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Publication Date: 2016-08-01

Design Insights

5 Best Practices for Listing Your Design Work on Dering Hall

We've compiled a list of best practices to help you maximize your profile listing and success on Dering Hall. These tips are designed to help you create a portfolio that is more searchable and eye-catching to users.

Architecture by CWB Architects, Interior Design by Fearins | Welch

1. Upload the Best Quality Imagery

Showcase your design work in the best way possible with high-quality imagery. Images in your profile should be crisp and clear and not blurry. They should be hi-res and ideally shot with a professional camera. Direct framing of a room or design detail is best. We recommend avoiding photos with extreme angles or a fisheye lens, which make your designs appear distorted. For your Dering Hall portfolio, all images should be a minimum of 1,000 pixels. Files should be in JPG or PNG format and no larger than 10 MB.

Architecture by Gibbons, Fortman & Associates

2. Add Descriptive Captions for Your Images

When you are adding a caption for your images, make sure to include relevant details about the design, including location and style along and key products and design features. A robust caption makes your image more searchable on Dering Hall.  

Design by Suzanne Tucker

3. Categorize Your Images With the Correct Room & Style Type

To ensure that your images appear in the appropriate sections of the lookbook, make sure that you have chosen a room and style type that accurately describes your image. Incorrectly categorizing images means that they may be missed during lookbook searches. Please do not over-categorize images in an effort to increase the places where they will appear, this will just frustrate users. The image above is correctly catergorized as a "Staircase," "Rustic," and "American."

Interior design by Elena Calabrese Design & Decor

4. Upload New Images & Projects

As you complete projects, upload the imagery to your profile. The more imagery you have, the greater opportunity you have to be found by visitors to the site and featured in editorial. This will also ensure that your profile is fresh and up-to-date. The image above is a Master Bedroom vignette designed by Elena Calabrese in a Mill Valley, California, home completed in June 2016.


Interior Design Portfolio of Brooke Wagner

5. Choose a Variety of Images That Showcase Your Work

There's no limit to the number of images you can add to your portfolio. Make sure to include multiple projects and the rooms within those projects to present the fullest picture of your design aesthetic. It’s best to include both full room shots and close-up images of vignettes and design details.


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