Panelists Announced For Vegas Market Educational Program

Las Vegas Market announced that four leading interior designers – Aimee Wertepny, Britany Simon, Denise Morrison, and Marie Flanigan – are principal panelists for its popular “Ahead of the Curve” educational program, a proprietary home furnishings forecast presented in partnership with Luxe Interiors + Design at the Summer 2019 Las Vegas Market, running July 28 – Aug. 1, 2019.

“Las Vegas Market is delighted to partner with these leading designers to offer attendees a look at what’s trending in the West Coast home décor and design world,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “For the third straight year, we are delighted to welcome Luxe Interiors + Design as our program sponsor and moderator of the panel discussion.”

“Ahead of the Curve” will be held on Monday, July 29, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Building B’s WorldView on Sixteen. Kathryn Given, senior design and market editor for Luxe Interiors + Design, will moderate a panel discussion with the four well-known interior designers who will share their insights and opinions about the hottest new directions and designs in home furnishings.

Marie Flanigan is the principal designer at Houston-based Marie Flanigan Interiors. She is an award-winning interior designer whose passion and achievements in design have positioned her as one of the nation’s top designers. As a classically trained and practiced architect, Flanigan unlocks a unique level of depth through her mutual consideration of interior and structure; her homes revealing the magic that transpires when each is made to augment the other. Her trademark style is evident through the sophisticated use of color, texture, and light, and every home she designs receives her personal signature of timeless elegance and innovative simplicity. Learn more about Marie Flanigan Interiors at

Britany Simon is the principal designer at Arizona-based Britany Simon Design House. Her experience spans across an array of projects – from large-scale commercial renovations to whole home makeovers and budget-friendly builds. Simon began her professional career working for some of the top design firms in Arizona where she worked on new residential homes, specializing in both kitchen and bath design, from conception to completion throughout the entire construction process. In 2010, she founded Britany Simon Design House – a full-service design firm. The signature style and unmatched execution of BSDH has garnered a notable client roster with projects all over the country. For more information, visit

Denise Morrison is the founder and principal designer at California-based Denise Morrison Interiors. Morrison studied at Cal State Fullerton, where she learned her trademark design principle: tension. She believes that this tension and balance between design elements sets the framework for unforgettable design. Learn more about Denise Morrison Designs at

Aimee Wertepny founded Chicago-based PROjECT – all indie rock, now-or-never sweat and stamina – nearly 10 years ago after realizing the “solo gig” wasn’t for her. On her watch, PROjECT is based in textural detail, organic influence and the art of visual surprise. Travel and charity fill her spirit, but as all for the one ethos of the studio, Wertepny is the irrepressible 90’s girl who takes the side entrance instead of waiting in line. For additional information about PROjECT, visit

Prior to the seminar, the designers will scout the Las Vegas Market showrooms to identify their favorite trends and products. During the presentation, they will discuss their top picks and describe the items, why they selected them, what trends are emerging and how they would incorporate each into a room. A complete list of all the designers’ selections, along with showroom locations, will be provided at the close of the seminar session, so that attendees can see all the resources first-hand. Program attendees will receive .15 CEU.

Author: Sally James

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