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Love Doing Nothing at Natuzzi

Do you love doing nothing? That’s exactly what we want to do after spending seven long days at High Point Market. But it’s also the tag line for a new product we literally could not get our butts out of. #lovedoingnothing

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Who knew a chair could detect your body movements and move with you. The Re-Vive chair from Natuzzi was definitely at the top of our list for it’s modern design, functionality and of course, COMFORT!

 







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First Class at Lexington

We just wrapped up our five-star Design Camp Breakfast at the grand Lexington Showroom and we couldn’t help ourselves, so we toured the three level facility and found some fantastic new products that we know our Campers will LOVE!

We have to start off with the new Carrera line since Lexington was so nice to make these stylish notebooks for our Campers with the fabric used for this line. Now we can sit in their fabulous seating with our matching notebook! Gray and black are killing it this season and the Carrera line did an amazing job mixing metallic gray finishes to their sleek and contemporary Design.

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Of course we were also drawn to Sligh’s new Bel Aire line. Lori and Kelli have made themselves quite comfortable! It’s all glamour and sophistication translated to their home office and media room designs.

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Lex - Rodeo Media Console

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Lets move outside! We continue to see exterior spaces resemble interior spaces and Lexington’s partnership with Tommy Bahama is no exception. The detail on the seating of this living room set is something you would see in your living room. Just another way vendors like Lexington are making your home bigger by maximizing your outdoor space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned for more highlights from High Point Market!

 

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Parlore – Interior Design Streamlined

We are constantly trying to find the latest and greatest for our Campers so we were thrilled when we partnered with this phenomenal new company, Parlore. If you are unfamiliar with Parlore, they should definitely be on your radar.  Especially since they are giving designers three months free to test their site!

So, what is Parlore? Essentially, it’s a personalized iOS app for interior design professionals that feature an easy-to-use project management system, exclusive trend projections and custom editorial and a marketplace that connects designers directly to manufacturers.

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Why do you need it? Think about all the paper work and data entry and management of client expectations.  Daunting isn’t it?  Well this app can give you the resources and support to navigate the interior design landscape and the tools to more easily manage projects.  No brainer!

It’s always exciting to partner with great vendors in the industry but we also love partnering with companies who are making our interior design business better. Parlore is also run by designers so you know they’ll always have you in mind.  We hope this will be just another resource in your hectic business life. Be sure to get your three months free at www.go.parlore.com.

 

 

 

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Inside Jaipur

We are not only lucky to have wonderful sponsors like Jaipur host our Design Camp at High Point Market, but we are also ridiculously in love with what they have coming out for all of us this fall. Jaipur, who recently made the top 500 from Inc Magazine, has a lot going on with their new introductions and charity foundation.

Let’s start with some designs we are loving this fall. As the leaves begin to turn orange, or for us Southern Californians who are pretending the seasons have changed, you can’t help but navigate toward some warmer hues. This rug under their blue collection perfectly brings out the yellow and brown accessories in the room.  Or you can also try this Peacock blue rug from the same collection that provides the same fall feel by using different colors.

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We are also excited about the new tribal inspired rugs that are sure to be a hit at High Point Market. You can use it for your indoor or outdoor spaces, or both!

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The other thing we love about Jaipur is their kind heart. Mr. Chaudhary founded the Jaipur Rugs Foundation that is helping over 40,000 artisans build their capacity to earn higher wages.  It is such a powerful association and we applaud Jaipur for all the work they have done for the people in India.

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We can’t wait to see everything that Jaipur has in store for us at High Point Market and beyond excited to have our Design Camp in their showroom. It’s a win, win!  See you there!

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Join Design Camp and Lexington for Breakfast!

Design Camp is partnering with Lexington Home Brands to bring you a fun and educational breakfast! The Design Camp Gourmet Breakfast, held October 18 at 8:30 AM, will feature a presentation by celebrity hosts, Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis. Learn about Design Camp and the Top 10 Takeaways from Design Camp while enjoying a gourmet breakfast at the Lexington Showroom. Design Camp loves giveaways and will be providing a 3 month coupon to the new Design Campus website. Our fabulous sponsor, Lexington, will also be treating our designers with a free flight to a Super Design Camp and prizes for all! The presentation and giveaways will be followed by a guided tour through the Lexington Showroom. Private shuttle transportation provided from the IHFC building to the Lexington Campus the morning of the event. Be sure to RSVP today as space is limited!

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We are coming to AmericasMart, January 10 – 11, 2015!

We are happy to announce Interior Design Camp will partner with AmericasMart Atlanta and hold its next camp during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market! After hearing your feedback and repeated requests seeking a conference on the East Coast or in the Southeast, Design Camp delivered by bringing a two day Camp compliments of AmericasMart.  The Camp will be held in the Penthouse Theater at AmericasMart, January 10 – 11, 2015.

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We will once again start our Camp with a self guided showroom tour, giving you the opportunity to view some of the leading companies in the home & gift industry. Keeping you active on social media, there will be an Instagram scavenger hunt at each showroom which will enter you for a chance to win some amazing prizes!  The last day of Camp will feature four new presentations from some of the most respected professionals in the interior design industry.  You will walk away with all the skills, knowledge and resources to improve, grow and succeed in your business!

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At Design Camp we are all about learning, connecting and of course designing but we like to have a little fun too.   Our welcome cocktail party, which commences after the showroom tour day, will give you the chance to network with other designers, meet Lori and Kelli and win wonderful giveaways over some cocktails and hors d’oeuvres!  Breakfast is on us too!

Seating is limited so register today! We look forward to seeing you at Design Camp Atlanta!

