NEW HOUSE, OLD SOUL

Eddie Ross, Designer, Author and Contributing Editor, House Beautiful

9am - 10am | Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design Center, Suite 119

From his 1920s-inspired butler’s pantry lacquered a glossy green to his glamorous chef’s kitchen at the heart of Edgewood Hall, Eddie Ross shares tips, tricks and secrets to transforming new Wood‑Mode custom cabinetry into dreamy spaces with old-world charm. Brunch bites will be served.

Eddie Ross

Meet the Editor Breakfast with Shannon Sharpe, Homes Editor, Luxe Interiors + Design

Shannon Sharpe, Homes Editor, Luxe Interiors + Design

9am - 10:30am | Exquisite Surfaces, Suite 143

Start your morning with Exquisite Surfaces and Luxe Interiors + Design for an exclusive meet and greet breakfast with Luxe Homes Editor, Shannon Sharpe. Mix and mingle with design industry peers, and acquaint yourself with Exquisite Surfaces’ meticulous selection of antique salvaged materials and innovative surfaces ranging from stone, wood, terra cotta, tile and more. For the past twenty years, Exquisite Surfaces has been the standard bearer for extraordinary flooring, old and new, classic and cutting-edge.

Shannon Sharpe

Designer Panel Discussion: Scale Your Interior Design Firm with Intention

Moderated by LuAnn Nigara, host of the #1 Rated Podcast for Interior Designers called, “A Well-Designed Business”. | Designers: Chad James, Principal of the Chad James Group | Candy Scott, Founder Mood Design+Build

9am - 10am | Lefroy Brooks | Cooper & Graham, Suite 117

Designer Panel Discussion with Panelists Chad James, Principal of the Chad James Group – an award-winning interior designer and architectural consultant based in Nashville, Tennessee, and Candy Scott, Founder of Mood Design + Build, one of Chicago’s top interior design firms.

LuAnn Nigara
Chad James
Candy Scott

Designing Luxe Kitchens & Baths from Faucets to Finishes

Jill Waage, Editor-in-Chief, Traditional Home | Panalists: Summer Thornton, Janice Pattee, Rebekah Zaveloff and Andréa Dixon

9:30am - 10:30am | Brizo and Delta Chicago, Suite 127

Delta invites you to join Traditional Home's Editor-in-Chief Jill Waage and top designers Summer Thornton, Janice Pattee, Rebekah Zaveloff, and Andrea Dixon for a deep dive into customizing one-of-kind spaces for clients. Showroom will serve coffee and light breakfast bites.

Jill Waage
Summer Thornton
Janice Pattee
Rebekah Zaveloff
Andréa Dixon

How to Seamlessly Coordinate your Bedroom with Linens & Rugs 

Brenda Fitzgerald, National Business Development, NIBA Designs

9:30am - 10:30am | Designers Linen Source, Suite 1487

Brenda Fitzgerald from Niba Designs will present their custom made rugs to coordinate with the beautifully embroidered bed and bath linens from Hamburg House.

Brenda Fitzgerald

Engineered Hardwood for Every Project- A Dessigner's Perspective

Alison Victoria, Sophisticated Living Magazine and Alison Victoria Interiors

9:30am - 10:30am | Divine Flooring, Suite 105B
*By invitation only

Guest speaker Alison Victoria of Sophisticated Living Magazine will reveal an advanced preview of new engineered hardwood flooring exclusive to Divine. These much anticipated additions include a variety of extra large formats and stocking chevron and herringbone patterns. Alison will also discuss the importance of engineered hardwood flooring in her design projects with a Q&A panel discussion to follow. Be the first to see Divine Flooring's exciting new collection.

Alison Victoria

Colormix Forecast 2019

Michael Plank, Director, Color Marketing and Design Sherwin-Williams

9:30am - 10:30am | Sherwin-Williams Color Studio, Suite 163 (Presentation, Meet On 6 Conference Center)

Colormix Forecast 2019 will take the participant on a visual journey with stimulating imagery, factual statistics, and perceptive research that supports the 2019 forecast for color and design Trends. We will explore the Drivers influencing future color and design trends that include global, technological, historic, psychological, and economic factors.

Presentations in the Meet on 6 Conference Center. Lunch in the Sherwin-Williams Color Studio, Suite 163 following presentation.

