We could not hold this conference and offer such a great lineup of speakers and such valuable information to participants without the support of our sponsors. Please take the time to read about our sponsors below. For more information about the ROI of sponsoring the Design Blogger Conference, visit our Sponsorship Benefits page.
Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles is high-end residential design and architecture magazine built around the philosophy that Atlanta has its own unique design style and culture. Our editorial content and industry partnerships have built a powerful resource for the design trade as well as affluent homeowners. Our warm editorial voice and artful representation of interiors and gardens help readers achieve the highest standard.
New England Home is dedicated to showcasing the unique architecture and superior design that define the luxury home in New England. From urban lofts to mountain retreats, from oceanfront compounds to suburban estates, from cutting edge design to historic dwellings, New England Home celebrates the very best of living in New England. Founded by Dan Kaplan in 2005, New England Home is published bimonthly. Each issue includes beautiful images of our area’s most fantastic homes – from mountain lodges to suburban estates to oceanfront compounds. New England’s top designers and architects are featured in each issue, along with profiles of artisans, fine artists, and the latest trends in design.
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Why choose Monogram? In the world of high-end appliances, Monogram stands out with its own brand of luxury. From a design perspective, sophisticated styling and exceptional craftsmanship set Monogram apart from all other appliance brands. Think in terms of performance, and the Monogram difference becomes even more apparent. Award-winning technology makes it possible to cook faster, clean easier and enjoy more time relaxing with family and friends. And there’s nothing more luxurious than that.
Ours is a people business. The essence of Currey & Company is not only the product for which it is known but also the very important people who help to create the product and carefully deliver it into the hands of those other important people, our customers, in a timely fashion. Our on-going program of process improvement speaks of our faith in the ability of the men and women who work at Currey & Company and their ability to contribute to the betterment of the company and its products. Our faith in them is demonstrated by the fact that we give all of our employees the opportunity to obtain a four-year college degree by paying for their tuition as well as bearing the expense for remedial courses and English programs for our non-English speakers. People are key, but product is also the lifeblood of the company and at Currey & Company we take pride in our original design work , meticulous craftsmanship and careful attention to all details of a product. The effort of our multi-step hand-finishing process manifests itself in the richness and depth of the final finish of many of our products. The appearance of these pieces speaks of the human hands that have touched them as well as of the design skills and craftsmanship that have created them. We have the willingness to do what many other manufacturers regard as too difficult or too time-consuming. We think it shows.
Chandeliers, wall sconces and table lamps form a significant part of the company’s offerings and these goods are characterized by the attention and detailing that goes into their manufacturing and finishing. With a workforce in Atlanta, Currey International in the Philippines, and China, the product line has grown to more than 1,000 items. Rugs, upholstery, furniture and accessories have been added over the past decade so that we can now offer a floor to ceiling shopping experience for our customers.
Currey & Company is represented by sales reps in the United States and Internationally with permanent showrooms in Atlanta, Dallas, High Point and New York. Currey also has an International Sales Office in Hong Kong.
More than a resource, Duralee is a destination for your design. Be it whimsical, modern, traditional, or eclectic. We are passionate about our products, from our fresh fabric and cutting-edge trim options to our innovative furniture frames and drapery hardware. Sophisticated, yet youthful and fun, the Duralee design aesthetic is versatile with an ageless appeal. We understand that designers are looking towards what is new, what is next, and what is unique, and we strive to bring inspiration to the marketplace. If it is distinctive, diverse and dramatic, it’s Definitely Duralee!
