"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."
Whoooosh!!! I totally missed August! I pulled my face out from the book I was reading (Learning to Breathe by Alison Wright-an excellent book that I am on my second time through!) to discover September was here and retail was back in full swing. August, notorious for being a slow, low month in retail due to vacations, had collapsed thankfully into the beginnings of autumn and holiday planning. Many of you are hoping along with me that our clients will continue to gain confidence in our economy and allow us to assist them in freshening their interior spaces. Hunter Douglas is sporting new product colors and materials, fabric suppliers are sending out new books of gorgeous colors and coordinates, and seminars have given us the latest trends and sale techniques . We now just need our clients to feel the need, any need, to freshen up, add to, or totally overhaul existing decor.
We have worked along side many of you, in a team approach, to bring the client the best of our individual expertise. Networking has helped all of us support each other, learn from one another, and offer our clients a full array of interior design services. It is always a win-win combination for all concerned. Since our design expertise centers on window decor, we are continually asked by our clients for designer referrals for other areas of their home (i.e. space planning, furniture selection, etc.) I am thankful to many of you who have supplied me with their business cards to hand out and for those of you who have web sites to direct these potential customers to. Please feel free to stop by, drop off new business cards or chat with us if you ever have any questions. Service and knowledge remain our focus to both the designer and the client!
P.S. The flower pictured is the Chrysanthemum, the Flower of Happiness!
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