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Meet ICON Designer Mary McDonald at High Point Market!

one_kings_lane_tastemaker_mcdonald_colorWe are beyond excited to announce our surprise guest at our Micro Design Camp in High Point will be the award winning Los Angeles based designer Mary McDonald!  She is one of the stars of Bravo TV’s “Million Dollar Decorators” and “Property Envy” series and is consistently ranked as one of House Beautiful’s “Top 100 Designers.” Mary’s gorgeous interiors have been featured in major national publications including Town & Country, Veranda, House Beautiful, Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and International Vogue. She is the author of “Interiors: The Allure of Style” and is currently working on her second book to be out in 2015.   During our conversation with Mary, she will share her expertise and iconic style with our Campers. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and network at Mirco Design Camp High Point! Space is limited – sign up now!

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High Point Market Here We Come!

We are happy to announce Interior Design Camp will hold a micro Design Camp at High Point Market, October 18th!  Join Interior Design Camp rock stars, Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis, at the fantastic Jaipur showroom as they host a complimentary, micro Design Camp produced to inform, inspire and entertain.  Following the highly successful Design Camp series that has made rounds throughout the U.S., our micro Design Camp High Point will feature an insightful presentation from the renown Mary McDonald and Elyse Jordan of Houzz.  The presentation will be followed by a fabulous cocktail reception where you can mingle and network with your fellow interior designers and meet Lori and Kelli!  Join our exclusive design community and don’t get left behind!

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Space is limited to the top 100 designers so be sure to reserve your spot today!

REGISTER NOW!

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Builder Speak 101 – Helene Hollub Work Sheet

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As promised Campers, we have attached the Builder Spread Sheet Helene has so painstakingly put together for you! We are delighted you love Helene as much as we do. She is a talented, award-winning builder and the kindest person, to boot.  Thank you for your participation in Camp Las Vegas – we enjoyed having you! Please find your download available via Dropbox here.

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Design Camp Las Vegas “… a Hit!”

Hi Lori & Kelli!
 
Your event was outstanding and I’m in awe of you both as I can only imagine the logistics that went in to orchestrating an event of this magnitude.  The speakers were fabulous and I was able to take away invaluable nuggets from each and every one of them!  Your energy was contageous and I could feel how everyone in the room was instantly infused by that electricity.
 
Look forward to speaking with you soon!
 
Best,
Lori

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August 3, 2014   Barefoot Musings

Its been such a fun and exciting week in the world of Interior Design on the west coast. This week I got to go to my first Design Camp at Las Vegas Summer Market. I’d heard a lot of good things about Design Camp and was excited to take part in this special event. If you are at all considering attending a future one, I encourage you to do so. You will not be disappointed.

Lori and Kelli getting the day started.

Lori and Kelli getting the day started.

Kelli Ellis and Lori Dennis have put together something that the design community has needed for years! a two day event packed with educational and inspirational speakers all designed to take your practice to the next level. Nice work ladies! As someone who’s been practicing design for nearly, um, 20 years. (Yes, I said 20) I wasn’t sure what design camp could teach me. But to my surprise I was both educated and inspired. From Bill Indursky’s fun presentation on current design trends, to Susanne Salk’s industry insights into how to get work published, to the brilliant Adam Japko’s talk on social media and marketing.

Design camp is also an opportunity to meet and connect with hundreds of designers from all around the country as well as discover great new market introductions from some of our favorite brands like Orient Express, Noir, Made Goods, Interlude Home, Lexington, Global Views, Lamps Plus, and others… Scavenger hunts, games, giveaways, parties, and educational workshops. Priceless.

Rona and I at Orient Express. Great furniture. Great people.

Rona and I at Orient Express. Great furniture. Great people.

I sincerely feel blessed to have been included and look forward to taking part in future Design Camps. You’re never too old to learn a new thing or two.

Thanks ladies!

 

Good times in Las Vegas

Good times in Las Vegas

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…[T]hank you Kelli and Lori for the opportunity to participate in this. You managed to create something that was epic but organized, professional but fun, and to generate a real sense of group camaraderie, which is so often the special sauce missing from a lot of these events. Well done! I miss Design Camp already. :, (
 
Best,
Henry
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Our “a-ha” moment! Toto faucets for everyone!!
We had chills  – So much fun!
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Hello Kelli and Lori… I just wanted to take a moment while everything was fresh in my mind to tell you how inspired I was by this week. The speaker lineup was fantastic and I took copious notes the entire time. Some of my favorites were:

  • Bill Indursky, I won the web site development and can’t wait to get my site up and running.
  • Aaron Danzig on positioning your brand and point of differentiation
  • Roger Thomas’s incredible images and design process
  • Kimberley Seldon’s dynamic “Business of Design” presentation where I probably learned the most and YES bought her books
  • Katy Garrett’s Tech panel. I’m following up with Ross Barlett to learn more about his product and think I found my drawing solution.
  • Chris Kennedy’s passionate furniture presentation.
  • Phil Pallen’s humorous and hilariously funny approach to Twitter, and YES bought his book too.
The other amazing thing about this week were the amazing people in attendance and the sharing and networking that took place. This is a career change for me and I met some amazing people who gave me confidence in my abilities and have volunteered to be there offering their assistance if I have any questions or doubts. Our little round table group is even planning a weekly call to inspire each other.
Thank You again for a fantastic week. I look forward to the next Design Camp.
 

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Just attended Interior Design Camp in Vegas.   I am Exhausted!  It is just what I needed to get things into perspective.  Thank you for seeing the need and having such great experts.  I have tons of homework to do and lots of action to take.

~ Carolyn 

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Campers mingling with Speakers  – Learn. Connect. Design. Succeed!

 

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Thank you again for an amazing camp.  Trisha and I were both blown away by how great this event was.  Such a great group of engaged designers and the event itself was so well organized.  Kudos to both you and Kelli!
~ Jessica

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