The Event of The Year for Interior Design Bloggers!

A  toast and a heartfelt thanks to our attendees, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors for making this year our biggest and best event yet!

Online Conference Proceedings sponsored by High Point Market Authority are now available for the convenience of our participants.

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Congratulations to our Hall of Fame Award Winners!

DBC 2015 Event Highlights

We are so thankful and thrilled to have hosted another successful event – in fact, our best and biggest event yet! But we figured that we couldn’t summarize the conference any better than YOU, our attendees, so here you’ll find a collection of the highlights, recaps, and key takeaways from the conference, along with lots of photos and videos.

DBC 2015 Recap and Video Highlights: My Favorite Event of the Year!
by Arianne Bellizaire

dbc-vid-inspiredLast week, I attended what has quickly become my favorite event of the year. Design Bloggers Conference 2015 was a meeting of the minds of some of the most influential design bloggers in the country. Here’s a quick recap of some of my favorite moments! Read more.


Team Hadley Court’s Top Tips + Takeaways From The 2015 Design Bloggers Conference!
by Leslie Carothers

testimonial- hadley-court-photoRekindling wonderful friendships in person, meeting new friends, being inspired by design legends, learning new tips to help our businesses and blogs grow, forming new collaborations…these were just a few of our favorite things from attending the recent Design Bloggers Conference 2015 in Atlanta, presented by Adam Japko’s company, Esteem Media. We loved our time there, Hadley Court readers, and today, we’d like to share with you, from the 3 of us that were in attendance, our top takeaways and some fun pictures that we hope might help your businesses and inspire you! Read more.


Design Bloggers Conference 2015 Recap

testimonial- mackenzie-photoWe’re just getting back to the swing of things here after enjoying a solid three days full of everything Design Bloggers Conference (DBC). Although we’re so fortunate the conference takes place right in our own backyard (Buckhead, to be exact), it feels as if we were a world away, totally swept up in the digital world of design and a fantastic conference filled with even more fantastic people! Read more.

You had me at Nate
by Megan Pesce

testimonial-meghan-nate-photoSo when the Design Bloggers Conference announced that Nate Berkus was going to be a keynote I pretty much booked my plane ticket right there and then. You see, when I was AT Oprah I had the opportunity to meet Nate. Well, it might not have been an opportunity as much as it was looking back from our seats to wave at our friend Kristian (who might really be in O’s inner circle) and see that Nate is standing behind him at the control desk. NATE BERKUS. My heart was racing… read more.

Inspiration and Insight at the Atlanta Design Bloggers Conference
It was a week of heartwarming conversations and talent at the #DBCATL
By Kelly Anne Bonner

testimonial-nousDECOR-photoEven though it was snowing when we arrived at the Atlanta International Airport, the nousDECOR team left the Atlanta Design Bloggers Conference feeling warm and fuzzy. After meeting a host of talented designers and bloggers and watching uplifting talks, we can’t help but feel the afterglow of the event. And that wasn’t all—during our stay, we worked with Dwell with Dignity to raise money for our next project, which will involve bringing the beautiful world of design to a family in need. We managed to raise $10,000 towards our goal thanks to the generosity of the attendees, for which we could not be more grateful. You can still donate to our Design Matters project and find out more about it….Read more.

10 Take Aways from Design Bloggers Conference Atlanta

testimonial-donna-vining-photoLast week Christy went to the Design Bloggers Conference in Atlanta. For those of you who do not know what the Design Bloggers Conference is, it is a conference held specifically for interior designers where we come together to learn more about blogging, social media and networking. We, Christy and I, have attended the conference for four years now, and Design Bloggers Conference Atlanta was another great year! Read more.

What You Want
by Kristin Woodson Harvey

testimonial-kristy-woodson-Nate-Berkus… the Design Bloggers Conference was so much fun! I’ll be honest, I wasn’t really looking forward to it that much. I didn’t know what to expect at all, but it was a blast. My mom and I met so many amazing people — designers, bloggers, writers, magazine editors. The parties were totally five star (Thank you Sunbrella, Ethan Allen, Traditional Home and Pirch!) and everyone was so nice. I don’t think I had expected everyone to be so warm and welcoming and gracious.

The highlights were probably hearing Bunny Williams and Nate Berkus speak. Bunny (I’m just going to call them by their first names like we’re friends.)…read more

Inspiration and Fun At The Design Bloggers Conference 2015
By Marie Mouradian

testimonial-window-design-photoLast week I traveled to Atlanta, GA to attend Design Bloggers Conference. I attended last year for the first time and loved it, I couldn’t wait to return. I was inspired and energized being with my design and blogging friends. Little did I know how much more fun and excitement was in store for my second conference. Read more.


