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Trend insights, networking and education await you at Coverings in New Orleans

Welcome to Coverings 2020! I’m looking forward to an exciting few days in New Orleans! It’s one of my favorite cities to visit, and I hope you get a chance to enjoy all it has to offer, including some great architecture, culture, and food (Beignets and a good bowl of gumbo are a must!).

Photo courtesy of Bruce Starrenburg

Get ready to see over nine miles of tile, showcasing some of the latest trends in the industry. This year, you can expect to see:

  • Mixed geometric shapes 
  • Retro looks in bright patterns and colors 
  • Concrete looks with an industrial vibe 
  • Lots of large-scale patterns 
  • Precious/gemstone looks 
  • More gauged porcelain 
  • A mixed color palette of terracotta, sage green, classic blue, dusty orange and even blush pink. 

In addition to the tile and countless education opportunities offered at the show, this year marks the return of some show favorites, like the Installation & Design Experience, and Installation Demonstration Stage, along with some great new features. The Brand & Business Building Zone will provide opportunities to attendees to learn how to take their brands to the next level, including a headshot station, great tips and a video station, to make customized 30-45-second elevator pitches for their businesses. There also will be two great awards events happening, where you can cheer on your peers, and see some amazing design and installations with tile, including the CID Awards, and support emerging young talent in the tile industry at the Rock Star Awards. Registration and education are complimentary. You can learn more and register at www.coverings.com.

There’s so much to see, and I hope to see you on the show floor! Enjoy the show!


Alena Capra
Alenda Capra Designs | Website

Alena Capra is the owner of Alena Capra Designs, an award winning, interior design firm based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

She is a graduate of both the University of Miami, and the Metropolitan Institute of Design. Alena has more than 16 years experience as an interior designer, and is also accredited through the National Kitchen and Bath Association, as a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD). She has completed numerous interior design projects throughout South Florida, as well as in other areas of the country, including New York, California, Arizona, Massachusetts, and Minnesota.

Alena serves as the Industry Ambassador for Coverings, the largest global tile & stone exhibition in North America, and has held this position for the past five years.

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