Interior Design Business Retreat



JANUARY 12-15th, 2022


Owning and running a small business is challenging in any circumstance. Throw in a global pandemic, endless shipping delays, and an unpredictable real estate market, and it’s enough to tank even the most successful of studios. Now more than ever, your personal wellbeing and that of your brand should take top priority. Enter: Design Camp.

In an entirely new event, we'll be going more in-depth with more time to implement, consult and level up. A unique combination of star studded keynote sessions with small group breakout rotations, Design Camp LA is the first of its kind.


We are thrilled to welcome both returning and first time campers at The Santa Monica Proper Hotel. This boutique hotel, which sits just blocks from the Pacific, was designed by Kelly Wearstler with indoor-outdoor living in mind. This intimate and thoughtfully-designed setting will be the perfect backdrop for the transformative weekend we have planned. Our industry-first retreat is equal parts inspiration and implementation as we empower you to elevate your brand, enhance your systems, and design a working life that is balanced and sustainable.


Our goal is not only to give you the tools, but to give the time and space to create lasting personal changes that will improve your business and your life. The takeaways are limitless, but the most impactful are the connections made. It can take years to cultivate meaningful working relationships. Design Camp expedites that process with a comfortable and collaborative environment where you can ask those pressing questions and receive actionable takeaways from industry leaders and like-minded designers.Let’s make 2022 your most intentional, profitable, worthwhile year yet. Just book your tickets, book your stay (at a camp-exclusive discounted rate), and prepare for a life-changing experience.

with special guests Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors and Kelli Lamb of Rue Magazine.

The Schedule


3:00 Check in at The Santa Monica Proper

6:00 Opening Presentation with Lindsey Borchard & Anastasia Casey

7:00 Dinner on the Pool Deck



8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Keynote Presentation with Lindsey Borchard & Anastasia Casey

10:30 Round Table Session 1
12:00 Lunch on the Terrace

1:00 Round Table Session 2

2:30 Round Table Session 3

4:00 Keynote Presentation with Amber Interiors

5:30 Free Time
7:00 Dinner in the Restaurant


8:00 Breakfast

9:00 Keynote Presentation with Lindsey Borchard & Anastasia Casey

10:30 Round Table Session 1

12:00 Lunch on the Terrace
1:00 Round Table Session 2

2:30 Round Table Session 3

4:00 Keynote Presentation with Kelli Lamb

5:30 Free Time
7:00 Dinner on the Terrace



9:00 Breakfast

10:00 Closing Session with Lindsey Borchard & Anastasia Casey

12:00 Check Out

4 day tickets available for $4,800. Covid-19 vaccination required to attend. If vaccination is medically prohibited, a doctors note and negative Covid-19 test within 24 hours prior to check-in accepted. Tickets do not include hotel rooms. After ticket purchase, you'll receive details to book a room at the Santa Monica Proper at a discounted rate. Additional rooms will be released as needed. Design Camp tickets are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another guest. Design Camp and its hosts are not responsible for coordinating ticket transfers.

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Big Picture Operations

Client Processes

Design Presentations

Project Development

The Future of Social Media for Designers

Portfolio & Website Audits


All Meals & Snacks

Beverages, Wine & Craft Cocktails

4 Keynote Presentations

6 Guided Round Table Sessions

Interactive Q&As

Professional Headshot Sessions set in The Proper Hotel

Sample Client Documents

4 DAY TICKET: $4,880

full Covid-19 vaccination required to attend

"I had high expectations of Design Camp and they were far exceeded. I would recommend going to any designer that is wanting to take their business to the next level or just wanting to better understand the industry."

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Amber imbues a bit of California eclectic in all of her projects, but craves a design challenge and opportunities to show off her ever-evolving style. No matter what the style she is asked to create, each space designed by Amber feels cozy, eclectic, and unique.

Amber currently lives in Calabasas with her husband and business partner Mike, their daughter Gwyneth, and fur babies Penny, Billie, Stella, Milo, and Georgie (all rescue animals).



Kelli Lamb is the Editorial Director of and Co-Principal of RUE. Founded in 2010 as a digital interior design magazine, the concept evolved to include Rue Daily – a daily source for all things lifestyle and design.


In 2021, RUE released its first-ever print magazine, now publishing quarterly. Kelli lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and two cats.



A discounted room block of king and double rooms available to attendees after ticket purchase, available on a first come, first served basis. Additional rooms may be added, if available.

In an effort to make Design Camp more accessible for designers at every level, we have excluded accommodations from the ticket price. As a camper, you will have access to discounted pricing at the beautiful Santa Monica Proper Hotel. You can take advantage of those rates, split a room with a friend, or stay off-site and commute to the hotel for sessions. We are so excited to partner with the Santa Monica Proper Hotel for this event. Designed by Kelly Wearstler, each of the 271 rooms is a sun-soaked haven of relaxation and visual interest. It truly embodies the kind of laid-back luxury that Design Camp has become known for. The hotel and surrounding area will provide everything you need for a refreshing weekend—from the Eastern wellness inspired spa and Balearic outdoor restaurant to local shopping and cafes just steps away.