You know how to help others live beautifully through intentional design, it’s your passion, and you’re really, really good at it. But how do you take that passion and grow it into a successful, thriving business and a thoughtful brand? That’s where we come in. We’re here to inspire, educate and encourage you in your journey to becoming your own tailored version of success; and to guide you in your pursuit of spending your days doing exactly what you love.

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.

- annie dillard-

INTRODUCING THE HAVEN

Who is the HAVEN Workshop for? Interior designers and design enthusiasts who are looking to build an intentional brand, expand in knowledge, refine their design skills and grow into successful business owners. Whether you're just launching your business or a few years in, we've got the tools for you to take your business to the next level. 

Fall dates coming soon!

Does that sound like you?

INTRODUCING THE HAVEN

2020 DATES

Venue & Location

Malibu Farm at
Lido Marina Village

Newport Beach, California

Enjoy a boutique-style learning experience that feels like a vacation. Our speaker sessions will be held at Malibu Farm's event space in Lido Marina Village, which offers al fresco dining waterside and the opportunity to explore a mix of charming shops. This is Newport Beach at its best... casual, comfortable and chic in equal measure! Our workshop location is just a stroll away from Lido House Hotel, where we have a room block secured for those who would like to stay in walking distance.

Malibu Farm will be providing fresh, farm-to-table food for us during the entire workshop, all of which is included in your workshop ticket. 

The Speaker

We've hand-picked industry experts to share their knowledge and take you on the journey of how they got there. As creative entrepreneurs, we all started with a blank slate. We've poured our hearts into businesses that are now thriving because we took that first step—to believe in ourselves and say out loud: "I CAN make a living doing what I love." This is your opportunity to learn from creatives you admire, in-person, face-to-face, real success and failure stories shared. We're pulling back the curtain on how they took their business to the next level.

Lineup

A Pricing Structure That'll Work for Your Business Model

PRICING

No.2

Setting Your Business Up for Success from the Start

SYSTEMS & operationS

No.1

Lindsey Borchard

A Powerful Way to Promote Your Brand

marketing

No.2

Giving Your Business an Identity with Intention

Branding

No.1

Anastasia Casey

How To Build Your Dream Team and Open a Design Studio

hiring

No.2

Gaining New Clients & Larger Scale Projects

Client Growth

No.1

Kristen Forgione

How To Grow an Engaged Community on Instagram

INSTAGRAM GROWTH

No.2

How To Pitch Your Work to Digital Media Publications

getting published

No.1

Melissa Baran

Discovering the Best Growth Strategies That Work for You

BUSINESS GROWTH

No.2

Build a Profitable Business by Leveraging the Right Tools

business management

No.1

Reisa Elden

The Ins & Outs of Opening an Online Shop of Curated Goods

shop 101

No.2

How To Make Money Doing What You Love

the business of design

No.1

Amy Hansen

The Ins and Outs of Getting Featured in Print Magazines

PRINT PUBLICATIONS

No.2

Best Practices for a Successful Interior Photo Shoot

INTERIOR PHOTOSHOOTS

No.1

Ryan Garvin

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*schedule subject to change, this is a rough timeline and flow you can expect!

at Malibu Farm

Cocktail Hour & dinner

& Introductions

WELCOME

Giving Your Business an Identity with Intention

Branding:

Setting Your Business Up for Success

SYSTEMS & OPERATIONS:

Afternoon check-in

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Day One

day one

day 01

The

Make Money Doing What You Love

the business of design:

Gaining New Clients & Larger Scale Projects

CLIENT GROWTH:

A Thoughtful Way to Wow Your Clients 

design presentation:

Break for Lunch

Promote Your Work & Grow Your Community

SOCIAL & MARKETING:

Growth Strategies To Elevate

BUSINESS GROWTH:

Morning Check-In & Breakfast

ARRIVE AT 9 AM

Day Two

day two

day 02

Leveraging the Right Tools for Success

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT:

Shop Tour, Session & Farewell Dinner at Serena & Lily

Ins & Outs of Opening an Online Shop

SHOP 101:

Best Practices for Pitching Your Work

Getting published:

Building Your Dream Team

hiring:

Best Practices for a Successful Photoshoot

Interior Photoshoots:

Break for Lunch

A Pricing Structure That'll Work for Your Business Model

PRICING:

With our Workshop Photographer

headshots:

Morning Check-In & Breakfast

ARRIVE AT 9 AM

Day Three

day three

day 03

Schedule

The Breakdown of our Fall 2019 Workshop

Partners

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Experience

See the beauty you can expect from our stunning location and venue!

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Part of your workshop experience will include a design shop tour and farewell dinner with our friends at Serena & Lily.

