The Science of Color CEU

Gillian C. Rose, Founder & CEO of The Science of Color

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

Gillian C. Rose will share her insights and knowledge on color and how it has a deep, physical and psychological effect on us, especially within the built environment, with particular considerations for health, safety & welfare. Come prepared with your color questions!

Gillian C. Rose

Jonathan Adler Discusses Collaborative Design at The Shade Store

Editor at Large Business of Home Jonathan Adler, Interior Designer | Monica Pederson, Author of "Make it Beautiful"

9am – 10:30am | The Shade Store, Suite 105

Join The Shade Store’s latest collaborator, designer Jonathan Adler, with author and Editor at Large contributor Monica Pederson, for a discussion on collaborative design and inspiration. Get a first look at Jonathan’s newest collection of Roller Shades, available exclusively at The Shade Store. Breakfast will be served.

Jonathan Adler
Monica Pederson

Lee Industries COM and Chair Build

Diane Rowe and Rodney Bumgarner

9:30am – 10:30am | CAI Designs, Suite 1495

Join CAI Designs for a breakfast presentation to take a glimpse behind the scenes featuring Diane Rowe and Rodney Bumgarner from Lee Industries who will be discussing COM fabrics and a live chair construction.

Diane Rowe
Rodney Bumgarner

A Glimpse Into the Future

Sean Stewart, Managing Partner, Divine Flooring

9:30am – 10:30am | Divine Flooring, Suite 105B

While one of the newest LuxeHome Boutiques, Divine Flooring has a storied heritage that exemplifies where they have been, where they are and where they are going. Learn more about Divine Flooring’s past, present and future. Enjoy Mimosas and light appetizers.

Sean Stewart

The Gourmand’s Fantasy Kitchen

Carisha Swanson, Editor, Kitchen & Bath, House Beautiful | Summer Thornton, Top Interior Designer

9:30am – 10:30am | Wood-Mode Lifestyle Design Center, Suite 119

Big or small, urban or suburban, find out the expert tips for creating a gourmand’s fantasy kitchen. Join House Beautiful Kitchen & Bath Editor, Carisha Swanson and top Interior Designer, Summer Thornton for a conversation on fulfilling your culinary dreams.

Carisha Swanson
Summer Thornton

Shower Valve Basics

Kelli Zaremba, Territory Sales Manager, Dornbracht

10am – 11am | K & B Galleries, Suite 1454

Learn how to design the optimum shower systems using PBVs and thermostatic valves. Understand the difference between thermostatic and pressure balanced shower controls, how to create the ideal shower scenario and when to use a diverter.

Kelli Zaremba

Trends, Tips and Talk with Traditional Home’s Jill Waage

Jill Waage, Editor-in-Chief, Traditional Home

10am – 11am | BRIZO and DELTA Chicago, Suite 127

Join Traditional Home Editor-in-Chief Jill Waage, in the newly-renovated BRIZO and DELTA Chicago Showroom for a one-on-one discussion with one of Chicago's top kitchen and bathroom designers. The duo will talk about the latest trends and designs, and share tips for kitchen and bathroom designs.

Jill Waage

Modern Italian Design – Here and There

Riccardo Conti, Managing Director, Fantini North America, & Stefano Giussani, CEO and Design Partner of Lissoni Inc.

10am – 11am | FANTINI | THE GALLEY, Suite 163

Fantini is working with award winning designer and architect, Piero Lissoni. Riccardo Conti will talk with a partner from Lissoni Associati about exciting upcoming plans including a lavish hotel at a centuries old palazzo in Lake Orta, and the redesign of their Piedmont factory.

Riccardo Conti

Iconic House III

Introduction: Stuart Cohen FAIA, partner in the award-winning firm of Cohen & Hacker Architects LLC | Moderator: Julie Hacker FAIA, partner in the award-winning firm of Cohen & Hacker Architects LLC | Kathryn Quinn, AIA, Principal, Kathryn Quinn Architects | Elissa Morgante, AIA, Principal, Morgante Wilson Ardhitects | Dirk Denison, FAIA, Founder, Dirk Denison Architects | Chip von Weise, AIA, Principal, von Weise Associates

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

Julie Hacker will moderate “Iconic House III”, the third 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.

Stuart Cohen FAIA
Julie Hacker FAIA
Kathryn Quinn, AIA
Elissa Morgante, AIA
Dirk Denison, FAIA
Chip von Weise, AIA

Beautiful Details on How our Rugs are Made

Amir Pouya, President, Direct Rug Import | Pouya Antique Rug Gallery

10:30am – 11:30am | Rug Import | Pouya Antique Rug Gallery , Suite 1485

Four generations of rugs have been in the family, and Amir will talk about the beautiful details that go into making them.

