In the Industry - October 2012

Celebrating With The Brand-Makers

During the 10th semi-annual N.Y. Home Fashions Market V.I.P. cocktail reception co-sponsored by LDB Interior Textiles and 7 West New York, and held at 7 W. 34th St., top suppliers in the home fashions arena met and mingled with Guests of Honor Judy George and Kim Salmela, creators of the Hotel Maison brand. Judy George is also founder of creative think-tank Judy George International and former founder/ceo of Domain Home. Kim Salmela is also president of Kim Salmela Atelier and former owner/co-owner of several retail venues. The duo recently signed an agreement with Divatex to add fashion bedding to the furniture and mattress products already in the boutique-hotel-look-at-home line. For more details on Hotel Maison, visit

Tony Casella, J. Queen New York, and Robert Weiss, Creative Bath.
Jessica Kreider, marketing manager, 7 W New York and Chris Collins, vice-president and general manager, 7 W New York; Philippa Gold, publisher, LDB Interior Textiles; Rich Yanowitz, vice- president, Divatex; Judy George, Guest of Honor and co-founder of Hotel Maison; Bruce Yanowitz, senior account executive, Divatex; Kim Salmela, Guest of Honor and co-founder of Hotel Maison; and Andrew Williams, owner, LDB Interior Textiles.
Marcia Wilson, Daffy’s, and Judy George, co-founder of Hotel Maison.
Michael Harounian, Ebisons Harounian Imports, and Satya Tiwari, Surya Rugs.
Sarah Kelley and Erin Decesaris, Wayfair, and Kim Salmela, co-founder of Hotel Maison.
Eric Hasper, Alysabeth Beesmer, Keith Bolton and Kayla McNeil, Soft-Tex.

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