Design Cap

Smile Train

Anne Fontaine






Lion Windows & Doors


SoCal Contractor

Sustainable Furnishings Council

thomas Lavin

Trader Joes

V and A



Viva Las Vegas!

January 29th, 2015


Oh Vegas, you’ve done it again!

Vegas Market

 Better wear comfy shoes to walk these 3 building at Vegas Market

Entry Line

Excited campers picking up their goodie bags and heading into camp.

Phillips Collection Eggs

Phillips Collection gifted everyone a sculpted Kalimantan Egg.  If your egg rattles when shaken, it’s a good luck magic egg!  Hand-inscribed with symbols of time on the exterior, each egg is different.

Last week was such a crazy fun whirlwind between my time at the Vegas Market, Design Camp and KBIS.  Before touring all the showrooms and checking out the latest items in our Insta-Hunt, we started Camp with a gorgeous vegetarian brunch hosted by Jaipur Rugs.  They always throw fantastic events with the most healthy and tasty dishes, and this was no exception.


Global Views

I spy rose gold on the forecast…always a stunning showroom at Global Views.

Hip Hacienda Pillows Jaipur

I loved these Hip Hacienda pillows from Jaipur

Sunpan Modern

Black is always in style at Sunpan Modern.

Noir Lighting

Noir, showcasing their new organic chandeliers and their ever popular slanted bookshelf.

Star International

Star International showing a little British Love.


Tre Chic Indeed!  These are fantastic outdoor lounge chairs from Lexington Home.

Lamps Plus

Lamps Plus, filled with so many options and styles and colors.

Four Hands Desk

Tight on Space?  This Four Hands desk is perfect!


Fermob offers seating in every color of the rainbow.

After our mini-camp, we headed over to the beautiful Natuzzi showroom for a cocktail party to mix and mingle with other designers and vendors from all over market.  What a blast!

Kelli Natuzzi Lori

 Posing with Mr. Natuzzi himself.


Best Bed Ever Natuzzi

I fell in love with this bed at Natuzzi and just wanted to crawl inside and take a relaxing rest.

Rounding out the week at KBIS, was my P.I.C. Kelli Ellis’s launch party for her new collection at Tile Bar.  These tiles are truly stunning!

Tile Bar Kelli Ellis


KBIS is like Toys-R-Us for designers.  You walk in and your eyes get wide and everywhere you look – up, down, side to side – fills you with overwhelming excitement and you don’t know where to begin.  It’s filled with the most beautiful and creative innovations and technology in kitchen and bath design.   I left completely inspired and ready to tackle my new projects.  Ready, Set, GO!


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Highlights on Design Camp – HOTlanta

January 16th, 2015




Filming at Jaipur Rugs among the most beautiful collections of new pillows.  I was in heaven!


Design Camp Atlanta was HOT!  Not so much the weather, but definitely the event.  This was not only one of our largest but the most inspiring camps yet!  The theatre at Americas Mart was packed with over 600 eager interior designers ready to soak up all the tips and information on how to make their business a success and bring the entire design community to a higher level.


 It was a packed house!

Tastemakers Suzanne Kasler and Z Space Design‘s Peter Zakas were incredibly inspiring as they shared their stunning design aesthetics and immense creativity.  Once again, our always entertaining resident Design Camp counselor and wine connoisseur, Adam Japko, shared his wealth of knowledge and expertise in building online marketing content and social media, which resonates across the board to any small business.



Suzanne Kasler at her exclusive Design Camp booksigning in the Jaipur Rugs showroom.  Her new book Timeless Style features beautiful glossy, full-page images that effortlessly transport you into her elegant style and design.



Who doesn’t love a scavenger hunt?  And posting your finds on Instagram makes it even more fun for everyone!  Designers were scouring showrooms throughout America’s Mart on the prowl for the latest and greatest on the market.  Everyone got creative with their posts: hosting imaginary tea parties in Fermob’s showroom, falling head over heals in love with their Kintbury Collection.  “They’re the absolute cutest outdoor chairs we’ve ever seen.  Perfect for a garden party!”  Others posted shots of themselves melting into “the most comfortable chair EVER!” at Natuzzi.  Campers were blown away by the gorgeous new collections showcased at Jaipur Rugs, Currey and Company, Emporium Home, Noir, Europe2You, Leftbank Art, and more!




Natuzzi’s Leather Recliner was a smash hit!


Campers were so impressed with the texture in the art at Leftbank


Fermob’s sweet little outdoor Kintbury Collection


Oh Noir, how I love you so!




Did you say Cocktail Hour?  Design Camp would never be complete without a fabulously hosted party where everyone has the chance to sip, mingle and make lasting connections.  We all know and love Currey and Company for their exciting furniture and lighting, but boy do they know how to through a party.  We’ll have another!







Can’t wait to join us in the fun?  There’s still a seat for you at Las Vegas Camp on January 19th.  We’d love to see your smiling faces so register online here.

I’m sure there will be plenty of highlights from this camp!  What happens in Vegas…..


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Shop Small and Happy Holidays!

December 18th, 2014

Are you going crazy running around at the last minute trying find a few more gifts for someone special?   Rather than fight the crowds at the mall, think of the small businesses in your local city or town.  It’s a great experience and you’ll always find something truly unique while at the same time giving back to your community.  It’s a win-win!

I was thrilled to be a part of the AMEX Small Business Saturday over Thanksgiving Weekend and believe in it wholeheartedly.  We were set up in Coral Gables Florida near Miami and helped decorate the street and business store fronts to remind people to Shop Small.  It was really exciting!





See the cycle of giving


One of the easiest installations I’ve had!


A HUGE gift package just for you!


Spreading the word to Shop Local and Shop Small.  You can’t beat Miami in the winter!


Jewelry Store Front Wrapping


A little something with your name on it


Helene Hollub of Hollub Homes adding her special touch


Fancy and Festive!


I met with the Mayor of Coral Gables, Jim Cason


So happy to end the day with my beautiful family, SoCal Contractor and my little Princess.

Thank you again to our fantastic team that helped put this all together:

American Express
Plant Professionals
B Pila Design Studios
Helene Hollub
Luxe Design Studios
Kelly Marie Interior Design
Sherwin Williams
JNJ Design Group
WAC Lighting

Here’s to a Happy, Healthy and Joyous Holiday Season and a Wonderful and Prosperous New Year!

xo Lori

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