20th & 21st Century Handcrafted Wallcoverings

Joyce Romanoff, CEO, Maya Romanoff

8am – 9am | Maya Romanoff, Suite 6-167

A comprehensive overview of the trajectory of handmade wallpapers since the 17th century. Joyce's informative presentation culminates in a live painting demonstration by an artisan from the Maya Romanoff Chicago Studio, who creates two wallcoverings live for the audience.

Joyce Romanoff

How to Select the Right Fabric for the Right Furniture Frame

David Matuszko, Principal, David Wayne Interiors

9am – 10am | Interior Crafts, Suite 617

Join Interior Crafts to learn from our expert cutters on how to select the perfect fabric and prints to be upholstered on various shaped furniture. What works and what doesn’t work!

David Matuszko

Design Inspiration with Jane Shelton

Jane Shelton

9:30am – 10:30am | John Rosselli and Associates, Suite 6-158

Please join us as Jane Shelton shares her insights and inspirations from 30 years of creating classic spaces, textiles, and trims.

Jane Shelton

Vern Yip's Design Wise: Your Smart Guide to A Beautiful Home

Vern Yip, Interior Designer & Author, Vern Yip Designs

10am – 11am | Fabricut, Suite 6-117

Designer, Vern Yip, shares his key design principals and formulas, and debuts his latest fabrics and trimmings collection.

Vern Yip

The Art & Business of Hand-Knotted Rugs

Michael Reagan, Global Business Director, Hand- Knotted Business, & Western Regional Manager, Tai Ping

10:30am – 11:30am | Tai Ping | Edward Fields | La Manufacture Cogolin, Suite 635

Michael Reagan, head of the hand-knotted program for all House of Tai Ping brands worldwide, will explain the art & business behind Hand-Knotted rugs.

Michael Reagan

Modernique Book Signing

Julia Buckingham, Principal, Buckingham Interiors + Design

11am – 1pm | A.Rudin, Suite 6-169

Julia Buckingham from Buckingham Interior Design will present her first book, Modernique. She will be on hand to discuss chic design and sign copies of the book. Refreshments will be served.

Julia Buckingham

Digital Steps You Can Take Right Now... Without Breaking the Bank

Pam McNally, Vice President, Digital, Sandow, Libby Ferin, Director of Marketing & Brand Experience, Scott Group Studio

11:45am – 1pm | Scott Group Studio, Suite 14-129

It’s no secret that designers today need to embrace digital to remain competitive. To accomplish this, many people will advise you to invest thousands of dollars and hire a team of specialists. I’m here to tell you to save your money (and your payroll) by following one or all of these five digital strategies to strengthen your brand and your position in the market.

Libby Ferin
Pam McNally

Knowledge is Power When Information is Everywhere: Tools and Strategies to Connect With Today's Tech Savvy Luxurians

Chad Stark, Senior Vice President, STARK

12pm – 1pm | Stark, Suite 6-102

Join industry thought leader, Chad Stark, to learn how our industry is changing and what you can do to be ahead of the curve! Presentation followed by lunch, in showroom, from 1-2 pm.

Chad Stark

Style Secrets of a Coastal Living Idea House

Ellen McGauley, Homes Editor, Coastal Living

12pm – 1pm | Lloyd Flanders, Suite 1473

Coastal Living Magazine will join us for a behind the scenes look into the development and design of a Coastal Living Idea House.

Ellen McGauley

Meet and Greet with Maria Pinto and John Pomp

Pamela Jaccarino, Editor- in-Chief, Luxe Interiors + Design | Maria Pinto, Fashion Designer | John Pomp, Glass Blowing Artist, Furniture and Lighting Designer.

12:30pm – 1:30pm | The Bright Group, Suite 6-166

Join Pamela Jaccarino as we celebrate Maria Pinto and John Pomp, two accomplished artisans and their new collections now available through BRIGHT Group. Light lunch will be served.

Maria Pinto
Pamela Jaccarino
John Pomp

Leather 101

Whitney Tinsley, Director of Education, Moore & Giles

12:30pm – 1:30pm | Presentation, Suite 1448 | Reception, Moore & Giles, Suite 1424A

This course will provide an overview of the history of leather, raw materials, the leather making process and leather types. Our goal is to share our love of leather and teach what makes this material so unique.

Whitney Tinsley

The Future of Interior Design

Moderator: Tori Mellott, Senior Design & Markets Editor, Traditional Home | Panelists: Summer Thornton, Summer Thornton Design | Kara Mann, KARA MANN | Oscar Yague, Made Goods

1pm – 2pm | Made Goods, Suite 14-106

Panel on where the design industry is heading, trends to watch for and how to utilize all the resources available to designers. Panel will also explore Millennial generation design philosophies- what they want, where they shop and how they spend.

Tori Mellott
Summer Thornton
Kara Mann
Oscar Yague

Fine Art Meets Textile Design

Lindsay Cowles, Textile Designer, Ashley Woodson Bailey, Floral Photographer & Textile Designer

1:30pm – 2:30pm | BRADLEY, Suite 6-157

Join us with contemporary artist and textile designer, Lindsay Cowles and floral photographer and textile designer, Ashley Woodson Bailey as they discuss their background and history as fine artists and how their work has developed into their exclusive textile collections.

