#DesignhoundsKBIS Las Vegas 2024: Meet the Influencers

#DesignhoundsKBIS Las Vegas 2024: Meet the Influencers

Announcing Designhounds KBIS 2024! Meet the incredible team who will be sharing the latest and greatest in kitchen and bath design from KBIS 2024.

KBIS 2024 is almost here! This year, KBIS will take place from February 27-29, 2024 alongside IBS, The International Builder’s Show and will feature over 600 exhibitors with new expanded spaces.

Follow along on our hashtag #DesignhoundsKBIS to get an inside look at new trends, innovative products, design inspiration, educational highlights and most importantly the fun fromthe show and tour.

Register for KBIS HERE to say hi to the hounds and see new and exciting products, brands and more in person. There’s no party like a KBIS-Vegas party.

Get to Know the Designhounds KBIS 2024 Team!

Alyce Lopez

Alyce Lopez

Website: The True House

Alyce Lopez’s journey into the world of interior design was sparked by a transformative experience when she and her husband, along with their two small children, took on the renovation of a 1950’s rambler. With a degree in Liberal Studies, focusing on Spanish, Alyce has cultivated a unique blend of skills and insights that set her apart in the industry.

Her remarkable achievements have earned her recognition in numerous nationwide publications, solidifying her status as a prominent influencer in the Kitchen and Bath industry, notably within the KBIS community. San Diego Magazine named Alyce “Best Interior Designer” in San Diego, and she is a Top Ten Influencer for Designhounds. She proudly serves as an ambassador for esteemed industry professionals, including POLYWOOD Furniture and Revolution Performance Fabrics, among others.

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Ashley Ross

Website: Muse Noire Interiors

Muse Noire is a Charlotte-based design firm dedicated to curating contemporary global homes that celebrate culture. Led by founder and creative director, Ashley Ross, the firm reimagines residential and commercial spaces, journeying clients to the intersection of their own cultural heritage and Muse Noire’s palatable script of interior wellness.

Established in 2019, Muse Noire was born out of Ashley’s desire to create spaces that embrace people of color and make them feel whole when they return home. Recognizing the sacrifices individuals make to fit societal norms, Ashley believes in immersing high-performing BIPOC executives in a timeless and tactile environment where they can truly be seen and heard. Since its inception, Muse Noire has garnered acclaim, earning design awards and recognition from esteemed publications such as HGTV, Charlotte Home Design + Decor, Rue, SouthPark, Washington Post, Luxe Magazine, and more.

Donna Fedor

Donna Fedor

Website: Donna Brann Interiors

Donna Fedor-Brann is a residential interior designer and the owner of the design firm, Donna Brann Interiors. Focused on whole home renovations and specializing in kitchens and bathrooms. Donna brings creativity, critical thinking, and materials knowledge together with strong process and execution skills. Donna and her team listen attentively to their clients, discovering their unique style and creating highly functional and beautiful spaces. Donna’s main goal in life is to live in the present moment taking each moment as it comes. Her joy comes from being a wife to her husband Dan, lap swimming twice a week, working out with her gym tribe, and reading voraciously. Her design studio is located in Scottsdale Arizona.

Jaclyn Isaac Las Vegas

Jaclyn Isaac

Website: Doni Douglas Designs

Jaclyn Isaac is a 2023 High Point Market Design Influencer, COVERINGS Rockstar, and darling of the historic preservation community. She has led her firm to unprecedented success and notoriety since Doni Douglas Designs’ launch in 2017. Her signature blend of old and new has become a sought-after touch in both residential and commercial spaces. Doni Douglas is the strategic partner in design for some of the most beautiful buildings on the East Coast. Notable projects include SOLAIA Condos in Hudson County, Apollo Crossings in Melbourne, Florida, and private residences from Boston to Boca. Doni Douglas has been recognized and published in leading industry publications including Dwell, Arch Digest Pro, DesignNJ, Old House Journal. Her firm’s work has been featured on @kitchensofInsta, @luxe, and @ApartmentTherapy, and has cultivated millions of views and thousands of followers.

