Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Five Day Giveaway Winners Announced!!!



As most of you know by now, High Point Market announced

 on Friday that I won "The Style Spotter" Contest 

at The High Point Market for Oct. 2012!  This would not have 

happened, if it had not been for the support, I got from all of 

you!  To thank you for your support I sponsored a 

5 Day Giveaway which I was suppose to announce

 yesterday, but due to glitches with blogger,

couldn't do til now!  Thank you again to all who 

supported me!  I wish I could take you all with me to camp!


And Now for The Winners???

 I entered names into the drawing daily by filling my

Halloween Cauldron with each effort!  

My son drew the names of the winners! ,



Again, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for

Your Support!!!





The news you have been waiting to hear!


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The 5 Day Giveaway Prize Winners Are:

Day 1:

1 Year Subscription to Elle Decor Magazine!



Winner of the Elle Decor Subscription is....


Kelly Kole




Day 2:


Beautiful Cocktail Ring in turquoise color
set in silver rhodium setting 


A little jewlery is always nice, and
this piece is in one of the hot decorating colors

 I saw all over market!

Winner of the Cocktail Ring is.....


Christy Davis




Day 3:



If you don't have this book in your collection you definitely want
it!  Great read and beautiful pictures!

Winner of "Good Bones, Great Pieces" is....



Lesli Devito




(Any one of the cotton wovens in your choice
 that are in stock!  $30 value)




Winner of the Dash & Albert Cotton 2' x 3' rug is....
(pick your choice of the cotton wovens and
 it will be shipped to you!)

Chrissi Shields



Day 5:

  Design Camp with Lori Dennis and


Kelli Ellis in Atlanta, Ga. Jan. 30 - Feb. 1!!!

Winner of the Design Camp is.....



Liz Carroll of Wilmington,NC

Thank you Liz for your support in the Style Spotter

Contest!  Pack your bags!  You are going to camp!

(if winner is unable to go, Lisa Mende Design
reserves the right to chose the replacement)


**Will all the winners please send me your mailing

 address via Lmende@gmail.com


I am also sending out a few extra surprise gifts to

people who supported me, don't be surprised if

you get a little package in the mail from 

Lisa Mende Design if you were a big supporter!

Tomorrow I will begin my recap of High Point and

extended coverage of the "Style Spotted" showrooms and 

more!  So much to share!!!
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Lori Dennis is in The House & Final Day 5 Giveaway Announced!


Lori Dennis



When I was in High Point last week for market, I had the pleasure of meeting Lori Dennis (who was also a "High Point Style Spotter" ) and Kelli Ellis,her design partner. The two L.A. Celebrity designers are not only successful HGTV stars, best selling authors, sought after speakers, but most recently have started Design Camp in four major cities across the United States!  

  These fab women have too many accolades to mention here, please click over to read more about these successful design icons and their list of accomplishments.

Kelli Ellis




One of the aspects of attending High Point Market, that I truly enjoy, is the lecture series offered at each market for attendees.  I must say, I think this market's offering were the best yet.  This market seemed to have so many great events I had trouble choosing what to hear. It was a juggling act for sure.  After realizing I was going to be really late for the event I had planned to attend on Sunday, I decided rather than miss both events, I would pop into the High Point theater to hear Lori and Kelli speak along with my friend, designer/celebrity Shay Geyer and designer/author/celebrity, Nathan Turner in a panel discussion called "Lights, Camera, Action". I'm so happy I was able to hear them.  It was a very informative  discussion about how the four designers became media superstars and how designers today can become part of this emerging trend.  Each designer told their story which was interesting in itself.  It was obvious how comfortable and relaxed they were in front of an audience.   






Nathan Turner, Lori Dennis, Kelli Ellis and Shay Geyer

Nathan Turner, Lori Dennis, Kelli Ellis and Shay Geyer 

Afterwards we went on stage and Nathan signed copies of his fab new book, Nathan Turner's American Style"!  I had to ask
him about his "southern inspired" quotes he used on stage to
which he laughed and said "my dad was from Tennessee". I knew he had some southern roots in there somewhere.  


Rebecca Reynolds, Nathan Turner, Tam Stone and me

Kelli Ellis joined in on the southern conversation and added a few favorite quotes of her own.

Rebecca Reynolds, Me, Leslie Carothers, Kelli Ellis, Tam Stone and Sheilah MacSporran

All in all, it was a fun day,
 but the most fun is yet to happen!

Lori Dennis invited me to Design Camp and gave me
a Ticket to GiveAway to one of my blog readers!!!

 How would You Like To Attend Design Camp
Atlanta, Ga Jan. 30 - Feb. 1
For FREE?

Yes! That's right, FREE TICKET 
TO  Design Camp for one lucky reader!
(The winner pays for lodging & travel expenses)

If you win, you get to go to camp with me! 
I am super excited!

Click Here for the action packed Camp agenda which includes
 one day of design and one day of business!

