2019 Agenda


If you missed the event last year, you can view the 2019 Agenda.

A Luxury Home Design Summit badge is required for access to the conference sessions, breakfasts, lunches, receptions, and book signings.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

1:00PM - 6:30PM

Registration for the Conference in the Monomoy building on the campus of the Chatham Bars Inn Resort  

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Champagne Conference Kick-Off in Monomoy
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Opening Keynote: Timothy Corrigan in Monomoy

What happens when a global advertising icon shifts careers and ends up a leading Design Tastemaker? Prior to forming his design firm in 1998, Timothy Corrigan capped a successful career in advertising by heading up one of the largest advertising agencies in the world, Saatchi & Saatchi’s Bates' Worldwide international operations. Timothy has impeccable style and taste, and his business boomed, aided by a quick mind, French Chateaux, and a nimble media and content program.  Timothy will take us through his career and how he used different content forms and marketing tactics to become one of the best-known names in design.

Keynote Sponsored by:


Timothy Corrigan
Internationally Celebrated Interior Designer,
Entrepreneur, and Tastemaker




Featured Speaker: Andrew Davis in Monomoy
CLAIM YOUR FAME: How to Turn Passion and Personality into a Booming Business

In today’s online universe everyone has an audience. Overnight, a YouTuber with a loyal fan base can drive revenue for any gadget they touch. Even e-mail subscribers can be inspired to buy something from their favorite e-mail newsletter. As digital publishers we can embrace the power of a loyal subscriber base to drive new revenue in new ways.
In this 60-minute session, best-selling author and former television producer, Andrew Davis will show you how to use five simple secrets he learned in the television business to foster talent that drives demand for almost any product in the universe. The secret to your success in the future will be people-powered.

Andrew Davis is a best-selling author and internationally acclaimed keynote speaker. Recognized as one of the industry's "Jaw-Dropping Marketing Speakers," Andrew is a mainstay on global marketing influencer lists. Wherever he goes, Andrew Davis puts his infectious enthusiasm and magnetic speaking style to good use teaching business leaders how to grow their businesses, transform their cities, and leave their legacy.

Some of Andrew's accolades include:
-One of the Top 25 Jaw-dropping Marketing Speakers You Must See -(Along with Gary Vaynerchuck, Seth Godin & Rohit Bhargava)
-Top 20 on Meetings & Conventions Magazine's List of Favorite Speakers- (Right after President Bill Clinton and Anderson Cooper.)

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Andrew Davis
Best-selling Author and
Internationally Acclaimed Keynote Speaker


Welcome Reception- Harbor View and Charles Hardy rooms at the Chatham Bars Inn Resort
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Monday, May 20, 2019


Registration in Monomoy
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Breakfast at Stars in the Chatham Bars Inn Resort


Welcome and Introduction



Kathy Bush
New England Home
Co-Founder, Luxury Home Design Summit




Adam Japko
CEO, Esteem Media
Founder, Design Influencers Conference
Co-Founder, Luxury Home Design Summit




Keynote: Steve Miller-Creating an Uncopyable Advantage in Monomoy

All businesses need to separate themselves from their competition. Organizations have historically relied on three primary components: product, service, and price. Today, products and services have become commoditized, and being “better” isn’t good enough. Being Uncopyable requires a new, fourth, component: attachment. Attachment strategies include Uncopyable branding, experience, and innovation.



Steve Miller
Renowned Consultant and Speaker on Marketing and Branding
Author, Uncopyable



Rethinking Luxury Design Marketing: The Media - Part 1

2018 was the year Design Media experienced the most tangible culmination of innovation and challenge that has brewed since the industry's recovery in 2012.  Venerable national media faced head on challenges from digital upstarts, new media formats, and a legacy national operating model configured around an industry driven by local commerce.  Hear from media veterans and pundits on how it has all coalesced and what the media landscape might look like in the near future.


Beth Dempsey

President and Founder
Images and Details, Inc



Stacy Kunstel
Stylist, Editor, Writer, and Producer





Keith Pollock
Senior Executive Director of Digital

Architectural Digest





Adam Japko
CEO, Esteem Media
Founder, Design Influencers Conference
Co-Founder, Luxury Home Design Summit




Networking and Refreshment Break in Monomoy
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11:30AM - 12:30PM

Rethinking Luxury Design Marketing: Marketing Solutions for Design Professionals- Part 2

Driven by media developments and changing consumer habits/demographics, design professionals are reinventing traditional branding and transactional marketing tactics. From podcast, influencer, social media, and digital marketing strategies, design professionals have grabbed the opportunities in front of them to increase their own fair share of their markets. Hear from leaders in this marketing revolution and build a new edge in your own marketing activities.


