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It Happened In Vegas…

Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 5.34.02 PMBetween Design Camp and KBIS, we had a busy week at the World Market Center in Las Vegas! Camp kicked off with a beautiful vegetarian brunch in the Jaipur Rugs showroom. After a crazy day, shopping and insta-hunting around market, campers reconvened for a seminar from Lori and Kelli. Then camp concluded with a cocktail party at the Natuzzi showroom where campers had a chance to mix and mingle with fellow designers and vendors from around market.

Screen Shot 2015-01-21 at 5.34.15 PMDirectly following camp was Kelli’s off-the-hook launch party for her new Tile Bar tile line– a huge hit. KBIS was full of beautiful creative innovations in the kitchen and bath design industry.

Click on the thumbnails below to enlarge all the photos from Las Vegas Camp! And continue to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for daily camp updates!

 

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That’s a Wrap on Atlanta!

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Another Design Camp comes to an end — Design Camp, Atlanta was one of our largest and most inspiring camps yet! We packed the theater at Americas Mart full of 600+ talented interior designers, eager to learn and impact the entire interior design community. These designers had the opportunity to learn from industry tastemakers Suzanne Kasler and Peter Zakas of Z Space Design, whose designs reach far beyond their distinctive aesthetics, stimulating creativity in everyone they come in contact with. Designers also benefitted from the always hilarious, resident Design Camp Deadhead and wine connoisseur, Adam Japko, whose expertise in online marketing is transferrable to just about every profession.

Click on the Thumbnails below to enlarge the images from #DesignCampATL!

Camp began with a social media scavenger hunt through America Mart’s premier showrooms. Campers mugged for the camera in Natuzzi’s leather recliners, which multiple campers deemed ‘the most comfortable chair ever.’ They threw imaginary tea parties in Fermob’s showroom and fell in love with Fermob’s Kintbury collection — They’re the absolute cutest outdoor chairs we’ve ever seen, perfect for a garden party! Campers gawked at gorgeous new collections in Jaipur Rugs, Currey and Company, Emporium Home, Noir, Europe2You, Leftbank Art, and more! We spotted some of our market favorites in Noir, Worlds Away, Fermob, and Jaipur.

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Suzanne Kasler mingled with campers at her exclusive Design Camp booksigning in the Jaipur Rugs showroom. Her book Timeless Style features glossy, full-page images that truly transport you into her elegant imagination.

And what would camp be without a couple of cocktails? In typical Design Camp fashion, camp concluded with a cocktail party– We all knew Currey and Company knew how to design top-notch lighting and furniture, but did you know they also know how to go all-out hosting a party?

So here’s some bad news and good news: The bad news is; Atlanta Camp is over. The good news is; Vegas Camp is coming up on January 19th and there is still time to register online!  Stay tuned for more updates about Vegas and other future Camp endeavors. We have LOTS in the works that we cannot wait to share with you guys!

 

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Hotlanta Camp!

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Atlanta can be mighty chilly in the Winter, but the Design Camp Counselors are rolling in and heating it up at market this weekend! We’ve got 600 campers (and counting) and we cannot wait to meet each and every one of you! Day One of Atlanta Camp kicks off with a showroom tour and social media scavenger hunt, and concludes with a cocktail party in the Currey & Company showroom! Drinks AND gorgeous furniture? Yes, Please!

Image-1-1Day Two will begin with discussing flat fees. Then media executive, and design camper favorite, Adam Japko, will enlighten campers with anecdotal tips for internet marketing success! Interested in commercial and hospitality design? Peter Zakas of Z-Space is the one to listen to! Atlanta designer, Suzanne Kasler, master of all things timeless and elegant will take camper’s social media questions live and follow up her keynote address with a book signing of Timeless Style in the Jaipur Rugs showroom!

 

Keep up with your Design Camp hostesses Kelli Ellis and Lori Dennis on Instagram to see their #ATLMKTFAV’s! We have so much going on this weekend in Atlanta, but we’ll barely have time to catch our breaths before Las Vegas Camp next week!

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Neo Noir

It’s no secret that the Noir CFC showroom is always a stunner at market. We LOVE their bold punk-rock pieces. If you’re not already familiar with the LA-based furniture manufacturer, imagine Mick Jagger (in his prime) sprawled across a black leather couch backstage at the Grammy’s — That’s the Noir aesthetic.

You can take a digital tour of the High Point showroom here.

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But when it comes to the practical use of Noir furniture in residential interior designs, we are always shocked to see just how bright noir can be!

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Noir has been featured in all of our favorite design magazines from Traditional Home to Coastal Living, and its almost always in a big bright country kitchen, or boho chic beach house. The versatility of this furniture continues to surprise us!

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Keep up with @NoirFurniture on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to see all the creative  ways designers use Noir in their projects!

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Man, We Really Like Vegas

 

11-10-201412447One Day Camp in Vegas kicks off on January 19th with a fabulous Welcome Breakfast in Jaipur Rugs’ Showroom hosted by Lori and Kelli! Breakfast will be followed by an interactive social media showroom tour where you’ll get premium access to Las Vegas Market’s best vendors’ showrooms. The day will conclude with a design industry presentation from Lori and Kelli in the Natuzzi showroom over cocktails.

You can’t afford to miss out on this amazing opportunity to network and grow your business at market. Register Here before spots fill up!

 

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Dynamic Design Duos

Today we’re talking about fabulous Diva Design Duos — no, we don’t mean ourselves. We wanted to introduce you to another design duo who writes one of our favorite design blogs, Kandrac-Kole Interiors.

image001-6-300x232Atlanta-based designers, Kelly Kole and Joann Kandrac are full of creativity and inspiration. They’ve found great success as designers and design bloggers. We are just two out of thousands of readers visiting their blog every month! Kandrac and Kole’s work has been featured on HGTV and in House Beautiful, The New York Times (the list goes on…). They’ve also been voted one of Atlanta’s 20 Best Interior Designers by the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

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They’ll be with us in Atlanta! Will you? You can register here for complimentary Design Camp at Americas Mart in Atlanta this January!

 

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We’re Feelin’ Twenty Six!

theTwentySIX+Logo+jpegWe’ve recently discovered a new gem, we are dying to share with you: From the luxury lifestyle mastermind behind weekly twitter chat #DesignLux and gorgeous editorial content featured in Traditional Home, Dwell On Design, Riviera, comes The Twenty Six, DCoop Media’s new journal for luxury design

 

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The Twenty Six, holds true to its inspiring positioning statement. Their goal is: to ‘give readers more than just a pretty picture with a vanilla blub, and expand their thinking beyond the normal realm of luxury.’

With just two issues out, they’ve already accomplished that goal and more by engaging readers, by making us feel connected to the interior design community in a way that’s seldom experienced reading editorial magazines.

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Their next issue comes out this December and we cannot wait! We’re feeling inspired: We’re feeling twenty six.

You can check out the first two issues here and keep up with #DesignLux on Twitter Here @DesignLuxChat, the Twitter Chat happens every Thursday at 1PM/4pm (EST)

 

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Hanging out in Vegas!

Resident Lamps Plus hunk, Brodie Hutzler hosts Google+ Hangouts with Kelli and Lori before Design Camp, Las Vegas! (Las Vegas World Market Center’s Summer 2014 Market). Lamps Plus featured their new designer-inspired Color+Plus Collection. You can check out more of their bright, customizable collection here!

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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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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!

Lexington Breakfast Invite