What you get:

  • Two Full Days of Design Tips, Tricks and Success Strategies
  • Hear, first hand, the Industries Top Experts sharing their Stories and Secrets
  • Mingle with Tastemakers and Experts
  • Network and Collaborate with Designers and Design Lovers
  • Meet and Greet the Industries Top Manufacturers and Suppliers
  • Gain Knowledge, Renewed Enthusiasm, and Friendships

 The Camp Counselors are all rockstars in the industry! People like renowned designers Suzanna Salk & Shay Geyer, PR Guru Leslie Carothers, Editor of "All The Best Blog" Ronda Carmen and many more!! To read about the entire list of counselors click here!

If you read my blog on a regular basis you know that I am an advocate of design camps.  The practical experience you gain from seasoned professionals in the industry isn't something you get in traditional design school. I highly recommend attending all the camps you can, to get the best overall experience!  If a well known designer is willing to share their tips, I am going to be there!  I have attended one camp which was beyond fabulous and can't wait til January to go to Atlanta, Ga for Design Camp!


 Here's How to Enter! 

once there, scroll to the bottom of the post
 to see all five prizes in the Giveaway!!!

  Want access to "My Style Spotter Board" directly you can click here! While there please check out Lori's boards  & show her some love too, since she is sponsoring this fab giveaway! 

If you want to see all the "Style Spotter" Picks 
for Oct High Point Market click here!  There is quite a bit
 of eye candy to tell the truth!

Check out the Design Camp Website and 
see all the fun things that are going on at camp!





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Friday, October 19, 2012

C.R. Laine Host Style Spotter Party at High Point Market Oct 2012

One of the most attractive showrooms at the High Point October 2012 Market 
was the C.R. Laine Showroom

My "Style Spotter" Pick from C.R. Laine Showroom

I will be covering the showroom more in depth
 next week but wanted to share this special event with you today!

A highlight of my trip to the High Point Market was the cocktail party hosted in the C.R. Laine showroom for the Olioboard/High Point Market "Style Spotter" finalist . I was so honored to be a finalist in the contest, but to be treated so royally was a treat in itself!  Thank you to Holly McLay Blalock, designer for C.R. Laine, for the beautiful job she did organizing the event.  It was fun to meet the participates from the contest in person. Thanks also goes to Currey & Co for graciously providing the party with french champagne!     



 Welcome by Cheminne Taylor-Smith, VP of Marketing for the High Point Market and Holly McLay Blalock of C.R. Laine

 CEO of Olioboard on the sofa)



Each participate was recognized and given an award
 along with a fabulous goodie bag!
 .
Jennifer Reynolds of Atlanta,Ga.



Tamara Stephenson of New York, NY



Carmen Christensen of Sarasota, Florida



Denise McGaha of Dallas, Tx



Christy Davis of Columbia, SC








Olivia Millwood of Atlanta, Ga




 Selma Hammer of Rochester, NY



Laura Van Zeyl of Chicago, Illinois



Last but not least...


 The Charlotte, NC designers pose for photo:



It was a wonderful event!  Thank You Cheminne Taylor-Smith,
 Holly Blalock, C.R. Laine, Currey & Co and 
The High Point Market!

Now for what you have been waiting to hear...
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The 5 Day Giveaway!

Prizes:

Day 1:

Year Subscription to Elle Decor Magazine!




Day 2:


Beautiful Cocktail Ring in turquoise color
set in silver rhodium setting 


A little jewlery is always nice, and
this piece is in one of the hot decorating colors
 I saw all over market!

Day 3:

by Suzanne & Lauren McGrath

If you don't have this book in your collection you definitely want
it!  Great read and beautiful pictures!


Day 4. - 2' x 3' Dash & Albert Rug 
(Any one of the cotton wovens in your choice
 that are in stock!  $30 value)







Day 5 Prize - Design Camp with Lori Dennis and
Kelli Ellis in Atlanta, Ga. Jan. 30 - Feb. 1!!!




How to Enter Giveaway!


 You must have a Pinterest Account!

To Enter go to my Style Spotter Board 
Click Here to access my picks.
"Like" & "Re-pin" my items


 if you use this link it will take you directly there)



While there, check out all the Style Spotter

Boards!  All are fabulous!


Style Spotter: Traci Zeller
Style Spotter: Jason Oliver Nixon
Style Spotter: Stacy Naquin
Style Spotter: Cassandra LaValle
Style Spotter: Julia Buckingham Edelmann
Style Spotter: Lori Dennis
Style Spotter: Gretchen Aubuchon



You will receive entries as follows:

*1 entry =  for "like" or "re-pin"on any item 
on My "Style Spotter" board
( No need to comment on the items)

Help Spread the Word about the contest
on your Facebook, Emails, Family, Friends!

*1 entry = tweet the following:

"Lisa Mende has Great "5 day contest" on her blog! 

Grand prize  (Day 5) a biggie!
Go to http://lisamende.blogspot.com to enter!