Stacy Kunstel
Stylist, Editor, Writer, and Producer




Michael Boodro
Chairman, Editorial and Strategic Initiatives
Dering Hall


Clinton Smith
Award-Winning Journalist
Luxury Design and Lifestyles
Former Editor-in-Chief, Veranda



Nick May
Founder and Podcaster
The Chaise Lounge



NextGen Family Business Leadership in a Transitional World

Private design businesses with years of successful histories, whether or not family owned, face all the same inflection points that larger private and publicly owned companies regularly grapple with.  Managing through market downturns, style shifts, product redevelopment, capital investment, acquisitions, divestiture, and more can be intimidating.  Without experienced boards and expensive advisors, decision making during these phases can weigh heavy on operators.  Hear from George Matouk, Jr., who now operates a luxury textile company founded by his grandfather in 1929, about how he took advantage of pivotal moments and is now leading a third-generation family business to a healthy and sustainable future.



George Matouk, Jr.
John Matouk & Co.


Lunch at the Beach House Grill- Chatham Bars Inn Resort
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How To Live Tomorrow

Homeowners are just beginning to understand the power of the house to elevate their quality of life, family time, and sense of wellbeing. The new paradigm of desirable home building, renovation, and decoration will be driven by experience, not solely the aesthetic. Design expert, author, and longtime shelter mag editor Sophie Donelson presents a survey of the ideas driving the home of tomorrow including the key distinctions between marketing home design to Boomers and Millennials, how the quest for wellness can be answered in kitchens, bedrooms, and mudrooms, and the three rooms and spaces that’ll be standard in 2025 that aren’t yet in today’s blueprints.


Sophie Donelson
Author and Design Editor


The Outlook for the Luxury Home Industry

Insights on the Housing Industry: Luxury Building, Remodeling & Design. Liza Hausman, Vice President, Industry Marketing, will share what Houzz has learned about the major forces shaping consumer behavior and design attitudes when it comes to custom home building and interior design, and the luxury market in particular. Ms. Hausman will share a unique perspective honed from from Houzz data, including original qualitative and quantitative research.


Liza Hausman
Vice President, Industry Marketing


Round Table/Learning Lab with Steve Miller

Now that you’ve heard his philosophy of being Uncopyable, here’s your chance to go deeper. Steve will share the three methods for implementing Stealing Genius, plus answer your questions about how you can transform your business into a Category of One!



Steve Miller
Renowned consultant and speaker on marketing and branding
Author, Uncopyable


Networking Reception at the Beach House Grill at Chatham Bars Inn Resort
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Meet the Authors and Book Signings: Suzanne Kasler and Jeffrey Dungan
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5:00PM-6:30PM during the Networking Reception at the Beach House Grill.

Suzanne Kasler
Interior Designer and Author
Sophisticated Simplicity

Jeffrey Dungan
Architect and Author
The Nature of Home: Creating Timeless Houses

Tuesday, May 21, 2019


Registration for the Conference at Monomoy
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Breakfast at the Beach House Grill in the Chatham Bars Inn Resort


Keynote: Alexa Hampton in Monomoy


Alexa Hampton
Renowned Interior Designer and Author
Principal, Mark Hampton


The Secret Sauce- Creating a Showroom Environment that Spells Success with the Affluent Customer

In 2017, Sean was named one of the “Top 50 Innovators” in the kitchen and bath industry by Kitchen & Bath Design News. Sean Clarke’s company is known as a trailblazer in marketing to the affluent consumer. In this exciting presentation, he will share key lessons learned through more than 25 years of creating and evolving the experiential showroom environment that continuously inspires consumers to fall in love with Clarke’s luxury brands. 

In this original talk, audience members will learn:

  • Details of proprietary Clarke consumer research, conducted in 2018, that unlocks what affluent consumers value most in a showroom setting.
  • How to engage upscale homeowners with sensual and tactile experiences.
  • Valuable lessons learned about accomplishing more with less square footage. 

