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.

 

 

How to be a Social Media Star

One of the industry’s most notable design bloggers who commands a huge social media following will share her social media strategies, tips, techniques and ROI.

TemplateObsessed with color, plants, travel, creative reuse and thrifting, Justina Blakeney is a designer and design blogger with a bohemian heart.

Domino MagazineBetter Homes and Gardens, Marie Claire Magazine and Refinery29 all agree that Justina’s blog is one of the best design blogs on the web! Harper’s Bazaar recently named Justina a top designer to follow on Instagram and Justina is one of the world’s leading curators on Pinterest with over 1 million followers. She has worked with brands such as Anthropologie, 1st Dibs, OneKingsLane, eBay, CB2, AirBnB and Joss & Main.

For more on our exciting sessions, check out our complete agenda.

Justina Blakeney to Speak at Design Bloggers Conference

TemplateObsessed with color, plants, travel, creative reuse and thrifting, Justina Blakeney is a designer and design blogger with a bohemian heart. Domino Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, Marie Claire Magazine and Refinery29 all agree that Justina’s blog is one of the best design blogs on the web! Harper’s Bazaar recently named Justina a top designer to follow on Instagram and Justina is one of the world’s leading curators on Pinterest with over 1 million followers. She has worked with brands such as Anthropologie, 1st Dibs, OneKingsLane, eBay, CB2, AirBnB and Joss & Main.
Justina’s bohemian aesthetic emerged out of her multicultural upbringing in Berkeley, California. The convergence of cultures in her childhood home gave her an appreciation for mixing things up when it came to home décor. Her degree from UCLA in World Arts and Cultures, as well as extensive international travels also informed her aesthetic. It was this creative spirit and a love of sharing that compelled her to start a design blog when she returned to the US after living and designing in Italy for seven years. For Justina, decorating is about feeling free, having fun and getting a little bit wild.
Justina currently lives in Los Angeles in her ‘jungalow’ with her husband and young daughter, Ida. We’re looking forward to hearing her share the secrets of her success at the conference!