What are you doing in May? If you are the stylish, design savvy reader we think you are, *and* love design so much that you blog about it too, mark your calendars!
The ever talented group at Kravet/Lee Jofa are behind some of the most amazing fabrics, furnishings and trims for the trade. Their featured designers are behind the luscious puddles of drapes, graphic pillows and furniture that catch my eye and have me scramble to the resource pages of House Beautiful and Elle Decor not only to see who designed it, but if there is any possibility of acquiring it at a non-hedge fund manager's budget.
Thom Filicia and Echo Design for Kravet Fabrics.
So, how about taking their favorite current and emerging designers, design editors and showrooms and mix them all up with fabulous bloggers from across the U.S. for a Blogfest? I think that sounds pretty freaking amazing as well.
Happening May 16-18, Blogfest 2011 will be a three-day design tour that will take you all over the design mecca that is NYC and gives you unprecedented access to top interior design talent, magazine editors, and so much more.
Highlights of the tour include: a panel discussion with magazine editors Dara Caponigro of Veranda, Newell Turner of House Beautiful, and Stephen Drucker of Town & Country at Hearst Tower; tour of the Elle Decor show house; tour of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF); tea at the Kravet showroom at the D&D Building to celebrate their newest collection with a surprise guest of honor; dinner at the home of a widely-published interior designer, co-hosted by Traditional Home; an exclusive meeting with Architectural Digest Editor in Chief Margaret Russell; tour of Kravet/Lee Jofa Design Studios; a visit to New York Design Center with an exclusive tour of the newest floor dedicated to Antique dealers sponsored by 1stdibs; and many more.
Are you KIDDING me?! I'm antsy in me chair just thinking about!! It's the Willy Wonka adventure of interior design and decor and I need to get a golden ticket.
Because of the awesomeness of their magazine and event partners, the cost to reserve a spot is only $100 (and for NYC, that's pretty do-able). They even have reduced rates with a pretty, pretty hotel all arranged.
Registration opens on January 14, when the event website will go live, and all details will be included.
Detailed highlights via The Editor at Large.