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Fabricut Inc. is a second-generation family-run and employee owned company, devoted to supplying beautiful fabrics, trimmings, decorative drapery hardware and wallcoverings to the interior design trade. Established in 1954, the Fabricut brand has grown into one of the largest, most progressive distributors of decorative fabrics in the world. Fabricut added S. Harris in 1988 to deliver unique, boutique collections of distinct fabrics to the contemporary high-end market. It launched Vervain in 2004 with its artistry and distinction for high-end traditional interiors, and in 2006 created Trend, a brand with beautiful fabrics at exceptional value. Fabricut acquired Stroheim from JAB Anstoetz of Germany in 2010 to complement and broaden the scope of product offered to the contemporary, transitional and traditional high-end interior designers inNorth America. With its commitment to quality products and extraordinary service, coupled with a knowledgeable worldwide sales force, Fabricut Inc. provides fabric, trimming, hardware and wallcovering solutions for everyday decorating.
KEYNOTE SPONSOR – KEN FULK:
Previously Owned by a Gay Man is a destination online marketplace for new and previously owned home furnishings and decor, sourced from designers, influencers and, of course, the ever-tasteful gay man.
If you’re looking for additional company info, it can be found here.
KEYNOTE SPONSOR – AMBER LEWIS
Chairish is the design lover’s marketplace for the best of vintage and pre-owned furniture and decor. Chairish offers over 150,000 curated items for sale from individuals, beloved vintage shops and interior designers. Buyers can make an offer on items, and Chairish manages delivery as needed. And for trade professionals, Chairish offers cash back on every item purchased. See why the Chairish iPhone app was voted by Architectural Digest as the #1 “Can’t Live Without Decorating App.” Viva la Vintage!
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Timeless design for modern life. TRADITIONAL HOME magazine is for everyone interested in good design and living well. We inform, inspire and entertain readers with simply the best interiors, gardens, furnishings, travel and food and entertaining stories. Since 1989, TRADITIONAL HOME has inspired readers and continues to offer fresh ideas that readers can translate to their own homes.
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Miele USA, headquartered in Princeton, NJ is a division of Miele, the world’s largest family owned and operated premium appliance manufacturer.
Miele USA offers a broad range of award-winning, premium products that continue to set industry standards for durability, performance, ease of use, energy efficiency, design and service. Throughout its 34 year history, Miele USA has remained steadfastly committed to the highest quality, performance and environmental standards.
Miele USA offers a wide range of exceptional consumer appliances including: ranges; built-in convection, speed, steam and combi-steam ovens; cooktops; ventilation hoods; refrigeration; wine storage, espresso/coffee systems; dishwashers, floor care, laundry systems, and rotary irons. In addition, the Company’s Professional division offers laboratory glass wear washers, medical washer-disinfectors, dental disinfectors, laundry systems, dishwashers, and a line of marine appliances.
To learn more, visit www.mieleusa.com,
www.facebook.com/mieleus,www.youtube.com/mieleus and follow us @MieleUSA.
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Stunning kitchens. Spa-like baths. Beautiful lighting. Party-perfect patios. When you re-imagine your home, your entire life gets a redesign. Creating a space designed around the way you live – a space that perfectly fits your lifestyle – is possible and Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery can help make that dream a reality.
Step into a Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery and you’ll immediately be inspired by what you see – beautifully displayed lighting, appliances, and bath and kitchen products from today’s top brands. But their state-of-the-art showrooms take the experience even further and allow you to touch and feel the products in a welcoming, hands-on environment. From exquisitely designed bathroom displays with functional showerheads, to full kitchens with working appliances, you can explore a variety of design styles ranging from classical elegance to bold contemporary.
If you need more inspiration, visit their inspiration gallery at FergusonShowrooms.com. It is full of beautiful kitchen and bath images and can help you identify your design style whether traditional, transitional or contemporary.
Largest selection of products
Ferguson’s wide range of products lets you make multiple selections at a single showroom, which streamlines budgeting and makes the building process more efficient. Not only do they offer traditional plumbing products, but they also offer lighting and appliances. Many showrooms have a dedicated lighting specialist on staff that can assist you with customized lighting plans, product selection and budgeting. As well, Ferguson offers high-quality appliances from cooktops and ranges, to refrigerators and outdoor grills.
