If you follow me on Instagram you know that I had a blast at the BOLD Summit last month and met so many new wonderful people and walked away with a wealth of information. My team and I have been busy staying on top of projects and trying to implement some of the great things I picked up. BOLD was a design business conference in Las Vegas with amazing panels and speakers and so much insight into the business of design.
I heard about the BOLD Summit from Julia Molloy who owns it and put it together. I heard about Julia a couple of years ago while reading Lauren Liess’s blog and she talked about all the wonderful things Julia did for her business. Last year I signed up for Julia’s help and things have been steadily growing ever since. I can’t recommend her enough. Getting my entrepreneur skills and strategies down is by far for me the hard part of interior decorating. The BOLD Summit was another big step forward.
Masters from left to right: Mario Buatta, Vicente Wolf, Richard Landry and Clodagh. Also present, designer Roger Thomas and organizer and design business guru Julia Molloy.
I won’t go on and on about the BOLD Summit but meeting and sharing a powerful moment with Clodagh was the highlight for me!
Now just some fun pics:
My hotel room–off the hook! When I opened the door the duet from Lakme was playing. I’m not kidding…
If I didn’t have a really alluring conference to attend I would have lain in that bed all day.
View out of my window. It was so sad to not have anyone to share this room with!
Me doing my best Instagram “suck-it-in” pose before the first evening cocktail party.
And it’s Vegas so of course there’s a 40 foot long glass dragon on the wall…
I haven’t been to Vegas in like 18 years and it was really different than the last time I was there.
So after three days in Vegas it was good to come back to the uber-earthy East Bay. A little Vegas goes a long way for me–but I really did love being there. I went from glass dragons to checking in on my custom pieces being made for a local client. Here are some of a bed we are having made of 200 year old reclaimed white oak by a sustainable and eco-friendly local wood shop.
The wood is amazing–love all the wormholes–and this bed is going to be such a lovely focal point. The construction is incredible–these guys are true artisans.
And finally while I’m pillaging my Instagram account, here is a sneak peek of a LR room I did in the spring for a client. Hope to take real photos soon of it.
What a hodge-podge of a post! Thanks for bearing with me. Hope you are enjoying the beginning of the change of seasons!