The New Modernists Design Trail

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KBIS is proud to announce its inaugural New Modernists Design Trail, a new way of seeing KBIS with a focus on modern and trend forward brands and products. Brands were able to apply to be on the trail earlier this year and our team of three design professionals selected those brands they felt were best suited to help them create the modernist styles they are known for. Be it modern minimalism, maximalism or somewhere in between - we hope you’ll enjoy seeing KBIS from the Modernist’s point of view.


Beth Dotolo and Carolina Gentry 

NKBA Insiders, Beth Dotolo and Carolina Gentry co-founded Pulp Design Studios in 2007, growing the company into a major brand beyond interior design and with offices in Dallas and Seattle. With a forward-thinking approach to commerce and design, the duo has established a unique viewpoint that combines luxury design and a flair for the unexpected.

Today, Pulp Design Studios expertly encompasses the realms of retail, interiors, and product design, and the company brings a sense of adventure to the business of design.


Vanessa Deleon  

Vanessa Deleon, a New York based interior designer, product designer, blogger, brand ambassador and lifestyle expert. Vanessa's innovative sensibility combined with a keen eye for detail helps her clients' inspirations and ideas come to life. Vanessa's designs attract and inspire a long list of A-list clientele globally. Vanessa has been featured in numerous publications, books and TV shows and was named “Rising Star of Interior Design’ by IFDA.

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Julia Buckingham  

Julia Buckingham leads a new generation of world-class interior designers bringing her Modernique® chic sensibility to both residential and commercial design projects around the country. Julia’s unique design style, captured in her new book, Modernique, Inspiring Interiors – Mixing Modern and Vintage Style, her spectacular collections of licensed products, numerous high profile panels, show houses, and personal appearances around the globe have earned her the reputation of a rock-solid force in the industry.

For me, style is like the spice of life, when we mix a bit of modern with a touch of glam, it just makes things more interesting!” 

- Vanessa Deleon

Modern has no boundaries, it’s more of an emotion experienced through lots of color, texture and layering. To me, modern isn’t a style but a feeling you have while in a particular space and it changes constantly from room to room.” 

- Julia Buckingham

We define modern as a look that's personal, adventurous, and includes unexpected moments, like unique one-of-a-kind pieces and original art.” 

- Beth Dotolo & Carolina Gentry

Join us for more conversations about modern design and how to succeed at creating the coveted new looks:

KBIS NEXT Stage - South HallDesign Milk X Modenus Talks Lounge
KBIS Salon
February 19 - 10AMFebruary 19 - 4PM
Beyond the Trends:
Color is Relative
The New Modernists: Talk and Mixer
Sponsored by KohlerSponsored by Kohler
Moderated by:
Maria Killam, True Color Expert
Moderated by:
Modenus CEO Veronika Miller and Design Milk Founder Jaime Derringer
Vanessa DeLeon
Rachel Moriarty
Brynn Olson
Julia Buckingham
Vanessa Deleon
Beth Dotolo
Carolina Gentry
Julia Buckingham
The Leading Kitchen And Bath Design Event!

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