Discover ADAC

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DISCOVER ADAC
September 26 – 28, 2017

Celebrate design as only the South can with presentations, book signings, panel discussions, and parties with top design talents and magazine editors. All are welcome to DISCOVER ADAC, where the world of design is effortlessly unique and utterly essential.

Photography by W. Scott Chester
Hellman Chang Z Console and Robert Kuo Lotus Flower, Courtesy of Jim Thompson, Suite 304

DuChateau, The Chateau Collection, Yves Flooring and Benjamin Moore Paint Williamsburg CW 470 Timson Green, Courtesy of Strathmore, Suite 141

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Sep 25

Home Is Where the Family’s Heart Is
Panel Discussion

3:00 PM — Hosted by Dwell with Dignity Atlanta
Sponsored by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles


A designer whose work emphasizes beauty and comfort, Barbara Westbrook has spent her career creating rooms that enrich their families’ lives. As the Honorary Chair for this year’s...
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Sep 25

Opening Day Celebration Honoring ADAC: Behind the Windows & Dwell with Dignity

4:00 PM — Hosted by FGI Atlanta and Dwell with Dignity Atlanta

DISCOVER ADAC opens with a celebration of design, fashion, and philanthropy. Explore fashion’s influences on the world of interior design, as uber-chic design firms, luxury retailers, and top local media...
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Sep 26

House Beautiful Style Secrets Revealed
Panel Discussion

10:00 AM — Sponsored by Hearst Design Group

Join House Beautiful Editor in Chief, Sophie Donelson, for a lively chat on what takes a room from stylish and comforting to magazine-worthy and truly memorable. House Beautiful cover stars – and debut ADAC panelists...
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Sep 26

House Beautiful & Phillip Jeffries Showroom Celebration & Book Signing

11:00 AM – NOON — Sponsored by Hearst Design Group

Join House Beautiful Editor in Chief, Sophie Donelson, and Philip and Jeffrey Bershad of Phillip Jeffries to celebrate their new Atlanta showroom opening. Enjoy refreshments and an opportunity to chat with Sophie, Philip...
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Sep 26

Lunch and Launch: Pendleton by Sunbrella

12:00 PM — The traditional patterns of Pendleton wool blankets are as American as apple pie. Join PINDLER for lunch and see how they have brought together Pendleton’s deeply-rooted American aesthetic with Sunbrella’s pioneering durability for an indoor/outdoor collection that reimagines...
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Sep 26

Lunch and Launch: Minted Art Pop-Up

12:00 PM — Minted Art is taking over the Robert Allen showroom with a curated installation inspired by their new Gilded Color fabric collection. Enjoy a light lunch while learning how to effortlessly combine art with pattern. Be sure to ask about the Minted Trade Program’s discounts...
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Sep 26

Great Architecture = The Sum of ALL Great Design
Panel Discussion

1:00 PM — Sponsored by Hearst Design Group

Karen Elizabeth Marx, Hearst Design Group Special Projects Director, engages in an intimate conversation with M. Brian Tichenor and Raun Thorp, Founders of Los Angeles based design practice, Tichenor & Thorp. Dubbed as...
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Sep 26

An Adventurous Life: Global Interiors By Tom Stringer

3:00 PM — Sponsored by Hearst Design Group

Philippe Desart, Managing Director of Arte wallcoverings, hosts Chicago-based designer Tom Stringer of Tom Stringer Design Partners and Karen Elizabeth Marx of the Hearst Design Group for a lively discussion about how...
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Sep 26

Design in Y’allywood
Panel Discussion

4:00 PM — Sponsored by Modern Luxury Interiors Atlanta

Join Lauren Finney, Modern Luxury Interiors Atlanta’s Editor in Chief, for a panel discussion about the film industry’s growth and current scene happening in Atlanta. Learn the many ways in which film and...
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Sep 26

DISCOVER ADAC WEST AFTER HOURS: Cocktail Sip and Stroll

5:00 PM — Sponsored by Atlanta Magazine’s HOME

Sip and Stroll at ADAC West, a creative community of furniture and accessories showrooms, residential and commercial designers, architects, framers, manufacturers, and one fabulous restaurant, all located directly adjacent...
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Sep 27

Southern Style Now™
Panel Discussion

10:00 AM — Sponsored by Traditional Home

The Traditional Home Southern Style Now™ Showhouse is just around the corner in Savannah! As a prelude to the November opening, the magazine’s new editor in chief, Jill Waage, sits down with design talents Chuck Chewning,...
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Sep 27

Lunch and Book Signing with James Farmer

12:00 PM — James Farmer’s brand new book, A Place to Call Home, tells the story of eleven different houses in the deep South and how they infuse the new and old to create homes with style as refreshing and delectable as one of James’ signature iced tea recipes! Join Schumacher...
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Sep 27

All Day Event
ROMO

All Day — Explore the wonderment of color with ROMO! Discover a palette of endless possibility as they launch over 360 shades of their iconic brushed cotton linen, Linara. Express your individuality with a manicure in your hue! Contact the ROMO Showroom to make your manicure appointment...
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Sep 27

