Real Talk Design with Michelle Binette

Real Talk Design with Michelle Binette

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I’m Michelle Binette, owner and head decorator at Michelle Binette Design and I’m giving it to you real. I’m digging deep on topics like mindset, processes, pricing and everything that comes with running your interior business. I’m here to level up, and take you with me.


057: Ashley Scott of Scout Modern tells us all about how she built her business
Oct 9 • 66 min
Connect with Scout Modern: https://scoutmodern.co/ https://www.instagram.com/scout.modern/ Referenced in this episode: The Identite Collective https://theidentite.co/blog/ Maddy: https://www.instagram.com/madisonandsuch/ Connect with Real Talk Design:…
056: BONUS EPISODE! How I became an expert on a national TV show (Marilyn Denis)!
Oct 4 • 47 min
Watch the segment here! https://www.marilyn.ca/Home/Decor/October2019/Three-ways-to-decorate-your-home-like-a-pro Connect with Real Talk Design: https://michellebinette.com/realtalk (real short tips and inspiration in your inbox)…
055: Nicole Bernstein of White Terry shares how and why she started this Canadian, organic bedding company, inspired by interior designers
Oct 2 • 59 min
Connect with White Terry: https://whiteterry.com https://www.instagram.com/whiteterryhome/ Other designers referenced: https://www.instagram.com/lovenataliechong/ https://www.instagram.com/puredesigninc/ https://www.instagram.com/jillian.harris/…
054: Jennifer Singh of She’s Newsworthy shares her best tips for pitching TV
Sep 25 • 46 min
Connect with Jennifer Singh: https://www.shesnewsworthy.com/ https://www.instagram.com/shesnewsworthy/ Connect with Real Talk Design: https://michellebinette.com/realtalk (real short tips and inspiration in your inbox)…
053: Nikole Starr shares the successes from starting her business only three short years ago, outsourcing 3D renderings and some new things she’s considering to grow her business
Sep 18 • 71 min
Connect with Nikole Starr: Website Instagram Connect with Real Talk Design: Subscribe to Real Talk Design (real short tips and inspiration in your inbox) Real Talk Design - Facebook Group Real Talk Design - Instagram Michelle Binette Design - Instagram…
052: Tammy Cody from Sketchup for Interior Designers is giving us the inside scoop on this robust program
Sep 11 • 53 min
Connect with Tammy Cody: Website Instagram Connect with Real Talk Design: Subscribe to Real Talk Design (real short tips and inspiration in your inbox) Real Talk Design - Facebook Group Real Talk Design - Instagram Michelle Binette Design - Instagram…
051: LIVE at PI Fine Art
Sep 4 • 116 min
Connect: Rebecca Hay Design: Website | Instagram Carriage Lane: Website | Instagram | The Collective Workspace Two Birds Design: : Website | Instagram PI Fine Art: Website | Instagram Connect with Real Talk Design: Subscribe to Real Talk Design (real…
050: Kimberley Seldon joins me and she’s talking about allllll the things
Aug 28 • 55 min
Connect with Kimberley Seldon: Website Instagram Business of Design Connect with Real Talk Design: Subscribe to Real Talk Design (real short tips and inspiration in your inbox) Real Talk Design - Facebook Group Real Talk Design - Instagram Michelle…
049: Jaclyn Harper of Jaclyn Harper Designs shares her journey from TV personality to interior designer, and the impact working for another designer has had on so many facets of her business
Aug 21 • 62 min
Connect with Jaclyn Harper Designs: Website Instagram Connect with Real Talk Design: Subscribe to Real Talk Design (real short tips and inspiration in your inbox) Real Talk Design - Facebook Group Real Talk Design - Instagram Michelle Binette Design -…
048: Jodie Owen of Jodie Owen Design shares four steps for manifesting our dreams into reality
Aug 14 • 67 min
Connect with Jodie Owen Design Website Instagram Connect with Real Talk Design: Subscribe to Real Talk Design (real short tips and inspiration in your inbox) Real Talk Design - Facebook Group Real Talk Design - Instagram Michelle Binette Design -…
047: Veronica Solomon shares how she overcame early struggles, the importance of staying connected to past clients, and much more!
Aug 7 • 71 min
Connect with Veronica Solomon Casa Vilora Interiors Veronica Solomon University Instagram Connect with Real Talk Design: Subscribe to Real Talk Design (real short tips and inspiration in your inbox) Real Talk Design - Facebook Group Real Talk Design -…
046: Lindsey Borchard of Lindsey Brooke Design is back and giving us all the goods!
