Posted on Jun 4, 2013

TRENDSPOTTING ANNOUNCEMENT!

We at KKDL are always seeking design transcendence, looking for the new tools, books and elements that can help transform spaces. With the announcement of our new “Trendspotter” partnership with Cosentino, we’ll have the opportunity to share all the enw finds with you… here’s the scoop!

 

SILESTONE TRENDSPOTTERS UNCOVER LATEST DESIGN TRENDS AT DWELL ON DESIGN

Three Leading Designers Named the 2013 Trendspotters

NEW YORK, NY (JUNE 2013)Silestone (www.silestoneusa.com), a world leader in natural quartz surfacing, will re-ignite its popular Trendspotters program at Dwell on Design, America’s largest modern design event, which takes place June 21-23 in Los Angeles.  This year, three new leading designers from across the country will become the 2013 Silestone Trendspotters — on the hunt for the latest products, design innovation and trends.

From inspiring color to creative patterns and innovative textures, together the Silestone Trendspotters will utilize their collective experience and keen eye for great design to instantly report on emerging trends and innovative products at Dwell on Design through their own blogs and social media channels as well as the Silestone digital platforms, using the hashtag #SilestoneTrends. The up-to-the-minute insight will allow other architects and designers who can’t attend to stay informed on the newest products and trends for their design projects. Additionally, consumers and design enthusiasts can get a sneak peak and join in the design conversation on the SilestoneTrendspotters.com where all #SilestoneTrends updates and insights will appear before, during and after Dwell on Design.

This year’s Silestone Trendspotters are renowned designers with distinct and compelling design aesthetics from three important U.S. markets: Chicago, Dallas and Sacramento.

  • Julia Buckingham Edelmann founded the full-service interior design firm Buckingham Interiors + Design, specializing in historic restorations and homebuilding in Chicago. Additionally, Julia runs Buckingham I+D Showroom, which showcases curated collections of local and international fine art, furniture, lighting, unique artifacts and accessories. Julia also serves as the Chicago interior design blogger for Material Girls and is a 1stDibs dealer. A former antiques dealer, Julia designs interior environments, integrating antiques and modern furnishings which highlight her trademarked design direction: Modernique® aesthetic. Julia’s work has been featured in House Beautiful, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Better Homes + Gardens, Chicago Homes + Gardens, HGTV.com and numerous online outlets.
  • Abbe Fenimore is the Dallas-based designer behind Studio Ten 25, combines vibrant colors, rich textures and her own special unique aesthetic to create stunning commercial and residential spaces. She also founded Shop Ten 25, a well-curated online store featuring accessories and designer furniture that she often uses in her own design and home. Named one of Dallas’ Best Interior Designers in 2012 and 2013 by D Home, Abbe also expresses her design and style inspirations though Blog Ten 25.  Abbe’s work has been featured in DHome, Cottages & Bungalows, Modern Luxury, Dallas Morning News, D Magazine and numerous blogs.
  • Kerrie Kelly is an award-winning interior designer and author who founded Sacramento-based Kerrie Kelly Design Lab in 1995. She has authored two books: Home Décor: A Sunset Design Guide, and the newly released My Interior Design Kit. In addition to being a certified interior designer, she’s also earned an MBA and is a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) and shares her design inspiration on her blog, Everyone Deserves Great Design. Kerrie’s work has been featured on several HGTV shows, including Room Crashers, Bath Crashers and House Crashers, Dwell, Elle Décor, Redbook and Colorado Homes & Lifestyle, Sacramento Magazine and numerous blogs.

“We are honored to be working with a fresh team of industry leaders at Dwell on Design,” said Lorenzo Marquez, VP of Marketing for Cosentino North America.  “It’s rewarding to facilitate and support their efforts to educate the design community on emerging trends and innovation. We know how critical that is to being successful in this industry.”

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Be on the lookout for all our updates after Dwell on Design next month! We’ll be posting using #SilestoneTrends.

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