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Irene Turner Talks Pinterest

On utilizing the image sharing platform for your design business

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It would be difficult to write an informed post about the intersection of Pinterest and the interior design industry without focusing on Irene Turner.  As an early adopter of the platform, the Sonoma County designer currently has more than 4,500,000 followers, and has pinned nearly 55,000 images.

In my ongoing quest to learn about (and share about) how social media impacts our industry, I decided to reach out to Irene – to ask some simple and pointed questions about the impact Pinterest has on her business.

Here’s the Q&A.

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Pinterest Picks – August 2013

Monthly design inspiration from some of my influencers

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As I spend more time cultivating my own Pinterest boards, I keep being made aware of other great inspirational boards by other creatives.  It seems to be a limitless bounty of images and references.

My eye is happily focused on discovering new images and pinners.  It is certainly my new favorite obsession.  If I didn’t have to work, I would spend most of my days working on my own boards.

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Design: Pinterest Picks July, 2013

design inspiration from some of my influencers

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In my ever reaching search for inspiration on all creative levels, I have come to rely on Pinterest more and more.  The notion of discovering and sharing what others are posting to their boards has brought me a vast visual library from which I can take stimulus – from interiors to fashion, from design to nature –  it’s endless and therein lies the real excitement.

Where else can you subscribe to such a bounty of images, many of which have links for easy reference.  I remember growing up with my set of encyclopedias which were always referred to.  Now I have only to type in a phrase or word and have the universe open up to me.

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