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Design Camp to Run with Summer Las Vegas Market

International Market Centers will partner with organizers of Interior Design Camp for the July 27-31 Summer Las Vegas Furniture Market.

Interior Design Camp is a two-day seminar hosted by celebrity interior designers Kelli Ellis and Lori Dennis. Information and event registration about Interior Design Camp is now on-line at

This summer's event, set for July 29-31 at World Market Center, will feature guest segments led by national industry experts in niche fields, along with networking events for attendees to mingle with industry friends and leaders. The programs at the Camp will be designed to help designers at every level successfully brand, market, position and promote their interior design business through all channels, including online, magazines, television and through social media networks. A number of leading brands in the home furnishings industry have joined the event as sponsors including Barbara Cosgrove, Cyan Designs, Four Hands, HGTV Home Furniture Collection, Jaipur, Lamps Plus, Left Bank Art, Made Goods, Olioboard, Palecek, Wayfair, Worlds Away and Zuo Modern. The roster of speakers confirmed are Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason of Aphro Chic, Sheliah Mac Sporran of Olioboard, Patrick Dragonette of Dragonette on La Cienega, editor and best selling author Susanna Salk, Adam Japko, founder of the Design Bloggers Convention, plus more than a dozen other experts in the field of design, retail, media and marketing. "In contrast to its first year, where the event was located in four cities around the country, Interior Design Camp will be held one-time only during Las Vegas Market. Being able to shop market, in combination with the educational components, will add an entirely new dimension to Design Camp. The event will offer hands-on experiences with the best brands in the business, and will start with exclusive tour of market on opening day," said Lori Dennis. "I've been going to Las Vegas Market for years and love how easy it is to shop and the fact that there's now even more vendors to visit. We are thrilled to be partnering with the premier design market in the west coast." "Las Vegas Market is where Lori and I met speaking on the Influential Women In Design Panel hosted by WithIt. It's a natural fit to host our annual event in such a meaningful place," said Kelli Ellis. "Interior Design Camp goes far beyond covering basic interior design skill sets, rather we will reveal how to thrive and excel in today's economy. Simultaneously, attendees will learn about the latest and greatest from the most relevant professionals in the industry, feeling inspired to bring your craft to a new level." Dennis is a top interior designer, speaker, best selling author, custom furniture designer, celebrity and star of HGTV's The Real Designing Women.  With offices in Los Angeles, New York and Miami, the firm handles national and international projects and specializes in sustainable, green and high end, luxury design. A multiple award-winning designer, Dennis has appeared in magazines, websites and television screens throughout the world including Elle Decor, LUXE, Dwell, People, the New York Times, House Beautiful, Coastal Living, Los Angeles Times and All the Best Blog. Recognized by industry leaders like HGTV, ASID, NBC, Viking and countless others as an expert in luxury and green lifestyles, Dennis speaks at events around the globe. Interior Design Camp co-creator Ellis is an award-winning internationally known celebrity, interior designer and design psychology expert. Ellis splits time as an author, brand ambassador, educator, life coach, speaker, professional blogger and on-camera designer. Ellis is the featured designer on the long-running TLC's Clean Sweep, star of HGTVs Takeover My Makeover, and star designer on HGTVs top hit show, Celebrity Holiday Homes . Ellis has guest appeared on NBC, CBS and ABC broadcasts as well as featured in The New York Times, Better Homes and Gardens, LV Luxury, Riviera, Angeleno, Orange Coast Magazine, and OC Magazine. Her 'All The Best' Blog was chosen as Luxe Magazine's "Editor's Top 5 Picks," and she is the resident interior design expert on giving design advice to millions everyday. Her book, Do I look Skinny in this House? is scheduled to come out in April 2014 as well.

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