Boot Scootin’ to Austin and Design Camp

I am so excited to have another wonderful design opportunity on my schedule.  I am lucky enough to be attending Design Camp as a VIP. This is the brainchild of Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis. It is in Austin, Texas.  Austin has long been on my bucket list.  This trip will be a wonderful continuing education opportunity, as well as, a chance to visit the state capitol of Texas.  My new boots are ready to roll.  The line up of speakers is top notch. Check out the agenda:

Your Agenda

Design Camp begins Wednesday night with a red carpet, kick off Cocktail Party, introducing your hosts, sponsors and speakers. Bright and early on Thursday morning your intense, educational journey begins with learning the foundation building, fundamentals of todays design process, trends, and application. Thursday caps with another fun Cocktail gathering to cement your new relationships with the Design elite. Friday’s schedules forges ahead with the building of relationships, continuing with how to acquire an envied resource library comprised of A-list companies and the day progresses with invaluable topics about managing and marketing your projects and your Brand.

Each day of Design Camp provides you with the opportunity to learn and network with the most respected professionals in the interior design business. The topics covered at Design Camp exceed traditional education. The biggest difference – It’s like you’ve done an internship in two days, invested a lot less money and had much, much more fun!

Attire: Business Casual




6pm – 8pm Meet and Greet Cocktail Mixer


Day One: Design Today


8:00 – 8:45 Registration
9:00 – 9:45 History of Interior Design:Trends
10:00 – 10:45 Inspiration Boards
11:00 – 11:45 Upholstery
12:00 – 12:45 Finishes and Trends
1:00 – 2:00 Complimentary Lunch
2:00 – 2:45 Kitchen Design
3:00 – 3:45 Bath Design
4:00 – 4:45 Green Interior Design
5:00 – 5:45 Staging – Stage your Career
6:00 – 8:00 Networking Cocktail Party


Day Two: Design Business


8:00 – 8:45 Contracts – Successful Strategies for negotiations with contractors, vendors and clients.
9:00 – 9:45 Blueprint for Success: What your Contractor needs you to know!
10:00 – 10:45 Design Blogging – What you need to know!
11:00 – 11:45 Getting a Project and a Book Published (and Sold!)
12:00 – 1:00 Complimentary Lunch
1:00 – 1:45 Marketing and Branding
2:00 – 2:45 Social Media
3:00 – 3:45 How to become a Design Star, Spokesperson and Television Personality
4:00 – 4:45 Awards and Closing

V&M: Vintage and Modern Contest, winner receives a $1, 000 shopping certificate!

Modern Lantern Giveaway – Day 1! 

Wendover Art Group – Two beautiful works to be given away at Camp!




These are some of the famous faces we will meet at designCamp.  If you too want to join in the fun register and take your design business to the next level HERE.






Vintage and Modern

Sustainable Furnishings Council







SoCal Contractor


Lion Windows and Doors


WestArt Woodwork

What an amazing list of sponsors too.  Design Camp will be in 6 cities this year.  Which one will you choose?

My Austin must do list is being complied in an upcoming post to share. Get your boots shined up and ready.