Lorts, along with our showroom at ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center) Jordan Spencer, participated in the House Beautiful Design Institute-Atlanta on September 16th. You can read our previous post with the agenda and schedule for the day here.
House Beautiful Design Institute-Atlanta event
The day started out with a designer roundtable with 3 interior design experts. Here are some notable points.
- New term is “Accessorators” – combination of designers, decorators and stagers. This is helping to establish a new set of icons.
- Collections are important to pulling together a space + color = joyful.
- Huge trend right now are throw pillows. “Last year at market there were more throw pillows than you could throw a pillow at”, Newell joked.
- Also hot right now are lots of game tables – entertaining is a huge part of people’s lives. (See Lorts game tables and chairs here and here!)
- Design is “all about something no one else has, making the ultimate accessoration”
- Spoke about Color, Pattern & Texture, showed slides of:
Rustic barns on Long Island painted like Mondrian paintings
Assortment of vividly painted bicycles at a farmer’s market in Manhattan
Patchwork sofa at Squint in London (attached)
- Strives to “facilitate the novices, the newcomers, to create something of value”.
- Built his technology company around color.
- Says “there is something much more to color than mixing hues”, that color is “emotional, social, religious…an experience”.
The group then dispersed into morning and afternoon sessions. Lorts Design Consultant Judy Hunerberg gave afternoon presentations at the Jordan Spencer showroom that were well attended, well-received and gave practical advice on how color affects the personality of a design.
- Must Have Now: Pier 1 Imports Embroidered Multi-Damask Throw Pillow (stylehive.com)
- Design: $90 Is Too Much For A Pillow (thegloss.com)
- The Nesting Spot: Jonathan Adler (beso.com)
- “Textured” Kuma Organic Pillows Are a Comfy Optical Illusion (inhabitat.com)
- New Hire at House Beautiful: More masthead changes at House Beautiful;… (curbed.com)
- Celebrate the Arts with Midtown Atlanta September 25 and 26, 2010 (prweb.com)
- House Beautiful visits Mt. Prospect (timeoutny.com)
- De Sousa style: Modern with a nod to the past (sfgate.com)
- Balboa Island Beach Bungalow House Beautiful (apartmenttherapy.com)
- Eclectic Bathrooms: Adding personality with antique and vintage furniture (apartmenttherapy.com)
- Beautiful Houses: House in the Garden – Texas (abduzeedo.com)
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