Jana Donohoe

Jana Donohoe

Website: Jana Donohoe Designs

Jana Donohoe is the Owner and Principal Interior Designer of Jana Donohoe Designs, a full-service interior design firm based in Littleton, Colorado, serving clients both locally and nationally. She has been featured in various local, national, and international publications. She was selected to be a holiday decorator at the White House in 2023.

Her portfolio showcases a diverse range of projects, from upscale residential spaces to chic commercial interiors. Jana’s innate ability to balance bold hues with subtle tones allows her to create spaces that are not only visually stunning but also incredibly functional. Clients appreciate her attention to detail and commitment to delivering spaces that surpass their expectations. Jana’s designs are a testament to her belief that color has the power to evoke emotions, create harmony, and breathe life into any environment.

Jennifer Burt

Jennifer Burt

Website: Mississippi Maximalism

Jennifer Burt is a multi-passionate creative entrepreneur pursuing a Master of Fine Art in Historic Preservation. After working in freelance production with stints in New York City and Las Vegas, Jennifer returned to her home state. She created the business Mississippi Maximalism selling vintage furniture and offering decorating services. Jennifer shares her 1950s cottage with her Doberman, Stella, and is slowly renovating their home in the college town of Starkville, Mississippi.

Joy Maier

Joy Maier

Website: The Aspiring Home Interiors

With an eye for design and a passion for creating beautiful spaces, Joy Maier is the creative mind behind The Aspiring Home Interiors. Armed with an arsenal of color swatches and years of experience, she encourages her clients every step of the way on their journey to finding the perfect blend of style, functionality, and love that transforms a house into not only a cherished home but a vibrant sanctuary. 

Joy also loves to share her knowledge and expertise through her blog and social media channels as she delves into the world of home decor, inspirations, & the latest trends with creative flair, enthusiasm, and wit offering an engaging perspective on all things home-related.

Juliana Ewer

Juliana Ewer

Website: J Squared Home Designs

Juliana Ewer is an Award-Winning Interior Designer, and the Owner/Lead Designer at J Squared Home Designs, founded in 2018. She is passionate about curating elevated, livable spaces taking into consideration lifestyle and each client’s design aesthetic.  

She is the 2023-2024 Vice President of the Houston Chapter of the Interior Design Society and serves as anIDS National Committee member. Juliana specializes in Residential Interior Design,  and Vacation Rental Design and is a vetted Architectural Digest PRO. She has been a featured panelist at the IDS National Conference as well as a showroom panelist. High Point Market selected her as a Design Influencer for Fall 2023. Juliana has been featured in LUXE, Forbes, Designers Today, Furniture and Lighting, Living  Magazine, The Houston Chronicle Design Section, and Voyage Houston. Juliana was awarded 5 “DOTY Awards” for IDS Designer of the Year in 2023, and 2 “DOTY Awards” in 2022. 

Julie Ann Bauer

Julie Anne Baur

Website: Winding Lane Interiors

Julie Anne Baur is the founder and Principal Designer of Winding Lane Interiors based in Cincinnati, Ohio. A member of ASID, IDS, Designhounds, and the Ethos Design Collective, Julie Anne and her team specialize in creating beautifully fresh traditional and transitional interiors. Julie Anne grew up in South Florida and graduated from Vanderbilt University.  After college, she moved to Cincinnati and studied Interior Design at The Art Institute of Ohio. 

In 2014, Julie Anne founded Winding Lane Interiors to bring her love of classic, comfortable, colorful designs to her clients. Julie Anne and her team have a beautiful design studio in Hyde Park near the home she shares with her husband and their three boys. She is passionate about the impact that good design has on people’s lives. She works hard to make this accessible to more people through her many years of volunteering with New Life Furniture Bank.

