unusual accessories, and combining them with colour, to achieve a distinctive look for her clients. Karen’s firmly in the ‘love it’ brigade when it comes to Marmite.

Bean Interiors

Emma Capron

Emma has over 25 years’ experience. Based in Hove, she creates considered, beautiful homes which reflect and express her clients’ stories and lives…turning their house into their unique home. Emma longs to own a donkey, or two, as they don’t like being solitary!

Let's build your business

It often starts with a chat.

Get the kettle on and let’s talk about how we can work together to grow the business you truly deserve. Click the link below and we can walk through the options – no pressure.