Brandon Jordan

Bringing Projects to Life With Moss and Al Benner

Welcome back to the Student Lounge where Trish learns everything there is to know about installing live moss walls from Al Benner, president of Verdure Wellness Walls and Moss Acres. His companies create moss products for indoor and outdoor design including self-contained vertical carpets that are shipped dry and then are maintained by just adding water in what looks like a living garden fountain.

Phyllis Harbinger on the Basics of Feng Shui

n this week’s Student Lounge, Phyllis Harbinger to tell Trish about how she incorportates the milennia-old Chinese techniques of feng shui in her professional designs.

The Human Element of Interior Design with Sepi Monahemi

This week in the Student Lounge, Sepi Monahemi joins Trish to share her 10 years of design experience. Particularly, in this conversation, about how interior designers should work with their clients as people. They talk about how designers can protect themselves legally, how they need to show clients that they care and how to get inspired to design.

Scholarship Opportunities from IFDA’s Karen Dzendolet

Welcome back to the Student Lounge. This week, Trish returns to talk to Karen Dzendolet the principal of KDZ Designs and director of scholarships for the International Furnishings and Design Association Educational Foundation, meaning it’s her job to help students get funding to grow and progress in the interior design profession.

Challenging Your Students with Stephen Garrison

Welcome back to the Student Lounge. This week, Trish talks to Stephen Garrison, professor of interior architecture at Marywood University and president of University Hall of Innovation.

Youthful Antique-Lover London Walder

This week on The Student Lounge, Trish talks to Chicago-based designer London Walder who opened her own design firm in August 2016 to focus on residential design using antiques that a client already loves or that they might fall in love with during a project.

Last year, London Walder Interior Design opened a showroom that can stock antiques and even store them at the beginning of a project so they’re guaranteed to end up in the final version of a space.
To see Walder’s work, visit London Walder Interior Design’s website and follow the Instagram @londonwalderinteriordesign.

Phyllis Harbinger Helps Everybody Get a Job

Today, Phyllis Harbinger returns to The Student Lounge to give advice about how best students can present themselves when they’re applying for internships or entering the workforce.

What is SCALE and Why Should Students Go with Dr. Angelita Scott

Trish talks to her teacher Dr. Angelita Scott, an interior design professor at Georgia Southern University and a scholar of research-based design.

Maximizing Experience with Emily Springer

On this first Student Lounge of 2019, Trish sits down with Emily Springer, junior designer at Barbour Spangle Design. Springer works in High Point, North Carolina, home of the biannual furniture market and graduated in 2016 from High Point University. She tells Trish about all the experience she got while she was in school and how she made the most of that time when choosing how to develop her experience.

Learning Business Sense with Emily Hall

This week, Trish hosts Emily Hall in the Student Lounge. Hall is VP of marketing at Charrette Venture Group, a venture capital firm that guides small architecture businesses toward success. Like interior designers, architects aren’t necessarily taught how to run a business, so CVG supports those businesses to encourage growth.

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