Besides interior design, forming relationships is a passion of mine. Over the 6 years Kandrac & Kole Interior Designs, Inc. has been in business, we have been extremely fortunate to have met and created friendships with other designers, vendors, coaches and a few “famous” people.
We love Kerry Howard who is known by his friends as “Big Daddy”. He was recently in a 12 page spread in the September Issue of Traditional Home and is now part of the reality show Design Wars on HGTV which was shot in Atlanta
We met Tom Sullivan at a charity function and became fast friends. You may remember him from Star 94 as a big part on the Steve & Vicki Show. Tom now spends most of his time hosting events for Fortune 500 companies and Charities. Check him out on http://www.tomonair.com
We met David Shepherd through Designing Profits an annual conference to provide business and financial strategies to interior designers. He also founded BPN (which we were members of) which is an elite group of designers from coast to coast who come together twice a year to share their “best practices” – http://www.bodconference.com
This is Shane Meder of Black Sheep Interiors, an Atlanta based interior designer. He has won numerous Designers’ Choice awards from the Atlanta design community. The work of Black Sheep Interiors has been featured in national magazines such as Southern Living and Better Homes & Gardens.
Don Schoenberger is a principal at Black Sheep Interiors as well and handles the administrative and business side of things. He is a big guy with a big heart!!
The sponsor for our table at the DIFFA event was Insidesign. Here we are with one of the owners, Seth Pennington. Insidesign’s Atlanta showroom in the Perimeter area displays a wide variety of breathtaking custom wood products such as cabinets, flooring, doors and millwork.
This is Tom Koetter, the founder of Koetter Woodworking . 2009 marked Koetter Woodworking’s 50th Anniversary as a family owned and operated business. Koetter services cabinet and furniture manufacturers, architectural millwork distributors, lumber yards and wood flooring distributors. We visited the Koetter operation in Indiana as a sponsored trip through Insidesign.
And finally, here is Justin Childers a young and very talented designer in Atlanta who we were fortunate to work with at Christmas at Callanwolde last year. Justin says “I eat sleep and breathe interior design. When I am not doing that I am spending time with my family, friends or my A-Man. Basically…I love life and make the most of the moments God gives me!!
I hope you enjoyed meeting some of our friends, or “boyfriends” I should say.
“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” ~Marcel Proust