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Williams Sonoma Designer Exclusive

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We had the opportunity to attend Williams Sonoma’s exclusive designers-only home show where we had a chance to chat with Monica Bhargava, Williams Sonoma’s EVP of Product Development and Lainey Hollis, their VP of Product Development about how they work and what they find inspiring.

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They spoke about navigating seasonal trends and finding brand cohesion in such a way that appeals to a vast array of luxury tastes.

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They premiered new Spring product lines, all of which are incredibly appealing to our Californian sensibilities.

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If you’re a designer with clients on the coast, their Boho Luxury and Beach Chic lines are not to be overlooked!

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And, of course, if you know us, we LOVE a good swag bag. Always a good day when you walk home with a bag full of beautifully displayed Williams Sonoma product! If you missed this last designer event, they have another coming up in Portland next month — Check it out at the link below!

Williams Sonoma Portland Event!

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So long, New York!

We had an incredible time in New York – our schedule was jam-packed full of cocktail parties, CEU events, filming, and furniture shopping at the Architectural Digest Home Show! We kicked off camp the night before the AD Show at Natuzzi Design Studio on Madison Avenue.

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Designers mixed and mingled and we all obsessed over Natuzzi’s Revive chair – once you sit down, you really don’t want to get back up! The next morning, design campers shopped the Tile Bar Showroom and reconvened for an informative CEU presentation: 10 Common Designer Contract Mistakes– with two of our fabulous lawyer friends who see the same mistakes all the time. Jerry and Larry shared their wealth of knowledge with our designers so they know how to protect themselves!

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And what early morning CEU presentation is complete without a spectacular breakfast spread and bottomless Mimosas?

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In a New York minute, we all bolted uptown to Pier 94, where some of our favorite brands like Miele and Interlude premiered some cutting-edge products. We can never get enough of Interludes beautiful case goods and we were completely awed by Miele’s handless kitchenware.

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We also discovered a new favorite: Smeg! Retro chic with a modern twist, Smeg, like Fermob (another of our NYC favs), brings a ton of color to the dinning experience. Overall, this was certainly the year for kitchen wear and appliances!

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Screen Shot 2015-03-27 at 3.59.04 PMWe even managed to squeeze in a couple games of table tennis at the show! (Lori totally won–maybe next time, Kel!).

Now, we’re getting geared up for Camp events in our home, Los Angeles, and at High Point Market. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there! Register online for two Design Camp events in High Point – spots are limited!

xo, L&K

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