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The top high-end interior designers only work with clients that have a minimum $250,000 design budget. That’s the dream of every interior designer! However, that 3-10% commission is lucrative for businesses with large clients. So how can smaller interior designers make more money?

Interior designers have discovered innovative ways to create alternative streams of income. The standard model isn’t always enough to pay the bills. The COCOCOZY team is sharing 4 passive income ideas to help grow the revenue stream for small interior studios (and big interior design firms too). Keep reading to learn more passive income ideas.

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Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year. Making it the perfect time to embark on a new adventure. Travel across the United States or even overseas to embrace the autumn landscapes and vibrant trees. Every city looks different when red, yellow, and orange foliage are painting the town. Discover new hiking trails and charming shops in small towns. There are many places to visit and attractions to see for the month of fall. See Coco’s travel ideas for Halloween and November.

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It’s never too early to start shopping for the holidays. The COCOCOZY team is sharing a Bloomingdale’s gift guide. Find that someone the perfect gift, from skincare to a cozy jacket. Plus earn 5% cash back when you shop with Chirpyest. The holiday season is just around the corner. Get some gift inspiration for family, friends, and even yourself below from Bloomingdale’s.

Don’t forget to sign up and shop with Chirpyest here!

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The key to hosting a successful Thanksgiving dinner is preparation. That includes searching for the best serveware accessories for “WOWing” guests. There’s nothing worse than the holiday panic of forgetting to buy the right items or replacing that old broken dish from last year.

Thanksgiving dinner is about more than just turkey and stuffing. It’s about creating a cozy atmosphere for loved ones to enjoy and unwind. Hosting the perfect Thanksgiving dinner doesn’t always happen. But the COCOCOZY team picked the BEST home and pantry essentials to help get you started.

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Does anyone else have a hard time finding the PERFECT coat for fall/winter? The colder weather means more layers. And before the temperature drops even more it’s time to shop for a new coat and jacket. Or maybe even several coats and jackets. We don’t judge. There are so many styles, colors, and patterns. A jacket for every mood, every occasion, and every season. The COCOCOZY team rounded up our favorites from cozy shearling coats to luxurious knits. See our picks below.

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Bedroom designs have evolved throughout the decades. Some prefer a minimalistic modern design, while others like a cozy sanctuary. Then there are the people who love enchanting bedrooms. Who doesn’t want space that feels like a fairytale? Interior designers approach bedroom designs with unique perspectives. Some are more whimsical than others. The COCOCOZY team rounded up four enchanting bedrooms with a European twist.

The bedroom above is a beautiful and elegant primary bedroom. Interior designer, Rose Uniacke, created a dreamy escape in her London home. It features timeless decor including a 20th-century piece by Carlo Scarpa. The perfect combination of tranquility and luxury.

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One of the most timeless trends in home decor is leather. This fall there has been a resurgence of stylish leather armchairs and stools. Specifically, colored leather in warm earth tones like browns, hues of orange, and olive green. Interior designers are styling leather counter stools with modern kitchens. It’s a go-to piece of furniture for mixing in natural materials. See our round-up of leather counter stools below.

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It’s difficult to sell or buy a new home. That’s why real estate agents are high in demand. People need professionals to find the perfect home for their growing family or even just a fresh start. Real estate agents make money by earning a commission for their service. However, some agents make even more money with unique marketing strategies including earning passive income.

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Everyone is so focused on finding the perfect pendant light or dramatic sconces. But what about floor lamps? They’re essential for lighting up a cozy corner of a room. Floor lamps can bring balance to any room. Sometimes an empty corner needs that special piece. A sconce is too small and doesn’t take up enough space. Floor lamps come in all different styles, which makes them the perfect finishing touch. The COCOCOZY team browsed Pinterest to find 16 fabulous floor lamps that we love.

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Virtual interior design is becoming the new norm. High-profile interior designers aren’t successful because they work in luxurious design studios or office buildings. It’s about the designer’s passion for storytelling and discovering the purpose of each project. And thanks to the digital age, it can all be done from the comforts of home. Designers now have the ability to consult clients and design projects from anywhere. The COCOCOZY team put together an easy guide to making more money as a virtual interior designer.

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One of my favorite retailers to shop for chic and stylish furniture is Lulu & Georgia. They’re celebrating their 10th Anniversary Sale. Shop fall furniture finds and get 25% off sitewide (exclusions apply) including major markdowns on splurge-worthy furniture and trending home decor. Now is the time to redecorate for the new season. Discover stylish coffee tables, modern side tables, and “wow” worthy armchairs for your home. Check out new fall furniture and decor from Lulu & Georgia. See my favorite picks from the sale and learn how to style them in your home.

This post is sponsored by Lulu & Georgia.

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My new shopping platform, Chirpyest, offers members up to 30% cash back from popular retailers including Veronica Beard, Nordstrom, Target, The Container Store, and more. Members save hundreds of dollars every month just by activating the browser extension while shopping online. As the fall season kicks off, a new rotation of brands has started to trend on Chirpyest. Find out the top 5 trending brands that members earn 7.5% cash back below.

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Fall is one of the busiest seasons of the year…in the kitchen. Holidays are in the near future and the aroma of pumpkin spice is already filling the air. Now is the best time to invest in new fall kitchen accessories. Before the chaos of the holidays, place any outdated dinnerware or broken eclectic tools. A fresh season means it’s out with the old and in with the new and stylish accessories. To get started, the COCOCOZY team has handpicked 15 fall kitchen accessories to shop.

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Fall 2022 handbags come in all styles and textures. The cooler season usually means tote bags are trending and chic top handle bags are the must-have accessory of the season. Some fashionistas like to splurge on designer staples like the YSL Matelasse Calfskin Envelope Crossbody Bag. And others are on the hunt for affordable accessories that look luxurious. Discover new Fall 2022 handbags to shop for the season.

See more fall fashion finds here.

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Today’s interior inspiration is not an average southern pad. It’s a dreamy family home located in Birmingham, Alabama. The home sits hillside of Red Mountain, an area with a rich history of steel industrialists. Interior designer, Jeffrey Dungan, decided to purchase the property to transform it into his dream home for his family. He wanted to design a unique space that is calming but also pays homage to the 19th-century iron ore mining district.

Dungan didn’t take on the project alone. He asked designer friends Grant Trick, Betsy Brown, and Michelle Cone. Trick designed the primary bathroom that features steel and glass windows with a soft bench for modern elegance.

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Professional organizers have become a unique business in 2022. Not everyone has the ability (or the time) to organize and create a working system for the home. That’s when the professionals step in to help. Professional organizers have taken on the task to create functional systems for their clients that will transform their daily lives. Due to the popularity of The Home Edit, people have realized the need for decluttering and organization.

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