Earlier this month at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, we had the distinct pleasure of partnering with performance fabric leader Ultrasuede® in our first Design Bloggers Conference. The Design Bloggers Conference specifically focuses on the interests of interior design bloggers, interior designers using content to build their businesses and personal brands, brands leveraging the web and blogger networks, and any design professional seeking to learn more about using social and other digital content for branding, connecting, or e-commerce. Here are the fun highlights from contributor Leslie Newby of Work the Brand.

Minx wing sofa in Ultrasuede orchid, Origami pouf in Ultrasuede sunset, Cruise chair in Ultrasuede sunset, Tetra 02-20 tables ottomans

Cielo lounge in Ultrasuede amethyst

Knowing conference attendees would need a break from all that learning, Design Bloggers Conference invited award-winning product designer Tina Nicole, known as “Chief Risk-taker” at Nathan Anthony®, who collaborated with Ultrasuede® to create a chic lounge area.


Tina’s color story for the lounge was off-the-charts fun, making the #nafurnitureXultrasuede collaboration really pop, especially when paired with the stylish crowd, like Jana Platina-Phipps of Trim Queen.


The best part of the conference was meeting new and familiar faces from the design industry.


Helen Brier of Ultrasuede® and Tina Nicole of Nathan Anthony® enjoyed meeting and learning the amazing international success story of Elaina and Susanna (sisters) from Design 4 Corners. Hope to see you again soon ladies!


We asked Heather Redding of Towne & Main Interiors why she attended, and this go-getter and founder of the Texas-based residential and commercial interior design firm said it was to adopt new tools she needs for growing her business. We wish you every success, Heather!


And how could we resist snapping a photo of the lovely Sara Noble from Noble Designs. She not only flew in from Kansas and possibly had the best-looking marketing materials, but her chic wardrobe was also perfectly color-coordinated with the lounge – especially Nathan Anthony’s Cruise chair, covered in Ultrasuede HP color Sunset.


Design legend, bon vivant and longtime friend to the Ultrasuede® brand, Jamie Drake of Drake/Anderson in NYC was the opening night’s keynote speaker. It happened to be the same evening as the Academy Awards, so of course Jamie had to pay tribute with the most awesome, Oscar-worthy jacket.



Recording the 200th episode of his business-focused podcast The Chaise Lounge from the conference, intrepid host Nick May found our space to be the perfect setting to capture the musings of several industry movers and shakers. Don’t miss his onsite interviews, including with designers Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason of Aphrochic, artist Aviva Stanoff, with Caroline Hipple, president of Norwalk Furniture, Recipe for Press author Amy Flurry, and of course Tina Nicole (above).



We’re happy to report the winner of the #nafurnitureXultrasuede giveaway  – eligible to customize a Nathan Anthony Origami pouf in any of 97 Ultrasuede HP colors –  is Jeanne Chung, talented founder of the Cozy Stylish Chic blog, interior design firm and home furnishings retail store in Pasadena’s burgeoning design district.

Origami poufs in Ultrasuede pink ribbon, welt in Ultrasuede sunset


That’s a fitting wrap to a fun collaboration, along with a toast to future opportunities for working together. Especially when there are no worries if the wine spills.


Interior designers ask for Nathan Anthony® and Ultrasuede® by name, because they count on both brands to deliver consistent top quality product. When paired together it’s a match made in Heaven.

To learn more about the Beautiful Possibilities of Ultrasuede® on Nathan Anthony furniture, please request a complimentary brochure and swatches by writing Helen Brier, Sales and Marketing Manager, h.brier@toray-intl.com.

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Contributing photo credits: Leslie Newby, WorkTheBrand