.1 CEU Credit

Michael Plank

The Guide to Area Rugs

Quinn Costello, Chicago Showroom Manager, Surya | Anne Callahan, Sales Specialist, Surya

9:30am - 10:30am | Surya, Suite 619

Experience a fascinating journey through thousands of years of area rug history from around the world. A comprehensive review of materials, fabrication and application practices will enable participants to provide the best rug recommendations for clients.

.1 CEU Credit

Quinn Costello
Anne Callahan

LICENSE TO GROW

Mayer Rus, West Coast Editor, Architectural Digest, and AD 100 designer Robert Stilin

10am - 11am | Paris Ceramics, Suite 146

Mayer Rus, West Coast Editor of Architectural Digest, and AD 100 designer Robert Stilin convene for a wide-ranging discussion of successful marketing strategies for building your firm. Topics include: online marketing; social media; product licensing; innovative partnerships outside the industry; and the secrets to crafting an instantly recognizable signature brand.

Mayer Rus
Robert Stilin

The Ins and Outs of Drapery Hardware

Karen Cooper, National Account Manager, The Finial Company Paris Texas Hardware

10am - 11am | Duralee, Suite 624

Explore the world of custom products, stationary treatments, traverse and motorized traverse applications with drapery hardware expert Karen Cooper.

Karen Cooper

Designing a Smart Home: The Future is Now

Moderator: David Kender, Editor in Chief of Reviewed.com | Alex Capecelatro, founder and CEO of Josh.ai | Ruth Prentice, Manger Connected Experience Thermador | Johannes Ochsner, Head of Connected Products & Digital Services at BSH North America | Chad James, Principal of Chad James Group

10am - 11am | Experience & Design Center, Suite 108

Digitization is changing our lives in every aspect. The Internet of Things is creating new interconnections between people, products and services – unlocking a whole new world of exciting opportunities. Smart homes are the future, and the future is here! A panel of experts will delve into a variety of topics about smart homes and connected kitchens, and what that means for the future of home design. Enjoy light bites following the panel discussion.

David Kender
Alex Capecelatro
Ruth Prentice
Johannes Ochsner
Chad James

Iconic House IV

Moderator: Julie Hacker FAIA, Partner Cohen & Hacker Architects LLC | Introduction: Stuart Cohen FAIA, Partner Cohen & Hacker Architects LLC | Presentations by: Greg Howe AIA, Partner Searl Lamaster Howe | Sarah Dunn, Partner UrbanLab | John Vinci FAIA, VP of Vinci Hamp Architects | Aric Lasher FAIA, Director of Design HBRA Architects

10am - 11:45am | Pella Crafted Luxury, Suite 100

Julie Hacker will moderate “Iconic House IV”, the fourth series in a symposia investigating the meaning of the “iconic house” in residential architecture practice. This will be followed by a panel discussion further exploring this topic. Coffee and treats will be provided.

Hosted by: AIA/CRAN/Pella Luxury Showroom

AIA CEU Credit: 1.5 LU

Julie Hacker
Stuart Cohen
Greg Howe
Sarah Dunn
John Vinci
Aric Lasher

Leveraging Social Media

Pam McNally, Vice President of Digital, SANDOW | Panelists: Amelia Canham Eaton, Founder, Amelia Canham Eaton, Inc & The CHICago Life Blog, Claire Staszak, Principal & Owner, Centered by Design, Kyla Herbes, Creator & Publisher, House of Hipsters & @ihavethisthingwithpink

10:30am - 11:30am | Artistic Tile, Suite 105A

Join Pam McNally, Vice President of Digital, SANDOW and top interior designers for a dynamic conversation on cutting-edge strategies to improve your business and build your brand story through social media.

Pam McNally
Amelia Canham Eaton
Claire Staszak
Kyla Herbes

Power of Color

Mary M. Hoffman, Architectural & Design Representative, Benjamin Moore & Co.

10:30am - 11:30am | Benjamin Moore & Co., Suite 6-131

The course examines the emotions associated with each color with examples of color used successfully in popular culture, fashion, and retail. You will also learn how to distinguish between fads and trends.

.1 CEU Credit

Mary M. Hoffman

The Story Craft Tells

Moderator: Jenny Bradley, Senior Design and Lifestyle Editor, Traditional Home | Greg Rohl, VP Marketing ROHL | Kerry Joyce, Interior Designer, Kerry Joyce Associates

10:30am - 11:30am | House of Rohl Studio, Suite 135

The House of Rohl Studio will host Greg Rohl, VP Marketing ROHL, and Jenny Bradley, Traditional Home Senior Design and Lifestyle Editor to discuss “The Story Craft Tells”. This lively conversation will take place in the new House of Rohl Studio and will give designers insights into how to craft their own unique story - creating a key point of differentiation and insuring memorability. The panel will demonstrate how to suss out unique artisans, products and influences to inform finished designs and how to share those stories with your customers.

