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Meet the Bloggers: BlogTour to Ambiente in Frankfurt

We proudly announce our first ever BlogTour to Frankfurt, Germany for gift and table top show Ambiente. The show, one of the most important in the world, boasts over 4700 exhibitors from 89 countries with the USA being this year’s official partner country with a pavilion curated by design star Scott Henderson. We have invited a stellar group of design and lifestyle bloggers and writers from the US and Canada and hope you will enjoy their coverage of the show and its many, many events and highlights.

Ronique Gibson Stagetecture Blogtour Ambiente

Ronique Gibson, Assoc. Architect, LEED AP is founder of the home lifestyle blog Stagetecture.com which was launched in 2009. Ronique has established herself as a voice on the design scene by helping homeowners meet a myriad of challenges. Through her informative blog, she showcases elements that bring pizazz to interiors, helps the frazzled gain a handle on organization, shares fun do-it-yourself projects, great food recipes & lifestyle inspiration. She contributes her light hearted expertise to many influential home design blogs and publications and is also the Home Staging Expert for About.com and author of ‘111 Simple Tips for your Everyday Home’ ebook. Discover more about Ronique via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.

Kerrie Kelly BlogTour AmbienteNorthern California interior designer Kerrie Kelly founded Kerrie Kelly Design Lab in 1995. She is an award-winning interior designer, author and multi-media consultant, helping national brands reach the interior design market. She has authored two books: Home Decor: A Sunset Design Guide and My Interior Design Kit, with Pearson Professional and Career Education. This year she will add California Style: A Wine + Design Tour to her authored library and complement it with a series of webisodes on the subject. She has received Houzz’s Best of Remodeling Award in 2012 as well as Best of Design and Customer Satisfaction Awards in 2013 and 2014.As one of five national Trendspotters for Cosentino, Kerrie continues to forecast and identify the latest in interior design world-wide while assisting the solid surface company with their product development. Her latest international collaboration will be unveiled at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in January 2015. Learn more about Kerrie via her Twitter,Facebook and Pinterest.

Robin Horton Urban Gardens BlogTour AmbienteRobin Plaskoff Horton’s award-winning and Webby-nominated blog, Urban Gardens, is a lifestyle story told from the ground up. A mix of urban style, design, and nature, Urban Gardens explores the world’s most captivating destinations, to see, taste, and experience multi-culturally, what the global creative universe is growing and serving up in their own particular style. Robin has been a featured speaker at the Garden Bloggers Conference, Women at Woodstock, and the Garden Writers Association Annual Symposium. She contributes to Houzz, and has been a featured curator for social commerce sites, Pickie and Luvocracy. In addition to several awards, Mashable named Urban Gardens “One of the Top 10 Must-Follow Home and Garden Twitter Accounts.” Get connected with Robin via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+

Tamara Matthews Stephenson BlogTour AmbienteTamara Matthews-Stephenson is an interior designer, freelance writer and lifestyle expert working and living in New York City.  She and her family divide their time between the bustling city and their beach cottage in the quiet hamlet of Springs in East Hampton.  The two different locations suit her personality well and have helped to fine tune her design aesthetic, which some have referred to as “sophisticated cottage.”  With two college degrees —a  baccalaureate degree in English from Castleton State College and a certificate in interior design from Parsons School of Design — and over twenty years experience in the design business, Tamara has honed her eclectic skills as a designer, host, writer and social media expert. In 2008, she began merging her former writing experiences with her design training by penning her popular lifestyle blog Nest by Tamara.  In addition to running her design practice, she regularly contributes editorials on assignments for websites and print publications, including Dan’s Papers, Traditional Home, NYC&G and others. Learn more about Tamara via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.

