Jan 8, 2015

Join Me in Frankfurt: BlogTour Germany hits Ambiente


I am so happy to share that I will be part of the first BlogTour hitting Frankfurt, Germany for the gift and table top show Ambiente next month.

The show, from February 12-17th is one of the most important in the world and boasts over 4700 exhibitors from 89 countries with the USA being this year’s official partner country with a pavilion curated by design star Scott Henderson.

It is guaranteed to be an amazing amount of content that will come from all these amazing women and men from the US and Canada, many of whom I have had the pleasure of travelling with before while others I can't wait to get to know even better. Stay tuned for more as we get a little closer to the date, but wanted to share this exciting news with you all today. Told you 2015 was going to be a good one, didn't I?



Ronique Gibson, Assoc. Architect, LEED AP is founder of the home lifestyle blog Stagetecture.com which was launched in 2009. Ronique has established herself as a voice on the design scene by helping homeowners meet a myriad of challenges. Through her informative blog, she showcases elements that bring pizazz to interiors, helps the frazzled gain a handle on organization, shares fun do-it-yourself projects, great food recipes & lifestyle inspiration. She contributes her light hearted expertise to many influential home design blogs and publications and is also the Home Staging Expert for About.com and author of ‘111 Simple Tips for your Everyday Home’ ebook. Discover more about Ronique via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.




Northern California interior designer Kerrie Kelly founded Kerrie Kelly Design Lab in 1995. She is an award-winning interior designer, author and multi-media consultant, helping national brands reach the interior design market. She has authored two books: Home Decor: A Sunset Design Guide and My Interior Design Kit, with Pearson Professional and Career Education. This year she will add California Style: A Wine + Design Tour to her authored library and complement it with a series of webisodes on the subject. She has received Houzz’s Best of Remodeling Award in 2012 as well as Best of Design and Customer Satisfaction Awards in 2013 and 2014.As one of five national Trendspotters for Cosentino, Learn more about Kerrie via her Twitter,Facebook and Pinterest.




Robin Plaskoff Horton’s award-winning and Webby-nominated blog, Urban Gardens, is a lifestyle story told from the ground up. A mix of urban style, design, and nature, Urban Gardens explores the world’s most captivating destinations, to see, taste, and experience multi-culturally, what the global creative universe is growing and serving up in their own particular style. Robin has been a featured speaker at the Garden Bloggers Conference, Women at Woodstock, and the Garden Writers Association Annual Symposium. In addition to several awards, Mashable named Urban Gardens “One of the Top 10 Must-Follow Home and Garden Twitter Accounts.” Get connected with Robin via herTwitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+




Tamara Matthews-Stephenson is an interior designer, freelance writer and lifestyle expert working and living in New York City. With two college degrees —a baccalaureate degree in English from Castleton State College and a certificate in interior design from Parsons School of Design — and over twenty years experience in the design business, Tamara has honed her eclectic skills as a designer, host, writer and social media expert. In 2008, she began merging her former writing experiences with her design training by penning her popular lifestyle blog Nest by Tamara. In addition to running her design practice, she regularly contributes editorials on assignments for websites and print publications, including Dan’s Papers, Traditional Home, NYC&G and others. Learn more about Tamara via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.



Carmen Maria Natschke is a writer, speaker, new media entrepreneur and the founder of the internationally acclaimed design portal The Decorating Diva. The Decorating Diva is an effort that melds Carmen’s many skills, including software engineering (which found her participating in a project on the NASA space shuttle launch control system); retail boutique design and visual merchandising (for which she won a “Silver Award for Visual Merchandising”); and a design instructor on decorative finishes to color theory to design + history. One look at her popular site and social media platforms, which garner a monthly average of 3 million impressions and it’s obvious she brings her significant talent and knowledge of aesthetics and programming to the effort. Discover more about Carmen  Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.





Lisa Mende is a North Carolina Based interior designer, tastemaker and design bloggers with two decades of experience as Principal of Lisa Mende Design. She shares her interior design passion and expertise regularly on her widely acclaimed eponymous blog named as a Modenus Top 100 blog in 2013+2014. Lisa is known for her casual luxe interiors rooted in tradition with a bold modern vibe. In the role of tastemaker she has served as a High Point International Market Style Spotter, Ambassador for La Cienega “Legends Event” 2014, Brizo Blogger19 Alumni, and Williamsburg Brand Trend Pinner. This will be Lisa’s third time participating in Modenus Blogtour, having participated in Blogtour London and Blogtour Vegas. She is thrilled to be part of the Blogtour Modenus team! Connect with Lisa via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+!




Susan Brinson is one part of a photography team, photographing with her husband William Brinson. Susan began her career in NYC after graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design. Susan worked in the advertising industry for over 13 years as a design director, managing a design team. About 5 years ago, William and Susan were interested in working together and started a personal blog, House of Brinsonto explore various ideas and topics and the possibility of collaborating. House of Brinson has grown as a personal online publication where the Brinson’s write and photograph their everyday life, plus the Brinson’s now work full time as a team. Photography and styling clients include House Beautiful, The New York Times Magazine and Real Simple. Explore Susan’s creativity via her Twitter,Facebook, Pinterestand Google+.





