ADAC is thrilled to invite the design community and enthusiasts from the Southeast and beyond to DISCOVER ADAC this September 24-26 for nearly 30 events featuring keynote presentations, salon-style talks, product launches, book signings, a cocktail sip, pop-up shops, and the ever-popular Sip & Stroll at ADAC West sponsored by Atlanta Magazine and Atlanta Magazine’s HOME. This is your opportunity to connect with a national audience of design authorities, allied professionals, and members of the media to explore new perspectives and the future of the creative world.
10 Can’t-Miss Events During DISCOVER ADAC
THE NEW ELEGANCE | Timothy Corrigan with Jill Waage
Tuesday, September 24, 10 AM
Throughout his illustrious career, Timothy Corrigan has established a look that is layered and detailed, while being suitable for the way people live today. Join Timothy in conversation with Jill Waage, Editor in Chief of Traditional Home, as they take an insider’s tour of Timothy’s new book, The New Elegance: Stylish, Comfortable Rooms for Today, which features eleven of his projects from around the world. Discover the building blocks of Timothy’s successful decoration, including scale and proportion, symmetry, architectural details, the power of color, drama lessons, art and mirrors, layering, comfort, and details. Following the presentation, Sutherland Perennials Studio and Traditional Home invite you to a book signing reception celebrating Timothy Corrigan’s stunning new tome.
KEEP IT CHIC! FABULOUSLY STYLISH SPACES | Jesse Carrier, Mara Miller, Rush Jenkins, and Klaus Baer with Pamela Jaccarino
Tuesday, September 24, 1 PM
Join Luxe Interiors + Design Editor in Chief, Pamela Jaccarino; designers Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller of Carrier and Company Interiors; and Rush Jenkins and Klaus Baer of WRJ Design for a lively discussion about designing refreshing homes with panache, style, and oomph! Discover the influences, ideas, and artistry that these design duos bring as they continue to beautify high-end interiors. Following the presentation, join Pamela Jaccarino, Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller for a champagne toast to celebrate the Carriers’ new furniture collection for Century. In addition, Jesse, Mara, Rush Jenkins, and Klaus Baer will be signing copies of their respective books, Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors and Natural Elegance: Luxurious Mountain Living.
ADAC WEST SIP & STROLL | Sponsored by Atlanta Magazine’s HOME and Atlanta Magazine
Tuesday, September 24, 5:30 PM
There is nothing quite like the community of showrooms, commercial and residential designers, architects, framers, artisans, and chefs that make up the creative enclave of ADAC West. Back by popular demand, for a third year in a row, the ADAC West Sip and Stroll is the ideal way to connect with the people and products that make up one of the Southeast’s most unique design resources. Celebrate the finale of the first day of DISCOVER ADAC as you sip delicious cocktails and stroll with friends and colleagues new and old.
THE SEEKERS OF NEW DESIGN—NEAR AND FAR | Lisa Fine, Carolina Irving, Penny Morrison with Leslie Newsom Rascoe
Wednesday, September 25, 10 AM
The most creative designers today are what might best be referred to as Seekers—independent thinkers who have the ability to make changes in the world of design. Three inspiring and noted design Seekers working now are Lisa Fine, author of the new book Near & Far: Interiors I Love, Carolina Irving, and Penny Morrison. Like all true Seekers, they travel the world constantly, observe it, and incorporate what they see into their work and products. As MILIEU recognizes its first annual list of Seekers this fall, Leslie Newsom Rascoe, MILIEU’s Design Director, will host these visionary designers, exploring in Lisa’s new book their passions, their secrets, and their visions for what they design and make. MILIEU and Travis & Company invite you to a reception following the presentation. While in the showroom, view the latest fabric collections from Penny Morrison, Lisa Fine, and Carolina Irving; and shop Carolina’s tabletop Pop-up Shop, as Lisa signs copies of Near & Far: Interiors I Love.
