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Partial proceeds from this year's show will be benefiting "Donated Designs", a non-profit organization in Tampa that provides furnishings and design services to families transitioning from homeless shelters. 

Learn more about "Donated Designs" here

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Purchase Tickets & Event Sponsorships here


MEET OUR JUDGES:


Carley Ochs

Founder, Bourbon & Bowties

Straight from the South, designer and owner Carley Ochs started making bangles for friends and family after she discovered a market of fabulous gems and stones while she was abroad in Shanghai. Her design was to hand make souvenirs for her friends from the jade she stumbled upon while in China - from which, the first Bourbon and Boweties bangle was born. After an overwhelming response to her design, Carley presented her hand-made bangles to the heart of the South in a high-end  Charleston boutique. That day in Charleston Bourbon and Boweties made its mark and continued to grow as a jewelry line that will forever be “Made by Proud Southern Hands.”

Each Bourbon and Boweties bangle is hand-crafted in the Tampa Bay Area by one of nearly 200 contracted workers. Since August of 2012 over 800 stores across the United States have been ‘bowetied’ with stacks of our, now famous, arm parties. Amongst our famous friends, Bourbon and Boweties has been humbled with a new company of followers such as, The Lilly Pulitzer brand, Korie Robertson (worn on Fox News), Katie Couric (worn on the cover of People Magazine), Desiree Hartsock (worn on Extra with Mario Lopez), and country music recording star Jo Dee Messina (worn while singing the national anthem at the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby). Bourbon and Boweties has been sighted on the red carpet of the CMA Awards, included in the 2014 MTV Movie Awards gift bags and will be featured in gift bags for the next Grammy  Awards ceremony and the Golden Globes. Of course, we cannot forget all the incredible women who flaunt their exclusive stacks and spread the love of all things Bourbon and Boweties.



Lisa Gilmore

Principal Designer, Lisa Gilmore Designs

Finding inspiration through color, pattern and interesting juxtaposition of objects is what fuels Lisa Gilmore's creativity. Lisa’s interiors are known for being liveable spaces with a glamorous edge. You can rest assured that an interior by Lisa will either be layered with color, pattern, textiles or a mix of all three - resulting in a pleasantly unexpected outcome! Lisa discovered her love for art and color at a young age and was constantly surrounded by both. Lisa began her professional design career in Central Florida after obtaining her degree in Interior Design. Her career path soon led her to Chicago where she utilized her design skills at a prominent interior design firm. While in Chicago, Lisa worked on a variety of interiors ranging from city life condominiums to custom-built, luxury homes.  Upon returning to Florida In 2011, Lisa launched Lisa Gilmore Design to share her love of interior design and showcase her unique, creative aesthetic. Focusing on commercial, hospitality, retail and luxury residential environments. 



Nancy Vaughn

PR & Marketing Director, White Book Agency

Nancy Vaughn is a multi-passionate entrepreneur and principal, PR & Marketing Director at White Book Agency, an award-winning, full-service public/media relations, marketing and special events firm serving 'quality of life' brands, including: fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. Nancy is a devoted communications professional who believes in helping individuals put relevant, quality content out in the world. She excels at assisting media professionals and clients alike, and is called upon frequently by media outlets for her PR/business knowledge, coaching and industry connections. Nancy leads strategic PR and marketing campaigns for businesses across the country and her clients have been seen in/on: Forbes, Fast Company, InStyle, New Beauty, Style.com, Design Bureau, Luxe Interiors & Design, MSN Fitbie, E! TV, Refinery 29, The New York Times, Daytime TV, Dwell and more.  Twitter/Instagram: @whitebookagency @nancyavaughn 




MEET OUR TEAMS:

1: Nelson + Global & Arc|Com : Alice in Wonderland
2: Little Architecture + Contract Source, Buzzispace, + Patcraft : Nightmare Before Christmas
3: Studio+ + FMG & Ceramic Technics : Edward Scissorhands
4: ASD|SKY / Pabor Designs + Steelcase, Coalesse, Designtex, & Empire Office : Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
5: HOK + Herman Miller, Geiger, Maharam, & Workscapes : Beetlejuice
6: Campbell + Van Dusen Design Studio + Knoll, Knoll Textiles, Beaux-Arts Group + Filzfelt : Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
7: Gensler + Kimball Office & CF Stinson : Sweeney Todd
8: Create+Co + Koroseal & Tandus Centiva : Pee Wee’s Big Adventure 
9: BDG Architects + National Office Furniture & Wilsonart : Mars Attacks
10: Baker Barrios Architects + Teknion & Envision Lighting : Corpse Bride
11: Michelle Miller Design + FBI, Haworth, and Mayer Fabrics : Batman Returns

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