Get up close and personal with the world’s top interior design pros—for free!

The Atlanta Decorative Arts Center now welcomes the public to its annual conference, so mark your calendars for April 27-30.
Photograph courtesy of ADAC

Once each year, the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center (ADAC) hosts Design ADAC—a four-day conference of seminars, product introductions, and presentations by internationally known design experts. For years, this has been the Southeast’s top networking event for trade professionals, and now the public is also invited to hear industry leaders for free. This year’s edition starts Monday, April 27, and runs through Thursday, April 30. Anyone can attend simply by preregistering online. Moreover, as ADAC has welcomed the public, this event has come to focus more on the art of interior design and less on the business. So, for example, you can hear San Francisco designer Jay Jeffers talk about how to mix art and furnishings to give traditional interiors a contemporary spin, or learn about the heritage of Liberty of London directly from the head of design for the legendary British store’s interiors department. For a change of pace, see artist Hunt Slonem—whose work is in the permanent collections of 250 museums including the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Ar, and the Whitney—talk about his new fabrics and wallpapers for Lee Jofa. Or watch Atlanta’s own James Beard finalist, chef Steven Satterfield of Miller Union, cook on La Cornue’s Château range at Design Galleria Kitchen & Bath Studio. Design aficionados will also enjoy seeing room vignettes created by top Atlanta designers: Suzanne Kasler, Bill Peace, Bill Ingram with Danielle Rollins, Rita Carson Guest, John Oetgen, and Carole Weaks. Register now before seats fill up!