Leslie Carothers is a 39 year veteran of the home furnishings and interior design industry. She started her business, Savour Partnership, 19 years ago and pioneered the use of social media and influencer marketing within the home furnishings and interior design industries.
She has worked on digital marketing and influencer marketing initiatives with every industry stakeholder – furniture manufacturers, furniture retailers, national shelter magazine publishers, software providers, national tradeshows, and interior designers.
She was co-editor of the consumer facing lifestyle magazine, Seasonal Living Magazine, and also provides overall strategy, implementation and amplification services for both brands and interior designers on all aspects of their digital and influencer marketing activities and their 24/7 revenue generating initiatives.
Some of her clients have included Meredith Corporation, Cargill’s BiOH Polyols division, The New Traditionalists, Casa Marron, Be Outspoken, World Market Center Las Vegas, ICFF, Hadley Court, Rebecca Reynolds, Sharon Sherman, Mitzi Beach, John Kelsey and Sally Wilson of Wilson Kelsey Design, Laura and Cliff Muller of Four Point Design Build, Sharon Sherman and many others.
Leslie runs a vibrant Facebook Group for interior designers, Design Wealth, to help interior designers understand all aspects of passive income creation, including how to drive traffic to their websites and blogs. Issues of industry interest are also discussed at length. To Request To Join: http://facebook.com/groups/designwealth.
She is also the owner of the Clubhouse Club, #DesignCoffeeChat, where the furniture and interior design industry gathers informally every Saturday morning at 10 am ET to discuss what’s on their minds. To join: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/club/design-coffee-chat
Leslie was named by Home Furnishings News Magazine as one of the Top 40 Most Inspiring Women In Home. In addition, she was voted in by her peers as one of Modenus’ Top 50 Influencers In The World of Interior Design for 2020 and named as one of the Top 200 Influencers in Interior Design for 2021.
Leslie is a well-known speaker, having keynoted Lightovation at Dallas Market twice, as well as the Interior Design Society’s national conference. She has spoken at the prestigious Design Influencers Conference, the Antiques and Design Center at #HPMKT ,World Market Center Las Vegas, the Bold Summit, and has been a member of many panels at the National Kitchen and Bath Industry show.
Her well regarded blog on her business website, https://www.savourpartnership.com/blog, gives interior designers many tips for how to uplevel their business.
In 2021, Leslie was featured as an influencer on Forbes.com, and for 9 years, she wrote Furniture Today’s *Retail Ideas* blog. Leslie writes extensively on digital marketing for other publications and has also been quoted in and/or featured in many other articles in trade publications on all facets of branding and driving sales conversions through digital marketing channels.
In 2021, Leslie launched her own lifestyle blog, in addition to her other activities, https://www.designhappyliving.com.
Leslie Carothers, principal of Savour Partnership, was one of the founding advisory partners if of Ethos Design Collective. She was instrumental in establishing the connections and relationships that led Ethos Design Collective through its first 5 years of growth. Although she’s no longer active, we appreciate her involvement in helping us meet our membership and sponsorship goals in our formative years.
Leslie is a long time volunteer on the board of the Bienenstock Furniture Library and, in her spare time, is a friend to many, an amateur nature photographer, a reader, and a collector of children’s illustrated books.