ADAC hosted its signature series, Design ADAC, in partnership with Veranda magazine. Hundreds of designers and guests attended three days of events and panel discussions, which encompassed interior design, lifestyle and new industry trends. The presentations and seminars introduced designers and design enthusiasts to new home decor inspirations and trade secrets while providing firsthand experiences from industry experts.
Attendees feted the opening of new showrooms, like Dolce Decor and Made Goods, and panel discussions featured Veranda editor in chief Clinton Smith with interior designer Victoria Hagan, interior designers Brian McCarthy and Suzanne Rheinstein, and a showhouse discussion with designers Susan Ferrier and Jonathan Savage, moderated by Robert Leleux. Guests also celebrated book signings with Vogue international editor at large Hamish Bowles; designers Nathan Turner, Ray Booth and Richard Keith Langham; and Veranda’s Mario López-Cordero.
The Southeast Designers & Architect of the Year Awards were also held, with finalists like designers Barbara Westbrook, Betsy Berry of B. Berry Interiors, and architect Keith Summerour celebrating together at a reception at the Jim Thompson showroom. Elizabeth Ingram of Elizabeth Ingram Studio took home the honor in the Southeast Contract Designer category for the second year running. Ingram, who recently got engaged to Food Network star Alton Brown, was joined by Southeast Architect of the Year winner D. Stanley Dixon of D. Stanley Dixon Architect, and Robert Brown of Robert Brown Design, who won Southeast Residential Designer of the Year.
Images by Ben Rose Photography.