Contributing Editors

Meet The Editor at Large contributing editors, who are in charge of reviewing product and project submissions and selecting material for inclusion in the editorial database.

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Vanessa Kogevinas

Vanessa Kogevinas’s career in publishing and management has spanned over fifteen years, including positions at Architectural Digest and as a founding editor of Western Interiors and Design magazine. She has also held positions as Project Manager of Veranda's showhouse at Greystone and as a Project Manager at Kathryn M. Ireland design. In addition to working with The Editor at Large, Vanessa is currently serving as a Contributing Editor for California Homes magazine, as well as launching her consulting firm, Get It Consulting.

Areas of Expertise

Interiors, Architecture, Furniture and Product

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Carolyn Sollis

Carolyn Sollis, former Style Director of House & Garden as well as Executive Editor of House Beautiful, has worked in the publishing industry for over 25 years. She has produced, styled, and edited features on all aspects of design. Carolyn has covered the home furnishings marketplace and tracked new trends in design both in the US and abroad. Carolyn’s expertise in the field and passion for design and the decorative arts has made her a frequent lecturer, panelist, and judge at industry events. Currently, Carolyn is working on several design, marketing, and public relations projects.

Areas of Expertise

Decorating, Architecture, Lifestyle, Gardens, Food

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Marisa Marcantonio

Marisa Marcantonio started her career at Scalamandre before becoming an editor. She worked in the style department at House and Garden, as the Style Editor at House Beautiful, and as the Senior Style Editor at O at Home, where she created, produced and styled stories, covered the home furnishings, accessories, and tabletop markets. She has also worked for interior designers David Easton and David Kleinberg. In June 2007, Marcantonio launched her popular blog, Stylebeat, which provides an insider's look at decorating, designers, books, design-related events, and chic new products. She also runs Marisa Marcantonio Consulting, working with interior designers on growing their brands through product development, strategic alliances, and book project management. She lives in New York City.

Areas of Expertise

Interior Design, Home Furnishings, Accessories, Books, Lifestyle

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Deborah Sanders

Deborah Sanders joined VERANDA magazine with its second issue in 1987. She served as Managing Editor for most of its 23-year history, editing and writing home profiles and articles related to the decorative arts. During this time, she also conducted decorative arts tours to France. Over the last ten years, she canvased trade shows around the world, concentrating on the development of product stories for the magazine. Since leaving VERANDA in June 2010, she has established a consulting business, making presentations on design at market events around the country. She also plans to launch an online publication dedicated to product reviews, called Style InSite.com.

Areas of Expertise

Interiors, Furniture, Gardens, Product