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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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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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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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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!

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The Color of Love!

With Valentines Day just around the corner, we are feeling extra inspired by the new Pantone Color of the Year (Marsala!) and other eye-popping shades of red. We’ve perused the trades to find our favorite Valentine-Inspired products for the home because what better way to add a little romance in your house?!

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A great way to integrate reds with subtlety is with a popping accent chair– like one of these pieces below. The Selamat Regent Arm Chair is perfect for an upscale shabby-chic San Fran flat, while Phillips Co’s seatbelt chair is a little more rock and roll.

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Fermob’s bistro chairs are a classic favorite of ours and are perfect for romantic outdoor dinning. And Bungalow5 always surprises us with Eastern-inspired shapes and patterns– their feminine hourglass side table is no exception. It comes in a variety of finishes, but this firey red is pretty irresistible!

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Lamps Plus is really tugging at our heart strings with this Chianti Glass Chandelier. We love a good statement light fixture, especially one that draws the eye upward! These adorable swivel chairs from Sunpan Modern Home are incredibly versatile: We’ve seen them used as both occasional chairs and around a dinning table.

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How about snuggling with your honey on a sexy Natuzzi couch. It’s not only stylish and bold, but extremely comfortable! LOVE the lavish goose feather cushions and layer of memory foam. Leftbank Art has us in the mood for love with a cute little number, appropriately titled: Punch Drunk Love.

image001We’re anxious to know what you think of the Pantone color of the year–Is it a good year-round color or merely occasional? Tell us what you think!

And it wouldn’t be Valentine’s day without a little love poem so here’s one of our favorites to put you in the mood!  Happy Valentine’s Day! <3

 

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How Camp Came to Be…

 Play The Video to Find Out! And Register for Upcoming Camps Around the Country!

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Selamat Leads in Green Design

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By now you are likely familiar with Selamat Designs, the San Fran-based furniture manufacturer that not only crafts high-quality product, but owners Shannon and Thatcher Davis also work hard to minimize their carbon footprint.

eclectic-living-roomThe Selamat aesthetic is reflective of their mission statement: earthy and bright–which we have been head over heels for for years! Recently, they released a new line for formal living, a slight detour from their usual boho chic. We absolutely LOVE it and are anxiously anticipating their Tangier collection due out this year! Visit their site and take a look.

Used Selamat in your designs? Tag Design Camp in your photos on Instagram and Facebook, and we’ll give you a shout out!

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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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Vegas Giveaways!

Vegas Camp is fast-approaching and we couldn’t be more excited! In addition to all the gorgeous new furniture, the amazing people, and the fabulous cocktail parties, we’ve got some awesome products to give away to Designers participating in the #DesignCampLV Instahunt challenge!

We’ve hand-picked many of our favorite vendors to partner with us and participate in the social media scavenger hunt. And in typical Vegas fashion, the prizes we have to give away are even bigger, better, and flashier! Here’s a little taste of what some of our vendors are giving away:


And that’s just the beginning- We have so much more to give away! Remember to hashtag your Instahunt finds with #DesignCampLV and #LVMKT and follow @interiordesigncamp on #Instagram! Register for #DesignCampLV online! THERE ARE JUST 15 SPOTS LEFT!