Plot Twist Design Business Podcast is hosted by Kelly R. Collier, founder & Owner of Plot Twist Design. Operating as both Principal and Realtor, Kelly offers interior design and real estate services. She will share on the business side of interior design, real estate, and lifestyle topics from a professional & personal perspective. Guests will be invited to share their experiences as business owners and their expertise in the interior design industry. Together we will continue to build, learn, and grow on this journey!
Carmeon Hamilton of Nubi Interiors is the latest winner of Design Star Next Gen, and now the star of her own show; the newest member of the HGTV family!
This episode is packed with fun and discussion of Carmeon’s design career journey, business gems, balancing her family with career, how she pivoted through the pandemic with her interior design firm to transition to being on TV, her experience in competing on the show, and more!!
Joy Moyler of Joy Moyler Interiors is sharing astounding insight from her illustrious career journey in architecture and interior design. Joy reflects on her design project experiences over seas, designing celebrity’s homes, her days spent at Ralph Lauren, and much more!! She recently released her new line of table top china; all while running her firm and shining bright at Veranda Magazine as Design Contributing Editor, Columnist “Joy of Design”.
Laquita Tate of Laquita Tate Interior Styling & Designs is sharing about something we share in common, balancing career and business. She has also been up to some amazing things like a recent home tour with Apartment Therapy and designing the school where she also leads as the Principal. Tune in to hear about these experiences, her dreamy art collection, and more!!
Brenda Danso of BD Interior Design is sharing about how she started on her interior design journey, balancing corporate with the private practice and design firm, home design sharing, the online boutique collaboration, and more!
Cachet Adams of Cachet Demaine Interiors is sharing work life balance advice, how she runs her design firm and holds down a corporate career, juggling family time with both, lessons learned on her journey, and more!
Celeste Alexander of Celeste Alexander Inferiors and Curated Quarters Magazine is sharing about her journey in the design industry, her education, and her reasoning for starting the only magazine dedicated to showcasing the work of black interior designers. Celeste also shares about balancing business with family strategies and more!
Dominique Calhoun of Remix Living is sharing with us about her design journey, educational background, business gems, why she started her design showroom, and more. Extraordinary fact about Dominique: She is the only black woman owning a design showroom in Philadelphia PA!
Jessica Martinez of Tinez Construction is sharing about offering both design and construction services in her firm. She is sharing how her and her husband Ruben are able to balance running their firm with family time, experiences with commercial vs. residential projects, perspective on challenges with both sides of the industry, and more!
Catrina Alexandre of Black Women In Construction is sharing about her educational journey, career as an Engineer in the world of construction, and her perspective on design vs. construction work. The reality discussed about the biases existing that come with being a black woman in the industry, the non-sisterhood experienced, and navigating job opportunities all set the tone for candid, uncut discussion that reminds us there is still lots of work to be done. Catrina is one who has taken initiative to go above & beyond to do her part in giving back for other black women in construction through her Instagram page and website for starters.
Geoff McQueen of McQueen Building Company is sharing about his design and build firm, the journey of his architectural and design experience, running a business and family with his wife Christine and more!!
Rhonnika Clifton of RJ Clifton Designs is sharing about her journey, the importance of education, the co-founding of her organization called Creativity Conversations, the Texas BIDS (Black Interior Design Symposium), and more!
Chivonne Washington of CY Wash Design is sharing about her interior design journey, branding strategies, marketing outside of social media, her new product service, a spirit of community over competition, and more!
Eneia White of Eneia White Interiors is sharing about her design journey, interior design in NYC vs. LA, her core values, high end design firm experiences, a few best practice tips, her ideal clients, and more!!
Joy Williams, Interior Designer and Real Estate Investor owns Joyful Design Studio, Joyful Home, and Million Dollar Joy. Joy is sharing about her journey in both design and real estate, how she navigated through the pandemic in the retail part of her business, how she’s built her property portfolio, and more.
Beth of Beth Diana Smith Interior Design is sharing on her design journey, Corporate Accounting life vs Interior Designer life, multiple spaces completed for the spring One Room Challenge, client project experiences, building relationships, and more!!
Julyan Simon of JL Simon Interiors shares about the journey and transition from his retail days with Ralph Lauren and Sherwin Williams to an interior design business, his experiences as a black man amidst the start in his design journey, getting out of his own way to evolve, and more!