Jennifer Mehditash BlogTour AmbienteMehditash Design is a bi-coastal boutique interiors firm based in Newport Beach, California with a satellite office in Larchmont, NY led by Jennifer Mehditash. With a life experience spanning 4 continents, Jennifer’s interior design style blends a traditional twist with a contemporary design aesthetic.After studying Modern Art at Christie’s, Jennifer settled in Portugal in 1994 and began a career at Sotheby’s. Expanding the reach of her business, Jennifer opened Mehditash Design, LLC in New York in 2008 and has since quickly cemented her presence in the Design Industry through her fresh eclectic designs and her highly acclaimed interior design blog Dec-a-Porter.A Design Thought Leader, Jennifer has a continuing presence within the design community through Dec-a-Porter, consulting for leading product brands in the industry and with regular speaking engagements across the US on diverse subjects such as Social Media, The Business of Interior Design, Life as a “Design Mom”, and Harnessing Your Visual Voice. Get in touch with Jennifer via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.

Camen Natschke BlogTour Ambiente Photo Credit: Annabel Campainha PhotographyCarmen Maria Natschke is a writer, speaker, new media entrepreneur and the founder of the internationally acclaimed design portal The Decorating Diva. Her passion for beautiful design enables her to travel the globe as a lifestyle and design expert as she shares her love of art, architecture, design, and trends with an international audience.The Decorating Diva is an effort that melds Carmen’s many skills, including software engineering (which found her participating in a project on the NASA space shuttle launch control system); retail boutique design and visual merchandising (for which she won a “Silver Award for Visual Merchandising”); and a design instructor teaching diverse workshops from decorative finishes to color theory to design history. One look at her popular site and social media platforms, which garner a monthly average of 3 million impressions and hold a top spot amongst trendsetting media outlets covering the interior design and architecture fields, and it’s obvious she brings her significant talent and knowledge of aesthetics and programming to the effort. Discover more about Carmen via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.

Lisa Mende BlogTour AmbienteLisa Mende is a North Carolina Based interior designer, tastemaker and design bloggers with two decades of experience as Principal of Lisa Mende Design.  She shares her interior design passion and expertise regularly on her widely acclaimed eponymous blog named as a Modenus Top 100 blog in 2013 and 2014.  Lisa is known for her casual luxe interiors rooted in tradition with a bold modern vibe.  In the role of tastemaker she has served as a High Point International Market Style Spotter, Ambassador for La Cienega “Legends Event”  2014, Brizo Blogger19 Alumni, and Williamsburg Brand Trend Pinner.  Also known as “The Design Connector”, Lisa is a   social media consultant for designers, as well as private brands.  This will be Lisa’s third time participating in Modenus Blogtour, having participated in Blogtour London and Blogtour Vegas.  She is thrilled to be part of the Blogtour Modenus team! Connect with Lisa via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+!

Susan Brinson BlogTour AmbienteSusan Brinson is one part of a photography team, photographing with her husband William Brinson. Susan began her career in NYC after graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design. Susan worked in the advertising industry for over 13 years as a design director, managing a design team. About 5 years ago, William and Susan were interested in working together and started a personal blog, House of Brinson to explore various ideas and topics and the possibility of collaborating. House of Brinson has grown as a personal online publication where the Brinson’s write and photograph their everyday life, plus the Brinson’s now work full time as a team. Photography and styling clients include House Beautiful, The New York Times Magazine and Real Simple. Explore Susan’s creativity via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.

Courtney Price BlogTour AmbienteCourtney Price is an acknowledged leader in new media- covering interior design, lifestyle, technology, food and travel. Because her New Orleans roots launched her into the deep end of the design world, she serves to connect her following with top quality trends and resources- from antique to contemporary. The designer founded Courtney Price Design in 1999 and skyrocketed onto the scene given her ability to mix contemporary and classic styles—a talent she blames squarely on said hometown.Her mantra—“fine living expresses itself in the details”—grew to be a harbinger of her popularity as she traversed the country covering the most luxurious lifestyle events during any given week. Connect with the NOLA native via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.

