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32 – What’s The Difference Between A Proper Design Process and Micromanaging By The Client

Welcome to a thought-provoking episode of the Julie Laughton Living Podcast! In this installment, we tackle a question that often arises in the world of design: "What's The Difference Between A Proper Design Process and Micromanaging By The Client."

Join Julie Laughton as she navigates through the delicate balance between a structured design process and potential challenges that can arise when clients become deeply involved, perhaps unintentionally crossing into micromanagement territory. With her wealth of experience in the design industry, Julie sheds light on how to establish a collaborative and productive relationship between designers and clients.

In this episode, listeners will gain insights into the elements of a well-defined design process, understanding how it contributes to successful outcomes. Julie explores the importance of trust, effective communication, and the benefits of giving creative professionals the space to work their magic. Simultaneously, she provides guidance on how clients can express their preferences and concerns without inadvertently stifling the creative process.

Whether you're a designer aiming to navigate client relationships with grace or a client seeking to strike the right balance, this episode offers a valuable perspective on fostering a collaborative design experience. Tune in for an engaging conversation that unravels the nuances between a proper design process and the potential pitfalls of micromanaging, ensuring a harmonious and successful journey in the world of design.

Don't miss out on this insightful episode of the Julie Laughton Living Podcast—your guide to navigating the fine line between collaboration and micromanagement in the dynamic realm of design.

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ABOUT JULIE LAUGHTON: Julie’s passion is to build custom dream homes with timeless designs that match every client’s style and needs. She has been in the Design Build business for over thirty years. As a designer and general contractor, she oversees and executes all facets of the blueprints and build from conception to completion while providing a collaborative and stress-free process for each client. Julie has completed over 1,000 remodels and custom homes along the affluent coastal communities of Orange and LA County, Laguna Beach and Newport Beach as well as significant projects in Beverly Hills, Hollywood and Pasadena.

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