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KBIS and Modenus Announce Roster of Influencers for BlogTour 2018

Nov 14, 2017



KBIS and Modenus Announce Roster of Influencers for BlogTour 2018

Leading Design Bloggers & Social Media Influencers to Descend Upon Orlando this January to Discover the Best Trends the Kitchen & Bath Industry Has In Store for 2018

(Alpharetta, Ga.) – November 14, 2017 – The 2018 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS)the destination for kitchen and bath design professionals, and design resource Modenus Media, today announced the sixth official BlogTour set to take place at KBIS 2018, January 9-11 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. During BlogTour, 25 design bloggers and social media influencers will scour the KBIS show floor in search of the latest kitchen and bath trends and new product introductions, all while attending special events hosted by tour sponsors.

“BlogTour KBIS turns six in 2018 and continues to evolve each year. This year will be no different with exciting new influencers attending, including several from Britain and two from the UK,” said Modenus CEO Veronika Miller.  “Our influencers have the exciting job of reporting on the best new product debuts and trends in kitchen and bath coming out of the show. We’re very proud of the program that continues to grow and connect designers, influencers and brands through both social media and real life events.”

“Kitchen and bath design bloggers and social media influencers are incredibly vital members of our growing industry. We’re thrilled to once again welcome BlogTour to KBIS,” said NKBA vice president of industry relations Suzie Williford.

“BlogTour is a now a KBIS tradition and one more way that KBIS is the place for kitchen and bath brands and influencers to connect,” said Brian Pagel, senior vice president, Emerald Expositions. “We’re looking forward to working with and hosting our international bloggers who are new this year to KBIS, as well as welcoming new and veteran influencers to the show.”

Participating bloggers and influencers:

Claire Jefford                                        Creating Contrast Designs

Nyla Free                                               Nyla Free Designs, Inc.

Maria Kovach                                       Simply Stated Interiors

Christine Kohut                                    Christine Kohut Interiors

Carla Aston                                           Designed w/Carla Aston

Kristie Barnett                                      The Decolorist

Erica Islas                                              EMI Interior Design, Inc.

LeAnne Bunnell                                   LeAnne Bunnell Interiors

Sharon McCormick                             Sharon McCormick Design. LLC

Jennifer Stoner                                    Jennifer Stoner Interiors

Mary Douglas Drysdale                       Mary Douglas Drysdale

Carmen Maria Natschke                   The Decorating Diva

Sheri Bruneau                                      Get It Together

Elizabeth Scruggs                                Superior Construction and Design

Joann Kandrac & Kelly Kole              Kandrac & Kole

Lisa Mende                                           Lisa Mende Design

Liza Jones                                             Liza Jane Interiors

Phoebe Oldrey                                      Smartstyle Interiors

Jana Donahoe                                      Jana Donohoe Designs

Laurel Bern                                           Laurel Home

Mary Middleton                                   Hello Peagreen

Maria Killam                                         Colour Me Happy

Heather Jenkinson                              Heather Jenkinson

Sarah Wilson                                        Chansaerae Designs


Participants receive an all-expense paid trip and the opportunity to win additional trips and cash prizes through show coverage on their Instagram platforms. More information on BlogTour and all 25 participating bloggers can be found on

Connect with KBIS via our social channels; on Facebook at, Twitter at @KBIS2017 and on Instagram @KBIS_2017.

KBIS is owned by the National Kitchen & Bath Association.

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 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 & Construction Week®. The mega-event will return Jan. 9-11, 2018, in Orlando. Kitchen and bath brands that have participated in both shows can continue to choose to exhibit in the KBIS or IBS hall. One pass will provide access to both exhibits. NKBA and NAHB will continue to produce separate educational programming and special events.

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 & 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).

KBIS® and NKBA® are registered trademarks of the National Kitchen & Bath Association.




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