Photos courtesy of ADAC

ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center) and ADAC West will host its annual Discover ADAC Sept. 24-26 with nearly 30 events featuring keynote presentations, salon-style talks, product launches, book signings, cocktail parties, and pop-up shops.
According to ADAC general manager Katie Miner, the event is designed to connect a national audience of design authorities, allied professionals, and members of the media to explore new perspectives and the future of the creative world. Events will span a variety of themes including inspiration for creating an inviting home and international influence.
Attendees can look forward to hearing from design tastemaker Timothy Corrigan, who has design firms in Los Angeles and Paris; Los Angeles-based designer and self-proclaimed style icon Madeline Stuart; Michigan-based designer Jean Stoffer; New York-based design duo Jesse Carrier and Mara Miller; James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Hastings from North Carolina; Rush Jenkins and Klaus Baer of WRJ Design in Wyoming; and many more.
One of the highlights of the event will be a panel called “Female, Fierce, and Fabulous Design” with Fawn Galli, Laura Kirar, Janie Molster, and moderator Katy Olson about lessons learned and their best advice for building a successful business. Another will focus on essential elements of Southern hospitality at “Hospitality at Home: The Inviting House” with Susan Sully, Susan Bozeman, Norman Askins, and moderator Kaitlin Petersen. Then find inspiration from across the pond at “Modern English” with Beata Heuman, Aldous Bertram, Stewart Manger, and moderator Ellen McGauley.
In celebration of ADAC and AmericasMart’s fall market collaboration, interior designer Steve McKenzie of McKenzie Design LLC will curate luxuriously livable vignettes at both venues using trending products from a variety of showrooms to highlight how both venues are a one-stop shopping destination. A free shuttle will be provided on September 24-25 for easy transportation between both venues on days with concurrent programming.
AmericasMart’s Fall Design Week will be held from Sept. 23-25, welcoming designers and buyers to spend the three-day event attending educational seminars and networking opportunities while sourcing designs from the showrooms.
AmericasMart, located in Downtown, has nearly 2,000 lighting, accent furniture, rugs, wall décor, casual furniture, and linens brands presented in 300 showrooms.
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Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.