Keffie Lancaster Las Vegas

Keffie Lancaster

Website: Lancaster Interior Design

Keffie Lancaster, a true Sarasota native, is all about creative design and thinking outside the box.  She will guide you, step by step, through the process of your project. Keffie boasts a resume of work ranging from small advisory roles to interior makeovers to full-scale renovations and new construction.  Keffie joined Lancaster Interior Design in 2003 and took over ownership in 2020. She manages each project from design development to implementation and is involved in all phases of the job. 

Keffie has been featured on Suncoast View many times and has been published in magazines across the country. Keffie’s inspiration comes from a wide range of sources starting with her life-long exposure and involvement in the family’s interior design business and her extensive travels across the world. She is a lover of all things fashion and art and has experience in advertising, marketing, and hospitality.

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Kelsey Roberts

Website: Kindred Design House

Kelsey Roberts is the Owner and Principal Designer of Kindred Design House. Her warm, thoughtful approach to interiors has garnered her an array of loyal clients throughout Southern California and beyond. Kelsey layers found objects and family heirlooms with fresh, timeless design pieces, creating a relaxed yet refined interior. 

Kelsey attended the Design Institute of San Diego before joining a premier residential studio as a Lead Designer for 8 years. That experience, coupled with her lifelong passion for design, paved the way for her to launch Kindred Design House.  

Kelsey lives in San Diego, California with her husband, Isaac, and their two darling daughters. She loves to cook, play pickleball, and travel.

Kevie Murphy

Kevie Murphy

Website: K.A. Murphy Interiors

Kevie Murphy is the founder and principal of K.A. Murphy Interiors, a full-service design firm focused on high-end residential interiors. The firm specializes in everything from whole-house renovations to single-room design. In Kevie’s interiors, function dictates and informs, while beauty always transcends. Balancing both, in striking and elevated ways, is fundamental to her vision. Kevie believes that home is your memory maker, where your lifetime of memories are held. She conveys this in homes that are exquisitely tailored and highly personal. From the first moment, you will feel Kevie’s passion, enthusiasm, and desire to make people’s lives better.

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Lauren O’Donnell

Website: LO Design Studio

It took going to law school for me to truly embrace my passion for design. I quickly pivoted, quit law school, and dove face-first into interior design. I’ve never looked back. I went on to receive my degree in interior design while working for a home furnishings store. After mastering the art of furnishings and decor, I decided I wanted to pursue architectural design and expand my services to full-service design – and LO Design Studio was born! Since the firm’s beginning, I’ve hired a wonderful team and helped dozens of clients create their dream homes. It’s been an absolute joy!

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Lisa Mende

Website: Lisa Mende Design

As the founder and creative director of Lisa Mende Design, Lisa has built a reputation as one of the South’s premier luxury designers. She creates bold, modern interiors rooted in tradition. Antiques and vintage pieces, mixed with modern classics and original art are the hallmarks of her designs. Her portfolio includes an impressive array of projects from coast to coast and includes everything from historic preservation to new construction.

Lisa began a career in interior design full-time, working for a residential kitchen and bath firm. In 1998, she decided to expand her horizons and share her love of “livable luxury” by opening her firm, Lisa Mende Design.  And, when she isn’t working with a client or on the road attending a trade show, Lisa is at home in Charlotte with her husband, children, and dogs, Grace Kelly and Wrigley.

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Niki Conte

Website: Northshire Living

Niki Conte & her husband Chris together run Northshire Living, a complete home design & remodeling firm in Manchester, Vermont. She has been making observations and advising for as long as she can remember. While attending Massachusetts College of Art and Design for Sculpture, she worked selling imported rugs & furnishings for a Boston showroom. On a kismet afternoon, when the staff designer was out and a client needed help, she stepped in and has been obsessed with interior design ever since.

After meeting Chris, she relocated to his hometown, where she quickly fell in love with the town and the man. Their company, Northshire Living streamlines the renovation process for clients, handling every aspect of the home. She runs the design side, acting as creative director & principal designer, and together, they have transformed hundreds of spaces. Vermont Magazine, Kitchen Bath Business, and New England Living have featured her work. Also, she is an NKBA 30 Under 30 Alumni. Their most rewarding endeavor together, however, has been becoming parents, welcoming their first child last year.

