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828: Claire Ownby: How to Efficiently Run a Large Luxury Interior Design Firm

A Well-Designed Business® | Interior Design Business Podcast

Release Date: 11/22/2022

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Today With Claire Ownby:

Welcome to A Well-Designed Business. My guest today, Claire Ownby of Ownby Design, makes running a large, successful firm look easy. But it only appears that way because she has worked so hard to create flawless systems and processes that keep everything running smoothly. She’s sharing how she does it, and how she stays true to herself in her business in the process.

Pick It Apart

[1:07] Claire shares how she has worked to perfect her systems.

[7:05] Claire gives insight into how she manages to produce high-quality work for so many projects within time and budget constraints. 

[15:11] Claire and LuAnn discuss having tough conversations with team members. 

[25:08] Claire breaks down the success of her firm. 

[33:02] Claire discusses what’s next on the horizon.

LuAnn Nigara and Claire Ownby's Ah-Ha Moments

“Making sure that your team’s culture embodies appreciation of everybody else’s work is important, and that’s not something that just happens. It has to be talked about in every team meeting. It has to be demonstrated, not just by myself, but by my senior team members as well.” -Claire

“That’s the thing—when we have hard conversations, regardless of how hard it is, if we’ve done it with respect and care and all the things, even if in the moment there isn’t agreement, when it actually is the right thing to do, eventually there’s acknowledgement that comes back.” -LuAnn

More About Claire Ownby:

Ownby Design is an industry leading luxury interior design firm located in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Our mission is to always deliver a flawless product that is a true reflection of the client’s vision. We strive to transform everyday living spaces into one-of-a-kind indulgences, with a unique fusion of minimalism and lavishness. Our commitment to detail and budget-saving efficiency makes us one of the most sought after firms in the Valley.

Our team has been recognized with numerous industry and community awards for residential designs. We continually deliver beautiful and functional spaces that go beyond our client’s needs and expectations.

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