Meet This Summer's Best of the West
Our popular Best of the West program is back for another round in July 2019, featuring a brand new curated collection of designers and retailers that represent the “Best of the West.” Want to know what trends West Coast designers are scouting, what colors and palettes they can’t get enough of, and what materials they’re loving for next season? Get the inside info from the Best of the West! We hope you’ll join us for our featured event, the Best of the West in Design panel discussion, taking place on Sunday, July 28. Read on for a brief intro to each of our panelists, and don’t forget to catch them at market for even more tips from the experts. We’ll see you in Vegas!
Our moderator Nathan Turner is one of the country’s top interior decorators and lifestyle experts, renowned for his uniquely laid-back American high style aesthetic. A fourth-generation Californian, Nathan has spent many years in the Golden State and infuses his designs with every sense of its heritage, from sunny color and natural textures to bold, fun touches. Nathan’s designs always display a unique sense of layering, whether the space is a laid-back beach bungalow, a casual glam Spanish villa or modern country farmhouse. Nathan has shared his passion for design, travel and food in two best-selling books, Nathan Turner’s American Style and Nathan Turner’s I Love California, and been featured on the Today Show, Extra and CBS Early Show, as well as in the pages of Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, Vogue, Veranda, Domino, Food & Wine, Town & Country, Veranda, Sunset, House Beautiful and C Magazine.
Erica Bryen is the owner and head designer of Erica Bryen Design in Newport Beach. In addition to designing beautiful homes for her discerning clients, she is the buyer for the Designers Resource Collection at its Orange County location. Erica is best known for combining styles, designing custom furniture, and creating one-of-a-kind spaces that are always exclusive--no two projects will ever look the same. When it comes to style, Erica is skilled at mixing different materials, varying her techniques, and using bold color choices and artwork whenever possible.
Nicole Salceda is a Bay Area Designer best known for her bright and neutral California aesthetic. Her ability to put her unique spin on classic elements makes her one of the most sought-after designers in her area. Nicole's work has been featured in Rue Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens and The Haven List, among others. Nicole truly believes there is nowhere like home, and feels blessed to be able to create a sense of home for her clients.
Award-winning designer Shay Geyer is a co-owner of IBB Design in Dallas, TX. She often draws her inspiration from fashion, travel, the arts, and her family & friends. Her signature Shay Geyer Collection of fabrics debuted in 2017, featuring her trademark focus on color and pattern. Shay was also selected as one of five distinguished design talents to create the Portfolio by Nourison high-end area rug collection, available nationwide. Shay’s work has been featured in House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Modern Luxury Dallas, The Dallas Morning News, and many other publications.
Hilde Leiaghat grew up in Belgium, where she and her father visited flea markets with a shared love for discovering wonderful and unusual treasures. After managing four successful Pom Pom Interiors retail stores for over twenty years, Hilde and her husband, Reza Leiaghat decided to launch Pom Pom at Home as a wholesale business. Pom Pom at Home is a home textile brand that embodies that sophisticated, yet relaxed look that Hilde loves.
Stephanie Holdaway lives in the heart of Utah minutes away from Gatehouse no.1 Furniture & Design, a 10,000 square foot store and design studio where she is owner and lead designer. Stephanie and her husband/business partner, Doug are always down for a party, whether it be hosting seasonal design workshops or cheering on their 3 busy children on the ski slopes or dance stage. She believes that good design starts and ends with the final details through furniture and accessories, allowing you to truly love how you live.