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Chloe Csadenyi-Benson - Gather Seattle

Chloe Csadenyi-Benson is an interior and architectural designer known for her bright airy aesthetic.    

Offering a range of services from kitchen design and consulting, to full service interior design, to creative strategy, and event planning Chloe loves working both independently and also as part of large collaborative project teams. 

In addition to offering professional design and consulting services Chloe is also the founder and creative director of Gather Seattle, a monthly gathering that aims to bring the PNW food and design communities together. Recently featured in CitineraryGather Seattle has become a platform for inspirational design, food, and business conversation. 

 
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Megan Gellert - Slice PR

Megan Swartz Gellert is Founder of Slice PR & Events, a boutique public relations firm specializing in the culinary, lifestyle and publishing space. Megan’s style and approach are informed by her own evolution as a reader, traveler and joyful eater. Bringing over a decade of experience, Megan has had the opportunity to work with taste and thought leaders in the food, design and lifestyle areas. Having the privilege of working with such creative and talented clients, Megan’s passion, enthusiasm, and never-ending curiosity drive her to create successful, curated campaigns that bring them the attention and results they deserve.

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Cassandra LaValle - Coco Kelley

Cassandra LaValle is the Founder and Creative Director of the lifestyle company, coco kelley. 

On her blog she acts as editor-in-chief, creating content and managing contributors to bring readers a strong mix of articles in the interior, travel and entertaining worlds. 

At the Emerald Studio, Cassandra is lead designer and art director, managing interior design projects and content creation for brands and individuals. 

Coming from a background in marketing and event planning, Cassandra established coco+kelley in 2007, and has since grown the company to be a nationally recognized online destination for inspiration by the likes of Martha Stewart, Lucky Magazine, and The New York Times.

 
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Melissa pack - anthera flora

My connection to flowers, funny enough, began at birth, when my mother named me Melissa—which means “honey bee.”

When I was 17 I got my first job as a florist at a tiny flower shop in my hometown of Edmonds, WA. Since then, my love of flowers has grown into a passion for seeking joy, beauty, & healing through floral design.

Clients have described my aesthetic as organic, effortless, and whimsical. My work is inspired by the way flora naturally occurs and thrives in the wild. I love how various elements of nature work hand in hand—from the honey bees connecting flower to flower—to the foliage and vines reaching longingly toward the sun—all parts coming together to create beautifully structured chaos.

In 2010 I started my own business in Seattle and have been working in floral arranging for weddings, events and retail in the greater northwest ever since. My work has been featured in Geraldine Magazine, Greed Wedding Shoes, and Junebug Weddings, among others.

As a designer, my dearest hope is to combine my experience and expertise with my clients' vision—together creating floralscapes that add an element of fresh, natural botanical beauty to weddings, events, occasions, and product shoots.

 
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Hayley Francis - Neon Doves

Hello, I’m Hayley Francis. I'm 5'2" like woah, my favorite color is green, and I’m a total sucker for creativity. I thrive on interiors, fashion, and hold an arguably unhealthy obsession with rugs. An obsession that started with my home, in which I have lovingly curated with vintage & Moroccan pieces from all over the world.

I’m a freelance interior decorator, stylist, rug slinger, and fashion blogger under the name of Neon Doves, a name that derived from my best friend, and old roommate, who I call Dove. She calls me Dove, so we’re Doves. She’s also a photographer, so it works out quite well. Neon was added in because shit, I’m pretty loud. Quite the mix, eh? I started Neon Doves five years ago focusing solely on fashion. Recently, I’ve switched my attention to more of a mix of fashion, interior, and obviously RUGS.

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Ellie Lillstrom - Photography

As a Seattle-based commercial, interiors, and editorial photographer, Ellie Arciaga Lillstrom uses her strong visual instincts and keen intuition to help her clients translate their stories into bright and brilliant images, reaching beyond what's found at the surface.

With her trademark style, a seamless blend of fine art and documentary photography, she is able to partner with her clients to capture and convey the whole narrative at work. Whether it's a carefully styled room, a commercial set in-studio, or a portrait session in a client's home, Lillstrom brings her all to each and every shoot. And maybe even a case of Pamplemousse La Croix, or two.