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.
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!
And what early morning CEU presentation is complete without a spectacular breakfast spread and bottomless Mimosas?
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.
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!
We 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!
We 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
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.
Marc Blackwell’s table featured Phillips Co chairs and Christopher Kennedy artwork.
Alexis Givens for Anthropologie created this whimsical table with recycled water bottles!
The Hermes table was well-balanced and adorably themey!
Hunt Slonem’s table for Kravet featured his signature bunnies and monkey eyes
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!
Natuzzi, 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!
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!)
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!
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!
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.
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.
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
Between 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.
Directly 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.
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