German Kitchen Center Grand Opening Luncheon

12:00 PM — Willkommen! The team at German Kitchen Center invites you to celebrate the grand opening of German Kitchen Center Atlanta with lunch and a look at their gorgeous new showroom. Atlanta is the newest showroom in their continued national expansion of the New York City-based luxury...
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Sep 27

The Bee Cottage Story
Keynote Presentation | Frances Schultz

1:00 PM — Sponsored by Editor at Large and Business of Home

Based on her latest book, The Bee Cottage Story--How I Made a Muddle of Things and Decorated My Way Back to Happiness, author Frances Schultz combines her personal memoir with practical decorating advice....
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Sep 27

The New Direction of Southern Design

3:00 PM — Sponsored by Garden & Gun

Charlotte-based interior designer, Barrie Benson, sits down with Garden & Gun Style Director, Haskell Harris, to discuss traditional and modern interpretations of Southern style. Gain insights into Barrie and Haskell’s similarly...
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Sep 27

Up Country Home Grand Re-Opening Celebration

4:00 PM — Sponsored by Garden & Gun

Celebrate innovative design and craftsmanship, as LEE Industries hosts a Meet & Greet with Garden & Gun Style Director Haskell Harris. Enjoy festive refreshments and Southern fare in Up Country Home’s newly expanded showroom,...
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Sep 27

DISCOVER ADAC AFTER HOURS: Cocktail Parties

5:00 PM — ADAC is throwing open their doors for an evening of networking and fun. We all know that seeing people face-to-face makes a world of difference when it comes to working together, especially for busy designers with limited time and those living out of town. If you have ever said,...
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Sep 27

All Day Event
Edelman Leather

All Day — Edelman steps into fall with a full refresh of their collections. New colors and innovative finishes adorn familiar textures for a nod to their past and true sensibility grounded in what tomorrow brings. Visit the showroom and reimagine the possibilities.

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Sep 27

All Day Event
Travis & Company

All Day — Carolina Irving, Lisa Fine, and Penny Morrison, all internationally renowned interior and fabric designers, have created an exclusive line of home furnishings and accessories, as well as a curated collection of ready-to-wear fashions. Pop In to their Pop-Up Shop – all week...
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Sep 27

All Day Event
Holland & Company

All Day — Celebrate the works of Alabama artist, William McLure with cocktails and southern bites! It’s the perfect opportunity to meet William and view his exciting new collection now on display.

Holland & Company, Suite 238

Sep 28

Haute Bohemians
Keynote Presentation | Miguel Flores-Vianna
with Leslie Newsom Rascoe

10:00 AM — Sponsored by MILIEU

Travel the world through the lens of photographer Miguel Flores-Vianna. Find out who, exactly, is an “haute bohemian” and why their homes are so idyllic, authentic, and enchanting. MILIEU’s Interiors Editor, Leslie Newsom Rascoe,...
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Sep 28

IIDA DRESSED 2017: From Cover to Cover

6:00 PM – 12:00 AM — Sponsored by ADAC
Hosted by IIDA Georgia
TRADE ONLY


IIDA Georgia presents DRESSED 2017: From Cover to Cover. Atlanta designers are partnering with architectural and design industry manufacturers to create one-of-a-kind, wearable garments out of non-traditional...
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Sep 28

Lunch and Launch: Perennials and Sutherland

NOON — Sponsored by Southern Living and Coastal Living Designer Network

Join Southern Living and top regional designers in the Grizzel & Mann showroom for lunch and a preview of Perennials’ newest fabrics and rugs. In this relaxed, conversational setting,...
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Sep 28

Lunch and Launch: A Hands-On Experience in the World of Handcrafted Fabrics

NOON — It’s time to get Your Grove On! Yes, you heard us, Your Grove, as in Groves Bros. Fabrics. Enjoy a light lunch during a live demonstration of the process used to create their signature handcrafted fabrics. Then, prepare to jump into the action by coloring your own sample....
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Sep 28

Creating Places to Call Home
Keynote Presentation | Gil Schafer

1:00 PM — Sponsored by Architectural Digest

Award-winning architect and author of the new book A Place to Call Home, Gil Schafer believes the most successful houses are the ones that celebrate living—houses with timeless charm that are imbued with memory and...
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Sep 28

Deal or No Deal: The Power of Publishing
Panel Discussion

3:30 PM — Sponsored by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

In the age of digital disruption, paper may seem like a thing of the past, but Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Editor in Chief, Elizabeth Ralls, sits down with publishing powerhouses Jill Cohen and Sarah Burningham to...
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Sep 28

2017 Thrift Studio

6:00 PM — Benefitting Dwell with Dignity Atlanta
Sponsored by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Shop the second annual Thrift Studio Opening Night Party and Pop-Up Shop benefitting Dwell with Dignity Atlanta. Dwell with Dignity’s mission is to help families escape...
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