Amir Pouya


Luxe Moderator: Pamela Jaccarino, Editor-in-Chief, Luxe Interiors + Design | Panelists: Elizabeth Kruger, Elizabeth Kruger Design | Megan Winters, Megan Winters Design | Lauren Buxbaum, Nate Berkus Associates

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

Artistic Tile & Luxe Interiors + Design have this thing with floors! Three talented local interior designers have been selected to create custom mosaic tile patterns which will be unveiled during this event. Learn about the inspiration behind their designs, the development process from concept to creation and how to specify the perfect floor for your client.

Pamela Jaccarino
Elizabeth Krueger
Megan Winters
Lauren Buxbaum

Lonni Paul – Designing for Celebrities

Lonni Paul, Principal, Lonni Paul Design

10:30am – 11:30am | Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, Suite 131

Join interior designer Lonni Paul of Lonni Paul Design as she discusses her latest projects and her collaboration with Carlisle Wide Plank Floors. Have a first look at never before seen photos of the Rancic’s beautiful mountain home in Idaho. Highlights of working with: Giuliana & Bill Rancic, Robert Downey Jr, Meatloaf, William H. Macy & Felicity Huffman and many more….. Refreshments served.

Lonni Paul

Designing to Disguise: The Art of Hiding Technology

Ken Walker, Founder, Artisan Electronics Group

11am – 12pm | Artisan Electronics Group, Suite 1486

The key methods for hiding technology are to conceal, camouflage, consolidate, remotely locate, or eliminate. The course will explore, discuss and give examples of each approach.

Ken Walker


David Zivan, Group Editor, for Modern Luxury and Interiors Chicago | Alexis Nataf, President and Owner, Exquisite Surfaces | Lukas Machnik, Owner, Lukas Machnik Design | Ashley Ozburn, Project Architect, Studio Gang

11am – 12pm | Exquisite Surfaces, Suite 143

Join Modern Luxury Interiors Editor-in-Chief Andrea Mills as she hosts a panel discussion on advocacy and sustainability in architecture and design. Light refreshments will be served.

Alexis Nataf
Lukas Machnik
Ashley Ozburn

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Mayer Rus, Architectural Digest West Coast Editor | Shawn Henderson, AD100 Designer

11am – 12pm | Paris Ceramics, Suite 146

AD100 designer Shawn Henderson joins Architectural Digest West Coast Editor Mayer Rus for a candid discussion on state-of-the-art interiors, the possibilities and pitfalls of working with celebrity clients, building a brand, and the changing realities of working in design today.

Mayer Rus
Shawn Henderson

Colormix 2018

Sue Wadden, Director of Color Marketing, Sherwin Williams

11am – 12pm | Presentation: Suite 1448 | Reception: Sherwin-Williams Color Studio Suite 163

Like blue meeting yellow to make green, every color is a collision of influences. Every palette a fresh chance at community. Join Sherwin-Williams for their exclusive color trends CEU presentation - Lunch in the Color Studio, Suite 163.

Sue Wadden

High-End Showroom Gets HGTV-Star Treatment

HGTV Design Star Allstar Winner, Leslie Ezelle of Leslie Christine Designs, LLC

11am – 12pm | Vicostone, Suite 163
Leslie Ezelle

"An Adventurous Life: Global Interiors" by Tom Stringer Book Signing & Discussion

Tom Stringer, Designer & Founder, Tom Stringer Design Partners

11:30am – 12:30pm | Dessin Fournir, Suite 1411

Please join us for the launch of Tom Stringer's new book, "An Adventurous Life: Global Interiors"

Tom Stringer

Authenticity & Originality in Design with Attorney David Adler

David Adler, Attorney & Founder, Adler Law Group

12:00pm - 1:00pm | J. Robert Scott, Suite 14-135

Successful Interior Design means protecting designs, customers, and profits. As more designers develop signature styles, providing authentic original design dances on the line between inspiration and duplication.

David Adler

Fashion Forward Thinking - Becoming a Savvy Designer

Award winning and multiple luxury magazine award winning Richard Anuszkiewicz (nickname is Richard A2Z)

12pm – 2pm | Monogram Design Center, Suite 124

This presentation is geared towards the trend-setting, fashion-forward designer who is looking to heighten their creativity, execution techniques, material selection and product knowledge in today’s market. A lunch demonstration will be provided by Monogram’s Executive Chef, Jon Liddell

Richard Anuszkiewicz

The Future of the Ultimate Kitchen

Carolyn Englefield, Interiors Editor, VERANDA | Panelists: Danielle Rollins, Interior Designer Ray Booth, Interior Designer

12:30pm – 2pm | Sub-Zero and Wolf Showroom, Suite 134

Today the kitchen is more than just a functional space for cooking and eating meals – it’s the focal point of the home that continues to evolve with our culture. Enjoy a lively discussion on innovations in the kitchen space following lunch.