Ask customers what brings them back time and again and they’ll say it’s the people. Ferguson’s product experts have years of industry experience and are extremely knowledgeable about design trends, product selection and the building and remodeling process. Whether you’re renovating an outdated bathroom or designing your dream kitchen, they take time to listen to your ideas and work one-on-one with you to bring your vision to life.
After your product selections are made, it’s important to ensure that the right product is delivered during the right stage of the building or remodeling process. Ferguson’s local inventory combined with their strategically-placed distribution centers stock thousands of products by major manufacturers. This means that inventory is always available. If it’s not in-stock, their buying power and vendor relationships mean they can still get the product quickly.
Ferguson’s one-on-one consultation process is ideal for most projects, especially new construction and major remodels. However, if you would like to browse their products online, FergusonShowrooms.com features plumbing, lighting and appliances organized by category and brand. You can also shop by style – traditional, transitional or modern.
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Serena & Lily is a lifestyle brand that brings a creative spirit to the everyday with its inspired approach to home, design, and art. Serena’s original textiles anchor Serena & Lily, while a commitment to inspirational living is reflected in all that the brand puts forth, from innovative retail experiences to furniture, bedding, décor, nursery and art. The company’s five retail locations in East Hampton, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Newport Beach and Westport reflect the individual spirit of their locations, giving each store a unique flavor, while allowing customers to experience Serena & Lily products in a variety of settings. To shop the website or for more information, please visit www.serenaandlily.com.
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About the High Point Market Authority
The High Point Market Authority, www.highpointmarket.org, is the official
sponsor and organizer of the High Point Market in High Point, N.C. Featuring an extensive selection of exhibitors spanning every category, style, and price point, and attracting tens of thousands of visitors from more than 100 countries twice each year, the High Point Market is the driving force of the home furnishings industry. Find the High Point Market anywhere online, and follow on Twitter using the hashtag #hpmkt.
Since 1929, Amerock® Hardware has set out to offer decorative hardware solutions that inspire, coordinate and help express personal style throughout the home. Amerock prides itself in being a trend leader that offers high quality products that make the biggest difference in our customers’ homes. We understand the importance in giving options that allow people to Express Their Personal Style at a price point that they can afford.
Amerock offers a full line of cabinet hardware, hooks and wall plates, as well as hardware specifically designed for the bathroom. Our goal is to provide decorative coordinating collections for the home that allows our consumers to make each room unique. With a variety of finishes and designs for all decorating tastes, Amerock is the ultimate, time-tested source for all your hardware needs.
Always Creating. Always Timeless. Always Amerock.
PM Fixtures, a division of Purcell Murray, focuses on a curated collection of renowned domestic and international plumbing, hardware and fixture manufacturers. Our mission is to provide homeowners, trade professionals and our dealer network with the latest lifestyle and wellness products for the bath, kitchen and outdoors – as we represent and support some of the industry’s most important brands such as Easy Drain, Falper, MGS and more for residential, commercial and hospitality settings. For more information, visit www.pmfixtures.us.
AmericasMart® Atlanta is the nation’s leading home furnishings, area rug and gift marketplace. Across 16 markets and shows staged annually, it houses more than 11,000 temporary exhibit booths, which join the more than 1,500 permanent showrooms operating within the three-building complex to create the world’s single-largest collection of home, gift, rug and apparel product. The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® – staged in January and July – is the ignition switch for global retailing with buyers from every U.S. state and as many as 80 countries discovering trend-making product in over 7.2 million square feet of space in the heart of Downtown Atlanta.
With top design-driven lines in case goods and upholstery, accessories, casual furnishings, lighting, area rugs and more, AmericasMart’s rich home product collection is open year-round to the trade. Designers are treated to amenities including valet parking, complimentary entry for clients and guests, a private Designer Workspace with concierge service and one-on-one attention from the industry’s leading furniture, accessories, textiles and rug purveyors. They also enjoy exclusive offers and educational seminars presented by industry thought leaders at monthly special events throughout the year.
