Jeff Andrews on Design at Camp:OC



Still High from Vegas Market

There was something extra special about Las Vegas Market this year.  The energy was buzzing.  People were excited.  And the showrooms were overflowing with beautiful new pieces that look even better in person!

Some of the highlights for us this year … of course being selected to “hack” the @LasVegasMarket Instagram account so you could see #LVMkt from our eyes #ViewonVegas

Market Tastemakers Kelli and Lori

Tastemakers Kelli Ellis and Lori Dennis

Worlds Away  Worlds Away never disappoints


Palecek  - Silver topped Live edge tables – stunning!


Colorful beauties from Go Home

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Business of Design is HOT! (even in -40 degrees)

Design Camp goes international!

Even though Toronto is January doesn’t seem like it would be the best place to be, we have learned January in Toronto is the very best place to be! Kimberley Seldon’s Business of Design Conference 2014 turned out to be hot, hot HOT! We had the pleasure of speaking to Kim’s fantastic group discussing “Flat Fee’s” with overwhelmingly positive feedback (HINT: look for the Flat Fee segment at Design Camp Vegas!) After a short flight, we emerged into the freezer called Toronto.


We had the pleasure of staying at Hotel Le Germain, downtown, with it’s gorgeous lobby and fireplace blazing. A fantastic meal and libations at Victor, topped off our night perfectly!




Rise and shine for some Business of Design! Piled on some more clothing and headed to the Design Exchange for some Flat Fee conversation, reuniting with old friends and made some some new ones too!


Thank you to Kimberley Seldon and her fab staff for a class act conference and allowing us to participate!

Lori Dennis, Kimberley Seldon, Kelli Ellis

Lori Dennis, Kimberley Seldon, Kelli Ellis


Showered with Elegance!

Glamorous Retreats by Jan Showers

Glamorous Retreats by Jan Showers

Full of Southern charm and talent for days, the lovely and elegant Jan Showers graced us with her presence in Los Angeles. We mingled with Jan, coveted and her gorgeous jacket and got her beautiful book signed…The handsome man pictured is fantastic Patrick Dragonette, Dragonette Ltd has become one of the country’s top resources for high-end mid 20th-century design, including furniture, art and accessories, and has made a name for itself as a go-to source for designers across the country. Located on famed La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles, Patrick has become the goto for everything fabulous. We are delighted to have him in join us Las Vegas, sharing the his massive wealth of information!


Camp Counselors Lori Dennis, Patrick Dragonette, Jan Showers and Kelli Ellis at Harbinger, Los Angeles.





Las Vegas SUPER CAMP, July 29-31th at the Las Vegas Market

Come and meet Roger Thomas, design genius behind the Wynn, Encore and Bellagio, to name just a few…

: On Design – Encore Casino Chandeliers

Roger Thomas of Wynn Design and Development  and Counselor at Camp: Las Vegas 2014, July Market.

Roger Thomas created the interiors of Wynn Las Vegas and most recently led the interior design of Wynn Macau, which opened to the public September 5, 2006. Encore at Wynn Las Vegas, opened on December 22, 2008, along with Wynn Diamond Macau, which will open January 2010, also bear his stamp. Thomas designed the interiors of properties including the Golden Nugget hotels in Las Vegas and Laughlin and the Mirage Resort, Treasure Island and Bellagio Resort on the Las Vegas strip.

 Design notes from Roger…..


Roger Thomas: On Design-The Home Store


Come meet Roger at Camp: Las Vegas!



On the fence….watch this!

Still not sure? Watch what Paloma Contreras, of La Dolce Vita fame says……



CYBER WEEK SALE! Save over 50% until Monday December 9th

Do not miss out on the Las Vegas Super Camp!

Coming to Las Vegas Market? (who isn’t!?)        unnamed


Interior Design Camp Las Vegas is the perfect way to wrap your Las Vegas Market experience!

Join us for a cocktail party July 25th, and camp July 26th and 27th.  We’ve reserved a gorgeous room with a view of Vegas!

Want to get a seat at the biggest design event on west of the Mississippi? Your registration automatically pre-registers you for the Las Vegas Market – Easy.

Want to skyrocket your career? Want to learn from, meet and mingle with the design elite? (Yes, please….)

Do not miss out on this Crazy Cyber Week Sale – ends Monday, December 9th!

On the fence….watch this!

Still not sure? Watch what Paloma Contreras, of La Dolce Vita fame says……



“Come to Market, Connect at Camp, and stay and play in Las Vegas, baby!”


Interior Design Camp Orange County was a hit!

We are still buzzing from Interior Design Camp Orange County at the Laguna Design Center!  Each and every camp we learn something new and are filled with a fresh spark of enthusiasm.  This was our biggest and best camp yet (164!) and we’re so grateful to everyone who attended – Counselors, Campers and Sponsors.  You are all so amazing and YOU are what makes this event great!

This camp brought a theme of Passion and Positioning to our world of design.  Passion for what gets you out of bed in the morning, excites and drives you.  And Positioning your business, brand and marketing and how this all feeds back into your ultimate success.

Like everyone else, our brains were overflowing with so many ideas and inspiration, and our cheeks were sore from all the smiling and laughing.  We watched as connections were made, ah-ha sparks were lit and as camper Monica Nordquist said, had “a bonfire lit under me”.