Margot Austin BlogTour AmbienteMargot Austin is an editor and interiors stylist who is currently senior design editor at Canadian House & Home magazine. She is an avid DIYer, serial renovator and lover of old houses. Margot’s own homes, which she designed in partnership with her antique-dealer husband Kevin, have been published in Style at Home and House & Home and featured on TV and web videos. She has been a regular guest expert on CBC TV’s The Steven & Chris Show and on The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV in Canada. Almost anything else you’d want to know about Margot can be gleaned by following her posts on Twitter and Pinterest. She drops in at her own site margotaustin.ca to pen the odd blog post, and her weekly blog is about to launch at houseandhome.com.

Julia Buckingham BlogTour Ambiente

Interior designer, 20th century design specialist, antiques dealer, brand ambassador, trend spotter, blogger, triathlete and mother of three: these are just a few of the many hats worn by Julia Buckingham. As an interior designer and dealer specializing in 20th design and antiques Julia is right on target to cater to how people live today. With her signature style she calls Modernique® Julia seamlessly blends furniture and fixtures from the past with those of today for interiors that convey a warm and youthful style, all with a timeless quality.Since opening her design studio Buckingham Interiors + Design LLC in Chicago in 2007, Julia has enjoyed national recognition as a tastemaker and color expert throughout the design industry. She is a Trendspotter for Silestone by Cosentino, is often featured on Houzz, the popular online platform for home remodeling and design and enjoys a following for her tips and advice on the latest trends and fashions for the home on the design blog ‘Material Girls’. Julia’s interiors and her showroom have been featured in publications including Elle Décor, Traditional Home, Luxe, Rue Magazine, Lonny,Chicago Home & Garden and CS Interiors, and Chicago Tribune Home Magazine to name a few.Discover more about Julia and Buckingham Interiors and Design via her Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

Denise McGaha BlogTour AmbienteDenise McGaha delivers fashionable, diverse, and adventurous designs for clients who live on the fast track; specializing in turn-key, concierge-level service delivered in 90 days or less. It has been said that Denise McGaha Interiors, is consistently ahead of the curve not just influencing interior fashion, but often dictating it. With a seamless blending of multiple interests, Denise is able to offer her affluent clients access to Dallas’ best-kept secret: her black book of high-end concierge services.Denise’s sophisticated methodology and solid business acumen evolved through her decade in the corporate landscape of luxury retailer, Neiman Marcus, where she honed her well-trained eye, and was an integral part of the team that launched NeimanMarcus.com. Learn more about Denise via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.

jeffrey-johnson BlogTour AmbienteJeffrey Design LLC, founded in 2008, is a dynamic interior design firm that is highly sought after in Dallas and beyond.  Jeffrey Johnson‘s expertise encompasses the design of interior spaces for impeccable lifestyles and provides quality end results and stunning spaces for luxury residential properties. Jeffrey’s eponymous blog covers design trends, forecasts, tips & tricks and much more and reflect his penchant for color and modern design. When he’s not busy designing or blogging, Jeffrey is a moderator on G+ Interior Design Community. Connect with Jeffrey via his Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Google+.

paolathomas BlogTour AmbientePaola Thomas is a British food and travel photographer and writer, based in Seattle and happily photographing,eating, drinking and cooking her way around the Pacific Northwest. She has been writing her food and photography blog mirrormirror for more than seven years, and is a regular contributor to various Seattle publications. Her food and travel photography can be seen at www.paolathomas.com. See more of her food and travel photography via her Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.




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.

  • decor8

    I love seeing gorgeous Paola on this list – what a super star and talented lady!

  • Jordana @WhiteCabana

    Ooo…lucky designers/bloggers! This is a great team, and I’m sure the recap stories are going to be wonderful! Have fun, everyone!

  • http://www.modenus.com Veronika Miller

    Thanks Holly! I agree, she’s not only talented but also the real deal as a person. Love her!

  • Veronica Solomon

    Wow! What a great lineup! I would so love to be a part of this


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