Carolyn Englefield
Danielle Rollins
Ray Booth

5 Steps to a Successful Social Media Strategy

Pam McNally, Vice President of Digital, Sandow Media

1pm – 2pm | Ann Sacks, Suite 100B

Discover the top strategies to be successful in social media today. Find out what social platforms work best for your brand, what types of content will be most effective and which tools to use to be more efficient — all in five easy (and yes understandable) steps.

Pam McNally

The Evolution of the Bathroom

Celine Marcotte, Business Development, GRAFF

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

The course is directed by four core objectives: to explore the bathroom’s new position of importance in a residential or hospitality setting; to observe the bathroom’s gradual evolution into a luxurious, spa-like oasis; to inform of the various features found in the contemporary bath; and to forecast the plumbing industry’s emerging trends.

Celine Marcotte

Build it with a Brand

Moderators: Anne Hartnett, MANAGING PARTNER | PUBLISHER, Chicago Agent | Panelists: Rama Dandamudi, M.D., President Snaidero Chicago • Amy Duong Kim | Vice President, Sales | Duong Kim Group, Jameson Sotheby’s International Realty • Millie Rosenbloom, Broker Associate, Baird + Warner

1:30pm – 2:30pm | Studio Snaidero Chicago, Suite 140

A panel discussion focusing on using a branded product in your next renovation/development- from cabinet to appliance selection and beyond. Learn from top luxury realtors what's trending in branded selections in the marketplace, what's driving sales and why many developments are choosing branded products. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served.

Anne Hartnett
Rama Dandamudi, M.D.
Amy Duong Kim
Millie Rosenbloom

What Makes Authentic Luxury - A dialogue between Greg Rohl, VP of Marketing, ROHL, Campion Platt, and Julia Buckingham

Greg Rohl, VP of Marketing, ROHL | Campion Platt, Campion Platt Interiors and DEPARTURES Design Council Member | Julia Buckingham, Interior Designer

2pm – 3pm | ROHL, Suite 163

A conversation on authentic luxury with an emphasis on the importance of provenance - place of origin, being original, rarity, and genuineness. Discussion will include demographic and psychographic data for designers to use when vetting customers and their appetite for truly authentic, luxurious products.

Greg Rohl
Campion Platt
Julia Buckingham

Colormix 2018

Sue Wadden, Director of Color Marketing, Sherwin Williams

2pm – 3pm | Sherwin-Williams Color Studio (HELD IN 1448), Suite 163

Like blue meeting yellow to make green, every color is a collision of influences. Every palette a fresh chance at community. Join Sherwin-Williams for their exclusive color trends CEU presentation.

Sue Wadden

How Integrated Design & Construction Technology Improves Project Outcomes

Barbara Sallick, Waterworks Co-Founder and SVP of Design | Dirk Denison, FAIA, Founder, Dirk Denison Architects | Brandon Rogalski, Director – Luxury Residence Group, Power Construction Company, LLC | Paul Meyer, General Superintendent – Luxury Residence Group, Power Construction Company, LLC | Wil Montgomery, Co-Leader – Blue Harvest Innovation Team, Power Construction Company, LLC

2pm – 3:30pm | Waterworks, Suite 136

Dirk Denison Architects, Power Construction and Waterworks Demonstrate Three Leading-Edge Tech Tools: 3D Laser Scanning / Virtual Reality / 360 Camera

Waterworks is proud to host an interactive, educational panel for luxury architects, designers, and general contractors. This program will use some of the latest designs from Dirk Denison Architects and Waterworks to help demonstrate three examples of current technology that improve a project team’s performance in the eyes of their clients.

Barbara Sallick
Dirk Denison
Brandon Rogalski
Paul Meyer
Wil Montgomery


Christopher Peacock, President & CEO, Christopher Peacock

2:30pm – 3:30pm | Christopher Peacock, Suite 148

Drawing from his own experience over 25 years building his international luxury cabinetry brand, Christopher will offer a guideline to building your brand. He will speak to the 6 P’s of branding, Product, Promise, Personality, Packaging, Personnel, and Price Point.

Christopher Peacock

The Preservation of a Wine Legacy

Janne Mahan, Product Specialist, BSH Home Appliances | Craig Perman, President Perman Wine Selections

2:30pm – 3:30pm | Experience and Design Center, Suite 108

Today’s wine preservation systems provide the perfect environment for valued vintages and also add dramatic design enhancement to the home. Enjoy wine and food while learning about how a treasured wine collection can be carefully preserved in the home for years.

Janne Mahan
Craig Perman

Kitchen Trends & Tastings with Traditional Home and Miele

Samantha Hart, Group Editor of the Meredith Luxury Home Portfolio Girl and the Goat Chef

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

Join Traditional Home and Miele for a lively discussion with Samantha Hart, Group Editor of the Meredith Luxury Home Portfolio. Learn the latest trends in kitchen design and tips for creating the ultimate kitchen for entertaining. Famed restaurant Girl & the Goat will also be at work preparing small bites in the beautiful Miele kitchen.

