Favorite Accessories from the Web

Hello!

Today I’d like to share a few of my favorite accessories from around the web.  It’s still crazy hot here in Louisiana, so I just can’t get into all the fall clothing yet.  I’ll still be in a “summer mood” until October!

Kendra Scott Tedi Long Necklace Teal Mosaic

This Kendra Scott Tedi long necklace in teal mosaic would look perfect with summer dresses or a black sweater and leggings!

Gigi New York Clementine All-in-one-bag Embossed Python

This zippered all-in-one-bag from Gigi New York would be perfect for football games!

Eliza Page One of a Kind Bracelets

These One of a Kind bracelets from one of my favorite stores in Austin are fantastic!!

Kelly Wynne Forever Classy Clutch Black White Python Copper

I love this Forever Classy clutch in black and white python from Kelly Wynne!

I hope you enjoyed these accessories!  Thanks for reading!

Blog Anniversary

Hello!

I hope everyone had a fantastic Labor Day weekend!  It rained quite a bit here in Louisiana, but we were lucky enough to have a sunny day on Sunday where we got to enjoy our pool and backyard!  I would say it was a “yardwork-free” day, but I’d be lying…my sweet husband pulled about a thousand weeds!

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Today is the one-year anniversary of my blog!  During that time, I have had two different blog platforms, multiple website versions, and an ugly conversion, but learned a ton!

Thanks so much for reading this blog and sharing your time with me!  I greatly appreciate it!

Design Camp and Las Vegas Market!

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Hello!

Design Camp is just as fun as the name suggests…and a whole lot more!!  Design Camp was created by Kelli Ellis and Lori Dennis, celebrity interior designers and HGTV stars!  It is a three-day conference that inspires, educates, recharges, and enlightens!

This was my second time to attend Design Camp and it was even more amazing this time around.  This was the first time Camp was held in conjunction with a market, and Vegas was the perfect venue!  The first day was held at market where “campers” participated in an Instagram scavenger hunt in order to learn about some of the different showrooms.  The Las Vegas Market is five million square feet, so it’s impossible to see all the vendors in one day, but my feet felt like I gave it a good try!  The first day ended with a cocktail party at the wonderful Lexington showroom.  It was a great chance to meet fellow campers, have a glass of wine, and see some beautiful furniture.

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The second day of Design Camp was in a large conference room with over 300 campers in attendance.  There were beautiful displays set up by some of the sponsors and a ton of books for sale written by many of the speakers.  The topics for day one included design trends, getting published, understanding builders (which made my head spin), sustainable design, branding, social media, and even legal.  One of the speakers, Henry Lien, is both an attorney who teaches interior design law and an art gallery owner…definitely diverse!  He had some great, practical advice for designers and very entertaining stories!  Day two ended with…what else…a cocktail party hosted by Leftbank Art!

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The third day of Design Camp included fantastic speakers on the subjects of business processes, fees, inspirational travel, technology, fabric and furniture line creation, and more branding!  However, the most inspiring speaker was definitely design icon Roger Thomas!  Mr. Thomas is the fabulous designer behind resorts such as the Wynn, Encore, Mirage, and Bellagio.  He charmed the campers with tales of eight-thousand pound chandeliers and crystal dragon heads!  His creativity and the scale in which he thinks blew my mind.  Day three did not end with a cocktail party, as you might guess, but tons and tons of giveaways!

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Roger Thomas posing with me and some new friends from my table, Corrie Krzysik and Francia Fusik

 

Even though I attended a previous Design Camp, each one is very different and you’re guaranteed to learn a ton!  Design Camp is for any level of designer and the networking is invaluable.  I made some great friends over the three days and also came away with many resources I can reach out to with questions as they arise.  I will definitely be back to attend a future Design Camp!  Thanks so much to Kelli and Lori for putting on this fabulous event!!

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Here are some additional photos from Design Camp:

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Adam Japko, SEO expert and wine guru!

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Kelli Ellis posing with my Tweet in the background on the Twitter feed!

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The hilarious Kimberley Seldon!  I bought both of her books on the Business of Design!

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Alison Victoria from Kitchen Crashers!

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Phil Pallen always has the best presentation!  I also got his book Shut Up and Tweet.

I hope to see you next time at Design Camp!  Thanks for reading!

Mini Getaway at L’Auberge Baton Rouge

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A few weeks ago, my husband was staying at L’Auberge Casino & Hotel in Baton Rouge for work.  I had visited the restaurants and casino before, but had never seen the rooms, so decided to tag along.  Loved it!!!

Our room had some gorgeous furniture and unique art that highlighted some of the beauty of Louisiana…

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This was the wall behind the mini bar:

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Being a UT Longhorn, I loved the burnt orange, velvet bedding!

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The bathroom was HUGE!  Yes…that is a TV in the mirror.

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Here’s a close up of the red mosaic tile:

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The pool is on the roof.  Here are a few shots, including a stunning tile wall!

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The fitness center even has matching equipment and wallpaper!

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These are some massive lights in the common areas:

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And an elegant fireplace in the lobby:

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Finally, this is a metal wall covering that is used in various places throughout the casino.  Amazing!!

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I hope you enjoyed this tour of L’Auberge in Baton Rouge.

Thanks for reading!

Crystal Light Charms

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I recently discovered a new product…magnetic, crystal light charms!!  How have I gone this long without knowing about these?!?!?!

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They are high-quality, heavy crystals that will stick to any metal surface, such as a lamps, lampshades, candleholders, and light fixtures.  I’m sure there are some lesser quality ones that you might use to decorate for a party, but these are very good quality and look nice enough to leave up permanently.

