It is no longer a big secret that award winning and innovative BRIZO Faucets is flying, housing, and hosting 20 designers who also write top design blogs to NY for Fashion week; highlighted by attending Designer Jason Wu’s Fashion show. Truthfully, I am not sure I will believe I am included in this awesome opportunity until I land at La Guardia! I cannot wait to write all about it here!
Not only is it a chance to get to know the folks at Brizo and learn more about the Brizo Fashion Connection and their products (which I love to do…remember the great stories from last summer’s trip to Subzero/Wolf facility in Madison!) but equally as important is getting to meet some of the other designers whom I admire. I feel like I know some of these folks already but it will be a rush of excitement to meet face to face. And to think I will be a part of it all makes me swoon!
I would like to take a moment and formally make an intro to my readers these other fine people in the design world. Most are to the left on my blog roll already but take a minute and check out their profile and blogs!
I have to start with Paul Anater as he is the person who introduced me to Charlie whose firm works with Brizo! ( take a bow Paul!)
Paul is a St. Petersburg, Florida based kitchen and bath designer, freelance writer and founder of the popular kitchen and bath design blog Kitchen and Residential Design. Check out a very cool site; Decorating Diva to read a great profile on Paul. Paul’s posts are informative, sometimes irreverent and always entertaining.
This is Kelly Morisseau and she is a second-generation CMKBD and a CID working for a residential design/build firm in Northern California. We have traded stories for awhile and I feel like a know her! Her blog is Kitchen Sync and you must read it for great insight into the business.
This lovely lady is Sarah Lloyd. She is an Interior Designer specializing in kitchens and baths, based in Los Altos in the San Francisco Bay Area. You must check out her blog; Kitchen Clarity. Sarah is funny and her posts are always good.
Ann Porter is a kitchen and bath designer in Naples, Florida. Her blog Kitch Ann Style is a great source for new products and great information. I have found some really cool products myself from reading Ann’s blog! She also has a website at Kitchen Studio of Naples.
This guy here, Johnny Grey is probably my favorite designer of all time. I will be star struck when I meet him. I own all his books and have given them as gifts to other designers. He is a British kitchen designer born in London. In the 1980s, he pioneered the concept of the “unfitted kitchen” before establishing Johnny Grey Studios. WOW is all I can say here! I am going to do the happy dance!! His blog is Grey Matters.
Chuck Wheelock also works with Johnny Grey as the Design Director in the USA. Prior to working with Johnny Grey, he has worked in the US and Middle East with high-rise, corporate, educational, mixed-use and residential projects, with award-winning design projects in Egypt and Jordan. Looking forward to meeting this interesting guy as well!!
Jamie Goldberg is a designer recently relocated to San Diego ( my hometown!). She is a certified kitchen designer from the NKBA as well as CAPS certified. She frequently writes wonderful articles on design for local, regional and many national publications. You can find great posts and links to her articles at her blog Gold Notes and she also has a portfolio website at JG Kitchens.
Adrienne Palmer is the Product Specialist for Susan Palmer Designs and a partner in the company. She is a terrific blogger and I particularly enjoy reading her posts on celebrity kitchens! Click on link above to take you to Cher’s kitchen!
Another lady I am looking forward to meet is Andie Day . She is an award winning interior designer who promotes sustainable design and is CAPS certified. Her blog is filled with excellent information and stunning photos and the blog itself is well put together and has a beautiful layout.
Susan Serra is a certified kitchen designer and also is CAPS certified. She has been writing her blog The Kitchen Designer for 3 years now! Her posts are a great read and contain all sorts of informative info for both consumers and designers. I look forward to meeting her in person!
Laurie Burke has another must read design blog called Kitchen Design Notes. Laurie is a full service kitchen and bath designer and a graduate of UCLA. I have been reading her blog for almost a year now and have thoroughly enjoyed her posts!
Aston Smith hosts a blog at Kitchen Design Trends. I just started reading her blog but I like what I see! She has 20 years of experience in Home Furnishings and Interior Design and has specialized in Kitchen and Bath Design since ’02.Take a look at her posts!
Carmen Natschke is an award winning designer and the woman behind The Decorating Diva. This blog is chock full of great information. I have to get myself a cup of coffee and put my feet up to begin reading! IT covers the latest trends in home design, Green design, color, home decor and healthy home living, as well as, reviews of a variety of home decorating products. Not to be missed blog!
Leslie Claggett hosts a blog called KB Culture. Leslie is a seasoned observer of the international kitchen and bath industries. An editor at publications ranging from Arts + Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New City Home among other books. Her blog is FULL of great product finds and insights but the best part is her commentary along with it!
Saxon Henry has been a design writer for 13 years. She has written for a wide variety of national and regional publications. She wanted to bring her own view of design forward so she created an e-zine. Design Commotion Blog . I just started reading it…and reading it..and reading it! Love her style!
Here is another woman I am dying to meet. Pam Rodriguez hosts a blog at Pam Designs. She has worked for the past 9 years on completing kitchen and bath projects. She currently has a cool internet design service. Check out her blog and website to view some gorgeous drawings and 3d renderings.
I am so looking forward to meeting all these talented people and will keep you posted on the trip, the beautiful designs of Brizo Faucets and Jason Wu ! Stay tuned!