Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thank you Daily Pilot!

Thank you Daily Pilot for posting our Designer Tag Sale. We know a lot of people saw it! So thanks again!

Look what Brittany bought at our sale!

Check out what fabulous fabric Brittany bought at our sale!

A belated Thank you to Greer's OC!

Thank you for posting our sale on the Greer's OC blog, sorry its a little belated!

San Diego Songbirds Shops our sale!

Check out this San Diego Songbirds blog to see the goodies she went home with from Refabclinic!

A huge thank you to Red Velvet Cupcake Company!

If you were one of our customers on Saturday, then you were one of the lucky people that got to sample the red velvet cupcakes from Red Velvet Cupcake Company. Even though I live in LA, I would definitely drive up to OC to buy them. Not to mention everyone flipped over them! Thank you again for providing such amazing cupcakes!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Before and After Shots!

Take a look at Keri's Blog, she posted some before and after images of the sale!

We had such a great time and met some amazing designers and wonderful customers. If you bought something from our sale, please send us pictures and add them to our comments section! If you came to the event, please let us know what you liked most or what you went home with! We will be posting images from the sale soon.

If you want to keep posted on our Designer Tag Sale events, check my blog for details!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thank you To Media!

Thank you To Media for posting our Designer Tag Sale on your blog! We look forward to having you at our event!

Raffle Gift- "Creating A Home" by Kathryn M. Ireland

We are pleased to have "Creating A Home" as one of raffle gifts from Kathryn M. Ireland. One lucky winner will take this beautiful book home!

Check out our hosts Keri's LOOT!

Here is a little sneak peek into our host, Keri Shrimpton's loot for the sale on Saturday! Remember to come early to get your hands on all the good stuff!

Raffle Gift - "The Find" By Stan Williams

One lucky customer on Saturday will win a copy of The Find, by Stan Williams! So make sure you bring your biz cards for a chance to win this beautiful book! See you on Saturday!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thank you Lisa @ The LA Times!

Thank you Lisa for posting our Designer Tag Sale on the LA Times Blog! We all appreciate it!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Thank you Richele!

Thank you for posting the Designer Tag Sale on your blog! And a huge thank you for the wonderful note cards you provided us for the gift bags. And remember the first 30 attendees receives a free gift bag!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Designer Tag Sale Invite!

Saturday, October 24, 10am-2pm

466 East 18th St., Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Vanessa Squared Productions, founded by interior designer Vanessa De Vargas and design editor Vanessa Kogevinas, is proud to present our second HIGH-END DESIGNER TAG SALE SHOPPING EVENT in conjunction with Amanda Malson and Jolene Ballard of Domicile Interior Design.


The Designer Tag Sale is an upscale interior designer yard/tag sale hosted by Keri Shrimpton that will feature over ten of Orange County and Los Angeles' top designers selling items from their personal inventories including small furniture such as side-tables, lamps, rugs, pillows, art, accessories and more at incredibly low prices! At our tag sales nothing is over $200, and prices run as low as $5. Lots of holiday gift potential!!


Domino and Sunset magazines recently held similar successful events.


The following interior designers are confirmed: Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise, Jolene Ballard and Amanda Malson of Domicile Interior Design, Zak Graff of Barclay Butera, Krista Ewart of Krista Ewart Design, Natalie Umbert of Atelier Natalie Umbert, Rick Campos of Christopher Tracy Interiors, Steve Jones of Better Shelter, Keri Shrimpton of Keri Shrimpton Design, Krista Browne of Krista Browne Designs, Dianne Kraus of Green Tangerine, Sabina Vavra of Madison West Interiors, Jonathan Lo of Happy Mundane, Gary Bates of Refab Clinic, Erica Islas of EMI Interior Design, Trey Russel of Aris, and Elizabeth Gordon of Elizabeth Gordon Studio.


Vendors include m[E] Material Environment, Richie Design, The Red Velvet Company, SMARTY, French American Wallpaper and Yelp will participate as a media sponsor.


The Designer Tag Sale also features mini-consultations and appraisals by designers, a silent auction, a raffle and more. Entertainment includes a bar, light passed appetizers and beauty treatments.


Gift bags are offered to the first thirty attendees including gift certificates, coupons, and other fun items. Any left-over designer inventory is donated to The Sheepfold (a women with children’s shelter). Entry fee is $10. Cash only; designers will not have credit card capabilities.

