So you’ve heard Tobi talking about her Design Camps. She’s told you about what topics she covers, all the great information you’ll be given, how quickly the camps have filled up, etc. That’s all good and well. But if you’re like me, you always like to hear from people who have actually experienced Design Camp. So today, I’m going to share some of their stories with you.
Taking lots of notes the first day
First, I’d like to share a bit of a message that a sweet camper sent to Tobi. She said “I wanted to tell you that I really, really enjoyed your class. The fact that you are so willing to share your tips, style principles, etc. demonstrates a level of confidence that I wish other designers and professionals even in other fields had.” She’s already signed up for our six week class this fall!
Another camper had one complaint about Design Camp. “It was too short!” she said. “I felt like it was over when we just started to scratch the surface!” Yeah, that’s what we were a little afraid of. That’s why we decided to do the longer courses, because we knew that we couldn’t cover everything in just four classes.
We also surveyed the campers to see what their favorite topic was. “Fabrics” was the most popular answer, with “paints” being a close second. I thought that was interesting. I think it’s because choosing these items can be pretty intimidating, and Tobi gave clear and easy instructions on how to choose and use fabrics and paints in your home.
Playing around with paint colors
I also heard from a few people who said how great it was to meet new friends. This past group of campers was really diverse — college students, retirees, newlyweds, new moms, stay-at-home moms, professionals in different fields, decorators and more. And everyone got along great. Also, it was a very collaborative camp. Everyone worked together, bounced ideas off each other, and learned from each other.
And I’d like to give my testimonial, too. You see, I was there for every camp. Although I was technically at work, I was thrilled to also get the chance to hear all of Tobi’s tips. I’m probably like many of you — I think I have pretty good taste, I try to decorate my home nicely, and I love Tobi’s work. But I can’t ever make things come together just so. Well let me tell you, these classes were inspiring. I haven’t told Tobi this, but each Tuesday night, as tired as I was, I went home and made some little change to something in my house based on what I’d learned from Tobi that night. And even though I was behind-the-scenes, I still had a blast meeting all the fabulous campers and getting to know everyone. I was so sad to not see them this past Tuesday night.
Oh, and did I mention the food? The food was really good. Especially the desserts. Of course we ate well at camp — we are in the South, after all!
What a spread!
(Which reminds me, I need to post some recipes for that food on the secret Design Camp blog. Yes I said “secret blog.” If you go to camp, you get access to a private blog with tons of cool stuff on it.)
So I’m here to tell you — from the point of view of someone who’s not a decorating novice, but is certainly not a design pro — CAMP ROCKS. It’s so worth your while to attend. Please come join us at one of our upcoming camps and see for yourself!
Have any questions about camp? Want to know more? Need travel tips if you’re coming from out of town? I’d love to talk to your personally. Please email me, and we’ll chat!