This has been a busy and fun week. It first started at an intimate cocktail party at Jeffers Design Group (CA Home+Design winner for Residential Interior Design <3,000 sq. ft). This was a kick off to the events ahead as well as a reception for this year’s key note speaker, Trina Turk – a fun, friendly, and very lovely person. She even took a picture at the party with the other attendees donning sparkly shoulders. I especially loved my Trina Turk goodies in the gift bag!
The next night was the annual California Home + Design Awards Gala. Designers and industry types alike gathered for a festive night of cocktails, music, mingling and celebrating. It was fun to chat with winner Larissa Sand from Sand Studios (Commercial Design) and listen to her genuine excitement and surprise upon receiving her award. She was truly thankful to be recognized among peers for her outstanding design.
I ended the week by attending two great speaking sessions. The first was hosted by Dwell Magazine’s president Michela O’Connor Abrams and featured a panel of San Francisco designers (Scot Meacham Wood, Grant K. Gibson – this year’s of Showcase House Design winner, and Melanie Coddington) who are very active in social media as a part of their business – which immediately made me want to tweet, blog, and pin away. The second session was hosted by famous Wynn and Encore interior designer, Roger Thomas. It was a great behind the scenes look at the interiors of the hotels and the amazing amount of time and energy spent on designing and curating for the resorts. I’m looking forward to my chance to take on such a feat with a fabulous budget.