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.


DJ Shiflet & Victoria Dailey - Oak & Melanin

As a social-first agency, we use an analytical approach to conceptualize and execute dynamic campaigns designed to elevate social presence and capture audiences. We’re fueled by data, collaboration, and the passion to tell brand stories. We use this fuel to drive digital strategy, design award-winning creative, and surpass client goals.

 Our team of experts specialize in content creation, video production, digital and social strategy, and design in various aspects.


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.


Meghan Klein Photography

Natural light, unexpected moments and storytelling are what excite me. Nothing makes me happier than photographing couples in love, growing families and aesthetic environments. I love telling a story with my lens!


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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Lauren Essl - Blue Eye Brown eye

Lauren Essl is a graphic designer and calligrapher specializing in colorful, out of the box designs. Blue Eye Brown Eye, founded in 2010, is Lauren's business born from a passion for paper and named after her rescue pup, Olive, with one blue and brown eye.

While most of Lauren's work focuses on the wedding industry, she also teaches calligraphy workshops, and has traveled extensively all over the US (and even Paris) teaching thousands the art of pointed pen calligraphy over the past six years. Her reach has gone even further with three online calligraphy classes with Brit + Co.

Collaborations are also Lauren's jam, and she has enjoyed working with brands like Knot & Bow, designlovefest, Ted Baker, Method, and Society6 to name a few.

Born and raised in Texas, Lauren recently moved to Seattle with her husband and three dogs and is thrilled to now call the Pacific Northwest home. Currently, Lauren is: renovating a mid mod in Madrona, loving Washington wine, and probably listening to Drake.


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.