Sunday, November 22, 2015

Design Camp

When you reach a certain age, you no longer have the opportunity to go to "camp". But earlier this year, I got to go to Design Camp with fellow designers Cassy Young of Decorating Den and Abby Haygood Woodard of Abby Haygood Interiors. It was a fun 2 days of learning and networking.

Design Camp is a destination summit for interior designers, architects and landscape architects within the Architecture & Design community. Created and hosted by Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis, internationally known designers from HGTV, Bravo, NBC, Oxygen, TLC, Food Network and coverage in worldwide publications. They have spent decades educating interior designers, architects and landscape architects. Authors, brand ambassadors, product designers, public speakers, experts in sustainability and design psychology, Lori and Kelli are insightful mentors. Having built successful personal practices, Design Camp is their way of giving back to the interiors community.

The 2 days were full of guided tours thru America's Mart and presentations by industry experts. We learned about how to build successful businesses, how to brand, using social media, how to break into the tv and magazine world, seeing new trends and products in the market and insight into pricing. One of my favorite speakers was Suzanne Kasler who challenged us to really LISTEN to what our clients are saying and not saying to us.

It was a fun camp to attend and learn at and great fun learning with friends. Who said camp is just for adults?! I love learning and this is just one of the ways I’ve done that throughout the year. Are there any creative ways you learn? I’d love to hear-email me at

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