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Meet the Bloggers: BlogTour NYC to ICFF

We are thrilled to announce BlogTour NYC and the amazing team that has decided to join us! Follow along as we host a wonderful group from the UK, Canada and the United States touring NYC with trip highlights from ICFF, Wanted Design, Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse, Frieze Art Fair and several exclusive events. You can find us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram at #BlogTourNYC but please also follow the individual bloggers by clicking the links below.

Ann McDonald BlogTour NYCAt Couture Chateau LLC, design is about your legacy. Founder Ann McDonald has assembled a skilled team with listening ears. From philanthropic and missional minded families that need homes that can be closed 3 to 6 months of the year to those with multiple generations under one roof, the team at Couture Chateau LLC honors, evaluates, understands and designs with purpose. With over 25 years of luxury design experience from bases in New York City, Los Angeles and now the San Francisco Bay Area, Ann and her team delight to steward space so clients can focus on the bigger picture. Follow Ann along via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

Geraldine Tan BlogTour NYCGeraldine Tan is the editor of Little Big Bell, an award winning design, interiors and lifestyle blog based in London, England. As well as curating and promoting new talents and trends in the world of design and decor, Geraldine loves to create original content she feels passionate about. She loves to style and capture her creations using her DSLR camera. Her signature style is anything that is bright, colourful and happy. In 2014, by public voting, Little Big Bell made it to the finals of the Amara Interiors blog award and won the award for colour inspiration. Little Big Bell has been featured on the cover of the Sunday Times home newspaper and many other publications. As well as curating content, Little Big Bell has successfully collaborated with many brands. During the day, Geraldine works as a consultant physician in the accident and emergency department. Explore Geraldine’s bright style via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

Mary Middleton BlogTour NYCMary Middleton has always been fascinated by beautiful design long before she switched careers from working in the City of London to becoming a successful freelance consultant, design lecturer and Interior designer.  Mary started marymiddletondesign as a personal blog in 2010 but it has since morphed into hellopeagreen.com an online scrapbook of inspiration celebrating the ordinary and the extraordinary in design and decor as well as curating new talents, trends and travel destinations. Be sure to follow Mary via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.


Anne Lubner BlogTour NYC 1Anne Lubner founded Anne Lubner Designs in 2004 as a residential interior designer passionate about creating beauty in her clients’ homes. Whatever the scope of the project, Anne weaves the elements of design with her clients’ dreams and treasured possessions into a home of beauty and comfort. “It really is all about the client, but while many people recognize beauty when they see it, they don’t know how to create it.” Ten years later, Anne has created interior beauty for a long list of happy clients and is quite busy following her dream of bringing her clients’ wishes to life. Learn more about Anne’s passion of creating beauty within the home via her Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

Natalia Jane  BlogTour NYCNatalia Jane is a London based aspiring interior designer, freelance writer and founder of Fleur de Londres blog. A stylish mix of contemporary and glamorous interiors, design trends and tips, Fleur de Londres explores a fashionable approach to life. Enthusiastic about empowering women, Natalia has written for Design Boom and is now a contributing writer for Women Who Rise magazine. She was shortlisted for the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2014 and Modenus Top 100 blogs in 2013. She shares her passion for interior design through her writing and has been a regular contributor on mydeco.com providing forecast trends in both fashion and interiors. Connect with Natalia via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

LisaKahnBlogTourNYCLisa Kahn believes that exquisite self-care is the ultimate luxury.Always intrigued by the relationship between the designed environment and the human spirit, Lisa seeks to explore in her design and her writing how she can create spaces that nurture – not only physically and aesthetically, but also emotionally and spiritually. At Kahn Design Group, Lisa and her team collaborate with clients, architects, builders and fine craftspeople from around the world to create homes that allow their clients to experience that ultimate luxury – that exquisite self care. Discover more about Lisa’s vision via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

Anne Edwards BlogTour NYCAnne Edwards is the principal designer at Goldthorpe & Edwards, Ltd.,Interior Design, Philadelphia, PA. In collaboration with talented architects,builders, workrooms and trades she has been creating custom interiors and home furnishings for 25 years. Anne graduated cum laude from Tyler School of Fine Arts with a BFA in painting spending her third year at Temple University Abroad in Rome.Locally, nationally and internationally published her work has appeared in Interior Design Magazine, Traditional Home, Better Homes & Gardens and Philadelphia Magazine. Anne is currently designing custom interiors and home furnishings for private clients as well as delving into product licensing. Be sure to follow Anne during BlogTour NYC via her Twitter.

