… Without a doubt, I absolutely love the relationships built over the last year on Instagram. While most of my new friends are still “virtual”, I have met a few of these amazing folks in person – and each one was even more fabulous in real life. A few months ago I began tossing the idea around of organizing an event here in Potomac for local IG’ers so that we could connect in person. But as usual, spring was crazy busy and the gathering always ended up on the back burner. Late this summer, when Kelly @thegreenspringhome sent a DM to a handful of us asking if we would like to arrange a meetup, I jumped at the chance to host.
Our Amazing Guests
- Areizo @andersonhomedesign. Areizo is a realtor and designer. In addition, she is the co-owner of @thefurniturefairies.
- Christian @christiandawdesign. Christian is an attorney and interior designer on the side.
- Cristina @cristinacalvertsignature. Cristina is a nationally recognized wedding planner. Learn more about Cristina at ccsweddings.com.
Truffles on ghost chairs. Photo via @cristinacalversignature
- Deana @handmadesanctuary. Deana focuses on interior design, DIY and lifestyle content. Visit her gift shop at handmadesanctuary.com.
- Denise @happyhautehome. Denise shares interior design and lifestyle inspiration on Instagram.
- Everett @jeschramarchitect. Based in Baltimore, Everett is an architect at jeschram.com.
Everett, Kristen, and Kellie
- Homaira @luxurylivingdc. Hamaira is a real estate agent with TTR Sotheby’s International Realty at garrisonbreck.com.
- Holly @district_design_. Holly is a northern Virginia based real estate agent. You can find Holly at hollyrasmussenrealty.com.
Our kitchen. Photo via Holly @district_design_
- Jen @greensprucedesigns. Jen is a furniture redesigner and product stylist. Visit Jen’s shop at Sweet Clover Barn.
- Kate @kateabtdesign. Kate is a Maryland based interior designer. See Kate’s work at kateabtdesign.com.
- Kate @mirajeandesigns. Kate is a textile designer and the founder of Mira Jean Designs.
Brady and Griffin. Photo via Kate @mirajeandesigns
- Kellie @billetcollins. Kellie’s studio, Billet Collins, specializes in hand painted, custom, and limited edition patterns for the home. Learn more about Kellie at billetcollins.com.
- Kelly @thegreenspringhome. Kelly is a blogger sharing interior design and home decor inspiration. Kelly’s blog is at thegreenspringhome.com.
- Kristen @pursuingvintage. Kristen owns a vintage, decor and art boutique in Falls Church and on Etsy.
A cool spot on a hot day. Photo via @mk_interiors_
- Michelle @michellesolobay. Michelle focuses on interior styling and staging while sharing travel and home decor.
- Molly Kay @mk_interiors_. Molly Kay is an interior designer and stylist. For more on Molly Kay, go to mkinteriors.org.
- Sarah @sarahsarna. Sarah is an interior designer and author at SarahSarna.com.
Mums the word! Photo via Sarah @sarahsarna
And a few more…
Since it was almost 90 degrees outside, the fall flowers came inside. These mums were the takeaway for our guests.
Because, when our friends take the decor home there is a lot less cleanup!
The bonus of inviting talented and creative guests into your home? Thoughtful, unique hostess gifts!
And, of course, they are beautifully presented!
It’s a wrap!
Last photo, the poolhouse at the end of a beautiful day.
Finally, a big thank you to all of my amazing IG friends. It was a wonderful day filled with lots of #instalove.