Lindsay Cowles
Ashley Woodson Bailey

Crystal Fundamentals

Morgan Gordon, Sales & Marketing Manager, Shonbeck Lighting

1:30pm – 2:30pm | CAI Designs, Suite 1495

Covering the fundamentals of crystal manufacturing, we will discuss the enhancement of the material for special effects, color, cutting and its various applications.

Morgan Gordon

Treasures from the Scalamandré Archives

Susan North, Creative Director, Scalamandré

2pm – 3pm | Scalamandré, Suite 626

Susan North discusses the history of the legendary Scalamandré archives, from the Scalamandré Museum of Textiles to how the archives are used today. The presentation will include a showing of some of the most beautiful and unusual archive treasures.

Creating the Perfect Dining Table

Keith Fritz, Keith Fritz Fine Furniture

2pm – 3pm | Presentation, Suite 1448 | Reception, Michael-Cleary, Suite 1451

Expand your knowledge of dining table properties and functions. The dining table has a central role in clients’ home as the centerpiece to hosting gatherings spectacular, celebratory, professional, or intimate, and so its properties and placement must be thoroughly examined.

Keith Fritz

Technical Thought and Aesthetic Interpretation in Design

Joann Westwater, Owner & Designer, Mike Bell, Inc. & Westwater Patterson

2:30pm – 3:30pm | Mike Bell Inc. & Westwater Patterson, Suite 613

Joann Westwater, furniture designer and owner of Mike Bell, will discuss the art of drawing, designing and constructing fine furniture.

Joann Westwater

Classic Modern Elegance: Bringing Timeless Elegance to Modern Interiors

Marshall Watson, Designer & Principal, Marshall Watson Interiors

2:30pm – 3:30pm | Edward Ferrell + Lewis Mittman, Suite 1483

Highlighting projects from his new book, Watson discusses how he blends classic traditions with a contemporary flair to create modern yet timeless interiors.

Marshall Watson

Five Digital Trends Radically Changing Business Today

Pamela McNally, Vice President, Digital, Sandow

3pm – 4pm | HOLLY HUNT, Suite 1428

Five Digital Trends Radically Changing Business Today… VUI, Chatbots, Image Recognition, MR… these and other digital trends are radically changing how business is being conducted. This presentation will focus on the five that will have the most impact and how you can use them to create a competitive advantage.

Pamela McNally

The Style Library Showroom Launch

Peter Gomez, Head of Design, Zoffany

3pm – 5pm | The Style Library, Suite 6-117A

Style Library, home of Zoffany, Sanderson, Harlequin, Morris & Co, Scion and Anthology, celebrates its Chicago showroom with the Hearst Design Group. Enjoy English tea-infused cocktails as Peter Gomez, Head of Design for Zoffany, presents "The Alchemy of Color."

Peter Gomez

Go Bold of Go Home with Madcap Cottage and Thomaspaul

John Loecke, Jason Oliver Nixon, Thomas Paul, Elaine Markoutsas

3:30pm – 4:30pm | Robert Allen | Beacon Hill, Suite 633

Panel discussion with John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon moderated by Elaine Markoutsas. Hear expert tips on how to overcome common misconceptions about combining prints and mixing color palettes. Prints Charming book signing to follow. Cocktail reception at Duralee, Suite 624 at 4:30pm .

John Loecke
Jason Oliver Nixon
Thomas Paul
Elaine Markoutsas

The Making of a Star…Product

Eva Quateman, Founder and Lead Designer, Quateman Essentials

3:30pm – 4:30pm | deAurora, Suite 1499

In a moderated panel discussion Eva Quateman of Quateman Essentials explores the ups and downs of creating a designer curated product line. Exploring what defines a "Design First" manufacturer and how it relates to successful interior design projects.

Eva Quateman

The Art of Tibetan Hand-Knotted Rug Making

Jennifer Kirchgessner, Director of Marketing, Scott Group Studio & Gabe Lanza, Designer, Artist & Product Designer, Scott Group Studio

3:30pm – 4:30pm | Scott Group Studio, Suite 14-129

Explore the art of Tibetan Hand-Knotted Rug Making by learning about the history of techniques, types of rugs, materials + process.

Jennifer Kirchgessner
Gabe Lanza

An Understanding of Acoustical Treatments, Sound Isolation and Designing a Home Theater

Ken Walker, Founder, Artisan Electronics Group

4pm – 5pm | Artisan Electronics Group, Suite 1486

Attendees will learn why acoustical treatments are a must have in a high end theater room, as well as an overview of current theater trends and why proper planning is so important

Ken Walker

Global Trends in Home Décor

Patti Carpenter, Principal & Global Trend Ambassador, carpenter + company

4:30pm – 5:30pm | Anacara Co., Suite 14-127

Join us to discover the merging international trends in color, print and pattern, surface design and materials with a focus on their influence on the current US Home Décor and Home Accent industries, presented by Patti Carpenter, Global Trend Ambassador.

Patti Carpenter