For the first time, BlogTour organized a double header to New York, first for AD Home Design Show in March with that tour being focused on learning for bloggers and now we are proud to announce our inaugural to New York Design Week anchored by ICFF and in collaboration with our friends at Wanted Design. New York Design Week is an international event and this will be an appropriately international tour with bloggers from the US, Canada, Holland, England and Denmark.
As a graduate of Stanford University with three degrees to his name, Courtney Lake got his start in the high-tech world. He quickly left this industry to pursue his true passion, design, and launched a very successful design business, Monogram Decor. He is also the personable, respected voice behind the popular blog Courtney Out Loud. His recognition for both his designs and writing are vast and varied, helping him to share his love for interior design with thousands of people. He has been featured in RUE Magazine, Refinery 29, SheKnows.com, Life & Style Magazine, The Nate Berkus Show, Dabble Magazine, Apartment Therapy, Adore Magazine, Pop Sugar Home, Joyus.com, House of Fifty Magazine, FOLK Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle. Follow Corey and his love for design via his Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.
Jill Seidner is an interior designer based in Los Angeles, CA. She is the LA based contributing blogger to the popular Material Girlsblog. In addition, she writes for Acme Real Estate blog and 55 Downing Street (division of Lamps Plus). She enjoys engaging in the LA design community and will be taking part in the 2014 Annual Legends of La Cienega as an official Social Media Ambassador. She is also an alumni of the 2012 Blog Tour London and took part in hosting Blog Tour LA in Fall 2013. Learn more about Jill and LA design via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.
As a former professional photographer Linda Holt is no stranger to merging her creative eye with aesthetic appeal, having worked with more than than 3,000 celebrities, actors and models as one of Boston’s top head shot photographers.
Today she uses her skilled photographic eye to create her signature style of carefully edited, soulful rooms that reflect her love of color, pattern and art. She works with mid to high end residential clients who value a stylish, fresh and relaxed home that is reflective of their unique personality and lifestyle. A self professed “color lover”, she has been featured in both House Beautiful Magazine and The Huffington Post for her color expertise. She started her blog, Linda Holt Interiors, in 2011 as a way to combine her two passions of photography and design. Discover more about Linda and her photographic eye via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.
Carole Poirot, freelance interiors stylist and editor (and photographer of all images) of the blog Mademoiselle Poirotwhich is a lifestyle blog covering interiors, styling, food and a little craft and travel. She was born in Paris, lived in Germany and now calls London home where she lives with her partner and her son. Despite liking a good party and loving to travel (Timbuktu by motorbike was her biggest adventure so far), she is essentially a very homely person and loves to decorate, rearrange and/or upcycle furniture, create beautiful food, paint and take photos. She believes that a space should never look overly designed, but lived in and it should tell a story about the people who inhabit it. She is also a contributor to the AO at Home blog where she writes about styling, food and crafts, and she’s still dreaming of one day being able to style a feature for Elle Decoration. Follow along the international stylist and editor via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.
Iris Havekes from C-More interior design, has a background in fashion. That’s where she developed her sense of color, material, shape, design and trends. “Most important for me is that you feel comfortable in the space and that it makes you happy. I listen carefully for the needs of the costumer, the space itself and the users of this space and then make a design that goes well with these wishes. Dimensions and proportions, materials, light and color play a major role in this.” On her blog Interieur Advies she shares her love for design, travel, fashion and lifestyle. Learn more about Iris and her fashion sense via her Twitter, Facebook,Pinterest and Google+.
