After two days of inspiration, creation, and innovation, there’s only one logical question to sum up the American Made workshop: What’s next?
That was the topic tackled by a team of five of the top names in the blogging world in the last panel of our event. Editor-in-Chief of Martha Stewart Living Pilar Guzman hosted the roundtable discussion of what’s on the horizon for food, design and lifestyle bloggers.
“For food trends, I’m seeing a lot more natural styling. When food is heavily styled, it may make a magazine look good and pretty, but it doesn’t make people want to cook.” -Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen
“I’m seeing a return to color in decor. Strong colors like bright pink or fucshia. I think people were depressed and scared a few years ago, and when you’re scared, you don’t take risks. Color is a risk. But now these are risks people are willing to take.” -Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan of Apartment Therapy
“I look a lot at the actual design of blogs, and I’m seeing a lot more joy, more sparkle in blog design. It’s a more definitive step in the blog itself.” -Stacy Morrison of BlogHer
“People putting type on their photos! It’s the thing, and it’s doing really well on Pinterest.” -Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom
“DIY is now its own vertical. And I’m excited to see that the people, the innovators are not a specific demographic — it’s a psychographic. These are all people who want to make their life more beautiful and fun. More people are creating their own worlds.” -Erica Domesek of P.S. - I Made This