Saturday, February 16, 2008

las vegas, baby

Lions and tigers and couches, oh my.
Las Vegas World Market, International furniture show. Feb 2008

In hoofing thru a small portion of the 4.2 million square miles of showrooms (in my fancy "You by crocs" boots), I found some great additions for my store and my design repertoire.

I attended a captivating lecture hosted by Kelli Ellis of HGTV and TLC about ways to create a more comfortable shopping environment for your customers. She spoke solidly about the new trend of "do it yourselfers" and the educated customer. She gave me great insight on how to better serve and support both my clients and customers. Kelli reminded me that shoppers come in well prepared and armed with information on the products they want to purchase. "It just make me need to be a better store owner", I thought to myself.

Kelli can currently be seen as the new Season 2 designer on Discovery Home Channel/TLC's Clean Sweep. Creating beautifully designed rooms in the reality TV format, "Two Rooms, Two Days, and $2000", Kelli makes it look so easy. Kelli can also be seen as the featured designer on HGTV's Takeover My Makeover fixing themed rooms gone wrong!

I spoke with Kelli and she had this to say about me and my company:

"I am so happy and proud to give Invironments Design two huge thumbs up! Jodi has done a fantastic job of combining eco-friendly products with classic, beautiful design. I look to Jodi for ideas and inspiration for the latest and greatest green goodies! " , Kelli Ellis, HGTV and TLC Designer

Go to Kelli's website ( to get more information on "TheKellikit".
A great tool to assist with your home design needs.
The ultimate solution for space planning, color balance, furniture
arranging and room layout that puts you in control.

Below are a few new lines I fell in love with:

Knu: Sustainable, contemporary green furniture
With 6 distinctive eco-friendly veneers available, you have the choices you need to create a modern contemporary home or office workspace.

Knú Desk $1849

Knú Entertainment Center $349.00

Knú Side Table #1 $579.00 - $675.00

Invironments also welcomes Soho Concept ( and Sunpan Imports ( Two affordable priced lines to our showroom and website sales.

We also visited the brand new EQ3 store. The new flagship EQ3 store in LV made me even more proud to carry such a great hip line. EQ3 President Peter Tielmann states that the EQ3 consumers ( are most often) interested in modern design, with price points that fall somewhere between the lower-priced IKEA and the higher Design Within Reach. We could not pass up Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat to see the new baby dolphin. We were surprised to see lions and tigers too. They were super close, with just a wire 40" high fence between us and the king of the jungle. Exhilarating.

Talk to you soon,

Jodi Feinhor-Dennis