We greatly look forward to your participation and support!


Domicile Interior Design ; 714.552.8280; ;

Vanessa Kogevinas at

Vanessa De Vargas of Turquoise;

Keri Shrimpton of Keri Shrimpton Design;



Bio information:


Domicile Interior Design

domicile interior design is a full service interior design studio specializing in residential, hospitality, retail and commercial interior design and an array of home good products.  Domicile believes in forging meaningful relationships with all their clientele. Their goal is to create a home that reflects the client’s needs and personality through a unique and personal process. Domicile deftly blends old and new with a west coast influence to produce chic, eclectic and comfortable interiors.


Amanda Malson of Domicile has worked as an interior designer within the high-end residential and hospitality design fields in both San Francisco and Los Angeles for the last eleven years. Her experience has included overseeing the design and management of several multimillion-dollar projects and a position at the Los Angeles based design firm KWID where she gained valuable boutique hotel experience. Her signature style is based upon traditional classic principles mixed with a sixties and seventies modern era aesthetic pulled together by soft contrasting color palettes.  

Jolene Ballard of Domicile studied interior design at Iowa State University where she received her BFA. After working in Des Moines, Jolene relocated to southern California where she took a design position at Gensler where she completed many high profile office environments. Her ability to combine modernism and classicism while mixing high-end style with low-end flea market finds create relaxed, eclectic and stylish interiors that parallel her personal style.  Jolene is LEED accredited, CID certified and is the co-president of the IIDA Orange County chapter.

A native Californian, Keri Shrimpton of Keri Shrimpton Design pursued other career goals before returning to her first love of interior design.  Her passions for traveling and visiting flea markets inform Keri's style, which is best described as modern eclectic with hints of classicism.


Vanessa Kogevinas’s career in publishing and management has spanned over fifteen years, including positions at Architectural Digest and as a founding editor of Western Interiors and Design magazine. She is currently serving as a Contributing Editor for California Homes magazine and a new interior design-related website . She has recently founded her own consulting firm, Get It!, as well as VSP with designer Vanessa De Vargas.

Vanessa De Vargas is an LA-based interior and furniture designer who launched her Venice Beach design label and interior design firm Turquoise. She has been named an ‘up-and-coming designer to watch’ by Angeleno magazine, is a regular contributor to and runs a successful E-Decorating business. She recently founded VSP with design editor Vanessa Kogevinas.


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thank you Keri!

Thanks Keri for posting the Designer Tag Sale on your blog! We cant wait to host this event with you!

Thank you Megan @ Beach Bungalow 8!

Thank you Megan at Beach Bungalow 8 for posting our Designer Tag Sale Event! We totally appreciate it...Oh and make sure you check out what she bought at our last event!

Thank you Better Shelter!

Thank you Better Shelter for posting our Designer Tag Sale!

Gift Bag Items- Riviera Magazine

Thank you Modern Luxery-Riviera Magazine for providing us Riviera Magazines for our gift bags! Remember the first 30 will receive a gift bag full of great items!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Designer Tag Sale Invite!

Will be posted soon...please be on the lookout for it in the next couple days!

Christopher Tracy Interiors products to be sold at our Tag Sale!

Check out some of the pieces that Rick Campos from Christopher Tracy Interiors is selling! And remember our prices start at $5 to $200!

Look who's gonna be selling - Refab Clinic!!

We are very happy to announce that Refab Clinic will be selling at our Tag Sale. Check out some of the fun items they will be selling!

Raffle Gift from Barclay Butera!

One lucky customer will receive this candle and book "Living In Style" from Barclay Butera! So make sure you drop your biz card in our raffle area at the Tag Sale!

Thank you Jonathan at Happy Mundane!

Thank you Jonathan Lo from Happy Mundane for posting our Designer Tag Sale!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Save the date - Our Next Designer Tag Sale will be October 24th in Costa Mesa!

We are working on hosting another Designer Tag Sale, so please save the date for October 24th in Costa Mesa, CA (Orange County)! Vanessa Kogevinas and I will be co-hosting the event with interior designers, Jolene Ballard & Amanda Malson from Domicile. We are extremely excited to host another successful event! So please check back we will post more details soon!