Meet the Bloggers of Modenus 2018 BlogTour | Part Two
February 15, 2018
by The Finished Space

We introduced you to the first half of influencers who were a part of the 2018 Modenus BlogTour, at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) and International Builders’ Show (IBS), in a thrilling read here. Now, we’re delighted for you to meet the remaining bloggers!

Metrie had the opportunity to be a sponsor for the BlogTour, and various design bloggers were able to attend the Orlando show to share the latest and hottest design trends, including our Finishing Collections and Option {M}. Take look at their posts, as they share some of their favorite Metrie finds.

Claire Jefford

Claire Jefford, of Creating Contrast Designs, was named as one of the Top 30 Interior Design firms in Ontario and is the highest reviewed design professional in the Greater Toronto Area on the Houzz website. These are only some of her great achievements!

The Socialite’s Dressing Room which showcased interior finishings from our Fashion Forward Collection, designed by Amanda Forrest, was said to be one of Claire’s favorite finds! To see more of Claire’s adventure at the show, check out her video above, and read her inspiring post.

Sharon McCormick

Sharon McCormick is the principal designer of Sharon McCormick Design, LLC, and is known for her classical, and colorfully curated work.

During the tour, Sharon captured some gorgeous shots of our vignettes and expressed her love for ceiling treatments, like the vignette shown above, created with our French Curves Collection! Not to mention, she also revealed the ‘Wows & Nows’ of upcoming design trends this year, and you won’t want to miss what else she has to say about Metrie in a fun read here

Carmen Maria Natschke


Carmen Maria Natschke melds her passion for art, architecture, and interior design together in a digital publishing platform known as The Decorating Diva.

The award-winning visual merchandiser showed some admiration for the interior doors from our Fashion Forward Collection depicted in the image above!

Lisa Mende

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For over two decades, Lisa has been the principal designer of Lisa Mende Design. She is known for her bold and modern interior designs which offer her clients a timeless space. We’ve partnered up with the design extraordinaire in the past where she fashioned this exquisite Breakfast at Tiffany’s inspired bathroom.

Lisa expressed her love for The Weekender’s Retreat, designed by Cheryl Torrenueva, and shared how homeowners can create a custom abode that reflects their own personal aesthetic with interior finishings from our Collections and Option {M}, in a blog post.

Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole

Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole, of Kandrac & Kole, were voted as one of Atlanta’s Top 20 Residential Interior Designers by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Their recognition doesn’t stop there, as they’ve been featured on HGTV, The New York Times, and Southern Home Magazine to name a few.

The popular duo expressed some love for Metrie’s interior doors and explained how you can add value to your space with some architecturally intriguing doors on their blog! You can also listen to the intriguing podcast above to hear their thoughts on the latest trends they’ve spotted during the BlogTour!

Liza Jones

For designer and blogger Liza Jones, of Liza Jane Interiors, luxury grounded in tradition is the epitome of her style. Since 2000, she has continuously strived to transform her clients’ residences into spaces that not only offer beauty but also functionality and comfort!

Above, Liza is favoring our Modern Farmhouse vignette, and with that being said, Liza professes how homeowners can enhance a home’s beauty, all the while adding value to it, with our Finishing Collections, Option {M}, and Complete Pre-Painted Mouldings. To find out more, click here.

Jana Donohoe

Jana Donohoe, of Jana Donohoe Designs, is known for her recognizable design aesthetic of curating a “casually tailored living” space. For the past 13 years, Jana has been specializing in mixing elements of luxury and functionality to deliver quality, sophisticated spaces to her clients.

This time, Jana shares fond sentiments over Option {M} New Traditional. Head to Jana’s blog post to read more about her thoughts on our Option {M} styles.

Maria Kovach

Operating out of Madison, Wisconsin, Maria Kovach and her full-service interior design firm, Simply Stated Interiors, are there for each step of your design project. Her expertise lies in residential designs. From individualized rooms to an entire abode, Maria can incorporate those interior details that’ll make a space speak to you.

Mary Douglas Drysdale

Interior designer Mary Douglas Drysdale

Source: Modenus

Having obtained an education in Paris and New York for architectural and interior design, Mary Douglas Drysdale is one of the most published designers in America. Her repertoire of experience and talent has gotten her work placed on the covers of Architectural Digest, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Veranda, and various other notorious publications.

Phoebe Oldrey

Phoebe Oldrey is not only an interior designer and blogger but also the founder of Smartstyle Interiors. She is on a mission to curate spaces that are aesthetically beautiful, yet have function and practicality for the people who live and work in them.

Fun Fact: Phoebe even partook in a TED x talk in which she delivered an enthralling and powerful speech on how “It’s not about the Bean bag – The hidden power of Interior Design!” Be sure to check it out, you won’t be disappointed!

Mary Middleton

Interior design reporter Mary Middleton.

Source: Modenus

Mary Middleton, of HELLO PEAGREEN, is a freelance interiors trade show reporter. It would be no surprise if you saw Mary at some of the greatest and biggest European interiors trade shows. With her background as a trained interior designer, she uses her digital platform to bring her readers some of the greatest trends in decor and design!

Heather Jenkinson

Interior Designer Heather Jenkinson.

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Heather Jenkinson is an interior designer focusing on fashioning high-end residential homes and commercial projects, understanding the importance of tailoring a space. Hence, one of her favorite aspects of interior design is to work closely with clients in order to create a space that is reflective of their own personal aesthetics!


Now, that wraps up the influencers who comprised the Modenus BlogTour team this year. Meanwhile, if you missed our introduction of the first half of the ladies then click here, and be sure to check out our International Builders’ Show recap!