My husband recently hung a new chandelier in our downstairs office.  I chose something simple and non-frilly to match the style of the rest of the area, but it was a little boring…

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I added some magnetic light charms and WOW!  It’s perfect!!

 

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These charms have small magnets on the end and stick very easily.  It literally took longer to open the package than it took to “install” these!

Do you have anything that needs a little more glam???

Thanks for reading!

BIG GIVEAWAY! Ticket to Design Camp!

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Being a new business owner, I try lots of different things to gain knowledge and grow my business.  I’ve taken classes, joined networking groups, read books, subscribed to periodicals, attended conferences, and met with vendors.  Each of these activities increases my knowledge to some degree, but BY FAR, the best thing I’ve done for my interior design business has been attending Design Camp last October!

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Design Camp was started by Lori Dennis and Kelli Ellis.  These women have some amazing careers that include programs on HGTV, celebrity clients, work in national magazines, and most recently a book!  Twice a year, Lori and Kelli host Design Camp, which is a conference geared towards individuals in the interior design industry.  There are famous speakers, amazing vendors, tons of networking, great giveaways, lectures ranging from social media and branding to the legal stuff every designer should know…and cocktail parties!

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Design Camp has had a huge impact on my business!  When I attended in October 2013, I had just started my blog.  I had no clue about social media and just had a basic blog and website.  I sat with some amazing people the first day at Design Camp and all of them were tweeting and posting and Instagramming and using Google+ like crazy to share some of the great things that were going on at camp!  I had no idea how to do any of that and felt like a total novice.  During the day, speaker after speaker talked about the importance of social media and all of them had twitter profiles, Instagram accounts, Pinterest boards, etcetera, etcetera.  I was convinced I needed to be using social media and learned enough through the speakers, networking, and my very patient table mates (what is a hashtag??) to start tweeting and posting by the end of the two day conference!!

Various designers did presentations that covered their work, their process, and how they got started in the business.  There were presentations on software, contracts, new trends, and branding.

And did I mention how fun it was?!?!  There were hilarious speakers such a Kathryn M. Ireland from Million Dollar Decorator and Phil Palen, a social media and branding expert.  There were cocktail parties where we got to see beautiful products and network.  I met some wonderful friends I still keep in touch with.

Read my recap from the last Design Camp here.

So…..who wants to go to Design Camp in July?!?!  This will be the first time Design Camp is held in conjunction with the Las Vegas Market!  The first day will be at the Las Vegas Market showrooms, so you can see all the new products and trends before everyone else!  The next two days will be the summit filled with amazing speakers like Roger Thomas, who designed the Wynn and Encore hotels in Las Vegas!

I am giving away a FREE ticket to Design Camp valued at $1,297!!!  The camp is July 29-31, 2014.  You’ll be responsible for your own flight and hotel, but there will be some great hotel rates for “campers”.

You will get one entry for each of the following activities:

  1. Leave a comment on this blog telling me why you’d like to attend Design Camp.
  2. Sign up to receive this blog either via email or through Bloglovin’.
  3. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter and make sure to include @TiffaniStutzman in your tweet.
  4. Post about this giveaway on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Google+ and leave me a comment on this blog post with the link.

I will draw a random winner on Monday, May 5th, and the winner will be announced on this blog.  Good luck!!!  I can’t wait to see one lucky winner in Vegas baby!

 

Fabulous Painted Furniture

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I love doing DIY projects!  Or should I say I love the end result of a DIY project!?!?  My wonderful husband has had to step in and help  out with a few projects that were harder than they looked!

I really like the look of glossy, painted furniture in fun colors, but they do not fit into the decorating scheme of our home…anywhere.  I have done a couple of pieces in high gloss black with gold handles that integrate well, but my dream of a hot pink desk won’t be coming true anytime soon!

Today I thought I’d show you some great examples of glossy, painted furniture.  Some are DIY…some are from retailers…  If you’d like to integrate something like this into your home, there are thousands of blogs on the proper techniques to use if you choose the DIY route.  Here’s a hint:  they involve sandpaper and something more than a can of spray paint!!

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Sarah M. Dorsey Designs

 

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One Kings Lane

 

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Do or DIY

 

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Little Black Door

 

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Kim Macumber Interiors

 

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Simple Details

 

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Emily A. Clark

 

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Ivy and Vine

 

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Lonny Magazine/ Tracy DeRamus

 

Have you ever painted furniture??  I’d love to hear your experiences in the comments!

Also, I have a BIG GIVEAWAY coming soon!  Please subscribe to the blog so you won’t miss it!

Thanks for reading!

Happy Friday!!

Hello!  I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!  This week has been issue after issue, so I am very glad to be heading into the weekend.  We have a wedding to attend, so that means at least one day without any home projects or yard work!!

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Enjoy the weekend!

New and Improved! Website and Blog

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I wanted to let you know I’ve spent about a million hours converting both my website and blog to new platforms.  The old blog posts are all moved over, but the formatting is kind of ugly, so please disregard.  If I ever have time, I will fix ;-)  The new website has some additional client photos, testimonials, etc., so please check it out.

I have signed up some users from the old blog that I can remember, but I have definitely missed some of you.  Please subscribe to the new blog here.

Also, I have a big giveaway coming up soon that you won’t want to miss!!  I’ll give you a hint:  One of the people involved in this giveaway just wrote a new book that was released this week!  If you think you know what the giveaway is, please leave your guess in the comments section.

Thanks for reading!