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Design Camp at High Point…and Beyond!

We had time to tour ourselves around at this year’s Fall High Point Market, discovering new lines we love and revisiting some of our old favorites. But while we were not running around market, shopping our favorite lines, we were actually working (we promise!).
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Our first order of business was a fabulous breakfast hosted by Lexington Home Brands, held in their amazing showroom, which is always a treat in and of it’s self. The turn out was phenomenal! We packed the house with 120 interior designers and had the humbling pleasure of sharing some personal anecdotes, discussing how the community Design Camp creates has been pivotal in helping designers grow their businesses.

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We also had some fabulous giveaways! It was a highlight of our day to be able to award designer Genevive Roberts from Interiors by Genevive, an expenses-paid trip to the next Design Camp, Las Vegas, compliments of Lexington Home Brands. And check out these custom made notebooks Lexington made for our Campers using the same fabric as their Carrera line.

At Design Camp High Point, there were over 200 Interior Designers in attendance, packed tightly adjacent to the Jaipur Rugs showroom. We discussed the advantages and transparency of charging a flat fee, learned what it takes to earn the title “Best of Houzz,” and had an inspiring discussion with Mary McDonald of Bravo TV’s Million Dollar Decorators. Her new fabric and furniture lines take design to the next level. Her bold, modern-classical aesthetic will surely become an iconic look. We anticipate the day we hear our own clients ask for the “Mary McDonald look” in their homes.
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Jaipur has been incredible to us and to our campers. All of our Design Campers walked away from camp, not only with hand-scribbled notes and tips from the trade, and an overflow of knowledge to process, but also a bunch of swag – Physical Mementos from Parlore, Noir, Caracole, Leftbank, and Tile Bar: reminders of the fabulous community we create and products we discover together at camp.

We’re still in awe about how much our Design Camp community has grown over the past couple years and can’t wait to spoil our Design Campers with more business and design advice from design icons at Design Camp Atlanta during the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market this January! Suzanne Kasler will be headlining Design Camp Atlanta, and you can bet we’ll be sitting there, pens in hand, ready to take notes along side all of our campers.

Register for Atlanta Camp here!

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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!

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We Went Camping on La Cienega

As expected, Legends of La Cienega 2014 was a well organized, heavily attended, designer dream event in the heart of Los Angeles’ designer playground – La Cienega.  We gathered to celebrate designer legend, Gina Berschneider’s 40 years in business.

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 With the branding expertise of Aaron Danzig of William Sonoma and the legal acumen of Henry Lien, we entertained our Campers in true Kelli and Lori fashion!

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Lori and Kelli either singing a duet and adding pearls of wisdom

Wine, cheese, information, inspiration and laughter is how we do it – and a huge THANK YOU to all our attendees.

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Henry Lien entertaining Campers with fun legal facts

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Typhanie Pearson , Allan Dallatorre (LA MAGAZINE EDITOR IN CHIEF) and Jeanne Chung (Cozy Stylish Chic Blog)

We are expecting standing room only – we can’t wait to see you in Las Vegas in July! Be sure to get a seat early and register for our BEST camp yet.

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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

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It’s a really GOOD thing…..

What does Design Camp and Martha Stewart have in common? We both love Design Camp Counselor Ronda Rice Carman!  

 Many of you know Ronda from her world renowned blog, All The Best, and as Design Camp’s fantastic, witty Counselor….

 

We are proud to announce her fabulous new book, Designers At Home,

forward by Martha Stewart!

 

Come meet, greet and learn from Ronda at Design Camp Seattle, May 1-3, and get a signed copy of her book!

 

Only 3 short weeks before we gather once again to inspire, recharge and redesign our Design Careers. Design Camp is the premiere event to “Learn. Connect. Design” 

 “You can’t afford to miss Design Camp….Your career will never be the same!”

 

Bring a friend to Camp and Save $500! Hurry Seats are FILLING FAST!

 

Come meet, learn from, and mingle with Nathan Turner!

Your new fantastic Camp Counselors;

Mitra Morgan – Joss and Main ~ Shannon O’Leary - Editor of Northwest Home Magazine ~ Cassandra LaValle – coco+kelley ~ Randall Whitehead – Randall Whitehead Lighting ~ Keri Petersen – Seattle Staging Expert ~ Cassie Daughtrey – Sotheby’s Real Estate  ~ Phil Pallen – Social Media ~ Michael Strack – Sub Zero Wolf ~ Susan Marinello – Commercial Designer ~ Jillian St. Charles - HGTV.com ~ Mike Ragan – LA Design Magazine ~ and William-Sonoma!

and Welcome back to your Fantastic Camp Counselors;

Adam Japko – Design Bloggers Convention founder ~ Katy Garrett – Connexion Software ~ Bill Indursky - Vintage and Modern ~ Kimberley Seldon – Business of Design ~ Jason McNeely – Hansgrohe ~ Leslie Newsom Rascoe – Veranda Magazine ~ Shay Geyer – Good Morning Texas ~ Ronda Carman – All The Best and Author

Two Amazing Days of excitement and Education
Complimentary Gourmet Lunches and Snack Bar
Field Trip Cocktails Mixers
Design Camp Swag Bag Full of Goodies
Lifelong Friendships and Connections! 
“Now that I know what that kind of wonderful feels like, I implore you to find your Design Camp and go. Whatever industry you’re in or whatever your passions/hobbies are in this life find out where they’re holding a workshop and go feed your soul. If your passion is Interior Design then by any means necessary register for Design Camp like yesterday! You’ll be so grateful that you did.” ~ Atlanta Camper
We cannot wait to see you in Seattle. Get ready for the event of a your career!
 

