The Design Rules with Wanda Colón

Interior Design -- Home Staging Tips -- Tricks of the Trade

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Do you wish you had a mentor, someone who can help you with how all of this really works?

New Designers and Home Stagers often struggle with trying to learn everything they need to know to get their new businesses up and running. There's so much to learn -- not only about design -- but about the business of Design.

Join me on The Design Rules podcast and let me help you navigate your way through the complex and creative design landscape. My bi-weekly podcasts will give you insights and advice that I used to not only establish a successful design business, but as a Design Show Host on HGTV and TLC, and as one of the premier educators in the industry.

Design is more than a career it's a calling, it is something that will change your Life... it did mine.

-- Wanda Colón 
http://www.thedesignrules.info

Episodes

Tuesday Jun 07, 2022

Do you wish you had a mentor, someone who can help you with how all of this really works?
New Designers and Home Stagers often struggle with trying to learn everything they need to know to get their new businesses up and running. There's so much to learn -- not only about design -- but about the business of Design.
Join me on The Design Rules podcast and let me help you navigate your way through the complex and creative design landscape. My bi-weekly podcasts will give you insights and advice that I used to not only establish a successful design business, but as a Design Show Host on HGTV and TLC, and as one of the premiere educators in the industry.
Design is more than a career it's a calling, it is something that will change your Life... it did mine.
-- Wanda Colón www.thedesignrules.info
© 2022 The Design Rules. All rights reserved.Episode 0 | Release Date: 7-Jul-2022 ShoutOuts! A big ’thank you’ to our amazing sponsors...https://thedesignrules.podbean.com/p/shoutouts-a-big-thank-you-to-our-amazing-sponsors/

Wednesday Jun 08, 2022

Let’s Talk To Kim Kapellusch...
She is the founder of the Academy of Home Staging and Design and Style My Space, a full-service home staging and interior design company in Los Angeles.
What does it take to be a leader in the home staging and interior design industry? How did she start? What does it take to stay successful? What crazy things have happened in clients homes? All of this and some great takeaways if you are or want to be your own boss... and as always some great design tips.
www.theacademyofhomestaginganddesign.com
© 2022 The Design Rules. All rights reserved.Episode 1 | Release Date: 9-Jul-2022

Thursday Jun 23, 2022

Alexis Peters is the founder of Home Styling by Alexis, a boutique home styling company specializing in affordable and stylish Virtual Design worldwide. Alexis is a certified home stager, interior designer, and Kon Mari specialist. She has been featured in Forbes, Apartment Therapy, Orange Coast Magazine, CNET, and Living Cozy, to name a few.  Let’s get to know Alexis and how she got started in Design, how she pivoted during the pandemic and while everyone else was wondering how to continue to work, she successfully worked virtually and landed 25 clients.  Her design motto -- Everyone deserves a beautiful home no matter their income!
Visit Alexis at www.homestylingbyAlexis.com 
© 2022 The Design Rules. All rights reserved. Episode 2 | Release Date: 23-Jun-2022

Thursday Jul 07, 2022

Diane Hensley is the creator and brand builder behind the Home Made Simple brand and highly acclaimed relationship based marketing experience. She grew the brand from a website into the highest-rated and long-running home improvement TV show.  She now uses her experiences to help others build their brands as a consultant.  Join us as we share our work together on the Home Made Simple television show for 4 seasons and some behind the scenes secrets. Learn how you can build and strengthen your personal and business brand to stand out in the crowded marketplace.
© 2022 The Design Rules. All rights reserved. Episode 3 | Release Date: 7-Jul-2022

Thursday Jul 21, 2022

Let’s talk about looking at your life and saying "OK, it’s time to want more and to follow my dreams!" Welcome to The Design Rules and our special guest Stacey Dash. You may know her from movies like Clueless, but let’s get to know the real Stacey Dash! Her past, present, and future -- only on The Design Rules. 
© 2022 The Design Rules. All rights reserved. Episode 4 | Release Date: 21-Jul-2022

Thursday Aug 11, 2022

Moriah is a licensed real estate professional in Santa Clarita, CA. She recently decided she wanted to add Home Staging and Interior Design to her umbrella of services. Let's find out how that has increased her business and clientele, and has won the respect of her peers and other industry professionals.
Also, she loves wine and food… it's no wonder she and Wanda get on so well!
© 2022 The Design Rules. All rights reserved. Episode 5 | Release Date: 4-Aug-2022

Thursday Sep 01, 2022

Tammy is a director of marketing and has worked with Wanda for many years. But in today's episode, we talk about why they are so connected...
Our warriors!
Both battled stage 4 breast cancer and are winning. Wanda shares her journey from living in the world where tomorrow’s our expected, where you take life for granted, and living in a world that has lost all its security. How it felt to be given a death sentence and not accept it! Tammy and Wanda are living their best lives.
© 2022 The Design Rules. All rights reserved. Episode 7 | Release Date: 1-Sep-2022

Thursday Sep 22, 2022


Join Wanda as she talks with Los Angeles interior designer Jen Dallas. Her business focuses on high end residential and commercial projects both local and worldwide. They talk about what it takes to stay successful during rough times like the pandemic and how she developed a fresh, joyous, original and graphic product line with partner Perry Holderman.  Her line is inspired by living in California and it includes ceramic tile with coordinating fabrics, cosmetic bags, tea towels, table runners, and YES dog beds. Jen’s interior design website is www.jendallas.com and to see her amazing product line go to www.maplejude.com

Tuesday Oct 25, 2022

Join Wanda with Tammy on this episode as they support Breast Cancer Survivors. 
Room Makeover Contest for Breast Cancer Survivors, Enter for a Chance to Win, Grand-prize, Virtual Home Staging Certification Course and Virtual Interior Design Course
Go to https://theacademyofhomestaging.com/we-support-survivors/ for more information.
 
