Trade Suppliers List
It’s no secret starting a business is a big leap. Let me save you the time of gathering your trade partners one by one as you gain clients, learn about individual products and strengthen your expertise.
I’ve collected over 60+ trade accounts and growing, over the years of working with actual clients. These are all Australian based, and I have similar lists for USA and Europe too. To have the same, it’s as simple as clicking the link included and applying for your own account. Please note; many of these application forms require an Australian Business Number (ABN) to be accepted.
All of them will help represent your interior brand in a more professional way and allow you present pricing to clients that is under RRP. Working with preferred suppliers and trades allows you to offer a business model where you can either use some or all of the margin as a revenue stream, or charge more for your initial design services – but pass the full discount onto your client.
Download the list below, and get the name and direct links to apply for your own trade accounts.
Client Project Database
Say goodbye to chaos and hello to a more professional, efficient, and successful interior design business.
This database was designed to help us thrive, it’s easy to learn and repeatable for every single job to keep you on task and tracking the things that really matter.
I’ve even included a tutorial to make sure you can ammend it to suit your own processes and procedures.
🛋️ Client Collaboration Made Easy: Impress your clients by providing a professional way to access and review selections. You can export a list to excel, to share direct links to purchase items for e-design projects or approve them for procurement, making their lives easier too! I love bringing this list up on site and showing the client I think The Master Shedule for Procurement is probably my favorite function.
📦 Manage Suppliers Like a Pro: Keep your trade supplier orders in check with our organised system. You’ll have invoices at your fingertips, sorted by status (shipped, pending quote, etc.), so you’re always in the Know and can access a quick reference update immediately.
🖌️ Effortless Edits and Iterations: No more scope creep ever. Track edits and iterations and record them in a centralised location so you know what’s already happened and you can focus on what you do best—designing!
📸 Centralised Client Hub: Store images, drawings, sketches, floor plans, and all client-relevant information in one handy place. Say goodbye to endless folders and hello to organisation bliss! I have a built a business that is referral and repeat heavy and that’s because my clients know all of their documentation and details live in my central hub, ready to resurrect for the next job.
✅ Guided Client Journey: Our easy-to-follow checklists for each client will guide you through onboarding, concept creation, documentation delivery, and offboarding. No more missed steps or forgotten details. You can edit these to add any process steps relevant to your specific service or offering.
Confidence, Content & Clients Workshop
In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn everything you need to know to create a marketing strategy that works for your interior design business.
You’ll discover how to:
✔️ Identify your ideal clients and speak their language Create content that gets noticed and shared
✔️ Use social media to reach your target audience Automate your marketing tasks so you can save time And much more!
✔️ Plus, you’ll get access to exclusive resources and materials that will help you take your marketing to the next level.
Sign up for the workshop today and start attracting more clients!
What Designers are saying about this Trade list
I just wanted to say a big thank you to you!! I just purchased the trade supplier list and firstly thank you for putting this together! It's such a big help! And secondly what a list!! You know what I will be doing the rest of the day. Thanks again
Thank you so much for sharing this amazing trade supplier list! For someone who’s just starting out in the industry, it can be daunting to know where to start. This is such a huge help!
just wanted to say a big thank you for the list of trade accounts. It is fantastic and has saved lots of running around.
You really are the best ???? Ive mainly just worked internally for design firms so it really feels good starting to stand on my own feet- I’ve been welcomed beautifully by so many suppliers!
Thank you Rhiannon for putting together a fantastic trade supplier list. There were suppliers in there that I haven't even heard of before! As someone just starting out this definitely made life much easier and gave me a great starting point! X
Just purchased your trade list. Half of them I've either never heard of or used before so thank you! ????
People are seeking out simplicity
“In our hectic lives, we have learned to take a backseat to calm and serenity,” explains Rhiannon, “People are seeking out simplicity and desperate to create sanctuary-like environments to retreat to.” By removing the clutter, you allow the simplicity, functionality, and craftsmanship of each piece to breathe.
Rhiannon Lee – Easy Ways to Add Japandi Style to Your Home, The Spruce