Jul 31 • 66 min
Connect with Lindsey Brooke Design Website Instagram Connect with Real Talk Design: Subscribe to Real Talk Design (real short tips and inspiration in your inbox) Real Talk Design - Facebook Group Real Talk Design - Instagram Michelle Binette Design -…
045: Anastasia from the The Identité Collective gives us her best Instagram tips!
Jul 24 • 73 min
Connect with The Identité Collective No-Fail Instagram Editorial for Interior Designers https://theidentite.co/ https://www.instagram.com/theidentitecollective/ Connect with Real Talk Design: Subscribe for my monthly tips (short and sweet productivity…
044: Myra Scott shares how she transitioned from nurse to crazy talented textile designer
Jul 17 • 41 min
Connect with Myra Scott https://www.janemeetsrubytextiles.com/ https://www.instagram.com/janemeetsruby/ Connect with Michelle Binette Design: Facebook Group: Real Talk Design Instagram Website Facebook
043: Allison Zellmann of Kasher Studio and I have an in-depth conversation about collaborating with New Build companies
Jul 10 • 64 min
Connect with Allison Zellmann https://www.kashermgmt.com/ https://www.instagram.com/kasherstudio/ Connect with Michelle Binette Design: Facebook Group: Real Talk Design Instagram Website Facebook
042: A deep dive with Susan Wintersteen of Savvy Interiors
Jul 3 • 83 min
Connect with Susam Wintersteen https://www.savvyinteriors.com/ https://www.instagram.com/insidebysavvy/ Connect with Michelle Binette Design: Facebook Group: Real Talk Design Instagram Website Facebook
041: Real Talk Mental Health - Figuring out whether I have ADHD
Jun 26 • 79 min
Referenced in the Podcast: 23 Signs You Do Not Have ADHD I Have ADHD ADHD Rewired Connect with Michelle Binette Design: Real Talk Design FB Group Instagram Website Facebook
040: Discovery Call Role Playing Part 3 with Colleen Primm of Colleen Prim Design
Jun 19 • 82 min
Connect with Colleen Primm Instagram Website Connect with Michelle Binette Design: Facebook Group: Real Talk Design Instagram Website Facebook
039: Discovery Call Role Playing Part 2 with Leann Parker of West Eleven Lane
Jun 12 • 75 min
Connect with West Eleven Lane Instagram Website YouTube Connect with Michelle Binette Design: Facebook Group: Real Talk Design Instagram Website Facebook
038: Discovery Call Role Playing Part 1 with Kristy Mastrandonas of Kristy Mastrandonas Interior Design & Styling
Jun 5 • 69 min
Connect with Kristy Mastrandonas Instagram Website Facebook Connect with Michelle Binette Design: Facebook Group: Real Talk Design Instagram Website Facebook
037: Real Talk Business - Chatting with the ladies of ‘The Atelier Collective’ about how they built their business and their upcoming event with Keynote Jillian Harris
May 30 • 58 min
Connect with The Atelier Collective Instagram Website Connect with Michelle Binette Design: Facebook Group: Real Talk Design Instagram Website Facebook
036: Andrea McQueen shares her best tips on consultations, styling day and her biggest mistakes and what she learned from them.
May 22 • 80 min
Connect with Andrea McQueen www.andreamcqueendesign.com www.instagram.com/andreamcqueendesign Connect with Michelle Binette Design: Facebook Group: Real Talk Design Instagram Website Facebook
035: Real Talk Takeover - Ettie and Co interviews me about all things interior design business
May 15 • 103 min
Connect with Ettie: Website: https://ettieandco.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ettieandco/ Facebook Groups Discussed: What they don’t teach you in interior design school Interior design business strategies Designer ER Therapy Visibility with…
034: Crispin Butterfield is back to tell us about the Creative Human Series, reminding us how powerful it is to just start
May 8 • 59 min
Connect with Crispin: Website: www.urbantheoryinteriordesign.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/urbantheoryinteriordesign/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urbantheoryinteriordesign/ Facebook Group: Creative Human - Mentorship + Business Insight…
Real Talk Design; new name, same podcast
May 1 • 5 min
Connect with Michelle Binette Design: Business Homies Group Instagram Website Facebook
033: Lisa Backus of Design Bar Detroit tells us how she got into design, what she learned from working in various firms and some insight into her process.
May 1 • 67 min
Connect with Design Bar Detroit: Website Instagram Connect with Michelle Binette Design: Business Homies Group Instagram Website Facebook
032: Lindsey Borchard of Lindsey Brooke Design shares her tips on Instagram, styling, pricing and all the things!
