Hi everyone! I’m heading to New York City today to attend the Better Homes and Gardens Stylemaker event and I’m so excited! See what I’ll be up to! Don’t forget to enter my Reader Appreciation Giveaway for a chance to win a $100 Visa Gift Card!
I pinch myself every day that as a blogger how lucky I am to be doing something I’m passionate about and also that I have been so fortunate to be invited to join in some incredible and fun opportunities like this one!
Better Homes and Gardens Stylemaker 2016
To attend this premier national magazine’s exclusive style event in the big apple is something I only dreamed about when I turned my blog into a business three short years ago!
I love covering interior design and decor trend and style events and sharing with you all the interesting new ideas from them!
Earlier this year I was an AmericasMart Atlanta #StyleYourSeason Design Trend Scout at the AmercasMart International Home Furnishings and Gift Market – and that was so fun!
My Design Trend Picks and Trend Report is published in print in the 2016 AmericasMart International Gift and Home Furnishings Market Home Book. Another pinch me moment!
I had so much fun scouting the new trends for 2016 and writing my Interior Design Trend Report for 2016 and sharing with you all the interesting decor and design trends for the year.
One of the trends I talked about was the hot trend of Shibouri prints (a Japanese hand dying technique)…. and they certainly were a big decor hit this year through summer and is still going strong!
This is oversized Shibouri print wallpaper – isn’t it pretty?
Shibouri prints are typically created with the color Indigo and Indigo is a big color trend for fall. You can read about Indigo Blue: 10 Amazing Ways To Add This Color To Your Home Decor.
I added indigo color to my living room for the fall – I absolutely LOVE it!! I’ll be sharing with you how I did that soon!
For the BHG Stylemaker event I’ll be attending workshops at the prestigious Gramercy Park Hotel, on design, decor, a presentation by Crate and Barrel called The Creativity Clinic and how to take videos so that I can start sharing videos with you guys – yay!!
I’m really excited about that!
Would you like to see decor and DIY videos on my blog to follow along with? Videos on how I create my DIY projects and how to decorate your home? Let me know in the comments below please!!
I’ll also be meeting with the incredibly talented BHG editorial team – who I’ve gotten to know as a writer for BHG – but this will be my first time meeting them face to face.
As well I’ll be connecting with some of my blogger friends and best of all – hopefully making new friends too!
The keynote speakers at the event are: HGTV celebrity Padma Lakshmi – she’s such a talented model, television host of Top Chef, author and food expert as well as Grace Bonney founder of Design Sponge.
So obviously I’m going to be really inspired!
Follow along the Stylemaker behind the scenes fun on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #BHGStylemaker so you can see what I’ll be up to!
I can’t wait to share with you all that I learned and what inspired me when I return!
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Only one more week left for a chance to win this month’s giveaway – just leave me a comment on any one of my posts for a chance to win!
I’ll be choosing the winner at the end of next week.
Have a beautiful week everyone!
Deborah D Yeary says
How very exciting for, please come back with lots of ideas.
Laurie H. says
Congratulations Heather, sounds like lots of fun. I can’t wait to see what’s new in the decorating world. What a wonderful opportunity for you (and us, your followers).
Beverly W says
Congrats on attending the Stylemaker event! I am anxious to hear about the new trends in decorating.
Sandra B. says
What fun! I will definitely be following your adventure!
Good luck and have fun. Would love to see something really new and different in decorating styles- can’t imagine what it would be. Surprise us!
Congrats Heather! Good luck and have fun! I remember how exciting it was to watch you in the Design Dash challenge for La-Z-Boy last year. I love your style and I can’t wait to see what all you have to share this year…and yes, I would love to see videos on your blog.
Congratulations! What a fun and exciting event to get to participate in.
Kathy Elmore says
I love everything on your blog , love receiving your ideas. Best of luck on this endeavor ….Kathy
Nancy Elizabeth says
Wonderful! So glad you have this opportunity. Thank you for doing all the work that goes into a project like this. I love to hear all about he new ideas coming to decorating world. I love your blog and your ideas too.
Babette Thurston says
Hi Heather! I’m so excited for you! How fun to be heading to the Big Apple and meeting all those cool celebrities! I love the new trends; especially the shibouri prints. I love the indigo blue! I have that in my master bedroom! Thank you for sharing!
Oooohhh……how fun! Congratulations! Looking forward to hearing about it all.
Excited to read your next blog and try some of your creative ideas.
Dr. Trish Hopkins says
You will dazzle them in NY, Heather! I would LOVE it if you posted videos of your amazing designs and decorating tips. I cannot wait to hit the YouTube subscribe button! =)
Onyinye Elochukwu says
Congrats. Good luck and have lots of fun! I just stumbled on your blog today and i love your style.
Thank you so much and welcome to my blog Onyinye! So glad you found me! Have a great week!
How blessed you are. Have lots of fun and share, share, share!
Would love to see videos on the blog of the diy things! Loving the indigo trend too. Very pretty!