Inspiring Design Ladies in NYC

Last week I hopped the train to NYC for a meet up with some of my favorite blogger and twitter friends! Dinner was one of those long (4 1/2 hrs!) casual nights full of creative conversation and swapping ideas on our professional blogging lives. I walked away so inspired by this group of amazing ladies and full of new ideas for CreateGirl and Jace Interiors!! We were so busy having fun we forgot to snap pictures but here are just a few to share

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Bottom: Emily - Good With Style, Jennifer - Kravet's Social Media Expert, Crystal - Plush Palate & Rue Magazine, Top: Me, Alix - Director of Marketing New York Design Center, Mackenzie - Design Darling, Amy -ABCDdesign

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The next morning Crystal and I were treated to an amazing tour of the New York Design Center by Alix and Alana! They are so passionate about this incredible building and for the designers who work with them. They inspired me on so many levels and even from Boston I am looking forward to following their new projects. If you are a designer in the New York area be thankful for these ladies, you are very lucky to have such a great team looking out for you!

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There are so many pieces to fall in love with at the NYDC but when I turned the corner and saw the back of this sofa....I could have passed out! It is just gorgeous! I was so quick to grab my camera that I forgot to write down which showroom this was in.

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Next we went over to ABC Home and Carpet since we had heard a lot of buzz about this building. These are a few of the pieces I fell in love with! The sofa with its extra high back, deep cushions and incredible tufting was spotted, could be perfect for a new client project.

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Next up was this rug pattern from the amazing Madeline Weinrib! Isn't it just fantastic? The deep raspberry had me dreaming of pairing it with a gray sofa, maybe similar to the one above!

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There were so so so many chairs to fall for, this sweet one was a stunner. Simple with just a bit of fancy - dark turned legs, tiny casters and a slight curved back was the perfect combination!

One other person I met and had a fantastic chat with was Anne of The City Sage, unfortunately in the midst of our in depth blogging conversation there was no thought of taking pictures!

This is yet another example of stepping away from the computer and taking the time to meet your blogging/twitter friends in person! Believe me you will be so happy you did!

Thanks to all the ladies I met on my quick trip to NYC, it was one incredible day!

(images from Jace Interiors)


ABC Dragoo said...

Oh Julie!

It was such a pleasure to meet you - a wonderful evening. I am still thinking about our conversation, I am so glad I hopped around the opposite side of the table and was able to speak with you a bit.

I hope that there will be many more "tweet-ups" in our future! You are a real gem, and I am so glad I had the opportunity to meet you -->in real life!

Diana Strinati Baur said...

you girls are fabulous and it looks like you had a great time together! :)

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

How fun! It's great that you got to meet up with some of your fellow bloggers! It probably provided a lot of inspiration for you!

Yelena said...

looks like it was a great outing - so much inspiration and talent! must have been amazing!! :)
PS: has anyone ever told you, you look kind of like tina fey? random observation!! lol

Creategirl said...

Amy - you are too sweet! I can't wait until we can meet up again!

Diana - If only we could have been in Italy ; )

Jade - it was one of those dinners where you felt your creativity fill up to the brim!

Yelena - Too funny, I have heard that comment re: Tina Fey a few times! ahh to be so funny!

Cristin said...

You are all so beautiful! I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer here in SF while on a social media panel for Kravet in June.

Keep up the great blogging!


Mackenzie {Design Darling} said...

So happy to see the pictures up in blogland! It was a treat to meet you and I hope we'll be able to catch up in real life again soon :)

SogniSorrisi said...

Looks like such a fun time!

Emily A. Clark said...

How fun! I love seeing "real-life" pictures of the bloggers I read every day :)

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

What a treat this was - both the delicious dinner and wonderful tour of the NYDC! Miss you girls already. When can we do it again? ;)


katy elliott said...

I want that sofa for my den! Was it huge? Do you know who made it? I'll be in NY next week....

Alix said...

What a great write up!! Thanks so much for all your kind words! We LOVED meeting you and had such a great time at dinner and touring the NYDC. We hope that you will come back soon, remember "What's New, What's Next @ 200 Lex" on Sept 22!! ;)

P.s. The sofa with the great back was from Henredon on the 6th floor!!

stacystyle said...

Ooooh! What fun! I so wish I could have joined you! I also want to thank you for sharing a photo of that gorgeous tufted sofa!

Sarah Klassen said...

Looks like so much fun! I have met Crystal, and she is such a wonderful and warm, sincere person. I bet your get together was a blast! :)


Laura Mattal said...

What fun to hear about your NYC trip! It looks like you had a great time. And that sofa back is AMAZING--please share details if you end up tracking down the showroom!