Blogfest Recap Day 3

The excitement continued on day three at the Kravet Studio.  Design bloggers got a first hand look at how Kravet designs and manufactures their products.


 We were recharged with a delicious lunch sponsored by New York Spaces at the Museum of the City of New York.  Lee Rhodes, Founder of Glassy Baby inspired us with her personal story about life, triumph, and giving back.  One small idea helps make a great impact helping individuals fighting cancer.


We had a raffle and did some fundraising to benefit DIFFA,  during lunch. We raised $2725.  Through the generosity of  Kravet’s matched contribution the total raised for DIFFA was $5450.






After lunch we attended an insightful presentation by Benjamin Moore Color Pulse 2013.

Inspired by nature, blue and green, the colors of the sky and grass, the new neutrals.
Grays: flat or high gloss.   Kelly green: getting a little darker.  Metals: flat.



Interior designer Miles Redd, noted photographer Peter Aaron, and blogger and former editor Marisa Marcantonio were interviewed by Michael Wollaeger, Editorial Director of Interiors Magazine.   We heard behind-the-scenes stories of how beautiful work is created, as well as,  how designers, photographers and bloggers work together to achieve a successful room  design.


Good photography: should have a sequence of shots that tells the story.  Good to own rights to pictures.
Long stalk flowers are not good for camera.  
Photographer tired of seeing green apples for accessories.


Blogfest ended with an after party at The New Traditionalist Showroom.  They really now how to party.  The perfect ending to my experience was sharing a cab with Beth Brenner, Publisher of Traditional Home.   It’s the people that make the event special.   Kravet gets an A+ on organizing Blogfest2012.  It takes a lot of work coordinating an event.  Thank you Kravet and sponsors.  I’m looking forward to next year.







About Ivy de Leon

From decorating and home staging to entertaining and gardening, I enjoy bringing traditional style to each project. I love to combine new and vintage market finds to create elevated and inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM
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