Courtney Price is an acknowledged leader in new media- covering interior design, lifestyle, technology, food and travel. Because her New Orleans roots launched her into the deep end of the design world, she serves to connect her following with top quality trends and resources- from antique to contemporary. The designer founded Courtney Price Design in 1999 and skyrocketed onto the scene given her ability to mix contemporary and classic styles—a talent she blames squarely on said hometown.Her mantra—“fine living expresses itself in the details”—grew to be a harbinger of her popularity as she traversed the country covering the most luxurious lifestyle events during any given week. Connect with the NOLA native via her Twitter, Facebook,Pinterest and Google+.




Margot Austin is an editor and interiors stylist who is currently senior design editor at Canadian House & Home magazine. She is an avid DIYer, serial renovator and lover of old houses. Margot’s own homes, which she designed in partnership with her antique-dealer husband Kevin, have been published in Style at Home and House & Home and featured on TV and web videos. She has been a regular guest expert on CBC TV’s The Steven & Chris Show and on The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV in Canada. Almost anything else you’d want to know about Margot can be gleaned by following her posts on Twitter and Pinterest. She drops in at her own site margotaustin.cato pen the odd blog post, and her weekly blog is about to launch athouseandhome.com.




Experience, inspire, inform – it’s all about living well with style and substance. After 17 years as an art director in New York City, Stacey Bewkes left the corporate world for Connecticut with her husband and four children. A continuing love of design led to the creation of this lifestyle blog, a discerning online guide to those special discoveries that make life just that much better. From art and architecture, interiors and design, fashion and jewelry to books and movies, food and wine, travel and more, Quintessence has become a trusted source for well-researched, original content in the online world. Tag along as Stacey attends exclusive events and meet design icons and tastemakers, bringing you the story behind the style. Be sure to follow along via Stacey’s Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.




Interior designer, 20th century design specialist, antiques dealer, brand ambassador, trend spotter, blogger, triathlete and mother of three: these are just a few of the many hats worn by Julia Buckingham. As an interior designer and dealer specializing in 20th design and antiques Julia is right on target to cater to how people live today. With her signature style she calls Modernique® Julia seamlessly blends furniture and fixtures from the past with those of today.Since opening her design studio Buckingham Interiors + Design LLC in Chicago in 2007, Julia has enjoyed national recognition as a tastemaker and color expert throughout the design industry featured in publications including Elle Décor, Traditional Home, Luxe, Rue Magazine, Lonny, Discover Julia and Buckingham Interiors and Design via Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.




Denise McGaha delivers fashionable, diverse, and adventurous designs for clients who live on the fast track; specializing in turn-key, concierge-level service delivered in 90 days or less. It has been said that Denise McGaha Interiors, is consistently ahead of the curve not just influencing interior fashion, but often dictating it. With a seamless blending of multiple interests, Denise is able to offer her affluent clients access to Dallas’ best-kept secret: her black book of high-end concierge services.Denise’s sophisticated methodology and solid business acumen evolved through her decade in the corporate landscape of luxury retailer, Neiman Marcus, where she honed her well-trained eye, and was an integral part of the team that launched NeimanMarcus.com. Learn more about Denise via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.



Jeffrey Design LLC, founded in 2008, is a dynamic interior design firm that is highly sought after in Dallas and beyond. Jeffrey Johnson‘s expertise encompasses the design of interior spaces for impeccable lifestyles and provides quality end results and stunning spaces for luxury residential properties. Jeffrey’s eponymous blog covers design trends, forecasts, tips & tricks and much more and reflect his penchant for color and modern design. When he’s not busy designing or blogging, Jeffrey is a moderator on G+ Interior Design Community. Connect with Jeffrey via his Twitter, Facebook, Pinterestand Google+.











Paola Thomas is a British food and travel photographer and writer, based in Seattle and happily photographing,eating, drinking and cooking her way around the Pacific Northwest. She has been writing her food and photography blog mirrormirror for more than seven years, and is a regular contributor to various Seattle publications. Her food and travel photography can be seen at www.paolathomas.com. See more of her food and travel photography via her Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.









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Mehditash Design is a bi-coastal boutique interiors firm based in Newport Beach, California with a satellite office in Larchmont, NY led by Jennifer Mehditash. With a life experience spanning 4 continents, Jennifer’s interior design style blends a traditional twist with a contemporary design aesthetic.After studying Modern Art at Christie’s, Jennifer settled in Portugal in 1994 and began a career at Sotheby’s. Expanding the reach of her business, Jennifer opened Mehditash Design, LLC in New York in 2008 and has since quickly cemented her presence in the Design Industry through her fresh eclectic designs and her highly acclaimed interior design blog Dec-a-Porter.A Design Thought Leader, Jennifer has a continuing presence within the design community through Dec-a-Porter, consulting for leading product brands in the industry and with regular speaking engagements across the US on diverse subjects such as Social Media, The Business of Interior Design, Life as a “Design Mom”, and Harnessing Your Visual Voice. 
Get in touch with Jennifer via her TwitterFacebookPinterest and Google+.



BlogTour is the brainchild of Veronika of Modenus.com. 
Modenus’ BlogTours have brought bloggers to design trade events around the world helping bring attention to them and the current trends while doing so .. All way before anyone really knew what bloggers were. Watch out for the #BlogTourAmbiente hashtag and Modenus everywhere. 
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