Discover ADAC Events
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."
You can view and register for events at the bottom of this page - click here to jump to the events.
“Crafting Beauty in Rugs with Freshness and Passion: A Design Journey
11:00 a.m. — Join Surya, designers, manufacturers, and importers of custom rugs, for a dynamic educational presentation by President, Satya Tiwari. Satya will discuss Surya's designer focus; the tailored programs and promotions put in place to make Surya the most 'design friendly' rug manufacturer...
“Living a Beautiful Life”
10:00 a.m. — moderated by Betsy Riley, Executive Editor of Atlanta magazine. 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...
“Gracious Living and Stylish Entertaining” with Danielle Rollins
2:00 p.m. — Please join hostess, tastemaker and author Danielle Rollins, whose 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, who will share her strategies, from inventive...
“Success in Failure: Secrets of a Self-Taught Designer with Brian Patrick Flynn
10:00 a.m. — How Brian Patrick Flynn, of hgtv.com and popular design blog, Décor 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.Register now
“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 Interior Design.Register now
Steve Noble Keynote Presentation “Why a Designer?
11:00 a.m. — 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...
"Vote for Inspiration"
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. — Baker Furniture will be hosting "Get Out the Vote" Cocktail Party in honor of their newest collection, The Thomas Pheasant Collection. Get inspired in the showroom on October 9th from 4-7 p.m. while you view Thomas Pheasant's collection. While engaging with the collection WE...
“Trendspotting with Atlanta’s Top Design Bloggers”
10:00 a.m. — 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 Design Indulgence, Charm...
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. — T. Botero Galleries specializes in the works of mid-20th century French artists, as well as contemporary French and American artists. All original. All one-of-a-kind. You are invited to enjoy French wine, cheese, and pate as you enjoy the art. Be inspired! T. Botero Galleries,...
KERRY HOWARD Keynote Presentation - Designing Interiors in Today’s Economy
10:00 a.m. — 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...
11:00 a.m. — Gil Schafer presents “Pink Clapboards and Tea Olive: What a Southern House Taught Me About Tradition, Memory, and Great Design.” Gil Schafer, the award-winning classical architect and author of the new book, The Great American House, knows what makes a traditional...
“Southern Vernacular Architecture and Southern Interior Design”
1:30 p.m. — Jim Strickland, Founder and President at Historical Concepts and co-author of Coming Home: The Southern Vernacular House, will headline a group of well-known designers, authors and media pros for a panel that will explore all things related to Southern Vernacular Architecture...