Design Bloggers Conference
posted by AMY SPENCER

testimonial-Amy-Spencer-photoThis week, as you read this post, I am in Atlanta at a Design Bloggers Conference listening to famous interior designers speak like Nate Berkus! I am super pumped to be at this conference, and I WON this trip! Can you believe that?! I won a scholarship to attend given to me by Hansgrohe. I’ll be posting photos on my Instagram site while I’m here so follow me on my Instagram site at: amyspencerinteriors.

To honor this great conference I thought I’d highlight some of the designers that are here and show you some of their work that I admire. Read more.

Designers and Bloggers Converge in Atlanta in Style

designbloggerconferencelrm-10-500What happens when some of the country’s most influential designers meet up with the hottestdesign bloggers? Creative sparks fly, inspiration flows and friendships are newly formed and reignited. We had the pleasure of capturing all of this first-hand from behind the camera at the fifth annual Design Bloggers Conference in Atlanta. This was our second year on the scene and it provided as vibrant a feast for the eyes as last year’s event.  Read more.

The Design Bloggers Conference, Winter Woes, and a New Issue Hits the Newsstands

testimonial-meghan-pesce-photoThe New England Home editorial team just returned from the Design Blogger Conference in Atlanta, where it seemed easier to catch up with a number of members of our Boston design community than it does on our home turf. The city did shut down because of a few flurries but it certainly was no big deal for the New England contingency. Elizabeth Benedict, Mally Skok, Megan Pesce all made it out of Boston and enthralled other designers with their tales of snow woes.

Acton-based interior designer Megan Pesce enjoying the conference. Read more.

Where Design Goes Digital: An Interview with Adam Japko, Founder of The Design Bloggers’ Conference
By Jennifer Sergent

adam_japko-new_266Adam Japko founded the Design Bloggers’ Conference five years ago, when he was leading the Digital Sherpa online marketing firm, and creating Design Sherpa, a division dedicated to design-industry clients. At that point in the Great Recession, he says, “everyone was looking for a way to feel good about something,” while online content and social media were gaining ground in terms of how people were searching for great design.

Japko, now the CEO of Esteem Media, which owns Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles and New England Home magazines, believed bringing bloggers together with professional designers could be a powerful combination. “I thought, ‘This is exactly what these people in the design industry could benefit from.’”

And have they ever. The entrepreneur sat down with The HighBoy to talk about the confluence of blogging and design—and the conference that celebrates it. Read more.


 Event Overview

Blogger, design, interior design

Photo credit: Ben Rose Photography

We were delighted to have Nate Berkus as our opening keynote speaker.

Nate is a decorator, product designer and author. His interior design firm, which he founded in 1995, designs interiors across the country and around the world. In Fall 2012, Nate brought his branded line of home goods and accessories to Target stores nationwide, and his fabric collections are available at Fabricut, Calico and Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores. He was the host, judge and executive producer on NBC’s “American Dream Builders” in 2014. Nate’s interiors, and design expertise, have garnered national press in publications such as Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Us Weekly, People, O Magazine, Lucky and InStyle, among others.

Nate joined our stellar speaker line-up which featured Bunny Williams, Alexa Hampton, Brian Patrick Flynn, Marcus Sheridan and more!


Bunny Williams


Alexa Hampton

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Brian Patrick Flynn


Marcus Sheridan

Join interior design bloggers, new media innovators, and interior design industry leaders for the fifth annual Design Bloggers Conference – the premier conference and experience for professionals actively using or interested in learning about new media and the interior design industry. This two-day conference brings you a unique opportunity to participate in the intersection of interior design with the world of new media including blogging, social media, and more. We invite all our fellow interior design bloggers to attend!

The conference is held at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta. The 25-floor Grand Hyatt is in fashionable Buckhead, 6 miles north of downtown Atlanta, in the heart of the city’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment area. Complimentary shuttle within a 2-mile radius. Centrally located in the boutique shopping district of Buckhead on the north side of Atlanta, this elegant hotel offers a peaceful retreat with exceptional service.

DBC-FB-ICONThe Design Bloggers Conference is the only conference specifically focused on the interests of bloggers on interior design. Learn how to build a stellar personal brand for yourself, your blog, and your design career. Learn how to build and engage your audience with information and inspiration on multiple platforms, using a variety of business models and marketing channels. Meet potential advertisers, make critical connections, meet the icons of the design blogosphere and traditional media, and learn about exciting new products. Learn from the most accomplished bloggers, and network with your connections to your future.

The conference includes sessions on the following topics:

  • Blogging to Unveil Design’s Emotional Core and Higher Purpose
  • The Ultimate Blog Platform
  • YouTube Marketing: Build Your Brand and Grow Your Blog with Creative Video
  • Design Collaboration
  • How to Build Your Business Through Inbound Marketing
  • What You Should Know About Search and Analytics
  • Digital Branding and Marketing Life Raft
  • What You Need to Know about Pinterest, and Instagram
  • Creating Inspirational Content – The Secrets of Professional Photographers