RENOVATING MY KITCHEN | Joanna Saltz and Jean Stoffer
Wednesday, September 25, 1 PM
How long will it take? How much will it cost? And can you paint your cabinets a playful color or will that go out of style in five seconds? When House Beautiful Editorial Director Joanna Saltz decided to renovate her family kitchen, she had a LOT of questions—and found all the answers in Michigan-based designer Jean Stoffer. Join the two of them to learn all the things Joanna wished she knew before they embarked on this labor of love together. Following the afternoon panel discussion, please join Jean Stoffer and Joanna Saltz at the Made Goods showroom. While in the showroom, be sure to check out the latest Made Goods and Pigeon & Poodle collections.
MODERN ENGLISH | Beata Heuman, Aldous Bertram, and Stewart Manger with Ellen McGauley
Thursday, September 26, 10 AM
Fresh, fearless, and wildly innovative: the UK’s design scene is heating up, and from the looks of it, the creative powerhouses across the pond are just getting started. This illuminating panel covers the rising influence of British design and explores its growing impact on everything from textiles to furniture. Join London-based designer Beata Heuman; artist, designer, and English expat Aldous Bertram; American designer Stewart Manger; and VERANDA Deputy Editor Ellen McGauley as they discuss modern interpretations of classic English decorating, and how they’re shaping the global design community. Please join Beata Heuman, Aldous Bertram, Stewart Manger, and VERANDA’s Ellen McGauley at the Cowtan & Tout showroom following the morning panel discussion. While in the showroom, be sure to check out their newest collections.
SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND | Madeline Stewart with Elizabeth Ralls
Thursday, September 26, 1 PM
Los Angeles-based designer and self-proclaimed style icon Madeline Stuart joins Elizabeth Ralls, Editor in Chief of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles, to discuss the time-honored tradition of Hunting and Gathering. With her trademark humor and passion, Madeline will present imagery from her forthcoming book, No Place Like Home, and discuss the fine art—and highly rewarding challenge—of going hither and yon to ferret out unusual items, quirky elements, and extraordinary, one-of-a-kind pieces that can completely transform a space. Jerry Pair invites you to a reception following the presentation as Madeline Stuart signs copies of her book, No Place Like Home. While in the showroom, preview furniture from the Madeline Stuart Collection.
ENTERTAINING: THE TOTAL PACKAGE | Chris Hastings, Tara Guérard, and Matthew Quinn with Margot Shaw
Thursday, September 26, 3 PM
Explore every aspect of entertaining, including the most attractive and exciting new kitchen elements, easy and exotic dishes and techniques, do’s and don’ts for a successful soirée, and simple and impactful flowers. Margot Shaw, Editor in Chief of FLOWER magazine and author of Living Floral: Entertaining and Decorating with Flowers, is joined conversation by James Beard Award-winning chef, Chris Hastings; tastemaker and event designer extraordinaire, Tara Guérard; and nationally renowned kitchen designer, Matthew Quinn for a 360 view of entertaining in inimitable Southern style. Following the discussion, celebrate the close of DISCOVER ADAC with a reception and book signing in Matthew Quinn’s showroom, Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio. Stock your library as Margot Shaw signs copies of Living Floral; Chris Hastings signs Hot and Hot Fish Club Cookbook: A Celebration of Food, Family, and Traditions; and Tara Guérard signs Weddings by Tara Guérard.
DIRECTIONS IN DESIGN
Atlanta-based designer, Steve McKenzie, has masterfully mixed pieces from ADAC and AmericasMart in a pop-up vignette that expresses his view of the ever-evolving world of design. Inspired by the vast range of new products offered in showrooms at both design resources, Steve’s vignette highlights fresh new themes that are showing up in the industry and showcases ADAC and AmericasMart as the Southeast’s ultimate design destination.
ADAC SERVES UP STYLE
From lavish spreads to quiet tables for two (and possibly even a recreation of a favorite movie set), participating showrooms at ADAC and ADAC West are ready to unveil themed tablescapes designed to inspire ideas for stylish entertaining on any occasion. During DISCOVER ADAC, explore new ways to make guests feel welcome and delight in ideas you can use to create memorable and magical moments in life.
For more information on ADAC and this free event, see ADAC’s website and follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #DISCOVERADAC. For help with travel recommendations, view the Plan Your Visit page here. To see the full DISCOVER ADAC lineup, flip through the event guide here.