What to Expect at Design Camp LA: Spring 2022

Next week we’re officially headed back to the Santa Monica Proper for round two of Design Camp LA. This sold-out (!) retreat will bring together interior designers from all over as we learn, network, and create action plans to transform the trajectories of our businesses. We’ve also made some exciting updates with ample instruction time and more one-on-one sessions than ever. Of course, that’s all in addition to our three keynotes delivered by industry legends Jake Arnold, Brigette Romanek, and Eneia White.

Ready to start packing for Santa Monica? We’re sharing how to prep for the week ahead and get the most out of every event.


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The Format


Whether you’ve previously attended Design Camp or if this is your very first time, we know you’re in for an unforgettable experience. We’ve reimagined our spring 2022 format with new additions to foster lasting connections while always prioritizing education. You can expect small group welcome activities, private board rooms for small group sessions, longer lesson times, and three hours of guided implementation time to put action plans behind ideas. We’re also focused on creating an inclusive experience for every attendee. We have carefully crafted seating plans that allow guests to form deep bonds while sitting with someone new at dinner each night.

Another brand new addition is Kelli Lamb’s official Home with Rue launch party set for Wednesday night. Kelli will be joining us to sign copies of her much-anticipated book, and we couldn’t think of a better way to kick off Design Camp. If you’re curious about the schedule specifics, scroll on for more details.


Design Camp LA is brought to you by RueEmtek + Loloi + McGee & Co.



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The Schedule



Event Registration

Hotel Check-In at The Santa Monica Proper

Small Group Introductions

Keynote with Eneia White

Home with Rue Book Launch Party | presented by Emtek



Breakfast on the Terrace | presented by Loloi

Keynote with Lindsey Borchard & Anastasia Casey

Small Group Session 1

Lunch on the Terrace

Small Group Session 2

​Small Group Session 3

Keynote with Brigette Romanek

Headshot Happy Hour

Dinner on the Terrace


Breakfast on the Terrace | presented by McGee & Co.

Small Group Session 4

Lunch on the Terrace

Guided Implementation Time

Small Group Session 5

Keynote Presentation with Jake Arnold

Dinner on the Terrace



Breakfast on the Terrace

Guided Implementation Time

Closing Session with Lindsey Borchard & Anastasia Casey

Hotel Check-Out



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The Packing List


Throughout the retreat, vibes will be decidedly casual-cool.  Don’t forget to bring a jacket for the meals set al fresco, and a chic pair of sunnies if you feel so inclined.



Face mask

Vaccine card

Business casual clothes for daily sessions

Layers for added warmth as meal will be outside under heaters

1 casual dinner outfit

2 outdoor cocktail attire for dinners

1 outfit for headshot

Laptop + charger

Phone charger

Reusable water bottle



Safety Notes


We want every Design Camp LA attendee to know that health and safety are the top priorities. Please remember that vaccines are mandatory to attend, and boosters are strongly encouraged. Vaccine cards (or digital record) must be presented at check-in. We’ve also moved all sit-down meals outdoors to ensure open-air and ocean views.


Design Camp LA is brought to you by RueEmtek + Loloi + McGee & Co.


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Software We’ll Be Discussing


Looking for a head-start? Here are the tools and programs you’ll hear mentioned during Design Camp LA:


Studio Designer


Google Drive






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Our Incredible Sponsors


We are eternally grateful to our sponsors who helped make Design Camp LA happen. You’ll be learning more about why we love each one these brands, but in the meantime, we’d encourage you to have a closer look at their websites and offerings.


Rue Magazine



McGee & Co.



Design Camp LA at the Santa Monica Proper

Photography: Madeline Harper | Featured Image via Santa Monica Proper Hotel designed by Kelly Wearstler




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