Michele Wiebe BlogTour NYCMichelle Jennings Wiebe, ASID, is President/Founder of Studio M Inc., a national award winning interior design firm based in Tampa, FL. Michelle serves on the Board of Interior Design for Florida State University. She also enjoys her role as “Style Spotter Emeritus”,leading the team of nine trend spotters at the High Point Market and is a Board of Director for the same market. Michelle is a 2015 judge for the prestigious Pinnacle Awards which recognizes the top furniture designers. Her interior design work has been featured in national magazines, most recently named to the prominent 2015 “Gold List” by Luxe Magazine. She writes home features for the Tampa Bay Times, Florida’s largest newspaper and speaks on design and social media. Learn more about Michelle via her  Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and  Instagram.

Vicky Sanderson BlogTour NYCA self-proclaimed Opinion-ista, Vicky Sanderson has covered all angles of home décor and design, and has tested just about every home product known to humankind. She loves small spaces, colour, sustainable design, make-overs that don’t cost a bomb and beautiful, well-designed, authentic objects. She writes a widely-read weekly column for The Toronto Star, and has appeared on such media outlets as Canada AM, Breakfast Television, CBC TV’s Steven & Chris Show , CHCH Morning Live, and CBC Radio. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook .


Kathleen DiPaolo BlogTourNYCKathleen DiPaolo guides clients to invest in the most cost-effective solutions for their luxury homes. She assesses the bones of the home to help determine an action plan for additions, remodels or a new build. Once the plan has been developed, she layers in the perfect interior design and the best finishes while keeping an eye on the bottom line of the project. This holistic approach to design is the cornerstone of Kathleen’s business philosophy. She has flipped over 300 homes and owns, operates and manages apartments. This experience combined with her MBA and Real Estate Brokers license gives her the unique ability to determine the return on the investment in your home- or as Kathleen calls it, Return on Interiors™. Kathleen’s business balances her creative design vision and understanding what that means to the bottom line of the project. No matter how big or how small a project, there is always a responsibility to get the most bang for your buck. Her business approach to design rewards her with many of the same clients returning for more projects. Her work has been featured in Coastal Living, Better Homes and Gardens and HGTV. Follow Kathleen via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

Christy Davis BlogTour NYCChristy Davis graduated with a Bachelors of Sciences in Family & Consumer Sciences with a major in Furnishings & Interiors from The University of Georgia. She began her career as an interior designer in Houston, Texas, for 3 years before moving to Columbia, South Carolina. She is an award winning interior designer practicing in South Carolina ,and is currently Blog Manager/Editor for Vining Design Associates: Donna’s Blog: A Designer’s Perspective. She is an allied member of ASID and loves all things design! Learn more about Christy’s love for design via her Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.


Deborah von Donop BlogTour NYCAfter spending 15 years in Commercial Interior Design, and Project Management as an Owners Representative, Deborah switched gears and started a home based Interior business in Residential Interior Design. She is also the publisher of dvdInteriorDesign.com which is based out of Greenwich Connecticut. Here Deborah offers her experience, inspirations and information on interior design and the design events. In addition to her own blog, she also consults with other businesses and is newly the Editor of Decor for BlissfullyDomestic.com.  When she is not busy with her business, you will find her cheering her kids at sport events, concerts and plays, camera in hand, and trying to get to the gym. She is blessed to be the wife of one, mom of three boys, and caretaker of a dog, and two fish! Get to know Deborah via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.



Florence von Pelet

Florence is a senior editor at Modenus.com. Aside from her natural passion for interiors, kitchens and baths Florence also leads the way on Modenus’ BlogTours around the world so please follow her on Twitter to get the latest information and inspiration about design trends from around the world.

  • http://www.couturechateau.com Couture Chateau LLC

    So excited to be a part of this incredible group. Thank you to the entire team at Modenus. Looking forward. #blogtour2015

  • Deborah von Donop

    I am very excited to join everyone in exploring and promoting design this May in New York.

  • http://www.stevemckenzies.com/ steve mckenzie’s

    Congrats to all! Can’t wait to see your finds from ICFF especially.

  • VickySanderson

    Can’t wait. Looks like a fascinating group of people. #blogtour15

  • http://www.littlemissarchitect.com Kasia Antończyk

    Wow, that is going to be an adventure! Great!

  • Valentina – Guenda’s Travels

    Oh wow! Wish I could participate too! I am an italian travel blogger and I will definitely follow you pm the social networks!


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