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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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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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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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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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Gorgeous and Green

Planet-saving green furniture lines are popping up left and right, but let’s tell you about one of our favorites:

Selamat Designs is a wife and husband owned natural materials company based in San Francisco. The design EVERYTHING in house and manufacture where the materials and expertise are grown.  They truly care about the growth of the materials, harvesting, manufacturing, finishing, packaging, and product life. Look for the Selamat  you will see it in unexpected places, where practicality meets green and gorgeous!

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The team at Selamat offers a unique and flexible array of services. Draw from their in-stock, contract-quality furniture collection if your deadline is tight, or work directly with designers to develop a completely customized solution.

Now that we have covered the details, on to the pretty pictures… Here is the latest addition to the widely popular Tangiers Collection.  Made from Zinc and grey washed plantation grown Mindi, one of the three managed wood resources in Indonesia, this Moorish styled headboard makes a modern statement in a natural way.

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The Deco lighting, inspired by humid breezes, comes in natural and white and lights up a room in all the right ways.  Made of rattan core, all of Selamat’s light fixtures come with UL listing.

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Here is the ever popular Soren Ventura Lounge Chair, made of sustainable teak.  This piece is right at home with Scandanavian designs of the 1950s and 60s.

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Selamat works with architects, designers, and developers on interior design projects in the hospitality, corporate, institutional, retail, and residential sectors.  Building on the success of their stocked retail furniture collection, they also provide in-house design and manufacturing solutions for application at any scale.

 

 

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A Factory at Your Fingertips

When we design a room, we  want our clients to clearly spot our hand in the design.  If you’re a detail-oriented person (control freak) like us, then there are few things better than custom furniture lines that put their factory at your fingertips. You design it–someone else makes it. Done. Amazing. After experimenting with a handful of custom upholstery lines, we found our absolute favorite: Bassett

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Their custom design program offers a variety of sizes, colors, and finishes–all made to order right here in the USA, and ready in 30 days! The custom colors program offers palettes for bedroom, occasional, and youth–which make the process even more convenient. You can choose from over 650 fabrics and leather to build your own sofa, sectional, chair, ottoman, bed, and pillow.

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Here’s a peek at model home staged by designer Deanna Dickinson, Director of Design at Ultimate Builder Services (and fellow Design Camper!) using Bassett:

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The HGTV Home Furniture Collection is also made by Bassett and includes bedroom dining, occasional, accents and its own custom upholstery program that we’ve been dying to try out! We love the modernity, coziness, and bold colors of all their furniture that takes simple pieces and turns them into statement pieces.  We’re so excited to see what they have in store for us in Vegas! They’ve even been kind enough to GIVE AWAY one of these awesome “You Design It-We Make It” accent chairs at Design Camp 2014!

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Tiny Little Pretty Things

We are both perfectionists, OBSESSED with details. Obsessed–I’m sure many designers can relate. That’s why when we’re designing  a lifestyle that’s elegant and refined we seek out furnishing companies that understand just as well that it’s ALL about the small things. Caracole’ finishes and fabrics, surprisingly styled drawer interiors, and jewelry-inspired hardware is subtle glamour that belongs in everyone’s lives. Everything Caracole is so beautiful and whimsical! We cannot get enough.

Exquisitely styled, The Bees Knees begs to be floated in a room so you can appreciate it from all angles. It’s a glamorous breath of fresh air for your décor.

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High quality, unique side tables and accessories that add personality, like the Bubbles side table, are what set Caracole apart. This retro accent table is perfect for those who like to mix styles, finishes, and materials. We’ve seen this piece work in a boho-shabby-chic Venice beach house, and just as well in a Manhattan penthouse.

French Connection takes a chapter from the pages of fashion with its ombre Taupe Silver Leaf finish. The  custom-designed ginko-leaf hardware and linen-inspired damask pattern on the drawer interiors pull the look together seamlessly and unexpectedly.

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A favorite from this spring’s High Point Market, Hocus Pocus takes its inspiration from one of our best-selling pieces Smoke and Mirrors. The imported Italian smoked mirrored doors are an instant conversation starter, and that hardware … simply divine.

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Sociables is Caracole’s largest and most dramatic cocktail table. An unexpectedly warm Taupe Silver Leaf finish has been applied to the metal base, bringing elegance with it wherever it goes.

We love our Caracole glam,  but they surprised us with another, softer side:  Organic and artful, yet sleek and stylish, the neutrality of the Cat’s Meow sofa lets us have fun mixing and matching and changing up the pillows all the time!

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The texture and color exude calm, while the shape is more modern and edgy–You’ve got a lot of options with this one! They also have so many customizable options you can check out on their site: http://www.caracole.com/home

 

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Timeless, Elegant, Painted Tole-Glam

Since we’re getting ready for Design Camp in Las Vegas, we’re looking for glamour. The lacquer and gold leaf iron finishes from Worlds Away caught our eye. Gaining life as an import company that revitalized the “painted tole” look; Worlds Away pushes design boundaries by pampering every room. Worlds Away products have a variety is awesome finishes which make it easy mix and match with any style. Worlds away designers draw inspiration from every area specifically looking to Mid-century, Regency, Modern, and transitional styles.

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Recently inspired by all things brass, Worlds Away designers suggest some of their favorite pieces like the Foley and Charlotte lamps–We couldn’t agree more! Their unique flair is the perfect addition of light and color to any interior.

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Today, Worlds Away is constantly growing and expanding in various areas. They recently added a permanent showroom at High Point and a new sector specifically for hospitality design are both further proof of their longevity and innovation. Worlds Away continues to create furniture and accessories pieces that are timeless and elegant.

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TOTO USA has the Royal Flush

We all love shopping for pillows and picking out paint colors, but when it comes to the nuts and bolts of practical design, it can seem like the necessary evil of the design process–We’re talking about shopping for toilets and hardware. But we’ve found a way to make shopping for a new showerhead as fun as shopping for a new down comforter, and as an added bonus: we found a way to feel conscientious while doing it. TOTO (www.totousa.com) is a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial bathroom products including toilets, faucets, showers, lavatories, baths and accessories. They have been innovating products that help to make people’s lives cleaner, healthier, and more luxurious for over a century–it’s amazing it took us this long to discover them!

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We absolutely love their new Neorest line, which includes the ultra-high efficiency Neorest 700H.  Engineered to provide its user with unrivaled comfort, the intuitive Neorest 700H optimizes water use with either a 1.0 or 0.8 gallon flush.  The ewater+ technology uses electrolyzed water to mist the bowl after each flush to reduce the need for harsh chemicals during cleaning.  So not only does the Neorest 700H save water with each flush, it also helps to cut down on using harmful chemicals– great news for the environment and for our allergies!

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TOTO’s new Aero Showers do something incredibly innovative– they use air injection technology to increase water volume by adding air into each water droplet. The result is the feeling of a full, luxurious shower while using less water than a standard shower.

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TOTO plays a significant role in leading the sustainability charge in our industry. In fact, they go beyond just products to help ensure environmental responsibility across all their company activities. Employee recycling programs, optimized packaging size to reduce materials, and charging stations for electric cars are just a few of the ways they’re doing their  part to ensure the health of our environment–We love their products and we love their business philosophy!