I was at the Kravet showrooms in Portland and Seattle last week to give presentations to Kravet’s top interior designer customers. Echo designs rugs, fabric, trim and wallpaper for Kravet and I was invited to talk about our design process and show everyone our newest home decor book Color at Home. It was my first time in either of those great cities and I had a wonderful time. The weather was actually spectacular in Portland, and pretty nice in Seattle, and I loved taking runs both mornings to see the streets, and get a sense of the architecture, waterfront and northwest culture. Even saw the first Starbucks at the old Pike Place market in Seattle – very exciting for this Starbucks coffee lover.
What terrific groups of attendees both days! At the end of the presentations we raffled off a few Echo accessories and Kristi Knott from Sunset Builders was one of the winners. She was very enthusiastic and sent us these two photos – one of her wearing Echo’s leopard print throw first as a shawl and another photo displaying it on her couch as a cozy throw! We loved Kristi’s enthusiasm and her creativity!
I also wanted to show one photo of the Portland Kravet showroom with some of the fabrics from our new Seychelles collection (look for this in 2011!) All in all, the trip was great though too short, and I hope to return someday and see a bit more. Next time I will have to plan a time when President Obama isn’t following me around, shutting down the freeways! Thanks to Ed and all of the staff at the Kravet showrooms who made my trip so enjoyable! -Meg