Jenny Bradley
Greg Rohl
Kerry Joyce

Custom Shower Solutions for the Luxury Consumer

Michael Ressler, Sales Manager, Kallista

10:30am - 11:30am | K & B Galleries, Ltd., Suite 1454

This course provides inspiration to address to reach the luxury homeowners who seek a custom, spa-like retreat that allows them to create a personalized, multi-sensory experience right in their own master bathroom, through the help of interior designers. 

.1 CEU Credit

Michael Ressler

The Power of Food, Mood and Music with Jaime Laurita

Jaime Laurita, Chef & Host, "Make This Place Your Home" | Andrea Mills, editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago | Scott Heuvelhorst - Designer SK Design Group | Abe Conlon - Chef/Owner Fat Rice Chicago | Donna Mondi, Principal, Donna Mondi Interior Design

10:30am - 11:30am | Middleby Residential / Viking Range/ La Cornue, Suite 137

Jaime Laurita, brand ambassador for Viking & La Cornue is a celebrated lifestyle-curator, acclaimed chef and host of new TLC TV Show,"Make This Place Your Home." Jaime will join Andrea Mills, Editor-in-Chief of Modern Luxury Interiors Chicago, to host a presentation focused on the power of food, mood and music. Jaime and Andrea will be joined by celebrated experts in the fields of food, interior design and music.

Jaime Laurita
Andrea Mills
Scott Heuvelhorst
Abe Conlon
Donna Mondi

The Timeless Kitchen

Jill Waage, Editor-in-Chief of Traditional Home | Samantha Hart, Executive Editor of Meredith Luxury Home Portfolio | Mick De Giulio, President of de Giulio kitchen design

11am - 12pm | de Giulio kitchen design, Suite 121

Join Editor-in-Chief of Traditional Home, Jill Waage, and Executive Editor of Meredith Luxury Home Portfolio, Samantha Hart for a conversation with designer Mick De Giulio on timeless design. Mick has been designing innovative kitchens for over 40 years, and he has been a perennial favorite of Traditional Home. Jill, Samantha and Mick will discuss design today — how kitchens are evolving and what it takes to design a kitchen that stands the test of time.

Jill Waage
Samantha Hart
Mick De Giulio

Designed for Entertaining CEU

Presented by: Andrew Shead, Marketing Manager, True Residential | Introduction by: Claire Conroy, Editor in Chief, Residential Design Magazine

11am - 12pm | True Residential, Suite 163

Join True Residential and Residential Design Magazine for a CEU Presentation entitled, Designed for Entertaining. Discover the optimal elements and features for entertainment-focused clients and entertainment-based spaces. Enjoy light bites and champagne following the presentation.

.1 CEU Credit

Andrew Shead
Claire Conroy

The Galley Designers discuss the Creation of Functional + Fashionable Kitchen Furniture and Faucet Collections

Doug Durbin, designer of The Galley Dresser | David Kotowsky, designer of The Galley Tap

11am - 12:30pm | THE GALLEY, Suite 124

The Galley has created a whole new category of kitchen appliance, a complete culinary system where one can prepare, cook, serve, entertain and clean all in one central and convenient place. Kitchens designed around Galley Workstations are more functional and ergonomic. They solve several problems that exist in most kitchens. Doug Durbin, designer of The Galley Dresser and David Kotowsky, designer of The Galley Tap, will discuss their approach to thoughtful design, creating harmony between function and art in kitchen architecture.

Doug Durbin
David Kotowsky

Design Inspiration: The Evolution of the Palecek Aesthetic

Scott Gregory, Director of Sales, Palecek

11:30am - 12:30pm | CAI Designs, Suite 1495

Inspired by the of beauty on natural materials; learn how Palecek incorporates style, materials and history into unique designs that stay true to their brand. Lunch to follow presentation.

