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EPISODE 83: IT’S A GOOD TIME TO BE DOING WHAT WE’RE DOING, WHERE WE’RE DOING IT: INTERIOR DESIGN IN PALM BEACH WITH ALLISON PALADINO AND ZITA RUDD

Ted speaks with Allison Paladino and Zita Rudd with Paladino | Rudd Interior Designs in Palm Beach, Florida. Through the 2008 recession to the present, these two have stuck together and today Paladino | Rudd is featured in luxury magazines across the country and designs collections for leading manufacturers all over.

Today, Ted dives into how this business started, how the partnership thrived, and where Allison and Zita are headed next. Listen in as he plots their trajectory and reveals the systems and processes that have helped them rise to the top.

TOPICS DISCUSSED

  • [1:45] How Paladino | Rudd came to be
  • [2:55] Waiting to become partner and the career of an interior designer
  • [4:08] The importance of To Do lists  and paying it forward
  • [11:50] What do you learn from failure?
  • [15:30] The responsibility to be a role model for employees
  • [18:15] 3 decades in Palm Beach and the evolution of a place
  • [23:45] Coaching to stay calm in chaos
  • [26:25] How to stay relevant and foster your employees
  • [32:15] What do two talented interior designers have in their own homes?
  • [35:00] Where do you find inspiration for your designs?
  • [37:15] Giving creative importance to client’s desires
  • [38:35] New clients vs. repeat clients
  • [42:15] Raise your price to meet your quality
  • [45:55] Managing varying business interests
  • [48:30] Transitioning to retirement
  • [ 50:05] What are you most proud of?

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KEY QUOTES FROM EPISODE 

  • Some designers, it’s almost like a conveyor belt. You see designs and you see things repeated. And we go over and beyond. And I think, I don’t know, we just love what we do. And we want everything to be unique. And we want to create fantastic things for clients
  • It’s so important. We’re all so busy going a million miles an hour, that it’s really important to make sure your staff is happy. 
  • Every project is different. We don’t ever want our projects to be recognizable – to say, oh, that’s Paladino Rudd. I think you’re doing your client a real disservice if someone can spot your work.

About

Paladino Rudd Interior Design

Paladino Rudd designs are characterized by classic transitional style, beautiful woods & tactile materials.

They are known for their refreshing twists on design and understated drama that can be found from their urbane use of space in a stunning Robert Stern-designed condominium overlooking Central Park, to a new 19 thousand square foot Palm Beach oceanfront estate.

Clients laud their ability to make their vision a reality. In the words of House Beautiful magazine, “In a city synonymous with a gold-leafed grandeur, Allison’s style stands out because of its restraint.

Website: paladinorudd.com

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