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934: Eddie Maestri: Analyzing Past Projects for Future Success

A Well-Designed Business® | Interior Design Business Podcast

Release Date: 11/28/2023

960: Laura Hodges: The Behind the Scenes of the Southern Living Showhouse show art 960: Laura Hodges: The Behind the Scenes of the Southern Living Showhouse

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959: Power Talk Friday: Traci Connell: How to Take Calculated Risks in Your Interior Design Business show art 959: Power Talk Friday: Traci Connell: How to Take Calculated Risks in Your Interior Design Business

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958: Overheard: What I Wish I Knew Then: With Kate O’Hara, Erika Ward, Jennifer Stoner, and Alex Alonso show art 958: Overheard: What I Wish I Knew Then: With Kate O’Hara, Erika Ward, Jennifer Stoner, and Alex Alonso

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Today With Kate O’Hara, Erika Ward, Jennifer Stoner, and Alex Alonso: Today on the podcast I’m joined by Kate O’Hara, Erika Ward, Jennifer Stoner, and Alex Alonso, for the second in our new series, Overheard. We’re taking a trip down memory lane and talking about what we wish we knew then—spilling the tea on times we’ve tripped up, and sharing the qualified advice and business-savvy gleaned from those tough times. Because whether you’re a beginning, rising or seasoned designer, there are always mistakes made along the way, but, more importantly, lessons learned. Pick...

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957: Audrey Faust: Power Talk Friday: Building Wealth Through a Positive Money Mindset show art 957: Audrey Faust: Power Talk Friday: Building Wealth Through a Positive Money Mindset

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956: Nina Parvaresh: Lessons Learned from Building a Global Interior Design Brand show art 956: Nina Parvaresh: Lessons Learned from Building a Global Interior Design Brand

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955: Power Talk Friday: Sharon Lipovsky: The Power of a Clear Vision in Your Business show art 955: Power Talk Friday: Sharon Lipovsky: The Power of a Clear Vision in Your Business

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954: Brittany Farinas: Having Faith in Yourself is as Important as Having a Process show art 954: Brittany Farinas: Having Faith in Yourself is as Important as Having a Process

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953: Power Talk Friday: Raj Banyopadhyay: Connecting With Your Audience Through Personal Branding Photography show art 953: Power Talk Friday: Raj Banyopadhyay: Connecting With Your Audience Through Personal Branding Photography

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952: Jennifer Ma: The Path isn’t Always Straight and That’s OK show art 952: Jennifer Ma: The Path isn’t Always Straight and That’s OK

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951: Power Talk Friday: Duke Renders: More Interior Designers Share the Value Of Using Duke Renders For Your Rendering Projects show art 951: Power Talk Friday: Duke Renders: More Interior Designers Share the Value Of Using Duke Renders For Your Rendering Projects

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Today With Eddie Maestri:

In today’s episode we’ll be touching on a topic I love, project autopsies. My guest today, Eddie Maestri, has also found these autopsies to help not only improve his overall business, but also the relationship with his team members.
Eddie Maestri started designing homes in Dallas in 2004 and officially founded Maestri Studio in 2008. Certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), he is a registered architect in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Nevada. 
Eddie delivers custom architecture and interiors tailored to his client’s style and needs. Each project influenced by the grand, yet approachable architecture of his hometown, the clean lines and patterns of mid-century design, and his exposure to far away places through his love of travel.

More About Eddie Maestri

Eddie Maestri, AIA, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, started designing homes in Dallas in 2004 and officially founded Maestri Studio in 2008. Certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), he is a registered architect in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Nevada. Eddie holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Master of Architecture from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, with a Health Systems & Design certificate. In addition, he spent a semester in Italy, focusing on architectural and urban studies and expanding his talents and love of freehand drawing, art, and interior design.

Eddie delivers custom architecture and interiors tailored to his client’s style and needs. Each project influenced by the grand, yet approachable architecture of his hometown, the clean lines and patterns of mid-century design, and his exposure to far away places through his love of travel. Eddie guides the firm’s team throughout the process of every project while encouraging a collaborative design studio with independent and innovative thinking.

Eddie’s work has been featured on several AIA and neighborhood home tours throughout the Dallas area and in numerous local and national publications such as DHome, Luxe Interiors + Design, Architectural Digest, The Wall Street Journal, and Domino. He prides himself on his passion for design, attention to detail, and building strong client relationships.