Scott Gregory

The Importance of Window Treatments with Alexa Hampton

Alexa Hampton, Principal of Mark Hampton LLC

11:30am - 12:30pm | The Shade Store, Suite 105

Join The Shade Store in Suite 105 for a special presentation by its newest designer collaborator—celebrated interior designer Alexa Hampton. This will be a first look at the new line of Bamboo Shades and Roller Shades, designed by Alexa exclusively for The Shade Store. Alexa will discuss her inspiration for the line, the importance of window treatments in a space, what she's loving in design now and more. Attendees will be the first to view this sneak peek of the collection, set to launch later this year. Drinks and light bites will be served.

Alexa Hampton

Become a Contract & Hospitality Expert

Leslie Beech, Director of Contract, Donghia

12pm - 1pm | Donghia, Suite 631

Enjoy a lunch & learn with the Donghia Director of Contract. ‘Performance textiles’ is a popular buzzword. Discover the appropriate tests for each project and proper techniques to design a luxury space from start to finish.

.1 CEU Credit

Leslie Beech

The Rise of the New Aristocracy

Christopher Peacock | Anne Colvin, Director, Member Services at Luxury Portfolio International®

12:30pm - 1:30pm | Christopher Peacock, Suite 148

Join Luxury Portfolio International for a presentation on The Rise of the New Aristocracy. The majority of today’s $1M+ home buyers are 25–49 years old, but they aren’t stereotypical millennials. They are The New Aristocracy. This consumer is powering the luxury real estate market, more so than the 50+ Luxury Loyalist, who has historically driven this market but whose current real estate plans are mostly for downsizing. In this presentation we’ll explore the wants and needs of these two distinct buyer groups. Christopher Peacock himself will also be on hand to offer his own perspective on the luxury marketplace today.

Christopher Peacock
Anne Colvin

Leather Applications for Interiors

Sue Olson, Sales Representative, Kaleen Leathers, Inc.

12:30pm - 1:30pm | Interior Crafts, Suite 617

Learn about the historical and current condition of the leather industry as it relates to interior design. Various applications to furniture and interiors, different types of leather and maintenance will be discussed.

.1 CEU Credit

Sue Olson

Island Living – The Evolution of the Kitchen Island

Joseph Higgins, Poggenpohl | Bob Borson, Malone Maxwell Borson Architects and NKBA Insider | Moderator: Elle Millard, CKD, Industry Relations Manager and NKBA Insider, NKBA

12:30pm - 1:30pm | Poggenpohl, Suite 138

The kitchen island has become the main gathering place, not just in the kitchen, but the entire home. Join Poggenpohl and members of the NKBA Insiders as they discuss how integrated technology, striking finishes and materials, and personal memorabilia are making the kitchen island the new focal point.

Joseph Higgins
Bob Borson
Elle Millard

Designing a Smart Home: The Future is Now

Moderator: David Kender, Editor in Chief of Reviewed.com |Alex Capecelatro, founder and CEO of Josh.ai | Ruth Prentice, Manger Connected Experience Thermador | Johannes Ochsner, Head of Connected Products & Digital Services at BSH North America | Chad James, Principal of Chad James Group

1pm - 2pm | Experience & Design Center, Suite 108

Digitization is changing our lives in every aspect. The Internet of Things is creating new interconnections between people, products and services – unlocking a whole new world of exciting opportunities. Smart homes are the future, and the future is here! A panel of experts will delve into a variety of topics about smart homes and connected kitchens, and what that means for the future of home design. Enjoy light bites following the panel discussion.

David Kender
Alex Capecelatro
Ruth Prentice
Johannes Ochsner
Chad James

The Art of Anytime Entertaining

Moderator: Carisha Swanson, ELLE DECOR Senior Market Editor, Kitchen & Bath |
Panelist: Colleen Karsted, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Mid-West Corporate Chef

1pm - 2pm | Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Showroom, Suite 134

We all know and love Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove appliances, they seamlessly blend into any decor, but what about cooking? In this live demo with ELLE DECOR’s Senior Market Editor, Carisha Swanson, and Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove’s Corporate Chef Colleen Karsted, we show you how to throw a no-muss, no-fuss sophisticated fête or impromptu dinner party anytime. With a perfectly chilled Chardonnay always ready in their wine storage units, butter lettuce constantly crisp in the Sub-Zero preservation system, and the perfect flame for searing a tomahawk ribeye or melting chocolate over the most delicate simmer, with Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove you can throw an impromptu party anytime.