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Who’s Who Seattle and CEU’s …Oh my!

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Design Camp Atlanta by Sarah Cain Design

Design Camp sounds like something you might do with your kids, but don’t be fooled by it’s name, this is a, seriously take your business to the next level, dynamic event!  Ultimately, Design Camp at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta was an amazing experience which will expand my opportunities and streamline my process.

Kelli Ellis, Me, Lori Dennis & Margaret Norcott

Kelli Ellis and Lori Dennis, our industrious leaders and Design Camp founders and my new friend and very talented designer, Margaret Norcott (Milieu Design Group).

V & M founder’s colorful presentation about Design Trends of 2013.
My table of Designers the First Day!
 The beginning of “Camp” we did not know what to expect, but we were all very excited to connect and share with our follow designers  and design industry leaders from around the globe!

Implementing proven systems which allow me to streamline the paperwork side of the business will give me more time to focus on my clients.

Geraldo Jackonelli, photographer and Ronda Carmon, All the Best blog

Advise on photographing our design work from the  photographer extraordinaire, Geraldo Jackonelli.

Annie Nozawa, Houzz Executive

Learning more about how to utilize Houzz to grow my business nationally and internationally was very insightful.  I had heard the founder of Houzz at The International Homes Furnishings Market talk about the opportunities for Designers on Houzz, but it took Annie’s presentation to motivate me to create my professional profile on their website.  The staff at Houzz is outstanding and very supportive of designers.

Kimberly Seldon, designer & trainer

Kimberly was one of my favorite speakers, she was hilarious and so on point for the ways designers might get in our own way in our business.  Her no-nonsense approach and advise was very helpful.

Kelli Ellis, Lori Dennis and HansGrohe executive

No one leaves design camp empty handed!  Lots of giveaways including a fabulous new shower head from Hans Grohe (www.hansgrohe.com/) for all the attendees!!  It felt like the Oprah Show…everybody wins!!!  I can’t wait to install my fixture, my Master Bath redesign just got moved to the top of the list!

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Atlanta Design Camp Review by La Dolce Vita’s, Paloma Contreras

{REPRINTED} Dear friend and Camper, Paloma Contreras of La Dolce Vita Blog, wrote a fantastic blog review about Camp we wanted to share with you! We can’t wait to see you in Seattle – Come make your own Design Camp memories! Learn. Connect. Design.

LA DOLCE VITA

 

Good morning! I just got back from a few days in Atlanta where I was lucky enough to attend Design Camp, a two-day seminar seminar hosted and instructed by celebrity interior designers Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis, with special guest segments led by local and national industry experts in niche fields. They covered everything from 2013 design trends, blogging, photography, and social media to billing and contracts with incredible insight and unbelievable candor—nothing was off limits! It was so refreshing to go to a conference and have successful professionals share the strategies that lead them to where they are today without holding anything back.

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{At the Sub Zero Wolf Cocktail Party with the Winners of my Design Camp Giveaway, Mimi and Kelsie—They were so sweet and so happy to be there. I was thrilled to meet them and to hear how much they loved camp!}

Honestly, I headed to camp with a tiny bit of trepidation. I’ve attended and spoken at a few design conferences and attend industry events regularly, so I wasn’t expecting to learn anything new. I figured I would get to network and have some fun. I could not have been more wrong. I have come away from Design Camp feeling refreshed, energized, and more motivated than ever. It was exactly the jolt that I needed. I was able to gather many valuable takeaways in TWO short days that I have already begun to implement into my life and my business. I hardly slept while in Atlanta because I was so excited about everything I was learning and my mind was going a million miles a minute thinking about how I could apply all of these new strategies to my life. I spoke with a lot of the 120 people in attendance and every one of them had a very similar experience. We all came away from camp feeling incredibly inspired and ready to take on the world.

If you want to get your design business on track this year, are looking for inspiration, want to network with other designers, or you want to delve into the business of interior design, I highly recommend Design Camp! There will be more sessions later this year, including camps in Seattle and Philadelphia, so be sure to check their website often. Design Camp really sparked something in me and while I can’t discuss anything in detail yet, there are some VERY exciting things in the works for me and La Dolce Vita as a result of my experience at Design Camp. 2013 is going to be a big, big year, so stay tuned!
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{At the Sub Zero Wolf Party with Mimi and Lauren Haskett of Material Girls—Lauren and I are friends here in Houston so we ventured to camp together. I am so glad that I got to share this amazing experience with her.}

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{Barry Dixon’s presentation was one of my favorites. He is so eloquent and inspiring. He draws inspiration from the most unexpected places and has the most incredible approach to life and design. Lauren, Lori, our new pal, Liz Carroll and I were so inspired by Barry and vowed to ask ourselves “What would Barry say?” whenever faced with a difficult or unsavory situation. He is the ultimate gentleman!}

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Design Camp: Atlanta – Watch to see your fantastic lineup!

Watch to see why Kelli and Lori are so excited about Atlanta. Design Camp is the only place you can meet, greet and mingle with the industry’s elite while getting their insider advice on how to skyrocket your career. Come see why Design Camp is the talk of the town… don’t believe us? Watch the video!