Best Reasons to Attend DBC

Have you struggled with questions on how to grow your blog, website or business but don’t know who to ask?  Well, we’ve asked some of best in the business to be on-hand at the event to share their experiences and help answer your most vexing questions one-on-one.

Introducing Your Mentors at DBC!

Courtney Allison of  French Country Cottage
Jeanne Chung of  Cozy•Stylish•Chic 
Jana Platina Phipps of Trim Queen
Ruthie Staalsen of Ruthie Staalsen Interiors
Kristy Wicks of Kristy Wicks

You’ll meet your mentors during the conference to discuss any range of topics. This is an informal process where we’ll introduce you to our designated Mentors and encourage you to connect either one-on-one or in small groups on-site throughout the conference in many of the networking areas or lounges we have in the expo area.


Courtney, Jeanne, Jana, Ruthie, and Kristi may share their insights on any number of topics including:

  • How to navigate the conference: learn more about the brands exhibiting at the conference and find out how to build a collaborative relationship between you, the brands and sponsors of the conference.
  • Share their career stories from the beginning of the business, blog or brand and discuss experiences that were helpful although they may not have realized them at the time they were occurring.
  • Describe the most challenging moment in their career and how they handled it.
  • Exchange and discuss potentially useful blogs, websites, or tools in building your business or brand.
  • What keeps your Mentor up at night regarding her business or brand or blog?
  • Share some of the “unwritten rules” they’ve observed or learned about success in this industry.
  • Mentor blog tour veterans: The value of being an influencer in the industry and participating in the Markets.

Here’s why it’s a great investment of your time and money to attend.

Carla Aston , a past attendee of DBC and who is also attending again this year,  gives her most compelling reasons  on why she participates at DBC.

Carla Aston, Designed w/Carla Aston

Carla Aston and her friends at a DBC after party last year.

design bloggers conference – should you go?

As time gets closer to the Design Bloggers Conference in March, you might be asking yourself this question.

“Should I go? Is it worth the trip?”

I’m sharing some of my takeaways from last year here today, and how they have impacted my interior design business and design blog. Read the entire post.




Hope we’ll see you in LA!



  1. Dayna Hairston on February 23, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Thank you ladies for offering to share your knowledge, experience and success stores! I can’t wait to meet you all! See you soon. The countdown is on!

  2. Luba on February 23, 2018 at 11:52 am

    Dayna, we look forward to meeting you in a few days!

    It is such a pleasure to know and work with this group of accomplished women– we think you’ll adore Courtney, Jeanne, Jana, Ruthie, and Kristy!