southeast | Sep 21, 2018 |
Our guide to Discover ADAC next week
Boh staff
By Staff

Discover ADAC returns September 25-27 with the kind of A-listers the programming is known for: Sophie Donelson, Alexa Hampton, Marshall Watson, Paula Wallace... the list goes on. We've picked out an itinerary for you, filled with our most anticipated programs of the season. (But it goes without saying that every program is worth exploring!)

Courtesy of Ben Rose Photography
‘Showhouses: The Good, Bad & Ugly’ panel during Design ADAC this past spring. Courtesy of Ben Rose Photography

September 25
10 a.m.: Learn about all things pattern

Start your day, and your market, with Susanna Salk discussing her latest book, The Power of Pattern: Interiors and Inspiration: A Resource Guide in this opening keynote. (ADAC Presentation Room | First Floor Atrium)

12 p.m.: Pick up some new skill sets
Time to learn—and also chow down! San Francisco-based textile designer Seema Krish treats guests to a live demo of block printing and pattern making over lunch at the Paul+ showroom. (Paul+| Suite 121)

Courtesy of SCAD
Paula WallaceCourtesy of SCAD

3 p.m. Get educated on SCAD
This one hits close to home: Business of Home is sponsoring a special panel on education headlined by Paula Wallace, president and founder of the Savannah College of Art and Design. The panel celebrates the publication of a compendium of photos and essays, SCAD: The Architecture of a University, and will also feature interior designer and SCAD alumnus Chuck Chewning with Margaret Russell, honorary Dean of the SCAD School of Building Arts. (Jim Thompson | Suite 304)

4 p.m.: Receive your dose of southern style
Attend a panel featuring Garden & Gun’s Style Director Haskell Harris, and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art’s President, Peter Lyden in conversation with three Southeast Architect of the Year Award winners: Stanley Dixon of D. Stanley Dixon Architect in Atlanta, Georgia; Jeffrey Dungan of Jeffrey Dungan Architects in Birmingham, Alabama; and Ken Pursley of Pursley Dixon Architecture in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Moattar, Ltd. | Suite 314)

September 26
10 a.m.: Sit down with Sophie

House Beautiful editor Sophie Donelson delivers Day 2's keynote, which is focused on the future—or, to be specific, "the five ideas driving the home of tomorrow." (Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio | Suite 234)

12 p.m.: Meet your new favorite textiles
Hinson’s Star Power collection takes center stage at this lunch. The brand's director of textiles David Toback presents his third collection launch since joining Donghia. Lunch—and design!—will be served. (Donghia | Suite 317)

3 p.m: Get some one-on-one
Designer Watson shares his roundabout path towards his successful career—plus outtakes from his book The Art of Elegance—in this panel brought to you by Architectural Digest. Stick around after the discussion for a reception and book signing. (Cowtan & Tout | Suite 225)

September 27
10 a.m.: Learn from interiors influencers
Taste-making design world stars like Nina Campbell, Suzanne Kasler and Carolyne Roehm will convene on the topic, "The Power of Style," in this "master class" sponsored by Veranda. (ADAC Presentation Room | First Floor Atrium)

1 p.m.: Discover your eclectic side
Traditional Home's Jill Waage, with panelists Jamie Drake and Mary Douglas Drysdale ask, "As eclecticism grows ever stronger, how are the priorities, mindsets, and vocabulary changing around affluence? Are we at a tipping point between modern and classic in the mix?" (ADAC Presentation Room | First Floor Atrium)

3 p.m.: Build your brand
Editor Pamela Jaccarino of Luxe Interiors + Design discusses the power of story and its impact on design with designer David Kleinberg, and Gabriel Hendifar, creative director and cofounder of APPARATUS. (ADAC Presentation Room | First Floor Atrium)

6 p.m.: Shop 'til you drop
Vignettes designed by Atlanta's top talent will spotlight heavily discounted merchandise at the 2018 Thrift Studio. Sponsored by Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, the third-ever Thrift Studio Opening Night Patron Party and Pop-up Shop will benefit Dwell with Dignity Atlanta, which helps families out of poverty and homelessness. (ADAC Event Space | Suite 417)

But wait, there's more! Don't forget to register for the programs above—and scope out tons more—beforehand.

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