5 Reasons to get excited about Yulespeak!


Happy Holidays!  I have to admit I am very excited about our holiday party this year! Why am I excited?  Let me count the ways! 1.  Cardinals Jersey Raffle! We have amazing raffle prizes this year, the best of which is a Cardinals jersey!!!  One lucky winner will receive the brand new St. Louis Cardinals […]

Selecting A Bathroom Vanity

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Design Speak team member, Jennifer Steward, recently went shopping with her brother to select the best vanity for his bathroom renovation. Jennifer asked a few good  basic questions to help select the  right vanity. What size vanity will fit in the space? If your space measures 40″, the 42″ wide vanity you want is not […]

Membership Renewal + Holiday Party RSVP!


  Choose your option below to renew now and sign up for the holiday party! Membership Renewal/Holiday Party Trade Member Renewal – No Event Ticket $35.00 USDTrade Member Renewal + Holiday Party Ticket $50.00 USDHoliday Party Ticket $20.00 USD

september “speakeasy” at Trattoria Branica


Wow!  September was a busy month!  With DesignSpeak taking on the reigns of social media for STLDesignWeek, we had little time to pull off our own event!  However, we had another record crowd at our “speakeasy” in Trattoria Branica‘s private event space!  Thank you to all who attended and thank you to Trattoria Branica for […]

august “speakeasy” at Frazer’s


August saw another fun & entertaining “speakeasy” event, this time at Frazer’s in Benton Park!  We had a great turnout and enjoyed fabulous eats from Frazer’s!  Thank you!! In addition, this month, we tested out a new portion to our event, freespeak, a pre-event discussion of relevant topics.  Our goal in creating freespeak is to […]

“speakeasy” words of wisdom

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DesignSpeak’s August “speakeasy” event was held at Frazer’s Restaurant in the Benton Park area. As usual there was a question needing an answer passing through the crowd. This month’s question was regarding Words Of Wisdom.  ” What is the best advice you have received or given?” Responses: Don’t fear the unknown. It’s OK to ask […]

Design 101: Embracing the Recliner by Kimberly Reuther


Ladies, we are going to discuss a topic today that you are very familiar with yet want to avoid at all costs.  Yes, I am talking about the recliner, a piece of functional furniture that is seemingly a vital organ for the men in our lives.  Unfortunately, not everyone has a “man-cave” in their home […]

july “speakeasy” at Araka


Whew! In the crazy heat of July, we had the foresight to go indoors!!  We had our biggest turnout yet, over 70 people, at our event  at Araka in Clayton!  Thanks to all who came out! What I love about Araka is the play on texture and neutral colors which is offset by the revolving […]

Networking 101


Networking. Almost nothing scares a recent graduate or a young professional more than the concept of networking, of breaking into or starting a conversation with a complete stranger “with an agenda”. Professors don’t explain this in college, but there’s almost nothing more important to a budding (or practicing) design professional than networking. Looking back on […]

June “speakeasy” at Rue Lafayette


Happy Summer!  I’m excited to announce another successful happy hour event last month, despite over 90 degree temperatures!  Huge thanks to the staff at Rue Lafayette for staying open beyond business hours and being so hospitable! So this month, we focused our networking efforts on recent graduates of the design industry.  I know it was […]

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