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Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) to open its doors to the community with style
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Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) to open its doors to the community with style

To celebrate its grand opening to the general public, Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC), will host a series of events and seminars designed to inspire and educate guests on the ADAC lifestyle. From October 1 through October 14, and resuming the first week of November, a variety of speakers will share their lifestyle and design expertise with design enthusiasts of all kinds.

“In order to welcome those new to the design community into ADAC, we want to host events that speak to a wide variety of guests”, says ADAC General Manager, Katie Belveal. “Whether your passion is interior design, fabric and wall coverings, gardening, or even blogging there will be an event geared towards your interests.”

Starting October 4, the Atlanta community and all design enthusiasts, with the help of ADAC, will begin to build the lifestyle they have always dreamed of.

Signature Lifestyle and Design Events

October 4, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

Living a Beautiful Life” moderated by Atlanta magazine editor Betsy Riley

True luxury is not conspicuous consumption, it’s seeking quality over quantity, savoring simple pleasures, and learning to recognize the finer things. You don’t have to be wealthy to live richly. Our panel featuring Interior Designer William Peace of Peace Design; Chef/Restaurateur and Iron Chef Winner Kevin Rathbun; Ansley Fetz, Marketing Consultant representing The Ritz Carlton Residences; and Itay Shimony of Tiffany & Co. will discuss ways to create abundance and beauty in your daily living.

October 4, 2012 – 2:00 p.m.

Gracious Living and Stylish Entertaining”

Hostess, tastemaker and author, Danielle Rollins, will introduce her new book, "Soiree: Entertaining with Style", an idea‐filled resource with dozens of suggestions for setting festive tables and more than 80 mouth‐watering recipes. Danielle will share her strategies from inventive invitations to signature cocktails to creative linens and locally sourced menus that make any fete unforgettable. There will be a book signing to follow at Travis & Company.

October 5, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

Success in Failure: Secrets of a SelfTaught Designer”

Learn how Brian Patrick Flynn, of hgtv.com and popular design blog, Décor Demon, has quickly become one of the industry’s most fearless, celebrated and well respected Interior Designers by breaking all the rules and asking all the right questions.

October 5, 2012 – 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Design Top to Bottom”

Spend the day with five of Atlanta’s most influential designers as they share their insights on five key elements of Design. The designers featured include: Courtney Giles Decker, John Oetgen, Marcia Weber, John Fernandez & Jennifer True and Susan Ferrier.

October 9, 2012 – 11:00 a.m.

Why a Designer?”

Open the possibilities for your home. Get more than you imagined, tailored just for you, with less hassle, and more buying power to do wonders for your look. Join Steve Nobel, author on interior design, faculty at New York School of Interior Design, Executive Director of Decorative Furnishings Association and Distinguished Speaker for American Society of Interior Design as he helps you understand “Why a Designer?”

October 10, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

Trend Spotting with Atlanta’s Top Design Bloggers”

Join five of Atlanta’s top design bloggers to discuss what is in, what is out and what is hot in the blogging world. We will talk design and blogging trends, as well as the effect the internet has had on the design industry. Blogs represented include BluLabel Bungalow, Charm Home, Design Indulgence, High Gloss Blue, With a Southern Twist and Whitehaven.

October 11, 2012 – 10:00 a.m.

Designing Interiors in Today’s Economy”

Atlanta based Interior Designer, Kerry M. Howard, gives you a step‐by‐step guide on designing timeless interiors by equipping you with the tools to navigate the showrooms of ADAC and most importantly, why you should work with a professional designer. Kerry is sure to educate and entertain, so you will not want to miss this exciting event!

A full calendar of events, including all showroom events and receptions, is available at www.adacatlanta.com/events, and a complete list of November events will be available soon.

About ADAC:

ADAC is a community‐focused, nationally‐recognized leader in the world of interior design and home fashion, built over 50 years ago by renowned architect and developer John Portman. For a half‐century it has served as the essential one‐stop shopping resource for interior designers, architects, and builders.

The ADAC campus consists of 550,000 square feet with over 60 showrooms offering 1,200 of the industry’s finest product lines including furniture, fabric, rugs, lighting, accessories, floor and wall coverings, antiques, fine art and framing, kitchens, bath, tile and stone, and home theater products. Likewise, ADAC’s extensive services include custom designs such as framing, electronic systems, faux‐finishing, and draperies.

In addition, signature industry presentations, celebrity and media events, educational programs and networking opportunities held throughout the year make ADAC truly a one‐of‐a‐kind, design destination. To learn more, visit www.adacatlanta.com | Facebook.com/AtlantaDecorativeArtsCenter | Twitter.com/ADACatlanta | Pinterest.com/adacatlanta/

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