2016 Event Highlights

We are so grateful to our attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors for making 2016 another successful year!

So many to thank – from Cynthia Rowley, India Hicks, Justina Blakeney, Mary McDonald, Nathan Turner, Christi Tasker, Courtney from French Country Cottage, Saxon Henry, Colleen Duffley, Julianne Taylor, Robin Catalano, Conor Dwyer, Natasha Murphy, and Adrienne Brown.

We also want to thank this year’s Advisory Board members whose counsel and recommendations helped shape our conference program: Cheryl Draa, Cheryl Draa Interior Designs; Beth Felsen,Vice President Trade and Showroom Partnerships at Viyet; Kyle Hoepner, editor-in-chief of New England Home magazine; Bethanne Matari, PR and marketing guru at Currey & Company; Holly Hollingsworth Phillips, residential interior designer and co-owner of The English Room; Elizabeth Ralls, Editor-in-Chief of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles; and Jackie von Tobel ( http://www.jackievontobel.com/), interior designer, product designer, best selling author and illustrator.

DBC-2016-exh-spon-rWe also want to acknowledge the generous support of the nearly 60 exhibitors and sponsors on our expo floor – from ADAC to U-Line – who strive to make our lives better and more beautiful everyday.

If you missed the event 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, new friends, and key takeaways from the conference, along with lots of photos.

Hoping we all meet again next year when we return to Los Angeles – March 5-7, 2017.

 

 

India Hicks to Speak at Design Bloggers Conference

India_Hicks_8008-2We are thrilled to announce that India Hicks will be speaking at the Design Bloggers Conference.

Author, model, entrepreneur, TV personality and daughter of famed designer David Hicks, India comes from both British and design royalty.

Her God father is the Prince of Wales and India was a bridesmaid at his wedding to Lady Diana.

Living with her young family on a small island in the Bahamas, she has shared and documented her multidimensional, unpredictable life through social media, her lifestyle books and her website indiahicks.com

India is connected to a broad spectrum of tastemakers and is established as an influencer amongst modern, strong, entrepreneurial women.

Unencumbered by tradition, India has made bold life choices that inspire women to join her in the pursuit of an extraordinary life.

After a successful career designing collections of bath & beauty products, bedding and jewelry in partnership with others the time for change arrived. With two strong business minded partners she launched a lifestyle brand: India Hicks. These collections are sold through entrepreneurial women at home, online, or one-to-one. This is more than a trunk show business, it’s about building more than a company, it’s about building a community.

Don’t miss India at the Design Bloggers Conference!