You know how to help others live beautifully through intentional design, it’s your passion, and you’re really good at it. But how do you grow that 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. Our Workshop is for interior designers who are looking to build an intentional brand, expand in knowledge, and refine their design skills. Whether you're just launching your business or have a well-established brand, we've got the tools for you to take your business to the next level. Does that sound like you?
The HAVEN Workshop is an intimate experience with limited seats available. Only 30 spots are available for our Fall 2022 session.
Enjoy a laid-back learning experience that feels like a well-deserved getaway. Our speaker sessions are held at the beautiful and spacious event room at Lido House. This boutique-style hotel boasts the best of a coastal lifestyle and is Newport Beach at its best... casual, comfortable and chic in equal measure! Explore the hotel here. Our workshop location is just a stroll away from Lido Marina Village, which offers al fresco dining waterside and the opportunity to explore a mix of charming shops. Lido House will be providing delicious food & drink for us during workshop hours, all of which is included in your workshop ticket. See the schedule below!
We hand-pick 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 make a living doing what we 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 we took our businesses and brands to the next level—and how you can, too.
We're curating an incredible panel for the fall 2022 session that we'll release in the coming weeks—but we highly recommend enrolling ASAP to secure your spot. Past speakers include Kate Lester, Anissa Zajac of House Seven Design, Chloe MacKintosh of Boxwood Avenue, Kristen Forgione of THELIFESTYLEDCO™, Lindye Galloway, Ryan Garvin, Lindsey Borchard, Jen Olmstead, Brooke Boling and Melissa Baran of Haven.
+ Systems & Operations: Setting Your Business Up for Success from the Start
+ Branding: Giving Your Business an Identity with Intention
+ Client Growth: Gaining New Clients & Larger Scale Projects
+ Pricing: A Pricing Structure That'll Work for Your Business Model
+ Hiring: How To Build Your Dream Team and Open a Design Studio
+ Design Presentation: Wowing Your Clients
+ The Business of Design: How To Make Money Doing What You Love
+ Instagram Growth: How To Grow An Engaged Community
+ Marketing: A Powerful Way to Promote Your Brand
+ Getting Published: Pitching Your Work to Online & Print Publications
+ Shop 101: Launching an E-commerce, Brick & Mortar and Custom Products
+ Business Management & Growth Strategies
+ Brand Partnerships
Beyond the sessions covered, we'll have dedicated time for breakout sessions and Q&A with all speakers.
Three days in beautiful Southern California at Lido House Hotel with an intimate group of like-minded designers
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 with the speaker panel and final Q&A
Client design presentation sessions with our design speakers
A beautiful welcome gift with curated items just for you
Thoughtful gifts and surprises sprinkled throughout
Professional headshots with our workshop photographer
A community atmosphere and the chance to build your network
A priceless opportunity to learn from successful industry pros
The opportunity to explore design shops in Lido Marina Village, like Jenni Kayne, Serena & Lily, Shoppe Amber Interiors and more
"I’ve learned so much about who I am as a designer, my potential as a business owner and really, just validation that even though the day to day doesn’t always look perfect, that I can define my own success and what that looks like for me and my family. I met some of the absolute best people while at the Haven Workshop and I know that these will be lasting friendships, not just as a group of designers, but genuine friends!"
"I had two clients but didn’t have the big picture. I was a total sponge over the course of our 3 days together and it changed the trajectory of my life & business. I filed for an LLC & my resale license, created a branding suite with a real name and logo, launched my website today (!!), put in place systems like Asana etc., and I’m just getting started. I can't thank you enough.
"I wish I could bottle up every ounce of the magical feelings I had while spending the week at the Haven Workshop. I met some of the most incredible creatives out there and they sparked yet another fire in my soul!"
Want to learn more about the experience from someone who has attended a past workshop? We'll help facilitate a call for you with one of our alumni. This is a big investment for your business and we want you to be sure it's the absolute right fit for you. Our alumni can share about their experience, what sessions they benefited most from, what they've implemented since attending and any other q's you may have. You can also peek at our FAQ below!
Head over to our Instagram account, @thehavenlist, to get a behind the scenes look into our past events—going back to our first workshop, Fall 2019. As the first design workshop of it's kind in the industry, we're honored to have hosted 110+ attendees across our past four events. We're grateful for the opportunity to be an impactful part of your journey, too.
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. Additionally, our workshop also provides you with the opportunity to network with other attendees who will becomes friends. These relationships are priceless and will help your business grow, far beyond our 3 days together.
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. Not to mention, the opportunity to learn from and network with the other attendees. We’ve listed our speaker topics above in our rough sample timeline as well and we’d be happy to answer any additional questions (email us at email@example.com) or by using our chat box on this page.
Yes absolutely! We have a 5-month installment payment plan option available for our Fall 2022 event. The payment plan option is $790 per month for five months during early bird enrollment—this is a more accessible option for those who wish to pay over time. You will be charged the first installment when you signup and the remaining installments each month until your payment plan is complete.
If you have any questions about our payment plan option, please reach out to our team by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There's no denying the design industry is full of educational resources and tools—from design markets to online courses and more. It's important to embrace all of those resources, but we saw a gap in the fusion of learning & connecting, in-person. Our workshop may only be a few 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, candidly—and, give you actionable steps.
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.
Yay! We can't wait to meet you! We recommend staying at Lido House Hotel, which is where our classroom sessions are held. We will be getting a room block with a discounted rate for Lido House 60-90 days prior to the event and will send this info to all attendees when available. Rooms are on a first-come, first-serve basis and discounted rates are not guaranteed.
The hotel neighbors Lido Marina Village which boasts charming shops and restaurants.
To make our event as safe as possible and minimize the spread of COVID-19, we'll be implementing the following practices in guidance with Lido House.
+ Classroom seating will be social distanced only if required by hotel
+ Masks practices will follow city and venue guidelines at the time of event
+ We'll be updating best practices for masking as we near the event and receive new information from the county and Lido House
+ Meals will be outdoor dining on beautiful Lido Lawn (weather permitting)
+ Food will be both on individually plated meals and buffet style, unless guidelines change
+ All Lido House staff have been vaccinated
+ A hand sanitizer station will be available
+ Please bring your own masks as they will not be provided
+ For those guests staying at Lido House, Mobile check-in and key, service requests, and room service orders delivered right to your door are available via the Marriott Bonvoy mobile app
+ Learn more about safety measures at Lido House HERE