Weekly Roundup - February 9, 2018

Holy cow! What a week!

We'll be giving you our take on "designagedon" on the podcast next week, but for now we want to have some fun, starting with Flat Dixie's new Instagram account. She would love to see all of your photos of her adventures. Share your pics and tag her and she just might repost you!

Houzz acquires IvyMark to expand into services for designers

A Curated Day at High Point Market, N.C.

Design and Style Happy Hour

Flat Dixie's Fave Spritzer

If there's one thing she loves, it's an effervescent adult beverage. Check out the recipe for her favorite easy vodka spritzer.

1.5 oz Vodka

1.5 oz Simply Mixed Berry Juice

6 oz Fresca

Blueberries

Pour vodka, juice, and Fresca into glass. Drop 4-5 berries in. Enjoy!

 

Our Pro Tip of the Week

Design+Style Pro Tip

They've been wonky for a while, but I finally got a message from Facebook with the new group cover photo guidelines. 

Facebook Picture Dimensions

"The recommended size for group cover photos is 1,640px by 856px (or 1.91:1 ratio). The diagram below illustrates the dimensions of the cover photo. We recommend not placing important information in the gray areas, as group visitors may not see the entire image on a mobile device."

 

In The Spotlight This Week:

Chandra

Family. Integrity. Dedication.
We believe in personal relationships, 
engaging design and quality craftsmanshp.

Why Rachel and Dixie love them:
Chandra proudly fosters generations of skilled artisans and shun mass production by machine, intent on delivering their customers with an authentic, handcrafted rug. 

Chandra also makes the high-design lifestyle accessible by providing quality handcrafted products at great value.

 

Our Favorite Finds of the Week

5 Reasons I Didn't Read Your Blog Post - "You worked hard to make your blog beautiful and put together a blog post PACKED with value… so why aren’t more people reading it?"

It’s time to address the elephant in the room: Influencers don’t really influence anything or anyone! - An interesting perspective on influencers. We'd love to hear your take - hit reply on this email and let us know!

Save 5 Hours a Week by Thinking Like a Designer - This article shows you how to take the thought process you use on your clients' projects to make your business run more smoothly. (Yes, it's talking about a different kind of designer, but the basics still apply!)

 

In case you missed it...

Coffee Talk
This week's Coffee Talk was before the recent craziness in our industry this week. That doesn't mean we didn't talk about some great stuff though!  


On the Podcast
Tuesday - Own Your Visibility with Barbara Viteri - If there's one message you'll take away from today's episode, it's how to be bold and unapologetic when it comes to owning your visibility. Listen in as Barbara Viteri shares her "uncomfortably real" take on the design industry and getting visible. (And some ways her Designerlebrity™ platform can help YOU get noticed.)

Wednesday - Visibility Stories Episode 2 Shelly Herman - One of the best things about the Design+Style Club is getting to hear about our members' visibility journeys. Today, we're talking to Shelly Herman of Grace Interiors!

Thursday - Visibility+Press with Amy Flurry - If you haven't already checked out Amy Flurry's newest book, Recipe for Press - Designer Edition, you NEED to. Today, we're chatting with her about what you need to consider and the steps you need to take to get visible with press!


Design+Style Book Clubs

We've got two!! One for business books and one for fiction books. Come join us!

Design+Style Business Book Club
Currently reading: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk
First Meeting: Thursday, February 15th at 8 PM Eastern/ 5 PM Pacific
 
Design+Style Fiction Book Club
Currently reading: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
Our first meeting was a success! Can't wait for the next one on Thursday, March 8th!

Coming Soon
Stay tuned for our upcoming seven-week course 7 Cs to Becoming a Visibility Warrior, starting at the beginning of March. If you're ready to embrace all that you are and be the warrior we know you to be, you're not going to want to miss this!