The Designhounds are back and wine country bound on behalf of Signature Kitchen Suite. We are thrilled to bring a seriously talented team of design pros, influencers and speakers to Napa Valley to Signature Kitchen Suite’s all new Experience & Design Center, showcasing luxury appliances in stunning settings for retailers, designers and builders with a focus on a “technicurean” lifestyle.
In addition to a total immersion into the technology driven appliance brand, the Designhounds will experience some of Napa’s finest wines and culinary creations and Signature Kitchen Suite has set aside time for design business with special guest presenters LuAnn Nigara and Leslie Carothers as well as participating #designhounds Claire Jefford and Carla Aston.
Central Coast of California-based interior designer, Ariana Afshar Lovato, has always had a spark for design and all things creative. Ariana is an Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer with the NKBA, has earned an Associate’s Degree in Interior Design from Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (F.I.D.M.), as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of LaVerne. After working for several successful Designers and Builders, Ariana founded Honeycomb Home Design, an Interior Design studio based out of Shell Beach, CA. Honeycomb Home Design has a simple mission: creating timeless interiors with a modern edge.
Based in Southern California, luxury interior designer and retailer Jeanne Chung is known for an eclectic design aesthetic that bridges classic design principles with a modern twist. Her extensive knowledge of historical styles and periods equips her with the confidence to mix vintage with modern so that the spaces she designs appear as though they are effortless and have evolved over time. In addition to heading up her own interior design firm, Jeanne owns a retail and to the trade showroom in Pasadena, CA which has become a favorite go-to destination for both designers and design enthusiasts who seek a unique and artfully edited selection of new and vintage home furnishings and accessories. Through her design blog Cozy Stylish Chic, Jeanne has become recognized as an influencer in the industry and frequently collaborates with brands and manufacturers. She is a regular speaker on trade show designer panels, has served as a High Point Market Style Spotter, and mentors designers both in the local community and around the country. She participated as a designer for the Pasadena Showcase House of Design in 2017 and 2018 and has served on the Board of the ASID Pasadena Chapter.
Rebekah Zaveloff, KitchenLab Interiors’ Co-Founder and Director of Design, is a certified kitchen designer, a past contributor at Houzz.com, and a 2019 NKBA Insider. Rebekah studied fine art at UCLA and the Art Institute of Chicago, working in restaurants and set design before going back to school for interior design. Rebekah has spent the last 15 years building a business built on enthusiasm, passion and, most importantly, trust. “It’s not just about how a space looks, it’s also about how it feels. Food, travel, hospitality – these things are central to all our design work. ”KitchenLab has received best of Houzz 2012-2019, has had over 1 million ideabook saves, and has projects published in multiple national magazines.
Shannon Ggem, Principal at Malibu California based Ggem Design Co specializes in remodel and full furnish of special homes for discerning clients with historic remodels being an important focus. Personalizing spaces with quality craftsmanship and fine details is the passion of the often published and award winning designer. Shannon loves to work with other professionals to create highly specific, detail rich homes for the world’s best clients.
Jennifer Stoner is an award-winning interior designer specializing in creating beautiful “Conception to Completion” design projects for discerning clients. Based in Richmond, Virginia, Jennifer’s services have now expanded to projects across the country. Her talents have also been proven in the commercial realm, creating sophisticated and welcoming public spaces. Her clients have included a vast array of entrepreneurs, physicians, attorneys, developers, celebrities and Fortune 500 CEOs. Jennifer achieved immediate success when she began her design career over 19 years ago. Her work has been featured on HGTV and TLC, as well as been published in several shelter magazines such as Traditional Home Magazine, Home & Design Magazine, Richmond Magazine and R-Home Magazine, among others.
Award-winning Baton Rouge-based interior designer and blogger Arianne Bellizaire bases her distinctive aesthetic on creating just the right amount of tension between clean and fresh, and bold and colorful.On her popular blog, Inspired to Style , Arianne connects with design enthusiasts and industry peers, sharing decorating tips, curating design inspiration, and reporting on the latest design trends, as well as offering a behind-the-scenes look at her own latest design projects. With bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communications and a decade-long career in PR prior to launching her design firm in 2013, Arianne is a seasoned pro at bringing the topic of interior design to life in her own content, at industry speaking engagements, and in a litany of collaborative efforts with top brands and influencers.Among Arianne’s many awards and achievements in her design career, she has been named a High Point Market Authority Style Spotter (2015), Perlick Ambassador of Cool (2017), Villeroy & Boch Color Challenge Winner (2017), Modenus Blog Tour invitee (2016 & 2019), and Modenus DesignHound (Spain and London 2016, Surfaces 2018). Her blog is a two-time nominee for the Amara Interior Blog Awards (2016, 2017) and is currently listed as one of the Modenus Top 100 Influential Blogs.Her work and expertise have been featured in Rue Daily, House Beautiful, Good Housekeeping, Editor-At-Large, and USA Today.
