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Ronda Rice Carmen “Designers at Home”

 If you are a regular reader you know that I am a part of Tobi Fairley‘s Mastermind program, and travel down to Little Rock periodically for Tobi’s camps and Mastermind sessions.  Each time I go to Tobi’s events, I think “this has to be the best one yet” and of course I left feeling the same way again!  It was an action packed three days.  First we had the opportunity to hear from Krissa Rossbund, Senior Editor at Traditional Homes Magazine, next we heard from  Nancy Nolan, photographer extraordinaire, who photographs all Tobi’s work and if it wasn’t enough that we had the secrets and tips to what the magazines look for and how to photograph your work, we then heard from Sandra Gilbert-Freidus, Editor of Rizzoli Books on how to pitch a book to a major book publisher.  Many thanks to Olioboard and  Joss & Main who was a sponsors of the camp. Alexandra Pagar Wolf was on hand to share how Joss & Main  works with designers and ways we can work to build our brand through Joss & Main.  New author and friend, Ronda Carmen Rice shared her journey to getting published with her book “Designers at Home”.  We were privileged to be present at Ronda’s inaugural US book signing in Little Rock on Wednesday night as Tobi’s guest!  
Ronda’s book is my new favorite design book!  It is simply a must have for anyone who loves interior design and reading about designers.  If you want to know inside tips from the some of the best in the industry, this is your book.  It is so well written.  I couldn’t put it down once I started reading it on the plane ride home.  As we landed in Charlotte, I realized I had devoured the entire book which made for a really short journey. 
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Ronda writes the award winning blog “All The Best”, if you don’t currently read it, pop over and visit!  You will be hooked!  If you are going to High Point Market, make sure you drop by Currey & Company to meet Ronda!  
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‘m looking forward to hearing Ronda speak again at High Point Market.
These next couple of weeks are going to be really busy!  Traci Zeller and I are finishing up our Greensboro Junior League/Traditional Homes/HPMarket Show House Room,  High Point Market Starts on Saturday, The Show House Gala is on Friday night….follow us on twitter, instagram and Facebook to see what’s happening!  It’s sure to be entertaining…Today I am driving up to the show house where I will be fully entertained by Jason Oliver Nixon and John Loecke of Madcap Cottage !  I’m sure there will be some instagram/vine/twitter noteworthy moments!
Don’t forget to buy your tickets for Adamsleigh opening April 20th and running through May 5th located at 3301 Alamance Road, Greensboro, NC.  The house is looking fabulous!  All 15,000 sq feet have been transformed for this event!  The photographers are there shooting the rooms for Traditional Homes Magazine now!  You don’t want to miss out, get your tickets here!
The five car garage at the estate will be transformed into a fabulous shop full of exciting offerings!  Come prepared to shop!!!  All proceeds benefit the Junior League of Greensboro’s charitable events.
Meet the Designer On April 26th 6:00 – 9:00
Miles Redd, Suzanne Kasler, Eric Kohler and many local NC designers!!!
May 4th – Hats Off Derby Event 5:30 – 10:00
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