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Designhounds are headed to Ambiente Frankfurt!

The designhounds are back and Germany bound to explore the world’s largest trade fair market, Ambiente, in Frankfurt. Ambiente, a consumer goods trade fair, hosted over 4,800 exhibitors from over 90 nations in 2015. Ambiente is known as one of the strongest global trading markets and has a massive venue that is divided by Dining, Giving and Living areas. Designhounds will have the opportunity to explore global design trends from the fair and report back so be sure to stay tuned to #designhounds and Modenus on Instagram and, of course, please follow our lucky designhounds below:

Kathy Sandler designhounds Ambiente headshotBlogTour veteran Kathy Sandler is an interior designer and blogger based in Nashville, TN. Inspired by travel, nature, and the arts, her work has been published in Traditional Home and Nashville House and Home magazines. An avid photographer, Kathy is drawn to color, pattern, and texture, and takes joy in bringing those elements into her work.  She recently took an online ink blot quiz that said humor is her “most dominant personality trait;” she possesses a “colorful outlook on life;” uses “comedy to diffuse awkward situations” and believes in “silver linings.” These results may help explain why she believes life is meant to be lived in color, thinks every interior should include a touch of whimsy, and why she tries to see the best in every situation.  Kathy believes making a house a home, entertaining family and friends, and choosing the perfect gift for someone are all fine arts. Always on the lookout for creative innovations, she is excited about exploring the latest and greatest in luxury home, tabletop, and gift designs at Ambiente 2016. Follow Kathy via her blog Live The Fine Life  and Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

Jeanne Chung designhounds Ambiente headshotJeanne K Chung is a Pasadena interior designer and the founder/editor of Cozy•Stylish•Chic design blog. She is known for her classic yet fresh and modern design aesthetic which was cultivated first during her years as a fashion design student at Parsons School of Design,  and later as an interior design student at the New York School of Interior Design.  Jeanne recently served as an official Style Spotter for the High Point Market Authority, the world’s largest home furnishings trade show, and is the trend moderator for the Interior Design Community of over 45,000 designers worldwide. She is frequently asked to write about her expertise on certain topics pertaining to interior design and has acted as an ambassador to brands in the home furnishings sector as well as at industry events.  In the winter of 2015 she will be opening a retail space and trade showroom in Old Town Pasadena, containing unique vintage finds, and furniture and accessories that are currently trending in the home furnishings market, bringing together the best of the past and present all under one roof. Jeanne looks forward to attending Ambiente to see an international representation of the latest trends in the home furnishings market. She is even more excited is to report back on her observations and to predict which of the trends she see will be embraced by the American market. Connect with Jeanne via her Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.

Lynn Byrne designhounds Ambiente headshotLynn Byrne has been passionately studying decorative art, fine art, antiques and interior design since she was a young adult. Like Abe Lincoln, she is largely self-taught but she does hold a certificate degree in interior design from Parsons The New School for Design and engaged in residential interior design from 2003 to 2009. Lynn also is an attorney and practiced law for ten years. She began her legal career at a large Wall Street law firm but jumped at the chance to work in-house at the art auction firm Sotheby’s, where she was able to combine all of her professional interests in one neat package. Today, she focuses on writing about her favorite art and design topics on her blog, Decor Arts Now and for others. Lynn is thrilled to attend Ambiente for the first time where she hopes to discover and introduce new vendors in the areas of dining, giving and living to her largely US-based, design-centric readers. Get to know Lynn 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.


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