| Apr 26, 2011 |
Atlanta's annual Design ADAC gets redefined this May
Boh staff
By Staff

Atlanta designers are craving more action, and the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) has been quick to respond. What was traditionally a two-day series of events known as Design ADAC, this year will become a month-long program of seminars, lectures, showroom events and cocktail receptions known as Design Defined.

Highlights include the following keynote presentations:

• Veranda contributor Deborah Sanders presents "Pricing with Integrity"

• Former House & Garden style director Carolyn Sollis presents "How to get Published"

Fashion designer Trina Turk and Veranda Senior Editor Linda Sherbert present how to use of color and pattern in fashion and home

Veranda Editor-in-Chief Dara Caponigro hosts a panel discussion with Million Dollar Decorators Kathryn M. Ireland, Jeffrey Alan Marks, Mary McDonald, Martyn Lawrence Bullard and Nathan Turner

Matthew Quinn presents What’s Hot, What’s New in Kitchen Design

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Editorial Director Clinton Smith presents 'Confessions of a Home and Garden Editor: A Behind the Scenes Look'

Alexa Hampton presents 'The Language of Interior Design'; Victoria Hagan presents Interior Portraits, Victoria Hagan

Juan Montoya presents 'Spaces Tailored to Clients’ Needs'

Design Collective presents 'Confessions of a Client: 360 View of the Design Process'

David Easton presents 'Past, Present and Future of Design.'

Showroom event highlights include a luncheon at Duralee with Duncan Clarke; showcase of locally made products “Of Georgia" will be on view at Deadwyler Antiques; a traditional Chinese tea ceremony will take place at August Avery; designer John Oetgen presents “Out of the Trunk and into your Home” at Moattar; Quadrille/China Seas Fabrics hosts a trunk show featuring jackets, dresses, and accessories at Ernest Gaspard & Associates; Kathryn M. Ireland signs books and shares secrets for entertaining at her summer home in France at Grizzel & Mann; Veranda celebrates the grand opening of Palecek's new showroom; Joe Ruggiero hosts lunch while he shares design inspirations from his extensive travels for his HGTV show.

For a schedule of dates and times, click here.

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