Friday, September 28, 2012

Discover ADAC

Ever wondered what's inside those contemporary white walls that house ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center)? Well, starting Monday, October 1 you can find out! ADAC is opening its doors to the public on October 1, and to kick off the opening is hosting Discover ADAC:

For the first time in 50 years, ADAC will open its doors to the community. Discover ADAC is a series of events and seminars designed to showcase the benefits of working with a design professional, as well as display the extraordinary products in the showrooms.

Events include lifestyle panel discussions with Atlanta tastemakers, designer presentations and meet-and-greets, book signings, individual showroom activities, and "ADAC – Behind the Windows."

“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.”

Here is a list of all of the fun and informative events planned:

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 Self-Taught Designer” Learn how Brian Patrick Flynn, of and popular design blog, D├ęcor 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

1 comment:

  1. Atlanta is such an exciting city! Sounds like this affair will be so much fun and quite informative. I'm only six hours away and usually visit Atlanta once or twice every year. With so much going on this year, I have only been able to spend 1 1/2 short days I was just passing through. Hope you'll post a lot about these events. Have fun!