*25 entries = if you Blog about The High Point Market, Olioboard,
 and the Style Spotter contest then ask your readers to vote for me by "Liking"
 and "Re-pining" and link back to my High Point Market Board of 20 picks!


Receive 10 entries by:

1) Follow "Lisa Mende Design" Blog by signing up 
to receive emails or read in Google reader or however 
you read blogs but let me know how! 
2) "Like" Lisa Mende Design on Facebook
3) Follow @designLHM on twitter 
4) Add Lisa Mende Design on your blogroll 



Make sure to comment on my blog telling me what you did!

Drawing will be Oct 26th with winner of prizes announced on Oct 29th


List of the Companies I have "Style Spotted:

Please click on the name to see more beautiful
products from these companies:

Arteriors
Capel Rugs
Caracole
Century
C.R. Laine
Hickory Chair
Bungalow 5
Elaine Smith
Selamat
Wesley Hall
Worlds Away
Pine Cone Hill
Amy Howard Home
Hancock & Moore
Regina Andrews
Vanguard - Michael Weiss
Safavieh - Thom Felicia
Candice Olson for Highland House
Chelsea House - Lisa Kahn-Allen
Mr & Mrs Howard for Sherrill

I am going to be blogging about each of these companies in the coming weeks as well as some really great companies I didn't chose from but are worthy of
being shared!  








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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What Are The Favorite Trends from High Point Oct 2012 Market?

The High Point Market officially ends tomorrow!
I must say this has been the most fun market I have attended in the 15 years I have been going!  I had the honor of being one of a panel of nine "Style Spotters".  The other eight designers, bloggers and editors are all a very talented bunch so I consider myself lucky to be in such good company!

Thank you to Cheminne Taylor-Smith VP of Marketing for the High Point Market for her fabulous team who work so hard to make the market a roaring success!  I can't wait to share about the wonderful events I attended again kudos to Cheminne!  So let's talk about the top picks so far!

The  "Style Spotters" panel armed with cameras/phones and
eagle eyes "spotted" what we thought were the Oct 2012 Market's biggest trends.  Now we are waiting to see which of the items we chose will be your favorites on the High Point Market Style Spotter Pinterest board.
  

So far here are the top re-pinned trends from each 
"Style Spotter"!


The reigning "Style Spotter" from
April 2012 Market


Traci's top pick is the Wilhelm
Cabinet from Mr. Brown

Photo by Traci Zeller




Stacy's popular pick is this lacquered cocktail
table from Bernhardt

Photo by Stacy Naquin





Julia's top pick is 
Century Dressing Chest in killer coral!

Photo by Julia Buckingham Edelmann




Cassandra's top pick is this dynamite
 chair from C.R. Laine

Photo by Cassandra LaValle



 Janel's top pick is this fabulous Drexel Heritage
upholstered console with pink and orange embroidery!


Photo by Janel Laban





Lori's top pick so far is this floral hot pink
grouping from Wesley Hall

Photo by Lori Dennis



Jason's top pick is this Pearson square ottoman
with great fabric and nailhead trim!

Photo by Jason Oliver Nixon




Gretchen's top pick is this Currey & Co
emerald green framed bench with black,
grey and white leopard fabric! 

Photo by Gretchen Aubuchon


Here is a link to my Fall 2012 Style Spotters board:
Style Spotter: Lisa Mende
...along with links to the other fabulous co-style-spotters:
Style Spotter: Traci Zeller
Style Spotter: Jason Oliver Nixon
Style Spotter: Stacy Naquin
Style Spotter: Cassandra LaValle
Style Spotter: Julia Buckingham Edelmann
Style Spotter: Lori Dennis
Style Spotter: Gretchen Aubuchon




And here is my top pick so far!  If you haven't been to Pinterest to re-pin this fab pieces please go!  I appreciate your re-pins (votes & "likes") !!!

Also, remember I have a Giveaway for 5 days and the winners will be announced on the day High Point Market announces the winner of the "Style Spotting" Contest for the Oct. 2012 Fall Market!  

Day 1  - Subscription to Elle Decor Magazine



Day 2 - Cocktail Ring - Will Show tomorrow!

How to enter!  

All you have to do is tweet 
"Lisa Mende has a great contest on her blog!
Go to http://lisamende.blogspot.com to enter!
5 days of giveaways!"  

 or Re-pin & "Like"
 from my Style Spotter board HERE, or Blog about me!
Each tweet = 1 entry
Each re-pin = 2 entries
Each "Like" = 1 entry

Each day the gifts will get larger!!!  
Day Five is A Huge Giveaway!  

Write a Blog post about me being in the "Style Spotter" contest  & ask your readers to support me by re-pinning, liking, tweeting,or Blogging themselves,etc.  = 25 entries.
It can just be a mention before your normal post or at the end or an entire blog about me and the contest!

Make sure to email me at lmende@gmail.com or
comment on my blog to let me know when you do something so I can put your name in the pot for each time!!!





My most popular pick so far is the Navy lacquered
chest from Bungalow 5
















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