A Focus on Fashion, Film and Philanthropy

ADAC’s sixth annual design celebration, DISCOVER ADAC, will take place September 26-28 in Atlanta, featuring more than 30 events that incorporate newly minted topics of fashion, film, and philanthropy. In partnership with the nation’s top design publications and organizations, this free-to-attend market is packed with esteemed keynote presenters and organizations who add perspective, inspiration, and knowledge about the industry, along with an insider look at the future of interiors.

“We’re thrilled with the extensive amount of new concepts coming to this year’s market – new media partners such as Garden & Gun, open houses in both the main Center and ADAC West, fashion-focused window installations sponsored by our new partner, Fashion Group International, an unprecedented number of showroom and partner participants,” said Katie Miner, general manager at ADAC. “The week is sure to be filled with diverse happenings for every kind of design enthusiast, from presentations on how to better your business to inspirational talks and curated pop-ups.”

The design week opens with a panel discussion on preview day, September 25, at 3 p.m. with Barbara Westbrook and Olivia Thomas. A designer whose work emphasizes beauty and comfort, Barbara has spent her career creating rooms that enrich their families’ lives. As the Honorary Chair for this year’s Thrift Studio, she joins Dwell with Dignity’s Executive Director Olivia Thomas for a conversation about Barbara’s approach to designing family homes with heart. Following the discussion, don’t miss the chance to toast to design, fashion, and philanthropy during the Opening Day Celebration at 4 p.m. Explore fashion’s influences on the world of interior design as uber-chic design firms, luxury retailers, and top local media team up to create five stylish window displays in honor of Fashion Group International’s 70th Anniversary.

Preview the fall 2017 key events below:

“House Beautiful Style Secrets Revealed” on Tuesday, September 26 – House Beautiful’s Editor in Chief, Sophie Donelson, presents a lively chat on what takes a room from stylish and comforting to magazine-worthy and truly memorable. House Beautiful cover stars and debut ADAC panelists – Suellen Gregory of Richmond and Benjamin Dhong of San Francisco – discuss their…

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