The Design Influencers Conference is the very reason I have a blog.  It has expanded and broadened my reach for my design business, as well as my blog and presented brand ambassadorship opportunities too.  This event is the ultimate event for designers and brands trying to stay up to date on social media and marketing strategies. The speaker line up is always diverse and broad in reach.  I highly encourage you to attend if you are in this field.  

DESIGN INFLUENCERS CONFERENCE

FEBRUARY 24-26, 2019 | GRAND HYATT ATLANTA IN BUCKHEAD | ATLANTA, GA

The conference offers attendees a unique opportunity to participate in the intersection of interior design and the world of new media including blogging, social media, e-commerce, digital branding, book publishing, line promotion, and more. 

The Design Influencers Conference, formerly called the Design Bloggers Conference, is the only conference specifically focused on the interests of interior design influencers and interior designers using content to build their businesses and personal brands, brands leveraging the web and blogger networks, and any design professional seeking to learn more about using social and other digital content for branding, connecting, or ecommerce.

These events continue to be the premier conference and experience for professionals actively using or interested in learning about social media and digital content marketing in the interior design industry.

The conference offers attendees a unique opportunity to participate in the intersection of interior design and the world of new media including blogging, social media, e-commerce, digital branding, book publishing, line promotion, and more.

I want to introduce you to a few of my favorite brands that are sponsoring this event. They help make this conference possible. See all the sponsors HERE. 

 

Founded in 2003, Aidan Gray has become a leader in the home furnishings industry, especially the segment of European inspired interiors. Aidan Gray set out to design “one of a kind” looking, high quality products there were more attainable than 17th and 18th century antiques. Our goal was simple: to bring sophisticated and understated elegance to the average homeowner, so that they could be inspired by great architectural pieces. Our core values are simple:

Focus on the textural finish.
Focus on the graceful lines.
Focus on the understated elegance.

And although we feel we have a point of view in our details, we believe that it is your style that brings it all together, hence our slogan, “Our Details, Your Style.”

Aidan Gray represents a love for interiors, design and authentic products that exude “European Grandeur.” This embodies our company’s desire for products made by hand and with authentic materials such as solid wood, rustic metals, antique mirror, old painted finishes and silk appointments which drives our product assortment. The European elegance that is the foundation of Aidan Gray requires sophisticated proportions while trying to maintain that “perfect balance” of usefulness and adaptation for today’s home.

Moving to the future we are focused on streamlining the look and feel of the company with an ever expanding line. Think of an impassioned French traditionalist meeting an iconic urban modernist. The future consist of the sophisticated, neutral color pallets that emulate modern Europe, yet remain rooted in the traditional details of fine, stylish, and affordable luxury. The lines of our collections are cosmopolitan and bold, yet understated and sleek, but inviting. Aidan Gray’s view of the future is on dynamic silhouettes, comfortable materials and functional design while using European elegance to propel us forward. Update your surroundings with our simple, creative classics and bring Aidan Gray’s modern sensibilities into your stylish home.

Our Details, Your Style

Your home is an oasis, a place to make memories and to express who you really are.

And that’s where Ballard Designs can help. We’re much more than just a source for beautiful home furnishings and decor. Here, you’ll find inspiration, excitement and all the ingredients you need to transform your decorating ideas into reality.

Our style is a unique curation of all periods and provenance with a distinctive European influence. We reinterpret classic designs in a contemporary way, so pieces feel at once fresh and timeless. Our designers constantly travel the world in search of new trends in fashion, color and style that we translate into exclusive products you can’t find anywhere else. Today, we offer more than 300 pieces you can customize from finish to fabric. With Ballard, you can make any project your own.

Beneath our products’ stylish exteriors, you’ll find exceptional value. From authentic, hand-applied finishes and expert upholstery to dovetailed drawers and bench-made frames, no detail is too small to consider in our relentless pursuit of enduring quality. We’re so sure you’ll love your Ballard Designs purchase, every product is backed by our Industry-Best Guarantee.

In 1993, Craig and Randy Rubin hatched an ingenious plan from the basement of their Michigan home. The super duo wanted a fabric that could stand up to life’s messes and still be touchable and beautiful, a fabric that would change the way many people live their lives.

Today, Crypton® sells a wide range of products worldwide that make life easier and continue to exceed expectations. We are more than a fabric company. We invent, patent and brand the most reliable, environmentally friendly, high-performance textiles in the world.

Our products are not only soft and beautiful, but are also designed to perform and have varying levels of protection depending on where they will be used. In situations where heavy demands can be placed on fabric, Crypton offers superior performance with exceptional protection from stains, moisture and odors.

Not every situation demands so much from its fabric, so we developed a line of fabrics specifically for residential use, Crypton Home. Crypton Home is the perfect blend of beauty and durability, with the performance features of our Crypton fabric, but tailored for use in the home. We partnered with Valdese Weavers to broaden our Crypton Home fabric product line and extend our reach within the residential market.

At Crypton, we’re passionate about living clean, so we aim to make cleaning easy and simple. Maintaining the beauty of upholstered furnishings hasn’t always been easy – until now!

 

Currey & Company, known today for its vibrant collection of lighting products, started its existence in 1988 as a purveyor of historic garden furnishings. When Robert B. Currey founded Garden Source Furnishings, the main focus of the company was the creation and marketing of classic garden furniture from the Winterthur Museum and the Smithsonian Institution.

These collections were joined by a very American collection of garden whimsies, birdhouses and rustic twig furniture. Some lighting products were among these first offerings and by the early 1990’s the lighting category had become very important. Accordingly, the name of the company was changed to Currey & Company to embrace a new focus on products for the interior.

Chandeliers and wall sconces today form a significant part of the company’s business and these goods are characterized by the attention and detailing that goes into their manufacturing and finishing. With a workforce in Atlanta and Currey International in the Philippines, Currey & Company brings to the marketplace merchandise that not only speaks of the touch of the human hand, but also utilizes a myriad of natural materials.

Hand forged iron products have long been the specialty of the company, but the range of materials has been extended to include a variety of materials such as hand-carved wood, porcelain and brass. “Currey International” has made it possible for the company to develop and produce a variety of unique hand made products and materials. One of these is concrete hand formed to create fashionable furnishings of “faux bois.” Seashells and other natural materials also figure strongly in the Currey & Company product line.

The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 people to High Point, North Carolina, every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers, interior designers, architects, and others in the home furnishings industry can be found in High Point twice a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist.

Current Demographics:

180 Buildings

11.5 Million Square Feet of Showspace

75,000 Attendees Each Market

More Than 2000 Exhibitors

100+ Countries Represented

Tens of Thousands of New Product Introductions

Approximately 10% of Attendees Are International

For more than 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 story began in 1938, when Benjamin and Esther Weissman founded the company in Boston, later naming it for their two sons, Robert and Allen. Through the years we pioneered the broad distribution of fabric books and were the first to organize fabrics by color with our renowned Robert Allen Color Library.

In fact, 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.

Our well-merchandised collections are supported by a global network of showrooms, customer service specialists and a state-of-the-art distribution center. We are all unified with our shared vision of a more beautiful world, a world filled with color.

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