Annabel Bird founded insideology in 2011 as a way to combine her passion for interiors and her love of London and the English countryside. As a history geek Annabel is particularly interested in the way the city effortlessly combines the ancient with the modern, ideas that are reflected in her own work as an interior designer. Annabel lives in the north London ‘village’ of Primrose Hill and is the rather besotted owner of a Welsh Terrier called Edward, who makes a regular appearance on insideology. Discover Annabel and her love of all things London via her Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
Copenhagen based design blogger Anya Jensen, started her blog Anya adores as a collection of emerging trends, Scandinavian design, interiors, and great photography. Anya grew up in Denmark, spent 11 years living in London, travelled extensively Worldwide, and is now back home in Copenhagen, where she works as a photographer, stylist, and PR Manager. Anya adores finding the beautiful things in life, and has a penchant for flea-markets and art galleries. If she is not in front of her computer – Anya is most likely found with a camera in one hand, and her daughters in the other – somewhere exploring. Anya also writes the popular ‘Copenhagen pages’ where she shares her favourite tips about Copenhagen. Follow along with Anya via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.
Kimberly Ward is an interior designer at Kimberly Ward Home and award winning design blogger at Pinkeggshell. Pinkeggshell is the go to resource for information about the African American experience in interior design. Kimberly shares design know-how on her weekly Blog Talk radio show and uses social media to interact with homeowners looking to create a home that reflects their culture and lifestyle. Discover more about Kimberly Ward and her cultural influences via her Twitter, Facebook,Pinterestand Google+.
Ann Porter of Kitchen Studio of Naples and author of her eponymous blog says “The world is in constant change these days and we embrace improvement and innovation as the new paradigm. We believe Good design makes a difference in embracing technological and social advances. My goal as a “Lifestyle Designer” is to make a positive difference in a person’s life through the projects I complete.”
Ann likes to put a lot of passion, creative thinking and research into her projects and gets emotionally attached to them and the people she gets to work with.
She prides herself in taking the time to listen and get to know her clients’ needs, goals, and dreams – big ideas are what motivate and inspire her. Learn more about Ann and her big ideas via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.
Susan M. Jamieson, ASID is the founder of Bridget Beari Designs, Inc. where she works primarily on high-end residential interior design projects in Virginia as well cities such as Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Florida and internationally in Costa Rica and Mexico. Her work has been featured in national and local magazine such as Traditional Home, Southern Living, Virginia Living, Rhome, Washington Post and Richmond Magazine. Susan’s projects have also been featured on HGTV and TLC.
Her daily blog Bridget Beari Design Chat gives interior design and lifestyle tips as well as insights into her design business and travels. Susan is a regular in giving advise for the local newspapers and magazines. Her design philosophy is simple: “ Good design comes from the ability to visualize the potential in every space.” Follow along with Susan via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.
Regina Sturrock is the owner and principal designer of Regina Sturrock Design, a Burlington, Ontario interior design firm now in its eighteenth year. Specializing in renovations and new- builds within the luxury home market, the firm’s projects have spanned internationally. Born in Graz, Austria, a city steeped in old world culture, Regina understands how the human spirit responds to the ideals and beauty of classical design. Regina defines interior design as the art and science of bringing our surroundings into harmony with the unique spirit and personality of the individual within their space. Customization is therefore the hallmark of every Regina Sturrock Design project, and the result is always uniquely beautiful, practical and elegant with a strong focus on an integrated architectural envelope. Learn more about the harmonic style of Regina via her Twitter, Faceboook, and Pinterest.
As Founder and EIC of Live the Fine Life, Kathy Sandler’s goal is to connect readers with observations, information and inspiration for living a fine life everyday.Sandler Design Group, LLC (SDG) is a design firm based in Nashville, TN. Kathy holds a BFA in Interior Design, a Masters in Motherhood and a PhD in Hard Knocks and Good Times. Best of all, SDG designs beautiful, livable spaces for fabulous clients like you.To borrow a phrase from a friend, “I am a designer with a blog, not a design blogger.” She believes in creative arts, epic architecture, legendary design, feel-good fashion, kick ass cuisine, fine wine, adventurous travel, good books, catchy tunes, wandering hikes, wicked wit, fresh babies, French pastry and great coffee. Connect with Kathy via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.