Educating your client on the economic value of furniture-there is more to it than you may think. A discussion with Renate Ruby

Featured in this week’s episode of The Productive Designer host Crystal Collinson interviews fellow interior designer and furnishings Curator Renate Ruby. Renate lives in Seattle, assisting interior designers and design enthusiasts striving to live a beautifully real life.

Renate endeavors to bring wisdom and logic to others by educating people on the value Designers have. She believes that Designers often devalue the price of the furniture that is selected instead of taking into account their value in the design. She also explains that her business is meant for clients that are looking for high-end quality. She does not believe in the idea of buying a sofa and replacing it two years later. She wants others to buy something of good quality that will last for years to come. 

 Renate believes the Designer’s value is not only in selecting beautiful pieces of furniture, but educating the Client on the economic value of a piece of furniture, and the issue with poor quality pieces. As you listen in, you will hear Renate’s point of view that you might find yourself agreeing with completely or shaking your head. Whether you agree or not, Renate will enlighten you with facts and a position on furniture manufacturing that you may have not previously considered. She also has analogies that will get you thinking from a new perspective about your work. 

So, join Crystal and Renate as they talk about her furnishings business and help you see the value in your design services. And then, do something today that your future self will thank you for and think about how you can be helping the environment and economy.  

How to reach Renate:

Websites :   I    I 

Instagram : brume_house 

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Crystal is the principal of Crystal Collinson Interiors, a full-service design firm specializing in the Design and Decorating of Model Homes, Sales Presentation Centre’s, Condominium amenity spaces and small commercial projects. Crystal & her builderdesigner team work with many of the GTA’s largest home builders.

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