051: Mother Daughter Design Team

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051: Mother Daughter Design Team

with Emma Carole Paradis and Kimberly Carole

On the podcast today is Emma Carole Paradis and Kim Carole, the owners and designers of Impeccable Nest, based in Bedford, New Hampshire. They are a mother-daughter team with a love of design. Originally from a beach town in California, now in New Hampshire, they bring a Southern California cool and a New England tradition to their design.

Emma and Kim are going to share with us the unique challenges of starting a business together and living together. We will hear some of the beautiful ways they each have stretched and grown to be able to work well and live well. A partnership like this takes work – and each of these women bring a lot to the table. I was hugely inspired by the way they support each other and allow each other to grow and change and I know you will be too. If you are in or anticipate any type of partnership – and especially a partnership with family involved – this is an honest conversation and one that might just prepare you to take the next step. 

Topics Mentioned:

  • Relationship

  • Partner

  • Family

  • Growth

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Thoughts from Emma and Kimberly:

  • I never saw interior design as a career.

  • We opened a shop thinking it would be “seen”.

  • The struggles we had 7 years ago do not exist today due to social media.

  • Making the choice to close the store was the easiest and best choice to make.

  • Profitability can be focused on in different ways.

  • There are so many ways to gain knowledge, even after leaving school.

  • Stop comparing yourself with others.

  • You have to sometimes snap back and ask “What is the purpose?”

  • In interior design, you are always educating your client and reading your client.

  • Stay the course. It pays off.

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