Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ Reader Day

Aug 18, 2021
9:30 am—3:00 pm

Presented by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Sponsored by ADAC


Join us at ADAC for Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ 10th annual Reader Day, where some of the Southeast’s leading design experts and artists share insights on the benefits of incorporating nature into design to create sanctuary spaces at home. The event is complimentary, but registration is required.



10 – 10:45  AM | Creating Connections to Nature through Design

If there’s one thing we learned during the pandemic, it was that our connection to nature was never more important, whether we took to walking, exercising or socializing outside to seek refuge. Andre Jordan Hilton, participating designer for the 2021 Serenbe Designer Showhouse, Coleman Mills of Harrison Design and residential designer for the 2021 Cloudland Station Showcottage and Christy Dillard Kratzer, lead interior and specifications designer for the 2021 Cloudland Station Showcottage, talk about the benefits of incorporating nature into the design of our homes and maximizing indoor-outdoor connections.

Julian Chichester, Suite 139


11 – 11:45 AM | The Path to Creating a Cutting Garden

Landscape designer Carson McElheney combines classical landscape and garden design principles to meet his client’s modern lifestyles. Whether creating small cutting gardens, or restoring large landmark properties, or designing historically accurate hardscape elements, McElheney oversees every element of the process. Through lush photos of recently completed landscape design and planning projects, McElheney and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles’ Editor in Chief Suzanna Hamilton will discuss the winning formula for creating the ultimate cutting garden for year-round access to beautiful flowers and delicious herbs.

ADAC Presentation Room, First Floor Atrium


NOON – 12:45 PM | Lunch

Bell Cabinetry and Design, ADAC West B2B


1 – 1:45 PM | Two Views of Natural Wonders: Works on Paper

Dawn Trimble received her Master’s in Architecture from Auburn University but discovered that her passion is actually creating small abstract watercolors that reflect both the landscape and our current events. Heather Lancaster was raised in a highly artistic family, and today she creates large precise graphite, ink, and charcoal works on paper of animals and botanical elements. Join Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Editor in Chief Suzanna Hamilton in a discussion with both artists about how their different paths, perspectives, and methods document our natural world.

ADAC Presentation Room, First Floor Atrium


2 – 2:45 PM | Cocktails with the Speakers

Moattar, Suite 314