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Nureed Saeed

Website: NU Interiors

Nureed Saeed is the award-winning founder of NU Interiors, a holistic design practice. She specializes in modern, unexpected interiors that invite a rich mix of materials, ideas, and global inspiration. With an extensive background in the fashion industry, Nureed translates that wealth of experience into her high-low design language that embraces both aspirational and attainable elements. Committed to expanding design equity beyond the luxury market, Nureed is an ardent believer in the love- and purpose-filled home. Currently collaborating with homeowners in California and New Jersey.

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Michael A. Wright

Website: Cleveland Kitchen and Design

An award-winning interior designer of residential spaces, Michael  A. Wright strives to enhance clients’ lifestyles and not just give them a new room through the use of unique designs and creative solutions. With more than twenty-three years of extensive experience, he exceeds clients’ expectations. He offers a balance of creativity, collaboration, and forward-thinking with a structured, organized, and detailed mentality. He specializes in honing in on the details to create intentional and purposeful solutions to the most complicated lives.  

Michael moved back to Cleveland Ohio in January 2023 and is currently purchasing Cleveland Kitchen and Design. His mission is to assist residential clients in creating timeless spaces. Whether classic or contemporary, Michael balances colors,  textures, and lighting to create a space that reflects his clients’ personalities and suits their design needs. He works in collaboration with his in-house team of craftsmen and alongside architects and builders to execute his vision. 

Sandra Diaz Velasco KBIS Las Vegas

Sandra Diaz Velasco

Website: EOLO A&I Design

Sandra Diaz-Velasco holds Florida Licenses in Architecture and Interior. She received her Degree in Architecture in 1995 from Universidad del Valle in Colombia. After relocating to Miami, she launched her award-winning firm, Eolo A&I Design, in 2008. The firm is licensed in Architecture and Interiors for High-End Residential, Commercial, and Hospitality projects in the U.S. and Latin America.

Sandra has won the ASID Design Excellence Awards five years in a row. Also, she has won the IIDA Bragg Awards for Interior Architecture and Design, and the Luxe Magazine Red Awards. In 2019 and 2023, Luxe Magazine was named to Gold List honorees. Architectural Digest, Florida Design, Modern Luxury, Haute Living, and Luxe Magazine, and more have showcased Sandra’s designs.

Since 2016, her firm has been a consecutive Gold Winner of the KBDN Design Awards. Design Center of the Americas selected her as “Star on the Rise” in 2015. An ASID Ones to Watch Scholar for Design Excellence, Kitchen & Bath Design News named Sandra a Top 50 Innovator. Her career as a Speaker at National Design events and as a Judge in Design competitions is positioning Sandra as one of the Leaders of South Florida’s Design Community.

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Sara Lynn Brennan

Website: Sara Lynn Brennan Interiors

Sara Lynn Brennan is an award-winning Entrepreneur, CEO, and Principal Interior Designer at Sara Lynn Brennan Interiors, the first and only full-service interior design firm in Waxhaw, North Carolina that specializes in Transitional Design. She and her award-winning team take spaces fromBare Bones to Beautiful by utilizing her exclusive, approachable, and stress-free design process, transforming and renovating homes from start to finish in Charlotte, NC and the surrounding area.

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Vanessa Francis

Website: Vanessa Francis Design

Vanessa Francis is the principal and founder of Vanessa Francis Design based just outside of Toronto, Canada. Whether a decoration or renovation project, she creates beautiful and functional spaces for her clients. Canada’s top magazines have featured Vanessa’s work – Canadian House & Home, Style at Home, and Canadian Living. Print magazines in the US such as Luxe Interiors & Design, Redbook, and the Wall Street Journal have also featured her. BlogTour invited Vanessa to KBIS in 2014 and 2017. She is happy to be back 10 years after her first event with the Designhounds at KBIS.


Stay tuned on the Designhounds Instagram for all the latest on Designhounds KBIS. We look forward to another amazing show!

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