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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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Dining By Design in NYC

DIFFA logoWe had the pleasure of attending Dining by Design, raising funds and awareness to fight AIDS at the Architectural Digest Home Show. Fabulous designers from all over the world build dinning room vignettes from the ground up and every year, seem to out do themselves. Check out some of our favorites from the show!

 

Tyler Wisler did an incredible job crafting this cute cafe with Benjamin Moore

Tyler Wisler did an incredible job crafting this cute cafe with Benjamin Moore

The Architectural Digest table featured Currey and Company lighting and furniture

The Architectural Digest table featured Currey and Company lighting and furniture

Echo's #LostInPrint table was perhaps the most conceptually fleshed out, featuring actors both literally lost in the wallpaper print and in the print of their novels.

Echo’s #LostInPrint table was perhaps the most conceptually fleshed out, featuring actors both literally lost in the wallpaper print and in the print of their novels.

Marc Blackwell's table featured Phillips Co chairs and Christopher Kennedy artwork.

Marc Blackwell’s table featured Phillips Co chairs and Christopher Kennedy artwork.

Alexis Givens for Anthropologie created this whimsical table with recycled water bottles!

Alexis Givens for Anthropologie created this whimsical table with recycled water bottles!

The Hermes table was well-balanced and adorably themey!

The Hermes table was well-balanced and adorably themey!

Hunt Slonem's table  for Kravet featured his signature bunnies and monkey eyes

Hunt Slonem’s table for Kravet featured his signature bunnies and monkey eyes

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Not only does Dinning By Design raise awareness for a wonderful cause, it gives interior designers the creative freedom they need to inspire! We can’t wait for next year! To follow all of our crazy design adventures, check out our Twitter and Instagram! And be sure to register for upcoming Design Camp at High Point Market!

 

 

 

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Design Driven Housewares Gadgets for your Home

chicago 3Chicago is known for its deep dish pizza and having some of the worst winters imaginable.  But the home of the first skyscraper is also a true design destination. What better reason to send one of our own to the International Home + Housewares Show to find the best design driven gadgets for your home.

 

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Every March, 60K buyers, vendors and media hope for the best weather as they make their way to McCormick Place, the largest convention center in the U.S.  And yes, this Show takes up three of the four buildings so you can image how many vacuums, coffee makers and the like are housed during this four day event.  Laiza put on her somewhat comfortable shoes and walked 15 miles of aisles to bring you some of the coolest and designer friendly products out on the market today.

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For more housewares ideas and fun gadgets for the home, visit housewares.org and ihainspiredhome.org.

 

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Behind the Bar with Tile Bar

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Coming to #DesignCampNY and the Architectural Digest Home Show? Join us for brunch, mimosas, and a CEU presentation on March 19th at Tile Bar, New York’s premier resource for designer’s backsplash and counter top needs.  Tile Bar has been working hard the past few weeks as they put the finishing touches to their brand new showroom in Manhattan.  We got a sneak peek at the bar which we know our Campers will spend some time at this week during Design Camp NY!

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We are loving the new designs Tile Bar is launching and below are some of our favorites.  Be sure to not only tour the new showroom but to also stop by their booth – 160 at the Architectural Digest Home Show.

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Screen Shot 2015-02-09 at 6.46.59 PMIf you’ve attended Design Camp events before, you’ve probably run into Tile Bar brand ambassador and Design Camp enthusiast, Jacob Herskovits , infamous for sending tequila and a shot glass with beautiful tile samples in tow. (There will be plenty of those adorable TileBar shot glasses to go around!) Where Jacob goes, the party follows: Tile Bar brunch is an event that’s not to be missed!

If you haven’t registered for #DesignCampNY yet, there are still some spaces left! Register online here. Looking forward to seeing all of our Design Campers in the city that never sleeps!

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New York State of Mind

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Spring is here and we are putting away our open-toe wedges and packing our warm (chic) clothes for Design Camp NYC!  New York is one of the premier destinations when it comes to design so we are excited to partner with the Architectural Digest Home Show, Natuzzi Italia, and Tile Bar NYC to bring you some fun and educational events to grow your design business!

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Before we head to the Architectural Digest Home Show, we are starting Design Camp NYC with a showroom tour and fabulous cocktail party at the Natuzzi Italia Showroom.  We will explore the highest quality in leather and Italian design.

Tile Bar nyc-showroom1 (2)Wake up early (well not too early since it is NY!) for brunch and mimosas at the brand new Tile Bar Showroom.  They have been working hard to finish their new showroom and are excited to show it off, along with their new tiles, to our Campers.  And Tile Bar is known to give out prizes so we can’t wait to see what they have in store for us.

It wouldn’t be Camp without a CEU presentation dedicated to helping our Campers improve their business.  We have recruited two home furnishing expert lawyers, Jerry Cohen and Larry Tauber, to teach our Campers 10 disastrous designer mistakes to avoid and how contracts can be a safety net. A must see!

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The Architectural Digest Home Show is bringing some of the best companies that cater to interior designers all under one roof.  We are so excited to walk the aisles and visit over 400 companies that cover furniture, lighting, art, kitchen, bath and building products!  As blog ambassadors we will be blasting out some of our favorites from the show so be sure to follow us at @interiordesigncamp #ADHDS2015!

The events at the AD Show of course can’t be missed!  You’ll see us at the AD Trade opening night party and Cocktails by Design party organized by DIFFA.

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Design Camp NYC will be held March 18-19, 2015 during the Architectural Digest Home Show.  Click here to register and learn more!

 

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Designer’s Lounge! – You’re Invited!

