September 19, 2019

Design Summit Wrap Up

The HBA welcomed more than 150 attendees to the first Design Summit on Thursday, September 19th.

Panelists Mary DeWalt, Jennifer Kopas and David Webber each gave a presentation on their area of expertise, followed by a Q&A with the audience. Annmarie Diaz of The Right Stage Building and Remodeling moderated the event.

There were many takeaways focused on residential design trends across architecture, interior design, and kitchen/bath and custom cabinetry. Mary DeWalt, interior designer and owner of Mary DeWalt Design shared profiles of different buyer personas, as well as color trends for 2020.

Architect David Webber of Webber + Studio discussed the role of designers, architects and other industry professionals with regard to trends when advising customers. He also touched on four categories of design styles, in addition to “fashion-based trends.”

Jennifer Kopas from Lavish Kitchen + Baths highlighted the ‘relationships first’ model, customizations and design trends as they relate to kitchens, bathrooms and custom cabinetry.

The Summit was followed by a lively happy hour. Thank you again to all the attendees and sponsors of this inaugural event.