For more information, please visit www.AmericasMart.com. Follow us @AmericasMartATL #ATLMKT
Universal Furniture creates quality furnishings for the whole home with a focus on function and lifestyle. The company’s casegood, upholstery, accent and accessory designs are developed under the brand names Universal Furniture (Lifestyle Collections), To The Trade (Interior Design) and Smartstuff™ (Baby and Child), and sold through retailers and interior designers throughout North America and around the world. Founded in 1968, Universal Furniture is a brand of Samson Holdings, one of the world’s largest vertically integrated furniture manufacturers. For more information, please visit www.universalfurniture.com, or find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest @UniversalFurn.
Muzeboard is a comprehensive design tool that connects designers and consumers who have a common enthusiasm for beautiful interior design and home furnishing. It cultivates a creative environment where designers can share ideas, create inspiration boards, and publish their work while consumers are able to browse, get inspired, and enjoy a simplified shopping experience.
With Muzeboard, you have access to over 200,000 home furniture and decor products. You can showcase your Muzeboards to millions of potential customers and easily share design boards with your clients.
In addition to creating boards for yourself and for customers and clients, you can enjoy a profit-share revenue model for each and every purchase you drive through your Muzeboards.
For over 75 years, Robert Allen has been serving the residential and hospitality design community by offering premium fabrics, luxurious furnishings and ground-breaking design services that are relevant and timeless. Our design philosophy centers on color, and we’ve circled the globe seeking inspiration and working with mills in far-flung places that align with our principles. Our tireless efforts have not only resulted in thousands of colors, but thousands of the right colors. Our obsession with color can only be rivaled by our dedication to delivering quality fabrics with relevant yet timeless appeal. Our designs are influenced by the worlds of fashion, design, architecture and even pop culture. The breadth of our creativity is boundless in both pattern and innovative fabric construction.
DRS and Associates dissolves the boundaries between public relations, social media, brand consulting and marketing, pulling from each of these areas of expertise to position ourselves as a forward-thinking content generating, brand-engagement agency. Our progressive, hybrid approach lets us explore unique avenues of developing written and visual content, which translates into optimal results for our clients.
As globally recognized experts in the Architecture and Design market, we excel in converting creative energy into digital and print materials that target luxury lifestyle consumers as well as architectural, interior design, hospitality and building products arenas. We work out of Los Angeles, Boston and New York offices, often acting as an extension of our clients’ sales and marketing team by developing strategic communication programs, direct and digital marketing campaigns, advertising and comprehensive, experiential branding.
At the Design Blogger Conference, DRS and Associates acts as a resource for bloggers to communicate and reach out to the clients the company represents, including Corbett Lighting, Hudson Valley Lighting®, THG®-Paris, Troy Lighting, Watermark Designs and more. DRS and Associates is inviting attendees to stop by and learn more. There will be gift items and a giveaway for a Hudson Valley Lighting® table lamp.
Ave Home, a specialty furniture company based in New Orleans, revives classic design by creating historical reproductions with strong attention-to-detail. Drawing inspiration from a number of design periods, Ave Home produces well-curated collections of both raw wood and finished furniture.
AVE COLLECTIONS offers a variety of timeless styles, including French Louis XV, Swedish Gustavian, Hollywood Regency, and Mid Century Modern.
AVE RAW focuses on a range of styles that speak to the DIYer or Designer who want high quality furniture for their own hand applied finishes.
Kabuni is a platform that enables people to express their individuality through design and art in their homes. We connect consumers to interior designers and to beautifully designed and crafted art and home furnishings. Kabuni aims to disrupt the $100 billion+ home decor market with an omni-channel business model (online and in store) that links a co-working space to an on-line market place using augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) to help consumers visualize their purchases.