Susan Serra, CKD, CAPS is an award-winning designer, president of Susan Serra Associates, Inc. for nearly 30 years and founder of Scandinavian Made. Susan was recently named a Kitchen and Bath Innovator by KBDN magazine. She was one of only 17 design professionals worldwide invited to share her insight for the groundbreaking industry book: “The Home Kitchen in the Globalization Era” developed by Silestone Institute. Susan was invited to design a kitchen for the new luxury brand DXV by American Standard as part of their national launch. Serra is a sought after speaker, has served on numerous design panels, judged prestigious design competitions and serves as consultant to industry brands.
Voted one of Atlanta’s Top 20 Residential Interior Designers by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Kandrac & Kole has been featured on HGTV as well as in The New York Times, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, Southern Lady Magazine, Atlanta Home Magazine, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Better Homes & Gardens and Southern Home Magazine among others. Kandrac & Kole has established a well known reputation for their approachable, dynamic personalities, their signature use of color, and their one of a kind, custom designs.Popular bloggers, Joann Kandrac & Kelly Kole have been sharing upbeat and entertaining narratives regarding their design projects, travels and personal stories since 2009. Joann and Kelly’s love and commitment to the power of interior design also extends towards their charity work throughout the U.S. and Guatemala and their new podcast Inside Design with Kandrac & Kole on Applie iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcast.
Christy Davis is the owner of Christy Davis Interiors, a full service residential and commercial interior design firm specializing in new construction & remodel. Christy Davis Interiors is based in Columbia, South Carolina, and she has worked in various cities throughout the Southeast. Christy works closely with her clients to reflect each client’s unique personality and needs. Taking the time to listen to the client and study the space, she is able to create functioning interiors with an updated and fresh approach to the client’s design style. Christy finds inspiration from design industry shows, travel, and fashion.
Toni Sabatino is an award winning interior designer, cabinetry specialist, furniture designer and spatial planner serving the renovation and new construction market throughout the New York Metropolitan Area, Palm Beach, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orlando, Vermont and other resort locations. Toni believes in a kitchen-centric building and remodeling philosophy, championing open floor plans that honor the foodie, the entertainer and most simply, the family. Toni currently serves as the NKBA Manhattan Chapter President, and is the proud recipient of the NKBA Chapter Star Award for Best President 2019. Toni is a member of the Kitchen and Bath Business Editorial Advisory Board and she is the designer of the Retro Collection of bath furniture for Baden Haus, SPA., and also belongs to the IFDA, IDS and the Sustainable Furnishings Council. Published works include kitchens, home libraries, radiant refrigeration wine rooms, storage solutions and custom baths.
Claire Jefford began her award winning Interior Decorating firm in 2011 & quickly grew her business, boasting the highest reviewed design professional in the Greater Toronto area with 100 houzz reviews. In 2017, Claire started a second business as a Business Coach. With a background in Human Resources, Claire is passionate about having organized processes, marketing & she also loves creating videos. Audiences love Claire for her authentic personality, her helpful, straight up advice & cheeky sense of humour. Voted #3 Top Influencer 2 years running by Modenus, Claire does speaking engagements, panel discussions & live video broadcasts from various events across North America. She also runs a highly active Facebook group, Interior Design Business Strategies, with over 3500 design professionals from around the world.
Liza Jones, owner and principal designer at Liza Jane Interiors in McLean, VA, believes that good design is transformative, allowing us to experience joy when our living environments offer beauty, functionality and comfort. A proud eighth-generation Virginian, Liza has a unique ability to spot unusual pieces that will punctuate and define a room’s décor. She then combines those pieces with other elements to create an elegant, cohesive finished space that reflects the clients’ personal tastes.Her passion for gardening and original fine art, and her ongoing world travels inform Liza’s tastes for different styles and cultures. She sources a wide range of unique furnishings, artwork, and accessories to create living spaces for her clients that move their souls.
Veronica Solomon brings over 12 years of expertise as CEO + Principal Interior Designer of the Casa Vilora Interiors team. She is a Design Blogger and Influencer, and an Interior Design Business Mentor to a community of over 3500 Interior Designers worldwide.Veronica has won many prestigious awards and has been featured in numerous publications including Apartment Therapy, designers Today, NBC Today, Better Homes And Gardens, HGTV Faces of Design and more. Her design point of view can be summed up as eclectic, classic, bold, whimsical and timeless. The spaces she creates are known for their eclectic vibe and masterful use of color, pattern mix and textures.
Deborah von Donop, a Connecticut based interior, and kitchen designer, holds a BFA in Interior Design, is licensed with an NCIDQ certification, LEED GA, ASID and NKBA memberships and over 23 years of experience in the industry that provides her with a strong background in design and construction, providing her clients with a variety of levels of design services, in person and online.Deborah is known for her clean, curated interiors that reflect a California ease. She is guided by the belief that when our surroundings are sources of comfort and inspiration, we lead happier lives. Clients come to Deborah because she offers for her free-spirited, creative while implementing best practices for project success, which makes each project unique.