Apr 24 • 68 min
Connect with Michelle Binette Design: Business Homies Group Instagram Website Facebook
031: Gray Oak Studio shares their in depth process for styling their clients homes and much more!
Apr 17 • 72 min
Connect with Michelle Binette Design: Business Homies Group Instagram Website Facebook
030: A deep conversation with Rebecca Plumb of Studio Plumb
Apr 10 • 88 min
Don’t be afraid but the length of this podcast, I think this one will really inspire you to get to know yourself, ensure you’re doing the right things to create a live you love, we get down and deep, but we also talk about processes so there’s a little of…
029: Chatting with Alicia Sass of Harrison Fae Design tells us about how she started her business, her process, and building the kind of business she’s always wanted.
Apr 3 • 59 min
Connect with Michelle Binette Design: Business Homies Group Instagram Website Facebook
028: Toronto-Based designer Rebecca Hay shares her tips on pricing, hiring and everything in between.
Mar 27 • 67 min
We’re going local!!! I couldn’t be more excited to share this interview with Rebecca Hay. She’s so easy to talk to, came fully prepared and most importantly also loves caesars. Connect with Michelle Binette Design: Business Homies Group Instagram Website…
027: Homie Chat with Laura Gushue about all things process, pricing and how I got my first clients.
Mar 20 • 55 min
It’s been a while since we’ve had a Homie Chat, today seems like a great day for one. Laura asks me some of her burning questions about how I transitioned from e-design (design only) to full service projects and everything in between!
026: A deep dive conversation Kayti Huffman of Studio Rioux about anxiety and its impact on starting and running a business.
Mar 13 • 83 min
I’ve been pretty open about my struggle with anxiety, and I’ll continue to be open about it because it’s important to me that people know they aren’t alone. When I scheduled my call with Kayti, we didn’t necessarily know what we’d chat about, but this…
025: Michelle talks to Tracy of Tracy Kinnally Art Advisory about how she helps her clients find art that fits their collecting goals in a meaningful way.
Mar 6 • 56 min
This is a very different podcast today, I’m talking to Tracy Kinnally about all things high end art, she shares valuable concepts that designers can apply to their business to help find the right pieces for our clients. She also shares how she can work…
024: My new design BFF Jacob Medina shares valuable insights he’s learned since starting his business
Feb 27 • 75 min
This chat was so fun, it like Jacob and I have been long time friends. He shares how he got into the business, somewhat by accident (or fate, I suppose!) and some great tips he’s learned so far.
023: I’m sharing what I learned in 2018 and my goals for 2019
Feb 20 • 59 min
2018 surpassed my wildest expectations, I’m sharing some stats, numbers and alllll the valuable learnings throughout the year. Here’s to making 2019 even better!
022: Michaela Burns of Mint Décor shares her key learning’s from her first three years of business i
Feb 13 • 66 min
I’m super pumped to share this episode with my first local (aka Toronto-Based) designer. I had such a great time picking Michaela’s brain and hearing other methods for weeding out red flag clients, scheduling projects and so much more!
021: I’m talking to Karen Spencer about the fascinating topic of Neurolinguistics
Feb 7 • 60 min
Sometimes you meet someone that you just feel a connection with, and Karen was definitely one of these people. When I asked her what she does for a living and she told me, I was fascinated and wanted to learn more. Here’s a deep dive on what it means to…
020: Darla Powell shares how she used her marketing skills to go from Detective Sergeant to Designer
Jan 30 • 63 min
If you don’t know Darla Powell than you are clearly living under a rock. Not only has she built a successful business and made a name for herself in a very short period of time, but now she’s helping other designers do the same thing with her marketing…
019: Ashley Uhl explains how a killer client experience can increase profitability and efficiency
Nov 14, 2018 • 58 min
The universe always seems to have my back, it brings people into my life at just the right times. I’m heavily focused on client experience and hiring right now. So, of course, the universe decided it was time to introduce me to someone who could help with…
018: Homie Q&A, I answer a whack of questions from my Facebook group
Oct 18, 2018 • 77 min
This episode covers some of my early struggles, how many leads I’ve had this year and soooo much more. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the questions.
017: Carla Aston shares why transparency on your website is so important and how she vets clients
Oct 10, 2018 • 68 min
Carla Aston is a freaken’ rock star! I have used her website as a point of inspiration for a while now, and chatting with her has surpassed my wildest expectations! This is a must listen!
016: Olivia Benson shares her favourite business books, sales strategies and automation tools!
Oct 5, 2018 • 54 min
I love when I talk to someone and they completely shock me, well this is definitely one of those conversations. Olivia is in her early 20s and she’s got her sh*t together, I think back to my early 20s, and well, I don’t remember most of it.