Shop Tour

SERENA & LILY

GET ON THE WAITLIST FOR FALL 2020 ENROLLMENT

to start spending your days doing what you love?

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Interested in our next workshop?
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Rainsford Company

Andrea Doxey

Working with HAVEN to elevate our start-up home decor business through collaborative social posts was a great investment for our brand. As we assessed the countless social partnership opportunities, we knew that HAVEN was the right choice for us given the consistent brand message and likeminded audience. Working with Melissa was easy, flexible and an overall pleasure. We look forward engaging with HAVEN again in the near future.

Working with Melissa was easy, flexible and an overall pleasure 

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Lark & Linen

Jacquelyn Clark

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Working with Melissa was easy, flexible and an overall pleasure 

collaborations

community

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The

Investment

+ Three days in a beautiful setting at Malibu Farm at Lido Marina Village

+ Day 1 snacks, dinner & drinks

+ Day 2 breakfast, lunch, drinks & snacks

+ Day 3 breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks & dinner

+ Insightful and informative sessions with our expert speakers

+ Breakout sessions and q & a's with our speakers

+ Client design presentation sessions with our design speakers

+ Design shop tour and farewell dinner at Serena & Lily

+ Bonus session with a McGee & Co. lead team member

+ Thoughtful gifts and surprises sprinkled throughout

+ Complimentary month* of IVY by Houzz *second month free
(not eligible on pay in full option)

+ Professional headshots

+ A community atmosphere and the chance to build your network

+ A priceless opportunity to learn from successful industry pros

*Airfare, accommodations and transportation not included. We have a room block at nearby Lido House for a discounted rate, on a first come first served basis.

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Read our FAQ's

have questions?

The first year of business for most designers can be the most challenging. But think about it this way—if you start with your entrepreneurial toolbox only halfway full, it’ll likely take you longer to achieve your goals and in the long run it’ll take longer to build a profitable business. Investing in ourselves is one of the hardest things to do, but one of the wisest decisions we can make as business owners. Not only will our workshop equip you with the tools you need, but you’ll get a behind the biz look at how our incredible experts have blazed the trail. The answer? Now is the perfect time.

I haven’t launched my business yet, should I wait to take this workshop until I do?

No.1

We’ll put it to you this way—our speakers are actually excited to learn from one another at this workshop! They each approach their business models slightly differently and have various strengths they will be touching on. While we will be covering a lot of basics on getting a design business up and running, and further growing your entrepreneurial game, this experience is so much more than that. It’s an opportunity to learn different processes, next level ideas and creative ways to approach your business goals. We’ve listed our speaker topics above in our rough sample timeline as well and we’d be happy to answer any additional questions HERE or by using our chat box on this page. 

I’ve been in the industry for a few years already. What will this workshop teach me that I don’t already know?

No.2

Yes! We have a three month payment plan option available if you sign up during early bird enrollment period. You will be charged the first installment when you signup and the two remaining installments on February 29th and March 29th, 2020. CLICK HERE to learn more and enroll.

Is there a payment plan available? 

No.3

If someone told you that you could invest around $8 a day in your first year of business and come out more knowledgeable and more profitable beyond that first year, would you do it? Our workshop may only take place over three days, but those three days can change SO much. We specifically designed a boutique-style event with luxe touches because we believe this is a moment to be celebrated. Investing in yourself and your business is a huge step and one that we don't take lightly. Our speakers and industry experts have all been hand-picked for their incredible ability to thoughtfully share their experiences with you. Additionally each of them have previously spoken at educational events, markets, conferences and workshops. 

i'd love to attend, but I'm not sure I can justify the investment right now. What makes it worth the price?

No.4

We get it! If an in-person workshop isn't in the cards for you right now, we completely understand. We currently do not offer online courses, but hope to in the future. We decided to start our educational offerings in the form of in-person workshops because we've seen first-hand how face-to-face events have truly been catalysts for business owners. As mentioned, many of us have attended or spoken at other events and we can say with confidence that nothing is comparable to the real conversations you will have, the laughter, the tears, and the openness of your fears, struggles, goals and achievements with your fellow entrepreneurs and mentors.

this sounds amazing, but I'm SO busy and would prefer to do an online course. Do you have opportunities for online learning?

No.5

Yay! We can't wait to meet you! We have a room block with a discounted rate at Lido House Hotel, which is in walking distance from our venue and surrounding Lido Marina Village area. Our room block discounted rate is on a first come, first served basis. 

I'm SO ready to enroll! Where do you recommend staying?

No.6

join the waitlist for
our next workshop!

Reach out on our chat box or
send an email HERE.

have more questions?