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Elle Decor, House Beautiful And Veranda Partner With Atlanta Decorative Arts Center On Inside Design


Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (Photo Credit: Michael Portman)

The Atlanta Decorative Arts Center, in partnership with Hearst Design Group— Elle Decor, House Beautiful and Veranda—is beginning the summer with a fresh look and invites designers and design enthusiasts of all levels to INSIDE DESIGN. The series of design-themed sessions will focus on the newest products in home décor, ways to define personal style, develop strong web presence and find inspiration from a group of leading design experts.

On Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20, editors from the Hearst Design Group, including Newell Turner, editorial director of the Hearst Design Group; Amy Preiser, editor of ElleDecor.com; and Leslie Newsom Rascoe, contributing interiors editor of Veranda, along with other special design guests, will speak to attendees on how they can make design fit into their lifestyle this summer.

Amy Presier

Amy Presier (Photo Credit: 360 Media)

“This is the first time ADAC and Hearst Design Group will bring together three established publications for two days of events. Designers and design enthusiasts will be able to hear from not just one, but three prominent editors who will share insights from each of their distinctly different perspectives,” said Katie Belveal, ADAC general manager. “By teaming up with Hearst Design Group, we will be able to bring the best of the national design community to ADAC.”

“I am always excited to come to ADAC, and am particularly delighted this time as I get to discuss the evolution of how we make sense of our lives through design,” said Turner. “From the earliest days of journal-keeping and scrap-booking to the new ways we scrapbook with Pinterest and other digital methods, I’m very interested in how people assemble and keep track of images that are important to them, whether they are favorite patterns or textures or photographs that inspire.”

Newell Turner

Newell Turner (Photo Credit: 360 Media)

INSIDE DESIGN schedule includes sessions on Making the Web your Most Creative Tool, Showroom Presentations, talk about Flipboard and Pinterest, an “Insiders” Cocktail Party and more! INSIDE DESIGN event series is supported by Dering Hall and made possible by additional sponsors including Bradley, Kravet, Stanton Carpet, Sunbrella, Thibaut and Decorative Furnishings Association.

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.

VERANDA magazine editors will participate in INSIDE DESIGN series at ADAC

VERANDA magazine editors will participate in INSIDE DESIGN series at ADAC (Photo Credit: 360 Media)

WHEN: Wednesday, June 19 and Thursday, June 20, 2013.
Times for specific events and sessions vary.

349 Peachtree Hills Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Ph. 404-231-1720

TICKETS: Registrations required. Please RSVP here.


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