Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a Design Writer/Blogger/Host covering the latest products, news and trends in home design, decor, architecture and construction. Her show The Design Tourist airs on The Design Network covering brilliant design minds and unique design finds. Karen also is a contributing writer for Houzz, several design publications and the host of the home design series, Trade Secrets.

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From the Runway to the Room, Home Fashion Trends Fall 2014

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From the Runway to the Room, Home Fashion Trends Fall 2014

Designer Joe Ruggiero’s Latest Sunbrella Collection Struts the Catwalk Many of the  latest home collections stealing the spotlight at High Point Fall 2014 Market draw  inspiration from the international catwalk.  Fashion-inspired furnishings are a perennial staple in home furnishings and accessories but this season, designers surprised by pushing the creative potential of materials. The Sunbrella [...]

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TV Personality & Designer Candice Olson Shares Tips for Home Interiors

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TV Personality & Designer Candice Olson Shares Tips for Home Interiors

Casual sophistication dominated home fashion style at High Point Fall 2014 Market, held in October, with the latest launches embodying a relaxed chic both indoors and out. Perhaps no other designer is more prolific in this genre than interior designer and TV personality Candice Olson. She has built an entire lifestyle brand on casual sophistication [...]

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Dwell on Design NYC Explores Architecture & Design Solutions for the Modern World

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Dwell on Design NYC Explores Architecture & Design Solutions for the Modern World

 A Conversation with Dwell’s Editor-in-Chief on Good Design On Thursday, I head to Dwell on Design New York City  for a three-day “tete-a-tete” exploring the role of architecture and design in our modern lifestyles. The event brings together some of the greatest contemporary talents  in architecture, design, hospitality, public spaces and urban infrastructure. Hosted by [...]

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Join Karen LeBlanc, The Design Tourist, For Video Tips At High Point Fall Market

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Join Karen LeBlanc, The Design Tourist, For Video Tips At High Point Fall Market

Join me as I share tips and insights on how to tell your design story with video at the Surya Showroom during High Point Fall Market.    

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Upcycled & Repurposed Design Finds for Home Decor & Life

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Upcycled & Repurposed Design Finds for Home Decor & Life

Recycled & Upcycled Materials Make Fashion Statement I’m a huge fan of upcycled objects. I really appreciate the creativity and ingenuity that these designer-makers posses to turn outcast materials and mundane objects into things of beauty, curiosity and purpose. I recently discovered the work of  3 Green Sisters, an eco-conscious brand that turns re-purposed fabrics into [...]

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Tile Style Article for Orlando Life Magazine by Karen LeBlanc

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Tile Style Article for Orlando Life Magazine by Karen LeBlanc

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“Against The Grain” Winter Park Magazine Article by Karen LeBlanc

Filed in Articles, Homepage by on October 5, 2014 0 Comments
“Against The Grain” Winter Park Magazine Article by Karen LeBlanc

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Harlem Brownstone Goes Green for Actress on Orange is the New Black

Filed in Architecture, Home Tours, Homepage, Interiors by on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
Harlem Brownstone Goes Green for Actress on Orange is the New Black

Orange is the New Black  in the professional life of actress Alysia Reiner but in her home life Green is the it color. Reiner, who plays the role of Fig, the assistant warden, and her husband  David Alan Basche recently completed a two-year renovation on a Harlem brownstone that was literally an empty shell, vandalized and [...]

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SarasotaMOD Weekend Showcases Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Filed in Architecture, Home Tours, Homepage, Interviews by on September 25, 2014 0 Comments
SarasotaMOD Weekend Showcases Mid-Century Modern Architecture

Sarasota School of Architecture Movement Celebrated with Tours and Talks When you think of Mid-Century Modern architecture, places like Palm Springs California come to mind but Florida has its own noteworthy collection condensed along Florida’s west coast in and around Sarasota. Between 1940 to 1970, Sarasota architects were prolific in producing modernist homes adapted to Florida’s [...]

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Must See Design Finds at Decorex 2014

Filed in Art, Design Finds, Homepage, Interiors by on September 21, 2014 0 Comments
Must See Design Finds at Decorex 2014

This weekend, Decorex International 2014 opens in London for a four-day  luxury design binge that brings international designers and brands together to showcase their latest launches in the  luxury home interiors market. This year, Decorex  pays homage to Georgians’ 300th anniversary by embracing the era as the theme for this year’s event. Decorex classifies The [...]

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