Publicly traded on the Australian Stock Exchange and with a focus on a global market place, what differentiates Kabuni is the service and partnership the company’s omni-channel technology platform creates between consumers and designers, the ability for designers and makers to grow their business through Kabuni, and the mandate to donate a portion of every sale to selected charitable organizations dedicated to helping people who are homeless.
Circa Lighting is a boutique lighting retailer offering an unparalleled assortment of lamps and fixtures from the top design talent in the industry. It is Circa Lighting’s mission to make the search for lighting simple and the results brilliant. The brand is headquartered in historic Savannah, Ga., where it introduced its first store in 1998. The unique collection of lighting is available by visiting any one of seven retail showrooms located in Savannah, GA; Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC; Houston, TX; Chicago, IL.; Washington, D.C.; and Greenwich, CT. The entire collection is available online at www.circalighting.com
Founded in 1999, Big Ass Solutions is the preeminent designer, engineer and manufacturer of industrial and commercial fans and lights worldwide. In 2016, the company introduced Haiku Home – a residential division with a shared vision of transforming the environments in which we live and work. The new residential brand stands for cutting edge technology, iconic design and conservation without sacrifice. Nothing matters more than our customers, and Haiku Home is committed to delivering innovative products and best-in-class service.
Metrie’s beginnings are in finishings. Since 1926, Metrie has helped transform spaces with exquisitely crafted architectural trim. Today, Metrie offers something you can’t find anywhere else: complete Collections of interior finishings, from crowns to Ikons and architraves to interior doors – each element perfectly coordinated and flawlessly proportioned. Style that lives at the intersection of timeless and modern, of then and now.Metrie is the largest supplier and manufacturer of solid wood and composite moulding in North
PPG Industries was founded in 1883 when Capt. John B. Ford and John Pitcairn started the first commercially successful plate glass factory in the United States at Creighton, Pa. Known as the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Co., the enterprise focused on innovation and quality…and 130 years later, PPG Industries is still dedicated to these priorities.
PPG continues to accelerate the pace of its business portfolio transformation and to grow its position as the leading global coatings and specialty products company.
In January 2013, the company successfully separated its chlor-alkali and derivatives business and then merged its wholly-owned subsidiary Eagle Spinco Inc., the entity holding the former chlor-alkali and derivatives business, with a subsidiary of Georgia Gulf Corporation. The combined company formed by this transaction is named Axiall Corporation.
PPG also acquired the North American architectural coatings business of AkzoNobel in 2013 – the second largest acquisition in the company’s history at that time.” This acquisition has expanded PPG’s customer reach in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean; it has also made PPG the largest coatings company worldwide. With 2011 revenues of about $1.5 billion, the acquired business includes leading brands such as GLIDDEN, FLOOD, LIQUID NAILS, SICO and CIL, and PPG will license the DULUX and DEVOE architectural coatings brands and the SIKKENS architectural wood products brand.
About 130 years after its founding, PPG still holds true to the spirit of Ford and Pitcairn, BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE to offer customers in a wide range of markets and geographic locations unique technologies, services and other solutions.
ARTO, handcrafted concrete and ceramic products made in Southern California since 1966. ARTO offers an expansive collection of rustic & Mid-Century Modern concrete tiles, pavers, and brick veneer as well handcrafted ceramic tiles and hand painted decos. ARTO’s extensive selection of sizes, styles, colors, and textures offer myriad design possibilities.
Jo Chicago is a full-service marketing communications firm with a strong track record in providing communications and publicity results that target strategic and organizational goals. We focus our practice on life and lifestyle — from architecture to the arts, dining to design.
We thrive on staying connected and take pride in the high visibility we generate on behalf of clients across all media platforms. We excel in strategy development and help to streamline existing programs to create clear and concise messaging for bigger impact. Through compelling and innovative programs based in branding we help companies and organizations reach new markets, promote their image and build recognition.
