HGTV Blogger Block Party for the best in DIY and Home Decor

HGTV Magazine’s  3rd Annual Blogger Block Party was held in Manhattan this week to coincide with the NYNOW market week at the Javits Center.

We attend the super fun and star-studded #bloggerblockparty in New York last week to celebrate HGVT Magazine  and their new September and October issues in the newsstands this month.  Always inspiring us with Home Decorating Ideas, DIY projects and more. HGTV Magazine  showed us they were all about color and the modern style.

HGTV Blogger Block Party- dvd Interior Design Blissfully Domestic

HGTV Blogger Block Party-sarah peterson dvd interior design blissfully domesticSara Peterson, Editor in Chief of HGTV Magazine.

Introducing our speakers was the lovely Sara Peterson, Editor in Chief of HGTV’s Magazine.


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Genevieve Garder of Genevieve’s Renovation

Designing for Big Impact: Fall Ideas

Lots of talk about trends from the perspective of what we see in fashion, Our HGTV Magazine, ETSY and in the field as an Interior Designer.  Genevieve talked about  a trend towards African styling with textures, patterns, and textiles along with other influences from Asia and  Cuba.

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Rachel Faucett of Handmade Charlotte

Business Savvy Blogging : Unlock the Potential of Partnerships

Ok, she likes nachos, animals, is a Mom, homeschools 5 children,  and mows her lawn!  On top of that, she writes, crafts and offers us daily doses of DIY projects, interior design and more. She was the energizer bunny, inspiring and open, and she knew how to get the party started.  She spoke with encouragement and honesty. She rocked the house.

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John and Sherry of Young House Love

What we learned from blogging

Sheri, and John. This adorable couple has been there and back in the online media world of websites, sponsorships, products,  and books. They shared their struggles with growth and their time invested and had great thoughts and tips for bloggers to maintain sanity.


Emily Bidwell, Merchandising Manager of ETSY

Design and DIY Trend Watch

Trends in Color and product as seen on Etsy, the Handmade Market, one of my favorite places to shop!
” Colors are moving towards Sunset tones, Moody Hues”


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image via Andrew Federman

Emily Henderson, Stylist, Designer and Mom : Style by EmilyHenderson

Secrets of a Stylist

Emily wanted us to know how to make money with our sites and to surround ourselves with people who will build and support you.  Be your number #1 consumer. Amen!

” Quality over Quantity”

L-R:(left)  A very attentive audience,  ( middle) Mod Design Guru, Genevieve Gorder, dvd Interior Design, (right) Emily Bidwell of Esty.

More about the Blogger Block Party (here)

Deborah von Donop About Deborah von Donop

Hello! Deborah is an Interior Designer for over 20 years and is the owner and publisher of Interiors Blog: dvdinteriordesign, a portfolio collection of design ideas and inspirations. You can see more here: Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.

When she is not busy with her business, you will find her cheering her kids’ at sporting events, concerts and plays, camera in hand, and trying to get to the gym. She is blessed to be the wife of one, mom of three boys, and caretaker of a dog, two fish and a bunny!

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    This sounds so fun. I wish I was closer but Dallas/ Fort Worth is a little to far to travel for this party.
    But I would love to find more events in Dallas Fort Worth Blogger related to join in on.