I just returned from one of the greatest weeks of my design career. I was one of the #designhounds covering KBIS 2019! Read more about KBIS and NKBA in the following press release and stay tuned for the latest Trend Reports!

Rachel Moriarty


Modenus announces leading influencers and new sponsors

Modenus Media, in partnership with the 2019 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), announces another first for KBIS 2019 -- the inaugural Designhounds KBIS tour which replaces the BlogTour KBIS.

BlogTour launched in 2011 and grew from 12 bloggers per tour to a group of 24 bloggers and social media influencers who previewed and covered all things KBIS. The new Designhounds network continues to reach online audiences of more than 1 million homeowners and design professionals and gives readers/followers front row seats to product launches, business and trend talks, plus dozens of special events at KBIS.

Modenus CEO Veronika Miller said, “The digital and social media landscape has changed a lot since 2011 and KBIS deserves to be covered on all important social media platforms. While I’m sad to end the very successful BlogTour chapter, I am thrilled to see how quickly #designhounds gained traction. Thank you to all of our loyal BlogTour legacy sponsors and new brands that have joined us this year for the inaugural Designhounds KBIS Tour. We look forward to seeing you at KBIS!”

The newly-announced Designhounds are:

The newly-announced Designhounds are:

  • Michele Alfano - Michele Alfano Design -

  • Megan Bachmann - Megan Bachmann Interiors -

  • Mitzi Beach - Mitzi Beach Design -

  • Arianne Bellizaire - Arianne Bellizaire Interiors -

  • Laurel Bern - Laurel Bern Interiors -

  • Maureen Coates - Luxury Transitions -

  • Pamela Copeman - Pamela Copeman -

  • Jana Donohoe - Jana Donohoe Designs -

  • Michelle Gage - Michelle Gage -

  • Shavonda Gardner - SG Style -

  • Anna Gibson - AKG Design Studio -

  • Patricja Hojna - Studio Hoyna Interior Design -

  • Susan Jamieson - Bridget Beari Designs -

  • Modenus - Modenus -

  • Jennifer Moreau - Moreau Designs -

  • Rachel Moriarty - Rachel Moriarty Interiors -

  • Lauren Pearson Rivera - Lauren Rivera Interiors -

  • Julie Schuster - Julie Schuster Design Studio -

  • Jill Seidner - Jill Seidner Interior Design -

  • Chanda Seymour - Chanda Seymour Design -

  • Stephanie Slifer - S Squared Interiors -

  • Veronica Solomon - Casa Vilora Interiors by Veronica Solomon -

  • Tamara Stephenson - Tamara Stephenson Interior Design -

  • Angela Todd - Angela Todd Studios -

  • Wendy Woloshchuk - Details Full Service Interiors -

“We are thrilled to welcome this stellar group to KBIS 2019. This fresh take on the BlogTour is one more way that KBIS and influencers connect at the show,” said Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions. “We’re looking forward to the excitement the Designhounds will bring to the show.”

Miller also announced the 2019 #DesignhoundsKBIS sponsors:

Learn more about the #DesignhoundsKBIS and #DesignhoundsKBIS sponsors here. Follow #designhounds for year-round updates.

About KBIS

KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA), is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for 50+ years.

Early in 2013, the National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced an agreement to co-locate the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) with the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nev. in February 2014 under the banner of Design and Construction Week® and both organizations recently extended the agreement through 2026. The mega-event returns to Las Vegas Feb. 19 - 21. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events although one pass provides access to both shows.

KBIS is operated by Emerald Expositions, the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States, with most of our shows dating back several decades. We currently operate more than 50 trade shows, including 31 of the top 250 trade shows in the country as ranked by TSNN, as well as numerous other events. Our events connect over 500,000 global attendees and exhibitors and occupy more than 6.5 million NSF of exhibition space. We have been recognized with many awards and accolades that reflect our industry leadership as well as the importance of our shows to the exhibitors and attendees we serve. More information about KBIS can be found at

About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show

The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show® (KBIS), as part of Design and Construction Week ® (DCW). With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in all segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the industry since the association’s founding in 1963. The NKBA envisions a world where everyone enjoys safe, beautiful and functional kitchen and bath spaces. The mission of the NKBA is to inspire, lead and empower the kitchen and bath industry through the creations of certifications, marketplaces and networks. For more information, visit or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).