The Design Bloggers Conference in Los Angeles wrapped up a few weeks ago, so we wanted to give a quick recap of the amazing panel that Melanie led on SEO and interior design blogs, as well as some other events that caught our eye. Melanie was first drawn to The Design Bloggers Conference because she has been blogging since 2010 and enjoys meeting other designers and industry members who do the same.

 

Melanie had the pleasure of leading a panel with Krista Coupar, the CEO/Founder of Coupar Communications, and Brady Tolbert, the Editorial Director at Emily Henderson Design. Their panel focused on how to decide which keywords to try and rank for, especially for interior design blogs. A tool that Brady likes is http://ubersuggest.com/. Melanie also shared a quick case study of how the Coddington Design website went from unranked on Google searches to page 1! The moral of the story is that SEO isn’t as elusive as it used to be and truly does give amazing results.

 

 

The Sunday keynote, featuring Jamie Drake of Drake/Anderson, the New-York based interior design firm, and Mayer Rus, the West Coast Editor for Architectural Digest, was a highlight of the DBC for us. It’s always great to hear from such prolific members of the design community. Miles Redd, who headed the Monday morning keynote was a delight as well. Miles Redd opened his own firm in New York City in 1998 and served as the Creative Director of Oscar de la Renta Home from 2003 – 2013.

 

We also loved that Hollywood at Home opened the doors of their Los Angeles showroom for conference attendees to roam. Their showroom is located on La Cienega Boulevard a few blocks away from the Pacific Design Center. We first heard about Hollywood at Home a few years ago and loved their products so much that we used their “How to Marry a Millionaire” side chair in our Nantucket project.

 

Overall, the Design Bloggers Conference was an amazing event as both a speaker and an attendee. With so many design channels created through social media and the internet, it’s great to bring these design community members together to participate in the unique intersection of interior design and the world of new media.