We leverage our creativity and strong relationships to effectively and responsibly communicate with decision makers, key influencers and the press. We are passionate about telling the stories that make each client unique. Whether it’s preparing a keynote presentation, pitching a feature story or managing a product launch, we strive for excellence and deliver strong results.
The expert advice and business training you need to dramatically increase your profits …and PASSION!
Lloyd Flanders® makes premium casual furniture with timeless style, heirloom-quality craftsmanship, and unparalleled service.
Family owned and based in Menominee, Michigan, we take pride in being a domestic manufacturer. Most of our iconic Lloyd Loom® furniture is still made in the same facility where this special process was first developed in 1917. This natural fiber wicker furniture is a hallmark of the Lloyd Flanders brand. Over the years we developed advanced technologies to produce a continuous woven strand that will not burr, crack, or peel, resulting in a consistently smooth weave. Lloyd Loom products offer something for everyone, with collections from contemporary to traditional, porch rockers to sprawling sectionals. In addition to our ever-popular Loom furniture, we’ve expanded our offerings to include synthetic handmade wicker products and sustainably-sourced teak.
We offer an extensive variety of universal accessory pieces from pool chaises to bar carts so each outdoor space reaches its maximum potential. See what sets us apart at www.lloydflanders.com and be sure to stop by one of our to-the-trade showrooms in Chicago or Atlanta.
Discover new ways to decorate with Cottages & Bungalows. With expert tips, inspiring stories and beautiful images, Cottages & Bungalows empowers you to create a cottage lifestyle in any home. Each issue features:
- House Tours: Visit with lakeside cottages, country homes, historic bungalows and period gems
- Discover how to give a new home a cozy cottage look.Make the most of small spaces with our eye-opening design and organization advice.
- Tips for curb appeal, gardens, exterior essentials and creating eco-friendly, healthy homes.
- Expert how-to’s for restoration, home maintenance and renovation for any skill level.
- Cottage and vintage-style furnishings, décor, collectibles and artisan-crafted designs.
- From the porch to the mudroom, learn how to organize and decorate.
Pottery Barn, a member of the Williams-Sonoma, Inc. portfolio of brands, is a premier specialty retailer for casual, comfortable and stylish home furnishings. Key product categories include furniture, bedding, bath, rugs, window treatments, tabletop, lighting and decorative accessories. Nearly all Pottery Barn products are designed in house and are exclusive to its catalogs, stores and website. Pottery Barn currently has 198 retail stores in the United States, Canada and Australia and unaffiliated franchisees that operate stores in the Middle East and the Philippines, as well as an ecommerce site at www.potterybarn.com. Pottery Barn provides complimentary design services and a comprehensive gift registry program for weddings and other special events. Pottery Barn now offers products for all life stages and every room in the home through Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Bed and Bath, Pottery Barn Kids, and PBteen. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Colorado Homes & Lifestyles is the premier home design publication in Colorado. Each issue brings readers the best new products for the home, tips from design pros, interviews with internationally known designers and tastemakers, news from premier shops, showrooms, and galleries, as well as dozens of pages of stunning photographs that capture the state’s most beautiful homes.
The work of photographer Michael Partenio and stylist and writer Stacy Kunstel appears regularly on the covers of interior design magazines and books. When they’re not creating memorable images for clients, they’re playing the roles of Dunes and Duchess in their bohemian island getaway, where they dream up wildly romantic products for the home. Each Made-in-the-USA, hand-finished piece carries a little of their love with them to you.
Mountain Living‘s unmatched homes coverage offers entrée into the American West’s most inspiring residences. Featuring contributions from world-class photographers and writers, each issue introduces readers to exquisite interiors and innovative architecture, from rustic little cabins to sprawling modern lodges. The definitive guide to the best of the high country, Mountain Living also showcases the West’s top design professionals, shops and showrooms, travel destinations, luxury real estate and cultural events.