Friday, June 13, 2014

Meet our Dwell on Design Community Correspondents!

We're thrilled to announce the next Polyvore Community Correspondents, barngirl and kelly-taylor. They will be covering the dwell on Design event in Los Angeles, California. They will be sharing the inside scoop on the latest interior design trends, sharing tips from special guest speakers, and giving you the first look at the cool interior designs.

dwell on Design LA 2014

Be sure to follow barngirl to get the inside look at what's happing in the interior design world. Here's a little about her.

Hi, I'm Lori O'Brien. I work as a psychoanalyst and screenwriter in Los Angeles. I'm passionate about interior styling and design, and have consulted on staging and remodeling projects. I'm also obsessed with animals, cooking and good books. I rescue dogs, horses, cats, birds and even an old goat!

Who is your favorite interior designer. 
My favorite designer right now is Karan Brady. You can check out her website at

What are you most excited to report back to the Polyvore Community?
I am most excited to report back on how environmentally friendly materials and design ideas are being used. There were a lot of green and energy saving ideas mentioned in the program and I am always interested in how we keep creative and artistic processes alive while being mindful of toxic substances and materials used in building and remodel. No one loves high gloss enamel more than I do, but I love looking into alternatives and thinking about how we can reduce waste and destruction of our environment.

What are some of your favorite trends you've seen on Polyvore?
My favorite trends on Polyvore have been the vintage and natural elements used in sets. Members have been so creative in using a new definition of "antique" in their modern and contemporary design. Also, I have noticed a softness and warmth added to many of the "industrial" and "loft style" looks.

Follow kelly-taylor to get the inside look at what's happening at dwell on Design in Los Angeles. Here's a little about Kelly.

I'm Going to the dwell on Design Event!

My name is Kelly, and I am fashion and interior design enthusiast. I love mid-century-inspired design, colorful interiors, luxury and Italian vacations.

Who is your favorite interior designer.
One of my favorite interior designers is Jonathan Adler. I love how he mixes patterns and incorporates color and texture into his design. His work is very chic, but with lots of playful elements.

What are you most excited to report back to the Polyvore Community?
I can't wait to report on the designers, new trends and the fabulous decor that I will see. There will be 400 exhibitors and guest speakers from top designers. This year's keynote speaker will be Stephen Burks, who collaborated with Missoni to create the most fantastic works of art. I will be very excited to see items from the dwell store. I use lots of their items in my sets, so to be able to view the items first-hand will be a real treat! There will definitely be lots for me to be curious about!

What are some of your favorite trends you've seen on Polyvore?
Decorating with accessories is very popular. Arranging accessories on a tabletop or a bookshelf, or arranging pillows on a sofa to create a 'scape completes the look of your design. It's fun to play with different looks and combinations of styles.


Quryous said...

That's freakin' awesome!! I'm so excited!

-Kurious on Polyvore

MarinaMarry said...

Really great! Congradulations on this opportunity girls. Have fun :)

Rene St Hilaire said...

This is such a great opportunity for you both, Lori and Kelly! Keep us updated and posted on your discoveries! Thank you, Rene

Keara Ramsey said...

WHAT!!!!!! WHAT!!!!!!!! OMGOSH HOW FREAKING AMAZING @kelly-taylor (totally my fav #imakeinteriordesignswithdeliciousfoodnamesandmakemehungryeverytime GIRL!!!!! ) and @barngirl your moodboards are so full of personality and detail wow such a fabulous opportunity YAY! <333

Keara Ramsey said...

~ kearalachelle on polyvore btw!

Mandy Dickinson said...

Congratulations!! That is awesome! You guys are going to have so much fun!! Can't wait to hear about it!! :)

RC Antiques said...

Love this news, congrats to both of you ♥
Best wishes, Linda

Ugeena said...

Congratulations to all, so exciting! Thank you Polyvore for recognizing their creativity.

Lisa Fenton said...

Awesome! Can't wait to see what you ladies come up with! Congrats!

Cynthia Lawson said...

Great opportunity for both of you. It is so amazing how Polyvore is supportive in creating these opportunities for its members!