Our line-up of incredible speakers this camp included the Design Elite Kathryn M IrelandTimothy CorriganNathan Turner, Adam Japko (Digital Sherpa), Cliff FongBarbara Deckmeyer, Katy Garrett (Connexion Software), Phil Pallen, Bill Indursky (Design Life Network), Julie Thigpen (Belle Maison), Paloma Contreras (La Dolce Vita), Builder John Finton, Pamela Jaccarino (Editor-in-Chief ofLuxe Interiors+Design), Jason Clark of HansgroheChristopher Kennedy, Christian May (Maison21), Tracy Burge and Julie Arcelay (Sub-Zero Wolf), Jeff Andrews, Brian Van Gorder (BVG PR), Rich Pedine (RP PR), Aaron Danzig (Williams-Sonoma), Jennifer Convy, and Penelope Francis.  Amazing!

The Opening Night Party, hosted by Sub-Wolf Zero was incredible and we had a wonderful time (despite the Southern California rain – what?)  P.S. We can’t wait to visit their huge new showroom in Orange County soon!

Kelli and I Gettin’ Glam


Adam Japko talking about our Design Tribe

Two of the most uplifting and inspiring speakers and friends, Christopher Kennedy and Timothy Corrigan
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Decide, Commit, Succeed

Do we feel like getting up at 5AM and doing 30 minutes of squats followed by 18 minutes of sit ups? Not really. Do we want to ballroom dance until our toes bruise and feet ache? Nope. But we know it’s going to give us the body we want and the first place trophy, so we commit and move forward.

Being a successful interior designer takes the same kind of dedication. It means being able to master budgeting, time management, marketing, scheduling, designing, inventory, installations, public relations, networking, administration, project management, client relations, HR, the list goes on. A lot of days, it feels just like waking up at 5AM to do an excruciating workout or 4 hours of Tango. Having a coach with a proven track record will give you the confidence to tackle your task, knowing that 5 minutes in you will feel the same level of satisfaction in your journey that we feel when we commit to our training goals.

Design Camp is that coach, actually it’s many top level coaches (who we lovingly refer to as Camp Counselors) motivating you and giving you the guidance you need to meet your career goals and SUCCEED. And although Design Camp is a lot fun, it is a financial, emotional and time investment that is sometimes difficult or even scary to make, but absolutely necessary to stay inspired and get what you want out of your interior design business.


Design Camp Counselors Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis


Design Camp Counselor Barry Dixon w/ top designers Lisa Mende and Kandrac & Kole

So, like our coaches ask of us everyday, we invite you to DECIDE, COMMIT and SUCCEED on your professional course. We promise that if you join us at Design Camp, YOU WILL SEE RESULTS. And it may not even take you 5 minutes with us to become overjoyed, realizing that your journey to success has begun.


Design Camp Counselors Kelli Ellis, Nathan Turner and Lori Dennis


Design Camp Counselors Mitra Morgan Joss & Main and Jillian St. Charles HGTV


Design Camp Counselors Kelli Ellis, Pam Jaccarino EIC of Luxe Magazine and Lori Dennis

Our next camp is in Orange County, California on October 9-11 at the Laguna Design Center. Bring a friend and save $500.


Design Camp Orange Coutny Giveaways!

Who doesn’t love a great Giveaway?

Not only will you walk away from Design Camp feeling totally inspired and over-flowing with new ideas to catapult your business to the next level, but you could leave with a beautiful gift from one of our sponsors!  We can’t wait to see what they have to offer, and here are just a handful of goodies up for grabs.


Each camp, Hans Grohe does an interactive design challenge where the winner receives a Radiance Hand Shower.  We’re not lying when we tell you this is the best shower we’ve ever had.  It’s like heaven is raining down on our heads!

This elegant book, Charlotte Moss Decorates, or a stunning Gilt Twist Accent Table could be in your hot little hands, courtesy of Currey & Company.


Jaipur not only offers beautiful products, but their philosophy on social responsibility rings close to my heart.  They are giving back to the hard working and talented communities who are helping to create these rugs, and empowering them to find better financial and social stability.  And you may have a piece of these creations in your own home if you’re a lucky winner!



Arteriors has just joined in and will be offering something just as lovely as ever.  We love Arteriors!

Soicher Marin has promised to bring something brand new and exciting to camp and we’re dying to see what it is!

Our Sponsor Give-Aways keep getting better and better.  It’s the icing on the cake when you head home after a few great days at Design Camp!

We can’t wait to see your pretty faces in Orange County this October!
Register Today, seats are seriously filling FAST … 

XO, Lori and Kelli

 Bring a Friend and Save $500


Timothy Corrigan restores Chateau du Grand-Luce

Award winning designer, Timothy Corrigan, restores a French National Landmark in this trailer for his upcoming book, An Invitation to Chateau du Grand-Lucé, (Rizzoli New York, 2013.)

We are delighted to have Timothy speaking at Design Camp Orange County about his fantastic career and inspirations. Please enjoy this little teaser detailing his painstaking and gorgeous restoration. His stunning book is set to be released August 13th. Come get your signed copy at Camp!