Samantha Hart

What Inspires? A conversation with Mick De Giulio and Karen Klages Grace

Mick De Giulio, Principal, de Giulio kitchen design | Karen Klages Grace, Architecture and Design Writer

3pm – 4pm | de Giulio kitchen design, Suite 121

Join architecture and design writer and former writer for Chicago Tribune’s Home and Garden section, Karen Klages Grace for an informal conversation with Mick on creating spaces that inspire and influence the way people live.

Mick De Giulio
Karen Klages Grace

An Introduction to the Kitchen Workstation

David Kotowsky, Partner at The Galley, LLC & Alexandra Yeager, Midwest Business Development Manager at The Galley, LLC

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

In the old kitchen landscape of ovens and dishwashers, there’s a new appliance on the horizon, the kitchen workstation. With it, you can prep, cook, serve, entertain and clean. We’ll introduce this new appliance, define it, and offer design principles and suggestions.

David Kotowsky
Alexandra Yeager


Moderator: Elise Hofer Shaw, Editor in Chief | Panelists: Alison Victoria, Founder and president of Alison Victoria Interiors, HGTV Host | Dawn McKenna, Number 1 realtor in Illinois - Coldwell Banker | Jay Riordan - Finalist of NBC's America's Dream Builder

3pm – 4pm | Poggenpohl, Suite 138

Sophisticated Living magazine will host a lively panel discussion with top tier professionals in the design, build and real estate world. Learn secrets of the trade that have helped launch the careers of three industry leaders.

Elise Hofer Shaw
Alison Victoria
Dawn McKenna
Jay Riordan

Current Trends in Modern Luxury Living

Luca Lanzetta, Owner, Ernestomeda Chicago

3:30pm – 4:30pm | Antoniolupi and Ernestomeda Chicago, Suite 128

A presentation by Luca Lanzetta featuring the latest projects on luxury residential highlighting latest design trends and must have. Appetizers and sparkling wine served after the presentation.

Luca Lanzetta

How to Get Published

Judy Nelson, Director of Communications, IA Interior Architects | Sherry Hansel Qualls CEO and Owner, White Good | Speaker/Moderator: Avinash Rajagopal, Editor-in-Chief, Metropolis Magazine

3:30pm – 4:30pm | Porcelanosa Tile/ Kitchen/ Bath/ Hardwood , Suite 149

Metropolis Editor-in-Chief Avinash Rajagopal shares strategies and insider tips on getting your projects published. Explore how to become more engaged in the A&D community in order to build visibility and business through media publication in online and in print.

Judy Nelson
Sherry Hansel Qualls
Avinash Rajagopal

Trend in Design

Knikki Grantham, Belwith Products’ Trend Manager | Toni Sabatino, Toni Sabatino Style | Richard T. Anuszkiewicz, Richar Living

3:30-4:30 pm | Belwith Keeler, Suite 163

Straight from the catwalks of Paris, Milan and New York, how do product designers define and translate fashion trends into products for the home? Belwith Products’ Trend Manager, Knikki Grantham, breaks down her trend I.D. process and discusses with fellow interior and product designer, Toni Sabatino of Toni Sabatino Style, and interior designer, Richard T. Anuszkiewicz of Richar Living, how fashion influences their designs.

Toni Sabatino
Knikki Grantham
Richard T. Anuszkiewicz

Prosecco Toast & Presentation of the New Hollywood Bathtub

4pm – 5pm | Devon&Devon, Suite 115

Toast Devon&Devon’s new Hollywood bathtub, the perfect synthesis between classic and contemporary style. Its classically elegant form and design, enhanced by the luminous shine of its surface, is combined with its chromatic versatility that allows this tub to be available in over 500 colors.

Hollywood Tub

Wine & Design Pairing at Lefroy Brooks

Adam Japko, Owner of WineZag and Founder of Esteem Media | Richard Auffrey, Founder of The Passionate Foodie

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

Wine Experts Adam Japko and Richard Auffrey conduct a discussion and tasting with wines from the Georgian Wine Association. The Conversation will focus on the wine revival in Georgia, the country located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, whilst pairing it to historically-referenced designs from Lefroy Brooks.

Adam Japko
Richard Auffrey

Scavolini and ELLE DECOR Cocktail Reception

Francesco Farina, CEO, Scavolini USA | Daniele Busca, Creative Director, Scavolini USA | ELLE DECOR Team

4pm – 5:30pm | Scavolini Store Chicago, Suite 110

Join ELLE DECOR and Scavolini for cocktails and conversation to cap off a day of design- and be among the first to see Scavolini’s newly renovated showroom which will display the latest designs and concepts from Italy.

Francesco Farina
Daniele Busca