2020 has been quite the year. Throughout the year, we’ve all had to adapt to the world’s new normal and we’ve rediscovered the importance of human connection. For QC Design School students and grads, 2020 was also a year devoted to pursuing their dream careers in home design, earning professional certifications and launching new businesses!
We are so proud of how hard our students and alumni have been working. We wish them nothing but the absolute best in the New Year.
So, with 2021 right around the corner, we thought we’d take a moment to look back and count down your top 10 favorite blog articles from The Focal Point over the last 12 months!
Your Favorite QC Design School Blog Articles in 2020
We’re always excited to showcase our talented students and graduates. At the beginning of 2020, we had the privilege of telling QC Design School alumnus Patricia Poohachoff’s story.
Patricia, a busy mother of two, sat down with us and took the time to discuss her journey into professional design. She told us why she chose to complete her training online and shared her the success story of her business, Bling and Bang Interior Decorating and Home Renovation Services.
Read Patricia’s full story for some serious career inspiration!
Once designers everywhere started to get the green light to resume their services, the question on everyone’s mind was: How can I run my business safely? If you’re thinking of launching your own design business in 2021, this article is definitely for you.
Read on as we reveal 6 key strategies that will help you get started by implementing social distancing protocols, drastically reducing potential exposure to the virus and increasing your chances of staying in business during the pandemic!
We were lucky to have so many incredible students and alumni to feature this past year. You must agree because our graduate features have been a hit with all of you! QC’s Interior Decorating alumnus, Marianna Zimmerman, impressed our readers with her exceptional design portfolio and e-design services.
Keep reading to learn more about her wildly successful design company, find out why she recommends QC Design School and discover Marianna’s #1 piece of advice for aspiring designers!
Our efforts to save the plant become more important each day. This is why QC Design School tutor, Lianne Cousvis, put together an innovative list of eco-friendly decor swaps you can easily make in your designs—in your own home or in your client’s! From choosing the right paints and fabrics, to upcycling and selecting plant-life – here are 5 ways you can use decor to keep things “green”!
Are you well-organized by nature? Do you look at a room and instantly think of ways to maximize the space? If so, you’d likely make an exceptional professional organizer! In this article, we break down 5 signs that pro organizing might just be the career of your dreams.
Give it a read and then let us know in the comments below if we hit the nail on the head!
You might notice that this article was written before the international outbreak of COVID-19. Therefore, it goes without saying that our original projections for the design industry didn’t necessarily account for the unexpected challenges faced by designers everywhere in 2020. However, many designers all over the world were able to make a good income in 2020 despite the pandemic.
How accurate were our projections, compared to YOUR experience this past year? Let us know in the comments below!
Gone are the days of stereotypical, gender-conforming babies’ rooms! These days, more and more expecting parents are looking for beautiful, gender-neutral color palettes to decorate their nurseries.
Looking for some inspiration? Read what QC Design School tutor and expert color consultant, Christina Kittelstad, has to say as she offers 6 gender-neutral nursery ideas that are sure to be major hits with your clients!
A “Top 10” compilation article inside a Top 10 compilation article? Was this blog post directed by Christopher Nolan?
Really, though, it’s no surprise that this article was such a big hit with our readers. If you want to see even more popular QC Design School blog content, we invite you to head on over to this article next and discover which blogs were ranked the most popular of ALL time!
Our expert color consultant, Christina, is back with another hit article! Here, she discusses the importance of curb appeal when staging your client’s home. She reveals the best colors to use on a home’s exterior, the colors you should avoid and why!
This article will help you start your career on the right foot if you’re planning to become a certified home stager in 2021!
The art of Feng Shui design is wildly popular among modern home owners and designers alike – and this ancient practice is gaining popularity by the day! At the beginning of 2020, we revealed the two colors that were expected to be the “lucky” colors of the year.
Keep reading to find out what they were, and let us know in the comments below if YOU’VE used them in your home or in a client’s home in 2020!
Everyone here at QC Design School would like to thank each and every person who has taken the time to read The Focal Point’s blog articles this past year. We hope they have been informative, insightful, and fun! Stay tuned for even more awesome content to come in 2021!