Sean will dedicate 30 minutes to an entertaining and informative “show and tell” that not only explains Clarke’s “secret sauce,” but also shows images of the environments they have designed to inspire the most discerning homeowners. He will also share information about how Clarke’s meticulously trained team guides affluent consumers to select Clarke products and add on items that they never anticipated buying. Following the presentation, Clarke will offer a 15-minute Q&A session.


Sean Clarke
Clarke – New England’s Official Sub-Zero, Wolf,
and Cove Showroom and Test Kitchen


Networking and Refreshment Break in Monomoy


Primary Design for Second Homes: Exploring the Similarities and Differences in Designing Second Homes for a Discerning and Sophisticated Market

Luxury-market second homes have become paramount in the design industry wherein many clients are requesting the same level of architectural and interior design services for their second homes. Abundant areas for entertaining and accommodating guests are as important as refined home offices so that both owners and guests can be ensured of extended stays. Whether designing homes for the coast, mountains, or urban pied-a-terre’s, clients expect the same level of quality, beauty, and functionality in their second homes as found in their primary homes. Designers are challenged with meeting all of the needs of their clients while also creating homes that speak to the vernacular of the area and are sensitive to the environment, climate, and culture of the place.

Suzanna Cullen Hamilton will explore this topic with renowned interior designers Suzanne Kasler and Jeffrey Dungan to discuss the evolution of the second home now designed as a primary home, and to share their experiences of both the similarities and differences in building and designing second homes around the world.

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Suzanne Kasler

Preeminent Designer and Principal
Suzanne Kasler, Inc


Jeffrey Dungan


Suzanna Cullen Hamilton
ART SMART Strategies, LLC.


Rebecca Vizard: Passion to Purpose

Design pros generally do not launch themselves into the profession because they aspire to build a large business entity and globally recognized brand.  It could be passion, serendipity, or even a way to travel around the world looking and look at pretty objects and patterns.  But as these businesses find success, navigating cash flows, normal business challenges, and sustainable growth rates are a few of the numerous inflection points that define longer-term success.  Hear Becky Vizard share her story and how she moved through key stages of her business to become one of the most recognized brands in her corner of the global design industry and see how her brand and market niche slowly unfolded for her to embrace.



Rebecca Vizard
B.Viz Boutique


Lunch at the Beach House Grill at Chatham Bars Inn Resort

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Meet the Author and Book Signing: Patrick Ahearn
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1:45PM-2:25PM during lunch at the Beach House Grill.



Patrick Ahearn
Architect and Author
Timeless: Classic American Architecture for Contemporary Living



New England Powerhouse Panel in Monomoy

Prominence and lasting success as an iconic design professional in the talent-rich New England landscape is a significant achievement. These panelists have risen to the top relying on their talents, but have also been successful navigating through key inflection points in their businesses. Facing external factors including economic and market shifts as well as internal challenges like start-up phases, growth spurts, shifts in leadership philosophy, and key staff changes requires more than just design talent. Kyle Hoepner will lead these panelists through a discussion that reveals behind the scenes moments that defined their success.


Kyle Hoepner
Editor in Chief
New England Home

Stephanie Horowitz
Architect and Managing Director
ZeroEnergy Design




Mark Doughty



Jim Gauthier
Gauthier~Stacy Inc



Susan Stacy
Gauthier~Stacy Inc


Closing Keynote: Forces of the Future: How to Master the Art and Science of Leading and Selling to Millennials and Beyond

Join Paul Moya, CEO of Millennial Labs, and discover how to recruit and retain today's best talent while also building a future-proof marketing and sales strategy that will catapult your organization to the top.
In this action-packed session you'll learn:
  • The seismic shifts that created today’s workplace and how reframing your perspective can transform your talent pipeline overnight.
  • Real-time case study analysis exposing major marketing trends and demographic factors that are affecting your industry and how the most profitable brands are increasing engagement, skyrocketing sales, and creating raving fans for life.
  • The data-backed (and surprising) reality about why Millennials and Gen Z quit their jobs and the 3 metrics that will matter most if you want to keep them over the next decade.
  • Paul's proven method for how to understand exactly what today's Millennials and Gen X consumer want most in the luxury home design market and how you can stay ahead of the competition to close more business in 2019.
  • Simple, low or no-cost strategies you can implement today to instantly double or triple your retention and close rates in organizations both big and small.


Closing Remarks and Conference Adjourns