Screen Shot 2015-03-09 at 8.38.27 AMNatuzzi, our comfiest cohorts, have been making international design headlines a lot lately: expanding their Vegas showroom, and opening a new showroom in Budapest. We’ve had such an incredible time partying with Natuzzi at past Design Camps and are so excited to have the opportunity to relax and revive ourselves in their NYC Design Studio during #DesignCampNY at the AD Home Show and we’re inviting you to join!

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Their New York flagship showroom on Madison Ave. celebrated its grand opening last May and is yet another indicator of the Natuzzi initiative to accommodate designers – One of the many things we love about Natuzzi is their exclusive trade program. This is a company that loves working with designers and understands designers’ fundamental needs.

What more can you ask for? (Cocktails, maybe? – Oh, right! They have those too!)

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Natuzzi will be hosting our #DesignCampNY cocktail party on Wednesday, March 18! This will be an awesome opportunity for designers to mix and mingle with New York furniture and design industry elite. Register online now before space fills up and continue to follow us on social media to insure you’re up to date on all the latest trade trends and news!

 

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Dining By Design

This year we were proud to be a sponsor of DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS) when they partnered with Gift For Life at the recent NY NOW Show in January.  DIFFA is such a wonderful organization and is one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service in the U.S.

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For the last 18 years DIFFA has hosted Dining By Design, where each year some of the most talented designers transform a raw space into a stunning, over-the-top dining environment.  It is co-located with the Architectural Digest Home Show so you know you will see some of the best designs from icons in the home and design industry. We absolutely love when giving back and design come together to make a beautiful event.

We are so excited to attend this year’s Cocktails By Design and can’t wait to see what table creations we will see from companies like Kravet, ESSIE, Arteriors, Ralph Lauren Home, Beacon Hill, Anthropologie and more!

These are some of our favorites from 2014!

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DIFFA will be hosting several events during the Architectural Digest Home Show, March 19 – 23 where you can view these wonderful installations so be sure to click here to learn more!

And don’t forget, Design Camp NYC is also taking place during the AD Show so be sure to register today!

Love, K & L

 

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Pantone: Spring Breaker Approved!

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Pantone’s Color Palette for Spring 2015 is Spring Breaker approved– soft, warm tones have us wishing beachy weather would arrive sooner rather than later, but until that day comes, we can at least create interiors that reflect our desire for warmer weather!

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We’re turning to our friends at Four Hands for their soothing Spring neutrals! Four Hand’s Van Thiel line has the high-quality shabby-chic look we go for in crafting the perfect upscale, but comfortable and functional sun room or dinning area.

 

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Rugs are one of the best ways to integrate pops of color to offset neutrals. Jaipur Rugs have bright, bold patterns–absolutely perfect for this year’s Spring palette. These cheery rugs demand to be the focal point of every room they’re in and make it impossible not to smile. Many of their rugs are also perfectly transitional — indoor and out!

For a softer look, that still adds color to your Springy interior, Leftbank Art’s Giclee Spring Harvest collection is sharp and elegant.

 

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All three of these companies work wonderfully with designers and are always ahead of the curve– They’re definitely companies to keep on your designer radar and will be ones to watch at upcoming Design Camp events!

You can register online now for Design Camp NY at the Architectural Digest Home Show!

 

Love, K & L

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Red Carpet Style for Your Home!

In light of last night’s Academy Awards, we (like everyone else) were taken by the gorgeous fashions that graced the red carpet. We’ve noticed a number of fashions trends that are not just limited to clothing, but also noticeable in the home furnishing industry! We’ve highlighted some of our favorite looks and ways to bring some red carpet style into your home!
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Lupita Nyong’o stole the show in a custom Calvin Klein Collection decked head to toe in 6000 pearls. Pearls – like those in this Noir Furniture chandelier – add a bit of Hollywood Glamour to every interior.

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Jewel tones were a trend on the red carpet. Scarlett Johansson dazzled in emerald Versace and Best Actor Winner, Eddie Redmayne rocked a royal blue Alexander McQueen suit.

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Worlds Away makes elegant use of jewel tones in their lacquer and gold leaf pieces perfect for an upscale, eclectic interior.

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Naomi Watts’ sparkly, geometric Armani gown reminded us of a cool Tile Bar back splash — like Kelli’s new line that will add a perfect Tinsle Town Twinkle to your LA-inspired kitchen.

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Oscar nominee, Emma Stone topped many best dressed lists in Ellie Saab. Only the most sophisticated of aesthetics can make limes and chartruse work–like this modern accent chair from Sunpan Modern Home!

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And of course we always love reds on the red carpet! Some of this year’s Oscar looks were most certainly inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year like Oscar nominee Rosamund Pike stunning in Givenchy Haute Couture, Lady Gaga’s funky gloves paired with her Azzedine Alaia gown, or David Oyelowo’s show-stopping Dolce & Gabbana suit!

Design Inspiration can really come from anywhere! For your daily dose, follow us on Instagram! And be sure to register for upcoming Design Camp Events before spots fill up!

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Color Plus Plus Plus

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We’ve always been a huge fan of Lamps Plus and we’re excited to announce that they’ll be giving away a product from their exclusive Color Plus Line at every Design Camp event!

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Available exclusively from Lamps Plus and completely customizable, the Color Plus is their most Designer-friendly venture yet! The line features more than 150 color options matched to some of today’s most popular designer colors, this collection offers colored glass table lamps, floor lamps, pendants, and mirrors for every palette under the sun. Each design is handmade to order and available with a variety of fabric and color coordinating Giclée lamp shades.

Register online now for Design Camp NYC at the Architectural Digest Home Show for a chance to win!