Registrations closes on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 9:00pm PST

Christopher Kennedy
Keynote Speaker
Kelly Nutt
Amanda Malson
Tracey Troop
Rick Campos
Carrie Williams


Filled with workshops,
trend presentations,
and panel discussions
featuring top professionals
in the industry, this free,
annual event is dedicated
to all things design.

8:00 AM - 8:40 AM

Check-in | Registration | Breakfast @ Pirch

Welcome! Check-in opens at 8:00am and breakfast will be served buffet-style. Be sure to pick up your name badge, tote bag + event program at the check-in table before enjoying breakfast, which includes sausage and bacon frittatas, raspberry lemon puff Danish pastries, fruit salad, juice and coffee.

9:00 AM - 9:40 AM

Welcome | Book Signing @ Design Within Reach

Day of Design 2018 begins with a special message from keynote speaker, Christopher Kennedy. Dubbed “The Ralph Lauren of the West Coast”, this prolific designer’s brand exemplifies the modern California lifestyle. Christopher is the author of two design books: 2015’s California Modern and 2017’s Making Midcentury Modern, and will hold a special book signing following the keynote. Books can be purchased at DWR during the event.

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM choose one

Session 1A: Family Friendly Design @ Room & Board

Local interior designer, Anna-Marie Claassen, of Anthology Interiors, will lead a guided showroom tour + presentation on how to create a kid- and pet-friendly home that is durable and livable without sacrificing style.


Session 1B: Asian Antiques @ C.S. Wo & Sons

Focused on the beauty of Asian antiques, this session includes a presentation by C.S. Wo & Sons Buyer, Brad Harris, who has traveled throughout Asia for antiques and unique accents. Mimosas and other refreshments will also be provided along with a small gift, and one lucky attendee will have a chance to win a one-of-a-kind antique.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM COFFEE BREAK

Join us for a coffee Break at Sliding Door Co. with a coffee/tea station.

10:35 AM - 11:15 AM choose one

Session 2A: Italian Sofa Demo @ Natuzzi

Learn how Natuzzi Italia has become a lifestyle brand that has deliberately followed an original path in search of harmony - in design and in life – with a special presentation from Pasquale Junior Natuzzi, the brand’s CMO/CCO & Vice Creative Director. During this session, Vincenzo Venezia, a skilled leather craftsman from Puglia, Italy, will finish making one of Natuzzi’s La Scala sofas during a live demonstration. Guests will also enjoy an Italian food experience with Prosecco and Espresso.


Session 2B: Launch Your Design Business Through Social Media @ Modani

Learn tips on design photography, how to build an online audience, convert content into clients, and how to style Modani’s best-selling products in this interactive presentation by Genna Margolis, creator of LA-based interior design firm, Shapeside. Refreshments will be provided.

11:20 AM - 12:05 PM choose one

Session 3A: Mah Jong Design Contest @ Roche Bobois

Channel your inner designer during this session and take part in an exclusive Mah Jong design competition. Easels and art supplies will be provided to guests on a first come, first serve basis, for an opportunity to design a one-of-a-kind Mah Jong pillow replica. There will also be a presentation on the history and functionality of Mah Jong, led by a Roche Bobois design expert.


Session 3B: How to Add Color + Mix Elements in Design @ Calligaris

Rona Graf, Design Principal of Grace Blu Interior Design, will present a behind-the-scenes look into the design process of her stunning Balboa Cottage at the Lido House Boutique Hotel in Newport Beach. Guests will have an opportunity to learn about outside-the-box design styles that make major statements, how to mix the old with the new, and how to take risks in this interactive guided session.

12:10 PM - 12:50 PM choose one

Session 4A: Design Beautiful Smart Homes @ Lightopia

Learn how to build a quick and easy Smart Home Ecosystem that provides a safe, economical and convenient way to live. This presentation will be led by Lutron representatives, Delia Hansen and Marilu Gonzalez, and a few lucky attendees will have the chance to win Lutron Caseta product in a blind raffle.


Session 4B: Color Forecast @ Farrow & Ball

As craftsman in paint and paper, join Farrow & Ball for the introduction of its nine new colors in an interactive discussion and inspirational piece led by local OC designer, Gina Hacken, of Gina Lauren Interiors.

1:00 PM - 2:10 PM

Lunch | Moderated Panel Discussion @ Stark

Gather for an unforgettable sit-down lunch and listen to an engaging panel discussion featuring Kelly Nutt, Amanda Malson, Tracey Troop, and Rick Campos, moderated by Carrie Williams.

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM choose one

Session 5A: Introducing: Decorative Art Panel Collection @ Famosa

Designer Alex Turco will introduce his new Decorative Art Panel Collection, now on display at Famosa Surface Studio. A perfectly balanced mix of beautiful photography and multimedia graphics coupled with hand processed materials, Alex's work brings an elegant art form to life conceived to lavishly style interiors and rejuvenate the concept of unique luxury and innovative design.


Session 5B: Interiors + Fall Fashion Week @ Modshop

Learn how different styles and concepts that debuted on the runways of Fall Fashion Week will cross over into interior design and make its way into the home.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM COFFEE BREAK

Join us for a coffee Break at The Shade Store. We'll be serving bite-sized desserts with a coffee/tea station.

3:10 PM - 3:45 PM choose one

Session 6A: Hygge: Creating Comfort + Simplicity @ BoConcept

This session will provide a first-hand look at the Danish lifestyle trend, “Hygge,” and how customization can create comfort with simplicity. Acclaimed interior designer, Laura Brophy of Laura Brophy Interiors, will lead a guided tour through BoConcept’s showroom, share some of her favorite pieces with guests, mingle during an exclusive meet + greet.


Session 6B: Luxury Audio/Video + Interior Design @ Bang & Olufsen

Explore and experience the defining standard in luxury sound systems and loudspeakers during this original presentation by Jurgen Praeger, store manager of Bang & Olufsen Beverly Hills, and learn new connections about interior design + sound. 

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Session 7: Sips + Special Screening @ Ligne Roset

Visit the all-new Ligne Roset showroom and enjoy a glass of wine courtesy of Regal Wine Company. The showroom will also be screening an exclusive film – “Frey Part 1: The Architectural Envoy”

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Check-out @ Cilek Kids' Room

For a chance to win one of two $1,000 shopping sprees to SOCO + The OC Mix, attendees must visit the check-out station at Cilek to submit their verified event program. Check-out will open promptly at 4:45pm and remain open until 6:00pm. Winners will be contacted via email on or before 10/12/2018.


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3313 Hyland Ave, Costa Mesa, CA 92626