Carisha Swanson
Colleen Karsted

Managing Custom Design

Moderator: Ariana Massouh | Senior Collections Designer, Tai Ping / Edward Fields Joan Craig | Owner, Craig & Company Michael Del Piero | Owner, Michael Del Piero Good Design Megan Winters | Owner, Megan Winters Design

1pm – 2pm | Tai Ping / Manufacture Cogolin | Suite 635

Join our panel of experienced women designers as they discuss the challenges and opportunities they face with custom projects, from understanding what your vendors can do to communicating the world of "anything you want" to clients. Learn how the vocabulary of custom interiors can expand your design language.

Ariana Massouh
Joan Craig
Michael Del Piero
Megan Winters

Millennial Modern: Custom Modern Design for the Next Generation

Luca Lanzetta, Founder, Luca Lanzetta Group | Jake Goldberg, Founder, Goldberg General Contracting, Inc. | Kevin Toukoumidis, Founder & Principal, dSPACE Studio Ltd. | Moderated by Zurich Esposito, Executive Vice President of AIA Chicago

1:30pm - 2:30pm | Antoniolupi and Ernestomeda Chicago, Suite 128

Join Ernestomeda Chicago for an engaging panel presentation focusing on design traits and lessons learned from catering to the millennial modern aesthetic. Their desires reach beyond furnishings and ever increasingly towards modern interior and exterior architecture. This presentation will offer global and regional design insights from decades of experience in successfully building modern custom homes and interiors.

Luca Lanzetta
Jake Goldberg
Kevin Toukoumidis
Zurich Esposito

Dedicated Theater Design

Ken Walker, Founder, Artisan Electronics Group

1:30pm - 2:30pm | Artisan Electronics Group (AEG), Suite 1486

What is home theater?  This may sound like a simple question, but is it?  Participants in this course will come away with a very distinct definition of what a home theater is---and what it isn’t!

.1 CEU Credit

Ken Walker

Experience CENTURY: Through the Eyes of a Designer

Panel Discussion

1:30pm - 2:30pm | Benjamin Moore & Co., Suite 6-131

CENTURY, the first-ever Soft-Touch Matte finish, is Benjamin Moore’s latest innovation in paint. Join us to learn how industry experts have been using CENTURY – from where they spec it to where they don’t, and how they pair it with other products and colors. Refreshments will be served.

Shower Basics for Design Professionals

Celine Marcotte, Business Development Manager, GRAFF

1:30pm - 2:30pm | GRAFF – art of bath design center, Suite 103

This course assists architects and design professionals in understanding the characteristics and performance of shower components so that they can effectively specify shower systems for their client projects.

.1 CEU Credit- approved by AIA
1 Credit - LU/HSW

Celine Marcotte

Art Styling 101 with Minted Art

Sarah Greenwood, Manager, Art Trade Program, Minted

2pm - 3pm | Robert Allen | Beacon Hill 633

Art is an expression of individuality. It should be a reflection of a client within your designs.  Learn how to curate and create a collaborative union of design and art.  Learn how artwork, collections, focal pieces and wall styling can enhance a room for inspiration.  Designer tips and art selection steps will be given.

.1 CEU Credit

Sarah Greenwood

Colormix Forecast 2019

Michael Plank, Director, Color Marketing and Design Sherwin-Williams

2pm - 3pm | Sherwin-Williams Color Studio, Suite 163 (Presentation, Meet On 6 Conference Center)

Colormix Forecast 2019 will take the participant on a visual journey with stimulating imagery, factual statistics, and perceptive research that supports the 2019 forecast for color and design Trends. We will explore the Drivers influencing future color and design trends that include global, technological, historic, psychological, and economic factors.

.1 CEU Credit

Michael Plank

Room enough: Successful Collaborations in Architecture and Design

Moderator Geoffrey Baer, Multiple Emmy award-winning Public Television writer, producer and program host | Nate Lielasus of Northworks Architects | Tom Stringer, Tom Stringer Design Partners | Julie Hacker & Stuart Cohen of Cohen & Hacker Architects LLC | James Dolenc & Thomas Riker of JamesThomas LLC | Michael Abraham of Michael Abraham Architecture with Tracy Hickman of Hickman Design Associates

2pm - 3:30pm | Waterworks, Suite 136

This symposium will focus on the collaboration between architects and interior designers on specific projects. Both the process of collaboration from design through construction as well as the nature of the designed project itself will be discussed from the viewpoint of both architect and designer.

