A Conversation with Katie Monkhouse

Have you taken into consideration the commitment you are making when signing a lease for a shop? How would you react to losing a vital member of your design team? Have you thought about offering different types of services and products in order to attract a variety of clients? We chat about this and more, with Katie Monkhouse of Katie Monkhouse Interior Design.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Katie’s journey: From a career in fashion to then becoming an interior designer
  • Underestimating the amount of work and commitment level required to have a shop
  • Planning ahead of time versus just getting something done
  • Losing a junior designer and a large project in the same day
  • What Katie’s team looks like now, after re-assessing everything
  • That happy dance feeling when someone makes a purchase on the website
  • Diversifying revenue so you don’t have to rely on client work all the time
  • Not constantly giving away free advice
  • Talking about how the current economy is affecting the design industry
  • When to charge a flat fee versus when to charge hourly


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