Designers Stories

Anne Buresh

Right now I have 2 dream clients with whole houses that I am designing. $300K budgets and $40K design fees is a whole world away from where I was 5 years ago.

Anne Buresh Interior Design
Charlotte, NC

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Background

My interior design career started in 2011 after having a variety of friends, family, and friends of friends ask me to “do” their house. Creating spaces comes naturally and I love interior design, but I struggled making a business out of it. The thought of putting myself “out there” with a website and newsletter magazine was frightening and I was wondering if I really needed to do it in order to have the business of my dreams!

Working with Interior Design Business Academy

You cannot imagine the relief I felt when I joined IDBA and discovered that I wasn’t the only one freaked out about being in the spotlight! I don’t know where I would be with out this program and Terri. Yes, I have the talent and yes, I would muddle through, but why? And how long? Terri showed me the strategies, solutions, scripts, and templates to easily sign up clients for larger and larger fees.

IDBA is a great community. It is unbelievably great to have the designers to talk to. The support I receive is tremendous. Terri has given me the blueprint to be successful and have fun, to live out my purpose, get out of my own way, and to understand that this is bigger than a career. It is a life changing process. I’m grateful for Terri for giving me the freedom to live my passion!

Results

Charlotte Home and Garden just ran a 7-page article on one of my projects, plus a Q&A article, and I’m also writing a feature blog for North Carolina Interior Design.

Right now I have 2 dream clients with whole houses that I am designing. $300K budgets and $40K design fees is a whole world away from where I was 5 years ago. I am living the dream!

And I was recently at the airport with my daughter to check out a potential college for the fall. It was 5:30 am, I was wearing no makeup, and waiting in line at security when a TSA agent says to me, “Don’t I know you? Yes, you’re the designer from that huge article in Charlotte Home and Garden. Your work is beautiful! Can I have your card? Will you sign it for me?” I couldn’t believe it! All my work had truly made me a design celebrity – even half asleep at the airport!

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