015: Chats with the Peter Lang, The Designer CPA about what all new designers should consider when starting their business
Sep 26, 2018 • 54 min
Great chat with Peter Lang who talks about where we should all start when it comes to accounting, plus some great nuggets when it comes to niching.
014: Elizabeth Scruggs answers my burning questions about the builder/designer relationship
Sep 19, 2018 • 63 min
After getting the largest projects in my career so far (a new build!), I knew I need to pick the brain of a long time professional. Elizabeth answers my questions about the builder/designer relationship and then some! She’s since become my biggest…
BONUS 001: A candid talk about getting real with yourself, believing and blocking out what doesn’t inspire
Sep 15, 2018 • 20 min
Every now and then someone posts something in my Facebook group that touches me to my core, often because I relate on many levels. Truth is, I have a lot of work to do on myself, but I’ve come a long way and I have a lot to say on topics like negative…
013: Ana Cole talks about about her first full home project and the powerful story behind it
Sep 12, 2018 • 68 min
I’m a big believer in manifestation, your thoughts becoming your reality, and when I hear a story of just that, it gives me chills! I loved talking with Ana about her first full home project and the amazing backstory behind it. In my short time in…
012: I’m sharing my top 10 productivity hacks for interior designers
Sep 5, 2018 • 73 min
I’m a big time procrastinator, and it’s a constant battle to ensure I stay focused and productive each and every day. Today I’m sharing my top 10 favourite productivity hacks that have really helped my get sh*t done.
011: Crispin Butterfield shares her networking tips
Aug 29, 2018 • 55 min
I’ve made it pretty clear that networking is a high priority for me this year, and let’s be real, it’s scary. Crispin shares some great tips on how to talk yourself up to loose the anxiety behind networking and make the most of the connections you made.
010: Angelle Burrus asks me her burning questions in this weeks Homie Chats
Aug 22, 2018 • 75 min
I sit down with Angelle and answer her burning questions, from what has changed most since I fist started my business to tools I recommend early to what inspires me.
009: Get inspired by Widell + Boschetti and their amazing story of success
Aug 15, 2018 • 61 min
I can’t even come up with a good name to summarize this killer episode. This episode will inspire you, make you laugh, and make you want to kick some serious business ass. Do yourself a favour and have a listen.
008: How Amanda Evans saved me $10,000 and why managing client expectations is so important
Aug 8, 2018 • 71 min
I posted in a Facebook group asking for feedback on an idea I had involving buying a cube van to deal with accessory shopping, and Amanda reply blew my mind. I knew I needed to talk to her to discuss it further. This episode will share how she deals with…
007: Candace Scott tell us how she juggles multiple projects and the importance of sticking to a schedule
Aug 1, 2018 • 53 min
Candace Scott of Showcase Mi Casa talks about juggling multiple projects, sticking to a schedule and we share our love of podcasts.
006: Six ways building my business has changed me (for the better!)
Jul 25, 2018 • 34 min
I’m sharing how building my business from nothing, has seriously transformed me. I hope that by sharing how it has, will inspire you to take action to make it happen for yourself. It’s worth it, peeps.
005: Homie Chat with Sally about taking the leap and focusing solely on her business
Jul 18, 2018 • 42 min
Many designers aspiring to own their own business are juggling their own clients on top of their regular 9-5. Taking the leap is difficult, and convincing your partner has it’s own unique challenges. On this episode we discuss strategies for having the…
004: Crispin Butterfield helps us with the “It’s not you it’s me” convo with a client
Jul 11, 2018 • 57 min
Today we’re talking about when and how to say goodbye to a client. I always hated doing the breaking up when I was in my 20s and I’m certainly not any better with clients! But sometimes you just need to know when it’s time to walk away for the good of…
003: Pamela Sandall shares how she uses Wecora to blow her clients (and my) mind
Jul 4, 2018 • 64 min
I’m very process driven, so when I see someone doing something that helps make things more efficient I’m all over it. Learn how Pamela Sandall of Pamela Sandall Design shares her out of the box ideas on using Wecora to rock your processes!
002: Veronica Solomon (aka my hero) talks about the importance of the initial call
Jun 27, 2018 • 58 min
I’m chatting with Veronica Solomon who has been a HUGE inspiration to me. She’s shown me what is possible and has helped me realize I wasn’t dreaming big enough. Today we’re digging into what to say (and not say) during the initial call with a prospective…
001: My backstory (including how I became bionic) and goals for this podcast
Jun 20, 2018 • 30 min
The very first episode of Business Homies | Interior Design | Decorating | Business!