WINDOWS TO SUCCESS VI
Eagle Oaks Golf and Country Club
20 Shore Oaks Drive, Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Designer, author and makeover television personality. Libby is a regular on NBC’s LXTV Open House for her famed “Daykeover” and on the Rachel Ray Show.Libby will be speaking to everyone in the AM session.
Broaden Your Brand: Tips and Tactics to Building your Window Treatment Business.
Learn direct ways to focus and hone your marketing tactics for your business and ideas on how to approach a new client base that you may not have tapped into yet. Better than thinking outside the box, Libby shows you that there is no box! She presents proven ways to set and tackle goals and take calculated risks that will pay dividends in the end. She will discuss the importance of clearly defining your brand message, developing your distinct voice, networking and self-promotion. Are you clear on the goal and mission of your business and are you confident that you are conveying this to new potential clients? Libby answers these questions and so many more in this fast paced and informative seminar. Pulling from all of her own experiences on her wild and wacky path through the design world: from building her commercial and residential design business to writing a book to working in makeover TV to designing her own lines of home furnishing products! Libby shares the inside scoop on how she made these things happen for herself and how you can apply them to your own business models and open windows to success!
In the PM session, the topic will be “Splurge Wisely”; Making a Big Design Impact for Clients with Small Budgets. Libby will provide smart saving tips for getting the most “bang out of your buck” when designing for a client on a budget. Often times doing makeover TV means working with a small budget in a short amount of time. Libby learned first-hand where clients are willing to invest and came up with countless clever solutions to create affordable design that looks expensive. Libby will share those tricks along with her top tips on where to save design dollars and where to spend for greatest impact. She will present her actual projects and talk about how to create the looks that her clients love in ways that will appeal to various budgets.
Owner of HomeDecGal.com, a how-to sewing and decorating resource.
Susan has served interior design professionals for over 20 years and is the co-creator of the Sewing and Upholstery Retreat.In the PM session, Susan will be doing 4 half hour demo zones:
Grommet Draperies with Pleats: Grommet draperies are typically very simple, with minimum fullness for a simple, wave heading. By adding pleats in combination with grommets, you can create an updated contemporary style, with more traditional pleating and fullness. Susan will show examples of operable pleated draperies with grommets placed in the spaces, and an inverted pleated drapery with an attached grommet heading.
Italian Stringing: A timeless technique, Italian stringing creates a soft and elegant drapery that is pulled back with hidden cords. Susan will show how to achieve different looks using Italian stringing, and how to update the method to meet current cord safety standards.
Relaxed Shades: How many ways can you create relaxed style shades? It’s probably more than you think. In this demonstration, Susan will share different techniques for creating shades with a soft, relaxed bottom hem.
Shaped Banding: Bandings can add a crisp detail to pillows, draperies and top treatments but it doesn’t have to be in a straight line. Susan will show how to create banding to fit around curves and is shaped in a unique fashion to embellish straight edges.
9:30-10:45 AM Class with Libby Langdon for all
10:45-12:30 Vendor Hall
12:30-1:30 Sit Down Luncheon
1:30-3:00 PM Class with Libby Langdon
1:30-3:30 PM Class with Susan Woodcock
3:00-4:30 Vendor Hall