© 2022 The Design Rules. All rights reserved.
Episode 9 | Release Date: 25-Oct-2022
 
Shout Outs!
As always we want to thank all of our amazing sponsors.
 
The Academy of Home Staging & Design
If you have always dreamed of a fun, lucrative career in Home Staging or Interior Design, learn from top industry leaders. No experience necessary. Stop dreaming, start doing! Speak to one of our academic advisors today 800-574-5576 or go to www.theacademyofhomestaginganddesign.com. Tell them you heard it from The Design Rules and get $500 off.
 
Lars Tetens Spices
Become an instant gourmet chef with Lars Tetens versatile array of gourmet seasoning blends adding one of these perfectly balanced seasonings to your dishes makes it the only ingredient you will need to flavor your food. Ask Mike, our recipe guy!  Go to www.LarsTetens.com and use coupon code TDR10 for a 10% discount on spices, sauces, and more!
 
Take a look at Mike The Recipe Guy's recipes using these incredible seasonings: https://thedesignrules.podbean.com/p/mike-the-recipe-guy/
 
Lars Tetens Leather Handbags
These leather goods are made in the USA and we love that. Crafted to last your lifetime and passed down through generations. They use only the finest materials and meticulous hand craftsmanship to create leather goods of exceptional quality to satisfy even the most discriminating buyer. Each bag is individually handmade by skilled artisans using the finest American leathers selected from small craft tanneries. And guess what? Best of all -- to all my listeners -- you get 10% off if you use the code TDR10 ... AND CHECK OUT MY INSTAGRAM FOR A PIC OF MY PERSONAL BAG, or go to www.larstetens.com to select the perfect bag for you!
 
The Brand 1776 Cigars
1776 cigars uses a new proprietary process of conditioning cigars that is totally unique and makes their cigars like no other cigar on the market. It has tobacco from Nicaragua, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. Blended in a way that your eyes will light up and put a smile on your face. Try one of these new blends at www.zcigar.com and use coupon code TDR10 for a 10% discount for The Design Rules listeners. They also offer free U.S. shipping on orders over $100.
 
The Called Podcast Studio
The Called is a podcast and audio production studio based in Trinity, Florida. They pride themselves in offering quality audio/video production for their guests in a professional, beautiful, and modern studio setting. Visit them at www.thecalled.life

Thursday Dec 22, 2022


Kim Southwick is a Realtor in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area. Kim’s client-driven philosophy has earned her a spot in the top 25% of REALTORs. She is also a home stager helping her clients get top dollar for their homes.
Kim loves interior design and is usually in the middle of decorating projects.
In her free time, Kim believes in giving back and is active in several charities. She is also an avid power walker, which recently led to an 82 lb weight loss. Whatever she is doing you can be sure her beloved Maltese, KoKo is nearby.
 
© 2022 The Design Rules. All rights reserved.
Episode 9 | Release Date: 22-Dec-2022
 
Shout Outs!
As always we want to thank all of our amazing sponsors.
 
The Academy of Home Staging & Design
If you have always dreamed of a fun, lucrative career in Home Staging or Interior Design, learn from top industry leaders. No experience necessary. Stop dreaming, start doing! Speak to one of our academic advisors today 800-574-5576 or go to www.theacademyofhomestaginganddesign.com. Tell them you heard it from The Design Rules and get $500 off.
 
Lars Tetens Spices
Become an instant gourmet chef with Lars Tetens versatile array of gourmet seasoning blends adding one of these perfectly balanced seasonings to your dishes makes it the only ingredient you will need to flavor your food. Ask Mike, our recipe guy!  Go to www.LarsTetens.com and use coupon code TDR10 for a 10% discount on spices, sauces, and more!
 
Take a look at Mike The Recipe Guy's recipes using these incredible seasonings: https://thedesignrules.podbean.com/p/mike-the-recipe-guy/
 
Lars Tetens Leather Handbags
These leather goods are made in the USA and we love that. Crafted to last your lifetime and passed down through generations. They use only the finest materials and meticulous hand craftsmanship to create leather goods of exceptional quality to satisfy even the most discriminating buyer. Each bag is individually handmade by skilled artisans using the finest American leathers selected from small craft tanneries. And guess what? Best of all -- to all my listeners -- you get 10% off if you use the code TDR10 ... AND CHECK OUT MY INSTAGRAM FOR A PIC OF MY PERSONAL BAG, or go to www.larstetens.com to select the perfect bag for you!
 
The Brand 1776 Cigars
1776 cigars uses a new proprietary process of conditioning cigars that is totally unique and makes their cigars like no other cigar on the market. It has tobacco from Nicaragua, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. Blended in a way that your eyes will light up and put a smile on your face. Try one of these new blends at www.zcigar.com and use coupon code TDR10 for a 10% discount for The Design Rules listeners. They also offer free U.S. shipping on orders over $100.
 
The Called Podcast Studio
The Called is a podcast and audio production studio based in Trinity, Florida. They pride themselves in offering quality audio/video production for their guests in a professional, beautiful, and modern studio setting. Visit them at www.thecalled.life

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