One of the (many) perks of being a designer in Atlanta is that we have access to some of the countries top resources. One of our favorite places to gain new knowledge and to source products for our clients is ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center). ADAC is always full of inspiration, great designers, and a perfect excuse to spend the day out of the office!
ADAC offers a full calendar of seminars, conferences, and meet and greets for interior designers . When we saw this week’s line-up we knew it would be a can’t-miss event! The Hurst Design Group is the power house in design magazines- home to Elle Decor Magazine, House Beautiful Magazine, and Veranda Magazine!
We grabbed a quick bite to each for lunch and then we were off to rotating seminars. Our first stop was to visit our good friend Steve Nobel discussing ways to better improve your design business.
Next we hit Sunbrella to hear about all of the great ways to use their indoor/outdoor fabrics. They are always up to something good!
For our third rotation we stopped at the always amazing Thibaut showroom to soak in all of the beauty of their newest collections! Impressive as usual!
We wrapped up the afternoon by enjoying a group chat from the man himself, Newell Turner. He shared his passion for journaling and creating a collection of meaningful items to share with the world. We even got a sneak peek at next month’s House Beautiful cover!
Of course the BEST part of these events is networking with designer friends, publishers and other folks in our industry! We met a few new ones this time particularly Kate Kelly Smith of the Hurst Design Group. She was delightful and we were thrilled to finally meet her in person.
We bumped into the always beautiful Lisa Gabrielson of Lisa Gabreilson Interior Designs.
and our funny, talented friend Sherri Hart! Her blog Design Indulgence is HILARIOUS!
Just another day in the life at Kandrac and Kole!