Michelle is President/Founder of Studio M Inc., a national interior design firm, specializing in award winning new construction luxury homes. Her work has been published in several national and regional design magazines, as well as sites such as hgtv.com. She currently also serves as Chairman for the Board of Interior Architecture and Design at Florida State University. Michelle served both as Style Spotter Emeritus and as a Board Member for High Point Market. In addition, she enjoys speaking and writing on design, business, and social media. She calls Tampa home, along with her husband, three children, and labradoodle.
As the mid-state area’s only female general building contractor and designer, Elizabeth’s firm, Superior Construction and Design, has been in business since 2000. Additionally, Elizabeth is a design blogger, color expert, and published author. As a member of NKBA, the Interior Design Society, and a board director for the Real Estate Staging Association, she understands being actively involved in and networking with industry trade associations is a vital part of success. A southern girl who resides in her hometown just east of Nashville, Elizabeth and her husband Barry, have twin daughters and young son.
Interior designer, Patricia Davis Brown is a 34 year veteran in the design industry. She is a professional interior designer and a certified kitchen and bathroom designer. Patricia began her career in 1985 and in 1992 she opened a high end kitchen and bathroom showroom, Patricia Davis Brown Fine Cabinetry, based in Vero Beach, Florida. Her designs have garnered 15 national and several state awards and she has been recognized in numerous publications which include, Florida Architecture, Traditional Homes & Design, Better Homes and Gardens Kitchen and Bath Ideas, The Wall Street Journal and Consumer Reports Magazine. In 2010, Patricia opened a full design firm, Patricia Davis Brown Designs, specializing in whole house and commercial design project. Patricia is also the author of a national design blog, DigThisDesign.net, a blog about ALL things design. She continues to evolve as a professional using her knowledge to consult, write and speak for the industry about what she knows best, design.
Design has always been part of Gloribell’s drive. After 15 years as a graphic designer, she took a new journey towards finding new ways where she could express and communicate her passion for color, symmetry, decor and every little detail in between. After graduating as an Interior Decorator/Designer, she has now refined her aesthetic into what she calls a “minimal contemporary decor with a rustic touch”. On her blog “Know How She Does It”, Gloribell shares her views on interior decoration as well as tips on creating a more welcoming and warm atmosphere. For her “A space is like a life and functional canvas”.
Principal of Patti Johnson Interiors, Patti Johnson, IDS, DSID is a member of the Interior Design Society and The Dayton Society of Interior Designers. As a Past President of the Ohio chapter of the Interior Design Society, she enjoyed creating an environment where local designers could come together to be educated and learn from each other. Recently honored to have been selected as an Official High Point Market Style Spotter for 2015, Patti finds it essential to her career and for her clients to attend market and trade shows such as KBIS regularly. “Transforming Spaces Into Beautiful Places™” is what Patti is passionate about. An experienced residential designer, Patti specializes in whole home design and renovation with the ability to visualize the potential in virtually any space. Leading a team of professional trades personnel, she provides creative and beautiful solutions for interiors, guides her clients through the design process and designs custom, one-of-a kind furnishings and pieces for each project. Patti Johnson Interiors’ design work has been featured in HouseTrends Columbus, HouseTrends Dayton, ATHOME- Southwest Ohio, and Kentucky Homes & Gardens. Patti’s resume includes participating as a designer in Jr League Holiday Home Tours, a designer and blogger for the Dayton Philharmonic Decorator’s Show House and decorating a Historic Mansion for its’ annual Holiday Tour. Whether contributing to local publications about design or presenting at local antique shows, she also engages readers on her blog “Chatti Patti Talks Design”. Active in Social Media, Patti served as Chief Ambassador for the global Twitter Chat: Interior Designer Chat, a participant in the BRIZO Blogger 19 and is a #BlogTour Alumni.
Rebecca Reynolds, based in Westport, CT. is among the leading kitchen and bath design professionals. In the Fall 2019 Rebecca will launch Design Bar CT. the first of it’s kind “Drop In” design workshop. Selected by her peers as an Industry Innovator in 2017, Kitchen Designer of the Year in 2016 by Viking Range, Rebecca’s award-winning portfolio is prominently featured in local and national design publications. Her projects can be seen throughout New England, California, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Texas and Europe.She is an industry influencer, active on social media and is Co-Founder of the Kitchen Design Network, an online consumer focused platform for kitchen obsessed homeowners, designers and brands.
Carla Aston is an interior designer with a boutique design firm in the Houston, TX area, creating beautiful, functional homes for her clients for the past 15 years. A BFA in Interior Design and 9 years working in architectural design firms provided a strong, practical background prior to starting her own business. Carla has been sharing her passion for design with her blog readers, consistently, since 2012. In addition to full service design, Carla offers email Q&A consultations and ebook guides that answer of some of the most common design dilemmas she has seen through the years. Follow Carla on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.