The designhounds are back and London bound for London Design Festival from September 19-24. The hounds will be visiting the city’s top design shows including Decorex, Tent London and Focus/16 at Chelsea Harbour to name only a few. Like all Designhounds tours, the five day trip to London is a carefully curated blend of design shows, private events and exclusive dinners that is open only to design professionals and social media influencers. The London tour is sponsored by luxury appliance manufacturer Tecnogas Superiore from Italy, makers of luxury wallcoverings Fromental from the UK and the Antiques Diva & Co, Europe’s largest antiques’ touring company. The tour is also supported by DXV Decade XV magazine and Modenus.
The operative word for the upcoming tour is “posh” as #designhounds will be sharing their favorite moments from the shows as well as from select private events including an exclusive dinner party at the home of London designer Justin Van Breda, an elegant cocktail party at The Goring hotel and dinner at China Tang with tour sponsor Fromental and, no Modenus tour is complete without it, two antiques and vintage events with The Antique’s Diva & Co. The tour will also include a review of the beautiful Kensington Hotel in London’s Knightsbridge and ends with a lavish dinner hosted by Technogas Superiore at Sartoria on Savile Row.
Please meet the team below and follow them on Instagram as well as on Designhounds.com :
Beth Dotolo and Carolina V Gentry, are the Co-Founders & Principal Interior Designers behind the Pulp lifestyle brand, that is at the heart of Pulp Design Studios. Their thoughtful design philosophy embodies true luxury, helping clients tell a story through their spaces and tailoring designs to each client’s unique needs and budget, with purpose. Beth & Carolina are experts in residential, commercial, and hospitality interior design, project management, and home lifestyle. As celebrated interior designers, Beth and Carolina author Pulp’s popular lifestyle blog and make industry appearances as a voice on the latest trends, styles, and design strategies. The talented design duo will be in New York City just before the London tour to launch their project for this year’s DXV Design Panel, please follow along on Thursday September 15 at 6pm at #DXVtopSecret. Connect with Beth and Carolina on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
As a former professional photographer Linda Holt is no stranger to merging her creative eye with aesthetic appeal, having worked with more than than 3,000 celebrities, actors and models as one of Boston’s top head shot photographers. Today she uses her skilled photographic eye to create her signature style of fresh, colorful and carefully edited rooms that reflect her love of color, pattern and art. She works with mid to high end residential clients who value a stylish, fresh and relaxed home that is reflective of their unique personality and lifestyle. A self professed “color lover”, she has been featured in both House Beautiful Magazine and The Huffington Post for her color expertise. She started her blog, Linda Holt Interiors, in 2011 as a way to combine her two passions of photography and design. Connect with Linda via her Twitter, Facebook,Instagram and Pinterest!
A design enthusiast and principal designer for The Grapevine Home, Lori Carpenter brings over 20 years of experience to her work in Northeast Arkansas. A graduate of the New York Institute of Art and Design, Lori is a confident designer who loves to inject her work with items and inspiration found while traveling extensively domestically and internationally. A genuine lover of people, she believes that each home should truly reflect the personality and style of each of her unique clients. When Lori is not transforming spaces, she can be found on her farm spending time with her husband of 30 years, their three grown children, and their grand dogs. Follow Lori on her Facebook,Instagram and Pinterest.
Honor the history, but live for today – Meredith is a storyteller through her interior design; her strong suit is integrating an appreciation for family history and objects with modern day living.Meredith’s design sensibilities stem from extensive travel in Europe and the UK, creating a strong sense of history and tradition, balanced with contemporary function and innovation. Her background in architecture studies at the Boston Architectural Center (now Boston Architectural College), grounds her work with classical structure, while still creating warm, comfortable, and livable spaces. Style married with family meaning, and a touch of the unexpected. Learn more about Meredith via her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest page.
After a decade of working in luxury residential design, Sarah Walker expanded her horizons with the launch of the design + lifestyle blog The Curated House in 2011. Sarah believes in the power of good design to profoundly transform the way we live, and she thoughtfully curates uncommon and inspired design finds for The Curated House specifically with her discerning, design-savvy audience in mind. Sarah is passionate about liveable luxury, smart sustainability, authentic craftsmanship and bespoke interiors, believing that real beauty is as much about the process as it is about the end product. Sarah’s design work has been featured in national shelter magazines as well as on national television, and her uniquely approachable, sophisticated design style continues to garner attention. Get to know Sarah on her Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Glen Peloso and Jamie Alexander have completed hundreds of residential, hospitality and commercial space projects around the globe. Glen is currently recognized as a design expert on The Marilyn Denis Show, CHUM-FM’s “All About Style” and from his past work on the internationally syndicated HGTV series “Restaurant Makeover”, “Take This House and Sell It” and “Renovate My Wardrobe”. As design journalists, Glen is a bi-weekly columnist in the HOMES section of the Toronto Star and Jamie is a bi-weekly columnist in the HOMES section of the Toronto Sun. Together, Glen &Jamie are bi-monthly columnists in Reno & Décor and Canadian Home Trends, and can be seen monthly on CHCH Morning Live’s “Trend Tuesday”. Their design projects are featured in Canadian House & Home, Style at Home, Canadian Living and Toronto Home among others. Glen & Jamie proudly support Furniture Bank, BuskerFest and Toronto’s Peer Project benefiting at-risk youth. Together, these two talented and well-respected names in the interior design and home décor landscape co-founded Peloso Alexander Interiors in 2013 – a design firm dedicated to bringing beautiful spaces to life. Seasoned in residential, commercial and hospitality spaces with a combined 40 years of celebrated industry experience, Glen & Jamie are forever forecasting and trend-spotting, and succeed in creating environments which dovetail their clients’ lifestyles and personalities with the architecture of the space in innovative, thoughtful and design-driven ways. Follow Glen and Jamie on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Arianne Bellizaire is a Baton Rouge-based interior decorator, writer, public speaker and trend spotter. She has parlayed her extensive design knowledge, keen eye for style and industry connections into a thriving design business and a growing social media following. Known for her effortless ability to mix high and low, old and new, colorful and neutral, bold and nuanced, Arianne has the distinct ability to create uniquely beautiful spaces that are perfectly suited to the lifestyles of her clients. Through her popular blog Inspired to Style, Arianne shares decorating tips, curates design inspiration, reports on the latest trends to sweep the design world, offers a behind-the-scenes look at her latest design projects. Readers and viewers love her down-to-earth approach to design and her entertaining how-to videos.
Arianne has been featured in Rue Daily, House Beautiful Online, GoodHousekeeping, InRegister, Editor-At-Large and USAToday, and she has had the esteemed honor of serving as a 2015 High Point Market Authority Style Spotter! Follow Arianne on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest!