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TheBusiness of Design Conference early bird special ends on May 31st. Designers and Decorators, now’s your chance to sign up for a conference that I have been attending for the last 6 years. I have taken away so many nuggets (and some amazing friends and contacts) from these conferences that have helped shape my business. In fact it was a David Shepherd conference in 2007 where I first learned about blogging. So don’t miss this great opportunity to hone your business skills and learn how to be more profitable in the year ahead. And if you are interested in knowing the inside secrets to appealing to the luxury market, you might want to sign-up for the LEO track at the Business of Design Conference. This special version of the BOD called LEO, Luxury Experience Option, is lead by Steve Nobel and will take an select group of conference attendees through an agenda that combines the best parts of BOD with some exlusive mastermind sessions just for the LEO participants. The LEO is limited to 20 designers and the last I heard, it was over half filled. If you want to join me and other designers working in this elite level of the market, apply for the LEO when you sign up for the conference. Be sure and visit the BOD site and sign up today before the special pricing ends.
Now if you are spending your weekend planning for a Disney vacation, you MUST visit our sponsor Small World Big Fun. If you saw my post yesterday on Cindy Minor and Small World Big Fun, then you know I wouldn’t even think about planning a Disney trip without Cindy’s help. If you missed my 2 recent Traveling Designer posts on At Home in Arkansas’ blog, then you must read about my trips on the Disney Dream and to Disney World, all orchestrated by the organized and efficient Cindy Minor who knows all the insider-secrets for the perfect Disney vacations. You can visit her site this weekend and request a quote for the trip you have in mind. Or if you need to do Disney on a budget, just email Cindy and she will do her best to help you get the most for your money. Happy Disney Travels!
If I were you, I would spend my weekend oogling the offerings at Swank Lighting. I adore Swank’s lamps as you can tell by looking at my portfolio. Their gorgeous vintage Venetian glass lamps were featured in the entry of my project in House Beautiful last year. And I am excited to say that I will be using more Swank lamps in my upcoming room at the Hampton Designer Showhouse. So take a moment this weekend and visit Swank’s website so you can see all the beautiful creations that would make the perfect addition for your home or a client’s. I assure you, everything they have is very “Swanky”!
Need some accessories, pillows and finishing touches to go with those Swank Lamps? Well you just might find them at the adorable online Shop Ten 25. Abbe Fenimore, Dallas designer and the shop’s owner and curator, has an eye for style. In Shop Ten 25, you will find so many things that you can’t live without. Some of my favorites? The hoards of great pillows at awesome prices, and chic geometric patterned but lightweight cotton throws, perfect for cuddling up with a good book this summer. There is something for everyone at Shop Ten 25, so don’t miss it!
Thinking about starting a design project? How about getting my Tobi Fairley look but at a great price? Well head on over to my InBox Interiors website and purchase the room of your choice. Then in just 6-8 weeks, we will send you your gorgeous design in a box. This fun design collaboration all unfolds between our email inbox and yours, culminating in the design of your dreams. We are excited to work with you, so sign up today!
And last, but certainly not least…if you are planning your summer parties this weekend, then you must call Molly’s Paperie to order the perfect invitations. Whether it’s a back-yard BBQ, your July 4th picnic, or your kiddo’s swimming party, Molly’s has the perfect paper for your event. Visit their Facebook page to see the latest and greatest of what Molly’s Paperie has to offer.
So now you are equipped with all sorts of shopping experiences for the weekend. Whether you are wanting to better your business, plan a family vacation, decorate your home, or throw a great party, our sponsors are here to help.
Happy Memorial Day and Happy Shopping!