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-


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. 

Who is the Haven Workshop for?

Does that sound like you?


Venue and 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. 

1st thru 3rd, 2019

The Speaker Lineup

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.


A Pricing Structure That'll Work for Your Business Model



Setting Your Business Up for Success from the Start

SYSTEMS & operationS


Lindsey Borchard

A Powerful Way to Promote Your Brand



Giving Your Business an Identity with Intention



Anastasia Casey

How To Build Your Dream Team and Open a Design Studio



Gaining New Clients & Larger Scale Projects

Client Growth


Lindye Galloway

How To Grow an Engaged Community on Instagram



How To Pitch Your Work to Digital Media Publications

getting published


Melissa Baran

Discovering the Best Growth Strategies That Work for You



Build a Profitable Business by Leveraging the Right Tools

business management


Reisa Elden

Launching an E-commerce, Brick & Mortar and Custom Products

shop 101


How To Make Money Doing What You Love

the business of design


Kate Lester

The Ins and Outs of Getting Featured in Print Magazines



Best Practices for a Successful Interior Photo Shoot



Ryan Garvin

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


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

at Malibu Farm

Cocktail Hour & dinner

& Speed-Dating


Giving Your Business an Identity with Intention


Discovering the Best Growth Strategies

Business Growth:

Mid-afternoon check-in

October 1st, 2019


day one

day 01

Make Money Doing What You Love

the business of design:

Promoting Your Work & Grow Your Community

Social & Marketing:

A Thoughtful Way to Wow Your Clients 

design presentation:

catered by Malibu Farm 

Lunch at Serena & Lily

Gaining New Clients & Larger Scale Projects


Setting Your Business Up for Success 


Morning Check-In & Breakfast

October 2nd, 2019


day two

day 02

Leveraging the Right Tools for Success


Floral Styling Session & Farewell Dinner at McGee & Co.

Launching an E-commerce, Brick & Mortar and Custom Products

SHOP 101:

Best Practices for Pitching Your Work

Getting published:

Building Your Dream Team


Best Practices for a Successful Photoshoot

Interior Photoshoots:

Break for Lunch

A Pricing Structure That'll Work for Your Business Model


With our Workshop Photographer


Morning Check-In & Breakfast

October 3Rd, 2019


day three

day 03



Part of your workshop experience will include design shop tours and sessions with Serena & Lily and McGee & Co.

Shop Tours


Join us in Newport Beach this fall for the

to start spending your days doing what you love?

Are You Ready


SOLD OUT! Get on our waitlist 
for 2020 workshops below!

2 monthly installments

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a one-time payment

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Regular Price

option no. 2

SOLD OUT! Get on our waitlist
for 2020 workshops below!

3 monthly installments

Sold Out


a one-time payment

Sold Out

Early Bird

option no. 1

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 




Lark & Linen

Jacquelyn Clark

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Working with Melissa was easy, flexible and an overall pleasure 






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

+ Tuesday's cocktail party & dinner

+ Wednesday's breakfast, lunch, drinks & snacks

+ Thursday's breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks & dinner

+ Insightful and informative sessions with our expert speakers

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

+ Design Presentation session & luncheon at Serena & Lily

+ Floral Styling session & farewell dinner at McGee & Co.

+ Thoughtful gifts and surprises sprinkled throughout

+ Free 1-month subscription to IVY

+ 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 secured a discounted rate at Lido House, which is a 2-minute walk away.


Ticket Includes

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?


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?


Yes! We have a three month payment plan option available if you sign up during early bird enrollment period (July 10th–July 20th). After July 20th, our regular ticket price will provide an option to pay in two installments. CLICK HERE to learn more and enroll.

Is there a payment plan available? 


If someone told you that you could invest around $7 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?


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?


Yay! We can't wait to meet you! We have secured a discounted rate at Lido House Hotel, which is in walking distance from our venue and surrounding Lido Marina Village area. Please mention HAVEN when calling to make your reservation.

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



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

have more questions?