2013 Design Bloggers Conference Recap

2013 Design Bloggers Conference Recap by Lesley Myrick
I feel incredibly fortunate to live in Los Angeles, especially when I get the opportunity to attend events like the 2013 Design Bloggers Conference! Lamps Plus (my rad day job) sponsored 5 scholarships for the event, and a few of our savvy team members were in attendance to rub elbows with designers (aka. make new friends), film videos, and soak up the wisdom of seasoned bloggers and professionals like Tobi Fairley, Barbara Barry, and Susanna Salk.

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a minute of video is worth a million...so check out this highlight video (featuring yours truly!) for a taste of the conference.
Here are a few of my favorite snapshots from the DBC (via my Instagram, and Lamps Plus' too):
DBC 2013 Lesley Myrick Interviewing Leslie Carothers
Interviewing social media guru Leslie Carothers of The Kaliedoscope Partnership.
HGTVs Laurie March and Virginia Switzer Moon Being super classy with HGTV's Laurie March and Virginia Switzer Moon.
2013 Design Bloggers Conference Closing Reception
Enjoying a 'lil cocktail at the closing night reception, hosted by Harbinger LA.
Lamps Plus Gift Bags for Design Bloggers Conference

How cute are these gift bags?
Celebrating a job well done with my colleague Michael Murphy and our fantastic camera crew.

One of the highlights of the conference was hearing interior design legend Barbary Barry speak. Her approach to seeking out and seeing beauty in the everyday and trusting your gut as a designer spoke to me on such a core level. (I liked her so much, I immediately ordered her book!) During her talk, one line really stuck out to me - "our emotions don't need an education". What a beautiful and graceful reminder to trust your gut, not only in interior design, but in life.  

The Design Bloggers Conference is just one of many events for designers and bloggers out there. Have you attended a blog conference like Alt Summit, BlogHer, or the DBC before? What was the most valuable takeaway you got from it?

Happy Friday!

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