AIA CEU Credit: 1.5 LU

Geoffrey Baer
Nate Lielasus
Tom Stringer
Julie Hacker
Stuart Cohen
James Dolenc
Thomas Riker
Michael Abraham

Designing for Generations X, Y, Z and Trends in Kitchen Design

Learco Bolletta, Cesar Kitchens, Export Sales Manager | Igor Mandrych, Cesar Kitchens, USA Company Representative

2:30pm - 3:30pm | DOM Interiors, Suite 106

Cesar Kitchen Representatives present techniques for designing with intention for the different generations. Through better understanding lifestyles and communication trends we can create ultimate living spaces. Open house to immediately follow presentation. Refreshments and small bites will be offered.

Learco Bolletta
Igor Mandrych

Red Carpet Kitchens

Knikki Grantham, Trend Manager, Belwith Products | Richard T. Anuszkiewicz, Richar Living

2:30pm - 3:30pm | Belwith-Keeler , Suite 163

Belwith Products’ Trend Manager, Knikki Grantham and interior designer, Richard T. Anuszkiewicz, Creative Director of Richar Living Lifestyle Brand, will delve into the influence the Red Carpet has on trends, and how they translate into luxury design and inspire Red Carpet-worthy kitchen projects.

Knikki Grantham
Richard T. Anuszkiewicz

What’s Cooking in the Kitchen: Talk & Tasting with Traditional Home and Miele

Samantha Hart, Executive Editor of the Meredith Luxury Home Portfolio | Chef Diana Davila of Mi Tocaya Antojeria

2:30pm - 3:30pm | Miele Experience Center, Suite 133

Dig in to the latest in design and entertaining with Samantha Hart, Executive Editor of the Meredith Luxury Home Portfolio, and enjoy small bites from Chicago’s buzzed-about restaurant Mi Tocaya Antojeria. The beautiful Miele Experience Center will serve as the backdrop for this special presentation and cooking demo.

Two cooking demonstrations with Chef Diana Davila of Mi Tocaya Antojeria and tasting with wine pairing.

Samantha Hart
Chef Diana Davila

5 Design Secrets to Achieve the Perfect Lighting Scheme

Veronica Felstead-Todd, Vice President, Bella Figura

2:30pm - 4pm | Ferrell Mittman, Suite 1483

A crash course navigating the overwhelming number of options, the technical red tape and restrictive budgets when planning lighting.

.1 CEU Credit

Veronica Felstead-Todd

Kerry Joyce, The Intangible

Kerry Joyce, Interior Designer, Kerry Joyce Associates

3pm - 4pm | Dessin Fournir, Suite 1411, Presentation: Meet on 6 Conference Center | Reception: Suite, 1411

Recognized as one of the country’s top interior designers for the past 20 years, Kerry Joyce relates illuminating stories from his career and discusses the creative process of interior, architecture, and product design. On the eve of releasing his first designer monograph, Joyce will offer a comprehensive walk through of his robust career. Reception to follow.

Kerry Joyce

Cabernet & Credit

Jacob Harkins, Marketing Director, VintageView and Level 2 Wine Sommelier | Chef Jon Liddell, Monogram Executive Chef

3pm - 5pm | Monogram, Suite 124

Need an excuse for a Thursday afternoon glass of wine in the name of education (and perhaps a reason to leave the office before rush hour)? We don't judge. Join us to learn about Modern Wine Cellar Design with VintageView. We will give our IDCEC/AIA Certified Course that is worth 1 hour of continuing education credit for ASID/AIA members and other designers, followed by a chef-driven food- and wine- pairing led by VintageView's Jacob Harkins, the company's marketing director (who happens to be a level 2 sommelier). Of course, wine will be served throughout. It's basically a wine and food party with a side of credit.

.1 CEU Credit

Jacob Harkins
Chef Jon Liddell

Interior Design and the NKBA Present: “Designers are Desired” – The 2018 NKBA Lifestyle Segmentation Study Profiles Consumer Desire for Design Pros

Moderator: Pam McNally, Vice President, Digital, SANDOW | Suzie Williford, Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of Industry Relations, NKBA | Elle Millard, CKD, Industry Relations Manager and NKBA Insider, NKBA | Tricia Zach, Market Research Specialist, NKBA

3pm - 4pm | Porcelanosa Tile/ Kitchen/ Bath/ Hardwood 149

The American lifestyle is evolving — learn about its impact on design trends and smart-home technology in the $147 billion K&B business from the industry’s global thought leader and authority— the National Kitchen & Bath Association. Chief strategy officer Suzie Williford will share key findings of exclusive, insightful market research that help shape business strategies and design directions.

.1 CEU Credit

Pam McNally
Suzie Williford
Elle Millard
Tricia Zach

Cabernet & Credit

Jacob Harkins, Marketing Director, Vintage View and Level 2 Wine Sommelier | Chef Jon Liddell, Monogram Executive Chef

3pm - 5pm | Monogram Design Center, Suite 124

Need an excuse for a Thursday afternoon glass of wine in the name of education (and perhaps a reason to leave the office before rush hour)? We don't judge. Join us to learn about Modern Wine Cellar Design with VintageView. We will give our IDCEC/AIA Certified Course that is worth 1 hour of continuing education credit for ASID/AIA members and other designers, followed by a chef-driven food- and wine- pairing led by VintageView's Jacob Harkins, the company's marketing director (who happens to be a level 2 sommelier). Of course and light bites, wine will be served throughout. It's basically a wine and food party with a side of credit.

.1 CEU Credit

Jacob Harkins
Chef Jon Liddell

Q&A With Nicole Fuller

Nicole Fuller, Nicole Fuller Interiors | Brittany Chevalier McIntyre, Executive Editor, Luxe Interiors + Design

3:30pm - 4:30pm | Ann Sacks, Suite 100B

Join Brittany Chevalier McIntyre, Executive Editor, Luxe Interiors + Design, for a lively Q&A with Nicole Fuller, founder and creative director of the renowned New York and Los Angeles based interior design company, Nicole Fuller Interiors, on her premier collaboration with luxury tile mega-brand ANN SACKS.

Known for seamlessly layering contemporary design with traditional motifs, Fuller takes this approach to new heights with her Whimsy collection for ANN SACKS. The duo will discuss Fuller’s foray into product design, her creative process, the inspirations behind this exquisite tile designs and more.

Nicole Fuller
Brittany Chevalier McIntyre

Fantini Design Award Winner: The World of Fantini on Lago Orta

Riccardo Conti, Managing Director, Fantini N.A. | Michael Miller & Jennifer Aubry of Centaur Interiors, winner of the Fantini Design Awards

| 3:30pm - 4:30pm | FANTINI, Suite 163

In its second year, the Fantini Design Awards has grown in size and exploration. Originally, winners previewed casaFantini/lake time, 5-star all-suite hotel, designed by Piero Lissoni, now expanding his designs to Fantini’s new factory, showroom and headquarters. Hear Riccardo Conti, Managing Director N.A., Michael Miller and Jennifer Aubry of Centaur Interiors speak about this region, its heritage and the immersive experience of Fantini and its fascination with all things water!

Riccardo Conti
Michael Miller
Jennifer Aubry

Boss Lady; Women in Design and Construction, and How They Got Here

Moderator: Daniele Busca, Creative Director, Scavolini Soho Gallery | Panelists: Sophie Bidek, Partner, HPA | Alisha Serras, Partner/Owner, Scavolini Store Chicago | Aimee Wertepny, Founder/Owner, PROjECT Interiors | Amy Lusher, Director of Sale & Development, LG Development Group | Key Hall, CEO, Cowtan & Tout

3:30pm - 5:30pm | Scavolini Store Chicago, Suite 110

Meet the successful women of design who are breaking boundaries, building companies, and finding the perfect work-life balance. Join Scavolini Creative Director Daniele Busca for a lively panel with the boss ladies of design and construction.

Presentation: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cocktail Reception: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Daniele Busca
Sophie Bidek
Alisha Serras
Aimee Wertepny
Amy Lusher
Key Hall

Book Talk & Book Signing Party: The Making of a Well-Designed Business®

LuAnn Nigara, host of the #1 Rated Podcast for Interior Designers called, “A Well-Designed Business”

4pm - 5pm | Lefroy Brooks | Cooper & Graham, Suite 117

Lefroy Brooks welcomes author LuAnn Nigara to celebrate her most recent book, The Making of A Well-Designed Business. LuAnn, with over 30 years of experience, will walk you through the nuances of building a successful business from the ground up. Find inspiration and motivation through her real-life trials and triumphs, and get answers to important questions! Complimentary books will be given to the first 25 attendees! Wine & refreshments will be served. We look forward to celebrating with you!

LuAnn Nigara